Wednesday 22 Oct 2014

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Meltzer came to the AHA as a way to meet people; it turned out to be ‘almost like a calling’

Neil Meltzer grew up knowing exactly what he wanted to do with his life. He was going to save the world. Seriously, that’s how he describes his longtime aim of making the world a healthier place. His dream job was […]

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Heart transplants give two generations a second chance at life

Albert Kurtyka and his family rallied around his mother, Diane Kurtyka, for years as she battled heart disease and, later, when she underwent a life-saving heart transplant. Surprised and

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Peyton Manning helps fight heart disease in women

Peyton Manning, storied NFL quarterback, spoke out against heart disease this week at an American Heart Association luncheon in Knoxville, Tennessee. The luncheon is part of an annual event supporting the AHA’s Go Red

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Depression may be a hidden heart disease risk factor for women under 55

Women 55 and younger who are depressed are twice as likely to have a heart attack, die or require artery-opening procedures, according to new research. “Women in this age

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Government to issue guidelines for lowering sodium in foods

Food manufacturers and restaurants -- suppliers of three-fourths of the sodium in Americans’ diets -- may soon be asked by the government to lower sodium in their foods. The

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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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Government advises more fish for some women, kids

The federal government is urging pregnant women, those who may become pregnant, breastfeeding mothers and young children to eat more fish – but also to be careful not

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A father’s second chance, his company’s new passion

On perhaps the last night of his life, Brian Curin was told he needed to get some rest for the big day ahead. If he couldn’t drift off

Burwell begins role at Department of Health and Human Services

Sylvia Mathews Burwell has assumed her duties as the new secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Burwell, the White House budget director for the past year,

A doctor tackles her own blood pressure

Dr. Beth Piraino was more accustomed to treating patients than being one. But that changed four years after she checked her blood pressure and realized she was in