Saturday 30 Aug 2014

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Many schools prepared for new federal lunch standards

Thousands of schools around the country have found new ways of providing “smart” snacks for students – well in advance of updated federal lunch standards that begin with the upcoming school year. Schools across the country will be following updated …

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More than 5 million treated through Get With The Guidelines

More than 5 million people have received heart and stroke care based on the latest research-based treatment guidelines, thanks to an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association program that

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AHA wraps up a year worth quacking about

In the annals of the American Heart Association, the 2013-14 fiscal year may be remembered for a single item. A rubber duck. More specifically, the six “LifeSaver Ducks” used as

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First set of recommendations in a decade advocate gender-specific approach for women

A more gender-specific approach should be used in diagnosing heart disease, according to the first set of guidelines in about a decade by the American Heart Association on women’s ischemic heart disease. The

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Chinese stroke patients recover better when hospitals follow guidelines

Chinese stroke patients are less likely to get pneumonia or die when hospitals follow treatment guidelines, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and

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AHA experts reiterate importance of limiting saturated fats

Some studies say the saturated fats found in butter, fatty meats and other animal products have no effect on whether you get heart disease. Other studies say the

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New guidelines aim to improve care for babies with heart problems in the womb

Fetal heart experts working with the American Heart Association presented guidelines on Wednesday that were developed to help healthcare providers care for unborn babies with heart problems, as well

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New guidelines update treatment options for atrial fibrillation

People with atrial fibrillation should work closely with their doctors to treat the condition, using a more detailed stroke-risk assessment tool and careful consideration about aspirin or blood-thinning

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About 12.8 million more adults eligible for discussions with their physicians to determine if statins are appropriate treatment

About 12.8 million more adults would be eligible for statin drugs under new guidelines designed to help doctors prescribe the cholesterol-lowering therapies, which should lead to risk discussions

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African-Americans can receive individualized snapshot of cardiovascular risk

For the first time, African-Americans can receive an individually tailored snapshot of their cardiovascular risk, and both heart attack and stroke risk can be measured at the same