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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 Duke University researchers. The study, which appears in the Aug. 26 issue …

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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

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Stroke survivor turned beauty queen raises awareness wherever she goes

Karen Dionne and her fiancé Michael were busy making breakfast one morning in March 2007 when her head started to hurt. Dizziness and extreme exhaustion quickly set in.

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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

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SimpleScience@Heart: If you were a preemie, beware possible heart problem

People who were born prematurely should pay special attention to their heart health. A study published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation, found that young adults who were

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SimpleScience@Heart: Your eyes may give a peek into future stroke risk

Doctors may one day be able to peek into your future stroke risk by looking at a picture of your eyes. In a new study, patients with damaged blood

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Traveling doesn’t have to interrupt your workout routine

Traveling can be stressful, no matter whether it's for work or pleasure. Between making sure you get there and get back, making time for to exercise might be

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Internet’s `PirateGray’ fighting heart disease in honor of her dad

Grayson Burger grew up watching her father struggle with heart problems. The last few years, the 20-year-old from South Brunswick, N.J., has been building a career out of her