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“The Biggest Loser” to feature 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, will appear on the television show Tuesday night to share how healthier options are being offered to children at an …

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Leading heart groups unite for New York Fashion Week

Heart health and high fashion are once again teaming up to raise awareness about women's heart during the upcoming New York Fashion Week. This year, the American Heart Association

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HT High Flyers jump rope team performs at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Eight members of a jump rope team originally formed as an American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart demonstration team and coached by AHA’s director of policy research Laurie

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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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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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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Nurse who missed her own stroke symptoms now encouraging others to learn warning signs

As a nurse, Lorena Rivera is used to treating stroke patients. Being one never entered her mind, even though, as it turned out, she’d already had two strokes. Her condition

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Exercise can lower high blood pressure risk

Exercising more than four hours per week could drop your risk of having high blood pressure by nearly 20 percent, according to new research in the American Heart Association

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: She ran a 5K and had cardiac arrest the same morning; now she’s an EMT, AHA volunteer

A week after turning 40, and only hours after running a 5-kilometer race, Nancy Capelle was putting some peanut butter on a banana when she felt severe pain