Saturday 25 Oct 2014

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Small weight gain can raise blood pressure in healthy adults

Gaining just five pounds can increase your blood pressure, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014. Many people understand the health dangers of large amounts of extra body weight, but […]

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Understanding The State of Obesity in America

The Problem: The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America breaks down the numbers across the country, based on statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and

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Potassium-rich foods cut stroke, death risks among older women American

Postmenopausal women who eat foods higher in potassium are less likely to have strokes and die than women who eat less potassium-rich foods, according to new research in

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Building a new life after congestive heart failure

The flu. That’s what Nicole Smith thought was bothering her. She figured she would visit the ER, get a prescription and head back to work. Doctors found something else:

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Retired Coast Guard Senior Chief shares story to educate others – especially men

Robert Epps was working the soundboard at his local church one Sunday morning when he walked up the stairs to the office. This simple activity left the 31-year-old

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New book encourages people to live successfully and thrive

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown reviews 'Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder,'written by Arianna Huffington, co-founder of

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: 17 days before co-chairing Heart Walk, he underwent open-heart surgery

As a father, husband, businessman and co-chair of the 2012 Heart Walk in Lincoln, Neb., Craig Gies kept plenty busy. He was so busy that about two weeks before

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Former VP Dick Cheney says heart troubles were always on his mind

Dick Cheney had already survived five heart attacks, the first at age 37. He’d undergone multiple surgeries, including coronary artery bypass, stenting and angioplasty. But by the summer of

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Go Red For Women event spreads the word via bloggers, social media

The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women program and The Huffington Post co-hosted an event Wednesday in New York City for bloggers, news media and others involved in raising awareness

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Becky Comet from The Biggest Loser: This is my story.

Family medical history -- before The Biggest Loser, I was running from mine. Heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, strokes -- throw in Type 2 diabetes and you’re