Wednesday 23 Jul 2014

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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 of games, Gary’s belly started to hurt. He sat down to …

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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

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Study says maintaining weight may be best goal for black women

Younger African-American women who are overweight or obese may work harder to get healthy when they’re told to maintain rather than to lose weight, according to a study by

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A progress check on the nation’s race against childhood obesity

Although childhood obesity rates have stabilized, the fight to combat the epidemic is far from over, according to American Heart Association Deputy Chief Science Officer Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Sanchez tells parents in

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New policy recommendations made in obesity report

Better access to healthy foods and more opportunities to stay active in low-income communities are among the new policy recommendations issued Tuesday by leading health advocacy groups working

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Eating more fruit may lower your risk of lethal aneurysm

People who ate more than two servings of fruit daily had a 25 percent lower risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm than those who ate the least fruit, according

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Lakers star helping kids get active, eat healthy

Randy Ryan of the American Heart Association works with kids to make their own salad - the first they'd ever eaten. Lettuce, watermelon and a fresh batch of herbs