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Research goes high-tech to fight heart disease and stroke

The American Heart Association is teaming up with researchers from the University of California-San Francisco to create a digitally based research network to study heart disease and stroke. The Health eHeart Study will  use technology, such as smartphones and computers, …

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Heart-healthy Teaching Garden overcomes elements, obstacles

First-grade teachers at Richard R. Green Central Park School in Minneapolis were excited to receive an American Heart Association Teaching Garden to learn about healthy foods by planting their

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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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STORIES FROM THE HEART: NFL PLAY 60 ‘Super Kid’ inspires others fighting heart defects

Before the most recent Super Bowl, 10-year-old Hunter Paulin kicked off the biggest event on America’s sports calendar by running to midfield at the Superdome and handing the

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FDA denies marketing and sales of four new tobacco products

The Food and Drug Administration has denied the ability of manufacturers to market or sell four new tobacco products because the products did not meet their requirements for

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: It can be tough being a kid with a heart problem; author helps ease pain he felt with book aimed at others going through it

Samuel Ward III wants kids with heart conditions to know they’re not alone. He knows how they feel because he was once one of them. The author – who goes by

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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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Study questions use of BMI as health measure

A new study questions the use of body mass index (BMI) to predict the effect of obesity on health, saying it ignores important health factors such as how

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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