Thursday 30 Oct 2014

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Pregnancy masked her heart failure; now she helps warn others about heart disease

When Jill Russell started feeling chest pains late in her pregnancy, her doctor offered a simple explanation. It was probably just anxiety over the arrival of her daughter. Relax, she was told. Jill figured that made sense. After all, before […]

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Heart-Check mark foods must meet new nutrition requirements

This week was the deadline for food companies to meet more stringent criteria limiting added sugar, sodium, total calories and raising minimum dietary fiber requirements for foods bearing the

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“The Biggest Loser” features American Heart Association Teaching Garden

Becky Comet, a former contestant on “The Biggest Loser,” and Kelly Meyer, co-founder of the American Heart Association’s Teaching Gardens, appeared on the television show last night to

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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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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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Make heart-healthy cooking a holiday tradition

The holidays don’t have to be filled with unhealthy foods.  You can create new traditions by preparing recipes from the American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart program. Consider roasted

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Top 10 reasons why you overindulge

Excuses – we’ve all got them when it comes to making healthier food choices. Any of these ring true for you? 1. Because it’s a holiday We applaud Joey for the

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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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New heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines released

The first in a five-part series of articles that explain the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines. Obesity should be treated like a disease and cholesterol-lowering drugs could