Tuesday 30 Sep 2014

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Bread and cereal add the most salt to kids’ diets

Every day, children in London eat an unhealthy amount of salt – with 36 percent of it coming from bread and cereal , according to a study published Monday. Excessive salt consumption is one of the major factors contributing to high […]

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The power of music is helping to raise awareness of stroke -- and potentially help the careers of budding artists and musicians. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Most

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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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TV personality Star Jones recounts personal health journey

Star Jones is a successful attorney, author, TV personality and American Heart Association National Volunteer. A decade ago, she was also obese, stressed out, and wondering what to

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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

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: She overcame a stroke; her sister didn’t, stoking her passion to educate others

Enduring what she thought was a crushing migraine, Bethany Calley left her job at the sheriff’s department and headed to the store for some medicine. She was making

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Helping people manage high blood pressure

 Tracking your health goals just got easier — even when you’re on the move. The American Heart Association has upgraded its Heart360.org website  for patients and blood pressure program

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Rapper’s wife urges empowerment through fitness, knowledge about stroke

Two sisters are talking on the phone, as they do at least once a day. They’re laughing about a new TV comedy when one drops the phone and