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Kids also benefit from following ‘Life’s Simple 7’

Scientific research has shown that following “Life’s Simple 7” can dramatically improve health. Those same seven health factors and behaviors are especially important to young people, helping them develop healthy habits that will carry throughout their lives. “Most kids are …

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Kids’ salty diets of nuggets, pizza, and pasta put them at risk for heart problems

Kids eat too much salt with popular "kid-friendly" foods such as chicken nuggets, pizza and pasta accounting for almost half of their sodium intake, according to a new

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Teaching Gardens teacher to attend White House Easter Egg Roll

Kim Aman has always loved helping kids understand and enjoy the outdoors. Three years ago, the special education teacher helped add the American Heart Association's Teaching Gardens program to the

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Alliance for a Healthier Generation expands reach through Boys and Girls Clubs of America

President Bill Clinton announced Monday that 4,000 Boys and Girls Clubs of America will join the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s efforts to increase access to healthy food

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Childhood cancer treatment takes toll on hearts of survivors

Cancer treatment takes a toll on the hearts of child survivors, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013. Cancer is the leading cause of

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McGowan Fund springboards childhood obesity prevention initiative with inaugural funding

The statistics are alarming.  More than a quarter of U.S. preschool children ages 2-5 are overweight or obese. Many of these children spend most of their day in

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Study links some heart birth defects to increased heart infection risk

A new American Heart Association study published Monday has found that children under age three who have had certain heart birth defects or heart surgery in the past six

Simple Science @Heart: ‘Maps’ of kids’ hearts could help correct rapid rhythms

New research could lead to a better “map” for doctors trying to fix a rare, rapid rhythm in children’s hearts. Doctors usually treat this condition by destroying the abnormal