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Make heart-healthy cooking a holiday tradition

The holidays don’t have to be filled with unhealthy foods.  You can create new traditions by preparing recipes from the American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart program. Consider roasted turkey with butternut squash and asparagus, or one of the other simple, heart-healthy …

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Personal chef sheds 100 pounds, gains new perspective on food

Kirsten Helle grew up loving food. And there was always plenty to love. “Celebrations were built around food,” she said. “Every night, dinner was a big production and you

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AHA, ACC reaffirm new cardiovascular prevention guidelines, risk calculator

One in three Americans will die from heart disease or stroke, and fully 60 percent will have a major vascular event before they die. Recognizing this burden on

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TV personality Star Jones recounts personal health journey

Star Jones is a successful attorney, author, TV personality and American Heart Association National Volunteer. A decade ago, she was also obese, stressed out, and wondering what to

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Answers to questions about the new guidelines

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released four cardiovascular prevention guidelines Tuesday, providing evidence-based guidance to help healthcare providers provide the best care to

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New heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines released

The first in a five-part series of articles that explain the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines. Obesity should be treated like a disease and cholesterol-lowering drugs could

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As diabetes reaches epidemic proportions, heart disease risks also increase

Diabetes is sometimes called America’s “silent killer” because millions are not aware they have it and the signs may not even be noticeable. But, if you’re at risk

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Unlocking school playgrounds and gyms encourages physical activity

The United States is facing an obesity epidemic. Nearly one in three children and teens are overweight or obese and many are inactive, according to the American Heart

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McGowan Fund springboards childhood obesity prevention initiative with inaugural funding

The statistics are alarming.  More than a quarter of U.S. preschool children ages 2-5 are overweight or obese. Many of these children spend most of their day in

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Stroke rates have fallen, but young people, blacks still face high risk

Although the number of people suffering a stroke has declined 40 percent over the last 16 years, the decrease hasn’t been seen in young people or black people,