Wednesday 30 Jul 2014

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Quadruple bypass turns longtime smoker into dedicated marathon runner

Jacob Sternfeld started smoking when he was 12 and by age 50 had hardly ever stopped. He was burning through 30 cigarettes a day, practically two for every waking hour. “My wife said it was like a secret mistress, because …

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Social worker worried about her health, not her healthcare coverage

Elise Beaulieu was a little annoyed as she left work following a conversation with a co-worker. She felt a little tired and a little strange, and her neck

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Becky Comet from The Biggest Loser: This is my story.

Family medical history -- before The Biggest Loser, I was running from mine. Heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, strokes -- throw in Type 2 diabetes and you’re

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Women who maintained weight loss lowered heart disease, diabetes risks

Overweight or obese middle-aged women who lost and maintained a moderate amount of weight for two years reduced their risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to a

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Woman who ignored symptoms now advises others to be aware

More than anything, Melissa Blount wanted to give her daughter Safiya a sibling. She built her life around her quest for another child. In her late 30s, this meant

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Overall heart-healthy diet is more important than occasional indulgences

The fourth in a five-part series of articles that explain the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines. Don’t sweat satisfying a sweet tooth every now and then. New cardiovascular

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Prevention, treatment options help to lower stroke death rate

The number of people dying from stroke in the United States has declined dramatically since the 1970s, largely because of improved prevention and treatment options, according to the

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Doctor discussion is key for cholesterol treatment

The third in a five-part series of articles that explain the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines. There have been a lot of questions about the new cholesterol

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AHA, ACC reaffirm new cardiovascular prevention guidelines, risk calculator

One in three Americans will die from heart disease or stroke, and fully 60 percent will have a major vascular event before they die. Recognizing this burden on

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Answers to questions about the new guidelines

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released four cardiovascular prevention guidelines Tuesday, providing evidence-based guidance to help healthcare providers provide the best care to