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SimpleScience@Heart: If you were a preemie, beware possible heart problem

People who were born prematurely should pay special attention to their heart health. A study published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation, found that young adults who were born more than a month early were more likely to have […]

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SimpleScience@Heart: Playing college football linked with high blood pressure risk

College football players may need to play more defense – against high blood pressure. A small study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation found that more than half

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Summer is a Stress-Free Zone

Lazy days of summer? Not so fast. The three-month period between Memorial Day and Labor Day can be one of the busiest – and most stressful – times

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SimpleScience@Heart- Men: Breakfast is important for your heart

Here’s another reason for men to believe the old saying about breakfast being the most important meal of the day: New research shows that men who skip breakfast

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SimpleScience@Heart: Sweating during workouts may help reduce stroke risk

Breaking a sweat during your workouts may reduce your risk of stroke. Researchers found that people who exercised intensely enough to sweat at least four times per week were

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SimpleScience@Heart: Children, teens blood pressures increasing

People aren’t getting kids to follow heart-healthy eating recommendations as well as they should, and it may be causing blood pressures to increase in children and teens. A study

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SimpleScience@Heart: A tick’s spit leads to an entire lesson in blood clotting

There really is such a thing as tick spit – that is, the saliva of a tick. And there’s something about it that might help fight heart disease

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SimpleScience@Heart: Early brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech

Electrical brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech and language skills more quickly, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Stroke patients treated with

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SimpleScience@Heart: Speeding up heart attack treatment: There’s an app for that

 An experimental, inexpensive iPhone app could help save lives by speeding up treatment for the deadliest type of heart attack called STEMI.  In a new study, the app transferred

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SimpleScience@Heart: Getting fit in middle age may reduce your risk of heart failure

Middle aged and out of shape? It’s not too late to get fit — and reduce your risk for heart failure. In a new study, 40-year-olds who improved their