Wednesday 01 Oct 2014

Information and opinions presented here do not always represent the views of the American Heart Association.

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Woman who ignored symptoms now advises others to be aware

More than anything, Melissa Blount wanted to give her daughter Safiya a sibling. She built her life around her quest for another child. In her late 30s, this meant refusing to take medicine to lower her high cholesterol. While this […]

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Overall heart-healthy diet is more important than occasional indulgences

The fourth in a five-part series of articles that explain the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines. Don’t sweat satisfying a sweet tooth every now and then. New cardiovascular

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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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Fluorescent particles might help predict heart disease

Here’s a warning for middle-aged women that might sound straight out of a science fiction novel: If a high level of fluorescent particles show up in your blood

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Heart disease survivor puts focus on health, giving back

It was over 100 degrees in Orange County, Calif., and Gary Stover was in the stands watching his son’s soccer team advance through a tournament. After the second round

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National Institutes of Health’s budget cuts impacting research

Representatives of about 170 research organizations will meet with House and Senate offices in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to urge Congress to invest in the National Institutes of

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Kids’ blood pressure spikes can be adulthood problem

Kids with just occasional spikes in blood pressure during childhood are at much higher risk of having high blood pressure as adults, according to a study presented at

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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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Study says heart attack patients need to get to the hospital quicker

A new study that showed reducing “door-to-balloon” times in hospitals did not improve survival rates for patients with severe heart attacks, also emphasizes the need to save time

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New research offers a formula to determine ‘normal’ heart size

New research has re-evaluated the “normal’ size of the heart, determining that standard measurements for heart size are outdated and don’t account for gender, age and body size. Adjustments