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FDA plan hopes to close health care disparity gap

The  Food and Drug Administration’s plan to increase the participation of women, minorities and the elderly in research trials was applauded Wednesday by four health care organizations as an important step toward closing the health care disparities gap. The groups …

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AHA experts reiterate importance of limiting saturated fats

Some studies say the saturated fats found in butter, fatty meats and other animal products have no effect on whether you get heart disease. Other studies say the

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About 18,000 attendees come to Dallas for Scientific Sessions 2013

Roughly 20 years ago, a newly minted doctor from the University of Massachusetts Medical School roamed the halls of Scientific Sessions for the first time. He absorbed lectures about

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National Institutes of Health’s budget cuts impacting research

Representatives of about 170 research organizations will meet with House and Senate offices in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to urge Congress to invest in the National Institutes of

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SimpleScience@Heart: The couch is no place for people with heart defects

If you or your child were born with a heart defect, don’t skip out on physical activities. While some irregular heartbeat conditions may limit what you can do, most

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SimpleScience@Heart Stem cell “homing” signal may help treat heart failure patients

In the first human study of its kind, scientists used gene therapy that acts like a “homing” signal for stem cells to treat heart failure patients. The treatment involves

Simple Science @Heart: Magnetic particles in cells help track heart treatments

Tiny magnetic particles are helping doctors track cells in the body. With stem cell therapy, doctors can adapt blood cells to fight disease. But it’s hard to tell exactly

It’s American Stroke Month – Do you know the signs?

Brain researcher, Jill Bolte Taylor watched as her brain functions - motions, speech, self-awareness - shut down one by one as she had a massive stroke. Watch her