Wednesday 23 Jul 2014

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Gestational diabetes may be early risk factor of post-pregnancy heart disease

Gestational diabetes in pregnant women may be an early risk factor of heart disease, apparent before full blown diabetes or other metabolic diseases show up later in the mother’s life, according to a study released Wednesday.  Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy and …

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Blood clot risk remains higher than normal for at least 12 weeks after women deliver babies

SAN DIEGO — Women’s blood clot risk remains elevated for at least 12 weeks after delivering a baby — twice as long as previously recognized, according to a

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Pregnancy masked her heart failure; now she helps warn others about heart disease

When Jill Russell started feeling chest pains late in her pregnancy, her doctor offered a simple explanation. It was probably just anxiety over the arrival of her daughter. Relax,

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Environmental toxins linked to heart defects

Children’s congenital heart defects may be associated with their mothers’ exposure to specific mixtures of environmental toxins during pregnancy, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s

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Heart disease No. 1 cause of pregnancy-related deaths in California

Heart disease is the leading cause of women’s pregnancy-related deaths in California — but nearly one-third could be prevented, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s

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Test may predict severe high blood pressure during pregnancy

 A new test that checks the level of a placental protein could help doctors determine if a woman will develop a severe form of high blood pressure during