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Football legend Kurt Warner manages his cholesterol risk like a pro

Kurt Warner was in the middle of his professional football career when a routine annual physical revealed some unsettling results. The Super Bowl winner and two-time NFL MVP had high cholesterol. “It was a shock,” Kurt Warner said, adding that …

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Blacks, women face greater burden from CVD risk factors

The impact of major cardiovascular risk factors combined is greater in women than men and in blacks than whites. While the gender gap may be narrowing, differences by

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: After years of denial, heart attack prompts TV news anchor to face the facts – and share them with his community

As the anchor of a morning TV news show in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Scott Sanborn had to be an early riser. In hopes of getting in some exercise

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PAD risk increases with lower economic status

Low income and lower education levels are associated with an increased risk for peripheral artery disease in U.S. adults, according to a new study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality

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Improving health can also improve, extend life after a stroke

Seven health factors deemed “the fountain of youth” for preventing heart disease and stroke can also greatly improve and extend the lives of people who have already had

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New Health eHeart Study actively recruits participants

The Health eHeart Study, an internet-based clinical research study from the University of California, San Francisco, is actively recruiting participants interested in helping investigators better understand cardiovascular disease. The

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Preeclampsia doubles women’s stroke risk, quadruples later high blood pressure risk

Millions of women with a history of preeclampsia should be screened and treated for high blood pressure, obesity, smoking and high cholesterol to reduce their risk for stroke,

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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

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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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Get your Heart in the Game!

I love October. Not for the cooler weather, the changing leaves or the costume parties-- I love October for the baseball! The most exciting weeks of the nation’s