Saturday 19 Apr 2014

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Childhood obesity rates leveling off, despite long-term increases

Childhood obesity rates leveled off during a 14-year period between 1999 and 2012, according to research published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Pediatrics. But the rate of severe obesity increased, especially in Hispanic girls and black …

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Working to promote a culture of women’s heart health

Women in the entertainment industry joined in on a discussion Thursday on how best to promote a culture of heart health for women. At the luncheon -- hosted by the American Heart

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E-cigarettes should be kept from minors, convenience store group says

U.S. convenience stores should sell electronic cigarettes only to adults, following the same ID procedures used for tobacco sales, according to a position statement issued by a national association of stores

Senators highlight care of people with advanced illnesses in new video

The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care launched a story collection initiative Thursday with a brief video featuring Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga. ,  Mark Warner, D-Va., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., 

State of Women’s Heart Health talks research, prevention

Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Gary Gibbons, M.D., director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute headlined a “State of Women’s Heart

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Star-studded Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards honor fight against women’s heart disease

Actress and producer Rita Wilson will host Woman’s Day magazine’s 2014 Red Dress Awards, honoring those who have advanced the fight against heart disease – the No. 1

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Surgeon General’s report: Tobacco causes additional diseases, unnecessary death

Smoking has caused an enormous avoidable public health tragedy with almost 500,000 Americans dying every year due to cigarettes, according to a report released on Friday. Unless efforts like

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CEO Nancy Brown: Improving our nation’s health, community by community

When the American Heart Association set an ambitious goal for improving Americans’ cardiovascular health by 2020, it was worded very carefully. The goal is not merely "to help all

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Huffington Post: Think pink and red this October

Throughout October, many people wear pink as a tribute to the fight against breast cancer. While breast cancer is understandably considered a women's disease, heart disease is, too. In

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HuffPo column: Bringing quality health care to all Americans

This week, our nation takes an important step toward becoming healthier. This is the week uninsured Americans can start shopping for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. American Heart Association