Saturday 25 Oct 2014

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Investing in prevention key to fight against heart disease, stroke

Preventing heart disease and stroke should be a top priority in public health initiatives and is the best strategy for fighting the leading killers of Americans, according to a new report released Monday by the National Forum for Heart Disease and […]

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Big changes in store for food labels

The Food and Drug Administration for the first time in two decades proposed sweeping changes to the nutrition labels on packaged foods at a White House announcement on Thursday. The

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Dramatic drop in childhood obesity reported by CDC

The obesity rate in children ages 2 to 5 dropped 43 percent during the past decade,  according to research published Tuesday in the Journal  of the American Medical Association. The prevalence of

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Health leaders urge worldwide effort to fight heart disease

A massive effort is needed from health, government, business and education leaders to stop premature deaths from heart disease – the leading cause of death in the world

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Tobacco prevention efforts fall short by billions

  States will spend about $481 million on programs to prevent or curb tobacco use next year, well below the $3.7 billion recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Teamwork key to controlling blood pressure, advisory says

Doctors, other healthcare providers and hospitals need to collaborate on programs that help patients control high blood pressure, which is on the rise despite proven treatments being available,

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Unlocking school playgrounds and gyms encourages physical activity

The United States is facing an obesity epidemic. Nearly one in three children and teens are overweight or obese and many are inactive, according to the American Heart

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Sleeping too little — or too much — associated with some chronic diseases

Too much or too little sleep is linked to chronic disease in adults age 45 and older, according to a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease

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CDC shares health statistics from early 2013

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released this week shows more than a quarter of young adults didn’t have insurance when surveyed and about a third of

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CDC anti-smoking campaign produced 150,000 additional calls, report says

An anti-smoking campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this year generated more than 150,000 additional calls from people interested in quitting, according to a report