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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 for diabetes, you may also be at risk for heart disease — […]

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Tips for National Eating Healthy Day

Today is an opportunity to kick off some new habits that may just stick. Little by little, you’ll start to see a difference in how you feel and

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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

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McGowan Fund springboards childhood obesity prevention initiative with inaugural funding

The statistics are alarming.  More than a quarter of U.S. preschool children ages 2-5 are overweight or obese. Many of these children spend most of their day in

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Healthcare providers should treat unhealthy habits

Healthcare providers should treat unhealthy behaviors as aggressively as they treat high blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart disease risk factors, according to an American Heart Association science

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Heart disease survivor puts focus on health, giving back

It was over 100 degrees in Orange County, Calif., and Gary Stover was in the stands watching his son’s soccer team advance through a tournament. After the second round

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An improved diet can also improve heart function, research shows

A specialized low-sodium diet can lower hypertension and improve heart function in patients with a common type of heart failure, according to research presented at the Heart Failure

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Kids’ blood pressure spikes can be adulthood problem

Kids with just occasional spikes in blood pressure during childhood are at much higher risk of having high blood pressure as adults, according to a study presented at

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Sodium in a child’s urine may indicate high blood pressure later, study says

Measuring sodium in a child’s urine may help doctors identify those at risk for having high blood pressure later in life, according to a study presented at the

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About 5 percent of U.S. children and teens are ‘severely obese’

About 5 percent of U.S. children and teens are “severely obese” — a newly defined class of risk,  according to an American Heart Association scientific statement published online