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Choosing foods that meet Heart-Check certification requirements linked to better diet quality, study finds

People who report eating foods that meet the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Food Certification Program nutrition requirements are more likely to eat healthier and have fewer heart disease risk factors, according to a recent study. The study, published in the …

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One-third of young people who survive a stroke lose independence

One-third of people who survive a stroke before age 50 are unable to live independently or need assistance with daily activities 10 years after their stroke, according to

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: `1000 to 1,’ the amazing story of Cory Weissman

The first magical moment of Cory Weissman’s basketball career was scoring his 1,000th point for Jackson Memorial  High School in Jackson Township, N.J. Only the ninth player in school history

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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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Blood thinners recommended for people with irregular heartbeat to prevent stroke

People with irregular heartbeat, also known as atrial fibrillation, should take blood thinners to prevent stroke, according to an updated guideline from the American Academy of Neurology. About

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Health insurance can’t be denied for pre-existing conditions under the Affordable Care Act

When Ron Byzet was laid off as a government contractor for NASA after 33 years on the job, he also lost his health insurance. He wasn’t old enough

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Inspiration for stroke survivors stitch by stitch

Artist and stroke survivor Eugene Brown gave a special gift to the American Stroke Association on Friday — an intricate tapestry representing his journey through stroke recovery and

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Health leaders urge worldwide effort to fight heart disease

A massive effort is needed from health, government, business and education leaders to stop premature deaths from heart disease – the leading cause of death in the world

Company commits $1 million in on-air time for American Heart Month

In support of American Heart Month, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has committed more than $1 million of on-air media to help educate the public about heart disease, the

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States move forward with marijuana legalization despite lack of research

Several states have legalized medical and recreational marijuana use despite lack of research on what sort of impact the drug may have on users' health. Colorado and Washington State both