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Insomnia may increase stroke risk, especially in young adults

The risk of stroke may be much higher in people who have insomnia, especially young adults, according to a new study. Researchers in Taiwan reviewed randomly selected health records of 21,000 people with insomnia and 64,000 without and found after four years …

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Antman discusses trials on bariatric surgery and diabetes; aspirin and non-cardiac surgery

American Heart Association President-elect Elliott Antman, M.D., professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, discusses two trials presented during the American College of Cardiology

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Learn the risks for diabetes

Diabetes, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, affects nearly 26 million people. Another 79 million have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes, but

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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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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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Doctors urged to treat obesity as a disease under new guidelines

This is the second in a five-part series that explains what the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines mean to you. Doctors should consider obesity a disease and

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Personal chef sheds 100 pounds, gains new perspective on food

Kirsten Helle grew up loving food. And there was always plenty to love. “Celebrations were built around food,” she said. “Every night, dinner was a big production and you

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As diabetes reaches epidemic proportions, heart disease risks also increase

Diabetes is sometimes called America’s “silent killer” because millions are not aware they have it and the signs may not even be noticeable. But, if you’re at risk

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Rapper’s wife urges empowerment through fitness, knowledge about stroke

Two sisters are talking on the phone, as they do at least once a day. They’re laughing about a new TV comedy when one drops the phone and