Wednesday 20 Aug 2014

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Attempts to change standards for school foods stalled

Attempts to change standards that make school foods healthier stalled out this summer in both chambers of Congress leaving the current guidelines in place as the school year begins. While the House Appropriations Committee approved language in their version of …

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American Heart Association launches new custom solution for EMS audience

Each year, more than 400,000 children and adults experience a cardiac arrest outside the hospital. Only 10 percent survive. Oftentimes, the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) professionals arriving at

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Mount Sinai Heart receives $3.8 million grant

Mount Sinai Heart at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was awarded a $3.8 million grant from the American Heart Association to advocate cardiovascular health to high-risk

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Government advises more fish for some women, kids

The federal government is urging pregnant women, those who may become pregnant, breastfeeding mothers and young children to eat more fish – but also to be careful not

Complex heart imaging tests may raise children’s lifetime cancer risk

Radiation from standard X-rays doesn’t significantly raise lifetime cancer risks for most children, but  it can for those who have complex heart disease and are exposed to large cumulative doses,

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Prepare for children’s medical emergencies with online training

With more than 9.2 million children being treated by emergency departments for injuries, responding quickly and effectively is an essential skill for anyone who cares for an infant

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Bread and cereal add the most salt to kids’ diets

Every day, children in London eat an unhealthy amount of salt – with 36 percent of it coming from bread and cereal , according to a study published Monday. Excessive

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Vaccines may lower kids’ stroke risk

Routine vaccinations may reduce the higher risk of stroke in children that is associated with common infections, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke

SimpleScience@Heart: Sesame Street characters teach heart-healthy lessons to preschoolers

When Sesame Street characters talk about heart health, your kids may listen — and learn. After five months of lessons from Sesame Street characters, preschoolers in Bogotá, Colombia improved

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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