Wednesday 23 Apr 2014

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Doctors should not ignore physical activity during routine check-ups

Doctors should evaluate your physical activity as often as they check blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to an American Heart Association statement. “Most healthcare providers have not routinely assessed physical activity levels among their patients because …

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Clinton honors nation’s healthiest schools

President Bill Clinton honored 267  schools that were recognized by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for creating healthier environments on Monday at the William J. Clinton Presidential

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CDC shares health statistics from early 2013

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released this week shows more than a quarter of young adults didn’t have insurance when surveyed and about a third of

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Exercise training programs might improve good cholesterol for heart patients

Patients suffering from chronic heart failure can see improvement in their good cholesterol with an exercise training program, researchers found. “Good cholesterol” stimulates production of nitric oxide and leads

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: NFL PLAY 60 ‘Super Kid’ inspires others fighting heart defects

Before the most recent Super Bowl, 10-year-old Hunter Paulin kicked off the biggest event on America’s sports calendar by running to midfield at the Superdome and handing the

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A progress check on the nation’s race against childhood obesity

Although childhood obesity rates have stabilized, the fight to combat the epidemic is far from over, according to American Heart Association Deputy Chief Science Officer Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Sanchez tells parents in

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Traveling doesn’t have to interrupt your workout routine

Traveling can be stressful, no matter whether it's for work or pleasure. Between making sure you get there and get back, making time for to exercise might be

Heart Healthy Vacationing

When traveling by car, you’ve already spent a lot of time planning your trip. We all want to make good time, but it’s also important to schedule several

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SimpleScience@Heart: Playing college football linked with high blood pressure risk

College football players may need to play more defense – against high blood pressure. A small study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation found that more than half

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More coverage of study on sex after a heart attack

The American Heart Association's study about women hoping to get more information from their doctors about sex after a heart attack was covered extensively by other news outlets. CBS