American Heart Association

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By Salynn Boyles
WebMD Health News
If new figures are to be believed, as many as one in five West Virginia fifth-graders have high blood pressure, putting them at risk for heart attack and stroke as adults.
School-based testing of more than 62,000 mostly 10- and 11-year-olds revealed that almost 20% had blood pressure readings that were high for their age, sex, […]

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Post image for Heart risk factors less common in fish lovers

By Amy Norton
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Middle-aged and older men who eat fish every day are less likely than infrequent fish eaters to develop a collection of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke, a new study suggests.
Whether a fishy diet itself is the reason for the benefit is not clear from the […]

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Post image for Pain relievers linked to higher risks of heart-related deaths among healthy people

(PhysOrg.com) — Some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with significantly higher risks of dying from heart-related causes among healthy people, according to new research reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association.
The study is the first to report on specific cardiovascular risks among healthy people.
“Even though the frequency […]

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Post image for Prevention Credited for Fewer Heart Deaths but Trend Could Reverse

But increases in diabetes and obesity could reverse the trend, experts warn
By Ed Edelson
HealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) — Improved treatment, coupled with more effective preventive measures, may be having a positive impact on the death rate from coronary heart disease.
Death rate data from the United States and Canada both indicate a drop in […]

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Post image for Increasing Soda Consumption Fuels Rise in Diabetes, Heart Disease

By Ed Edelson
HealthDay Reporter
March 5, 2010
FRIDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) –Increasing consumption of sugary soft drinks contributed to 130,000 new cases of diabetes, 14,000 new cases of heart disease and 50,000 more life-years burdened with heart disease in the last decade, a new U.S. study finds.
“The finding suggests that any kind of policy that reduces […]

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