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Medical research funding lacking in proposed 2015 U.S. budget

Many in the medical community voiced concerns on Wednesday that President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 is not enough to keep pace with inflation and will limit research advances. “With a meager 1 percent increase over last year, …

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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

Scientific research community, American Heart Association disappointed by spending bill

Funding for the National Institutes of Health were set at $29.9 billion for next year in a new appropriations spending bill that only partially restores cuts to scientific

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American Heart Association Voices Support for Bipartisan Budget Deal

The American Heart Association has voiced support for a tentative budget deal that would restore about $63 billion in funding,  also known as sequester, for the National Institutes of

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Volunteers ask Congress to restore medical research funding

  American Heart Association volunteers visited members of Congress today in Washington, D.C., asking for increased funding for the National Institutes of Health. AHA joined 170 other research organizations visiting

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Study: Half-cent tax does not impact consumption of sugary drinks

The consumption of sugary drinks will not be impacted by a half-cent per ounce tax, according to new data published in the Journal of Agricultural Economics. The study, funded