Thursday 31 Jul 2014

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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 smoke-free policies and well-funded tobacco cessation programs are bolstered, 5.6 million young Americans …

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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

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Being happy can help heart patients get healthy

New research shows that there really is a connection between a positive attitude and heart health. Scientists discovered that heart patients who maintained good spirits were more likely to

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National Institutes of Health’s budget cuts impacting research

Representatives of about 170 research organizations will meet with House and Senate offices in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to urge Congress to invest in the National Institutes of

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Study finds success in dramatic CDC anti-smoking campaign

About 1.6 million smokers tried quitting -- and about 100,000 succeeded -- after seeing a national anti-tobacco advertising campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in

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CDC study finds doubling of e-cigarette use among middle and high school students

The number of American middle and high school students who’ve tried electronic cigarettes has surged, more than doubling between 2011 and last year, according to a new survey

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Training the next generation of lifesavers, one student at a time

Understanding that educating a nation of first responders is the key to saving lives, 12 states now require CPR training as a requirement for high school graduation. The American Heart

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American Heart Association featured in new Huffington Post series

The American Heart Association and The Huffington Post are producing a new series to address important, timely topics in heart health and wellness. The series, which launched Tuesday,