Wednesday 23 Jul 2014

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World walker: Arizona walker has nearly covered the equivalent of a trip around the world

Stanley Bronstein clearly remembers the day when he couldn’t take it anymore. He had battled obesity his entire life, and on that winter day five years ago, at 320 pounds, he felt like he had hit the bottom. “I had …

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Less chest pain in older and white Americans but not in blacks

The percentage of people reporting chest pain dropped in the last two decades among Americans 65 and older and whites 40 and older — but not among blacks,

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Former VP Dick Cheney says heart troubles were always on his mind

Dick Cheney had already survived five heart attacks, the first at age 37. He’d undergone multiple surgeries, including coronary artery bypass, stenting and angioplasty. But by the summer of

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Affordable Care Act offers essential health benefits to consumers

In the past, even with health insurance, a serious heart attack or stroke could mean financial disaster. For example, some types of health plans excluded coverage for basic care,

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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

Understanding coronary heart disease risk factors and prevention

The news that President George W. Bush had angioplasty, or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), to fix a blockage in an artery may come as a surprise to many.

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SimpleScience@Heart- Men: Breakfast is important for your heart

Here’s another reason for men to believe the old saying about breakfast being the most important meal of the day: New research shows that men who skip breakfast