Saturday 19 Apr 2014

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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 live longer and be hospitalized less than those with a negative …

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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,

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Internet’s `PirateGray’ fighting heart disease in honor of her dad

Grayson Burger grew up watching her father struggle with heart problems. The last few years, the 20-year-old from South Brunswick, N.J., has been building a career out of her

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Smoke-free laws don’t hurt restaurant and bar revenue, CDC says

Smoke-free laws have no significant economic impact on restaurants and bars, according to a study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In West Virginia, smoke-free laws