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Study suggests obesity disparities among races are poorly understood

The reasons for disparities in obesity rates between African-American and white women are far more complex than the usual go-to culprits of socioeconomics, fruit and vegetable intake and exercise, according to a new study. More importantly,  the research shows the …

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Improving health can also improve, extend life after a stroke

Seven health factors deemed “the fountain of youth” for preventing heart disease and stroke can also greatly improve and extend the lives of people who have already had

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Teaching Gardens teacher to attend White House Easter Egg Roll

Kim Aman has always loved helping kids understand and enjoy the outdoors. Three years ago, the special education teacher helped add the American Heart Association's Teaching Gardens program to the

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Simple Cooking with Heart Kitchen debuts in Baltimore

Tia Berry’s smiling, joke-cracking aunt Carolyn — the favorite in the family — died of a heart attack when she was just 53. “She gave me my name, which

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Soda debate bubbling across the country

In an attempt to reverse the obesity epidemic, lawmakers and health officials across the nation are considering new laws and taxes. Legislation in California calls for the nation’s first

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Big changes in store for food labels

The Food and Drug Administration for the first time in two decades proposed sweeping changes to the nutrition labels on packaged foods at a White House announcement on Thursday. The

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Preeclampsia doubles women’s stroke risk, quadruples later high blood pressure risk

Millions of women with a history of preeclampsia should be screened and treated for high blood pressure, obesity, smoking and high cholesterol to reduce their risk for stroke,

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Chef takes personal journey to healthier cooking

Marc Anthony Bynum knows first-hand the dangers of stroke: his grandmother, mother and aunt all suffered strokes. He’s learned to heed these warning signs by making a career

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Weight of the Nation report shares obesity-fighting strategies

The United States had made progress in preventing and controlling obesity through new strategies for healthcare providers, medical institutions, patients and communities, according to a report summarizing the

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“The Biggest Loser” features American Heart Association Teaching Garden

Becky Comet, a former contestant on “The Biggest Loser,” and Kelly Meyer, co-founder of the American Heart Association’s Teaching Gardens, appeared on the television show last night to