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Black women have higher rates of high blood pressure

More black women have high blood pressure than black men and white men and women, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. In a study of 70,000 people in the 12 southeastern states — referred to as …

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Anxiety linked to higher long-term risk of stroke

The greater the anxiety level, the higher risk of having a stroke, according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. The study is the first in

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Black men raised by single parent had higher blood pressure as adults

African-American men raised in single-parent households in Washington, D.C., had higher blood pressure as adults than men raised by two parents, according to a study in the American Heart

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Doctor discussion is key for cholesterol treatment

The third in a five-part series of articles that explain the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines. There have been a lot of questions about the new cholesterol

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Doctors urged to treat obesity as a disease under new guidelines

This is the second in a five-part series that explains what the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines mean to you. Doctors should consider obesity a disease and

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Personal chef sheds 100 pounds, gains new perspective on food

Kirsten Helle grew up loving food. And there was always plenty to love. “Celebrations were built around food,” she said. “Every night, dinner was a big production and you

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Teamwork key to controlling blood pressure, advisory says

Doctors, other healthcare providers and hospitals need to collaborate on programs that help patients control high blood pressure, which is on the rise despite proven treatments being available,

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Older men who walk one to two hours each day have reduced stroke risk

Older men who walked at least one to two hours each day compared to less than half an hour per day had a reduced risk of stroke, according

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New heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines released

The first in a five-part series of articles that explain the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines. Obesity should be treated like a disease and cholesterol-lowering drugs could

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As diabetes reaches epidemic proportions, heart disease risks also increase

Diabetes is sometimes called America’s “silent killer” because millions are not aware they have it and the signs may not even be noticeable. But, if you’re at risk