Wednesday 22 Oct 2014

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Prevent another stroke by keeping blood pressure, lifestyle in check

Stroke survivors should control their blood pressure, cholesterol and weight and do moderate physical activity regularly to avoid having another stroke, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. In addition, survivors should receive proven therapies […]

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Notah Begay III, advocate for Native American children’s health, has heart attack

Notah Begay III, four-time PGA Tour Winner, golf analyst and founder of the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation suffered a heart attack last week in Dallas. He received a

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Improving health can also improve, extend life after a stroke

Seven health factors deemed “the fountain of youth” for preventing heart disease and stroke can also greatly improve and extend the lives of people who have already had

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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

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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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