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SimpleScience@Heart: A tick’s spit leads to an entire lesson in blood clotting

There really is such a thing as tick spit – that is, the saliva of a tick. And there’s something about it that might help fight heart disease and stroke. The link comes from a protein found in the spit …

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SimpleScience@Heart: Early brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech

Electrical brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech and language skills more quickly, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Stroke patients treated with

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Unclogging arteries through wrist becoming more common

 The way to a man’s heart may be his wrist. More U.S. doctors are unclogging heart arteries — in men and women — by entering through an artery in

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SimpleScience@Heart: Speeding up heart attack treatment: There’s an app for that

 An experimental, inexpensive iPhone app could help save lives by speeding up treatment for the deadliest type of heart attack called STEMI.  In a new study, the app transferred

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SimpleScience@Heart: Getting fit in middle age may reduce your risk of heart failure

Middle aged and out of shape? It’s not too late to get fit — and reduce your risk for heart failure. In a new study, 40-year-olds who improved their

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SimpleScience@Heart: Walking your dog helps your heart

Here’s yet another reason why dogs are man’s best friend: They could help reduce your risk of heart disease. The American Heart Association says owning a pet, especially a

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SimpleScience@Heart: What’s bad for your heart may be bad for your brain

What’s bad for your heart – smoking, diabetes and other heart disease risk factors – also may be bad for your brain. In a new study, people with the

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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: Heart failure or not, you’re paying for it

Whether or not you have heart failure, you’ll still have to pay part of the tab for the increasing costs of the condition. By 2030, you — and every

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SimpleScience@Heart: Alternative therapies may help lower your blood pressure

Alternative therapies may help reduce your blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. An expert panel assessed three alternative remedy categories — exercise; behavioral therapies such as meditation;