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American Heart Association

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  • Butter consumption in U.S. hits 40-year high

    Butter consumption in U.S. hits 40-year high
    It turns out America’s health fixation has been a boon for butter. Consumption of the creamy spread hit a 40-year high in the U.S. in 2012 as more Americans turned to natural foods and rejected products heavy in trans fats like margarine....
  • Trans fats backlash pushes U.S. butter consumption to a 40-year-high

    For generations, butter got a bad rap. It was thought to be cloying, fattening, dangerous for your arteries, and it took a creaming from oil-based substitutes like margarine. Now with the trans fats in those alternatives under fire, everyone from iron...
  • Medical-alert scam traced to Florida companies

    Authorities say they know who is responsible for the annoying, deceptive phone calls that bombarded Lehigh Valley seniors last year with offers of free medical-alert devices. A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order last week and froze the...
  • Retail Therapy: We'll always have Casablanca

    Bridal dreams: Orange County-based bridal gown designer Casablanca Bridal will host a grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its new retail location at Crystal Cove Shopping Center in Newport Beach. Brides are asked to book...
  • $2.6 million raised does a heart good

    $2.6 million raised does a heart good
    More than 850 supporters turned out for the American Heart Association's Chicago Heart Ball at Navy Pier on April 12. The organization raised $2.6 million — making this year's event a record-breaker — to support its mission of building...
  • Rosie O'Donnell drops 50 pounds, posts before-and-after pictures

    Rosie O'Donnell drops 50 pounds, posts before-and-after pictures
    Rosie O'Donnell has lost almost 50 pounds, she announced Thursday on Twitter, posting a before-and-after photo comparison showing how much progress she's made since last year's gastric-sleeve surgery.  "Almost 50 lbs off - I can see it," she wrote,...
  • Potential for heart attack, stroke risk seen with marijuana use

    Potential for heart attack, stroke risk seen with marijuana use
    Over a five-year period, a government-mandated tracking system in France showed that physicians in that country treated 1,979 patients for serious health problems associated with the use of marijuana, and nearly 2% of those encounters were with patients...
  • Fitness Files: An egg a day is healthier than you may realize

    It never seemed right, sliding those egg yolks down the disposal. In the back of my mind, I knew it was wrong. Still, what with the American Heart Assn. saying yolks were full of cholesterol and our family's heart history, I acted against my instincts....
  • Sugary drinks and the epidemic childhood obesity [Letter]

    Sugary drinks and the epidemic childhood obesity [Letter]
    Reporter Meredith Cohn's recent article about the World Health Organization's new sugar recommendations highlighted the concerns of medical and public health experts over the epidemic of childhood obesity ("Officials urge consumers to cut back on sugar,"...
  • Hospital launches support group as more young people suffer from heart attacks

    Hospital launches support group as more young people suffer from heart attacks
    Carrie O'Connor thought she was a fairly healthy 35-year-old who went on daily jogs and ate well. Then, more than a year ago, she suffered back-to-back heart attacks. The first hit while she was treating herself to baubles at Smyth Jewelers in...
  • Bariatric surgery found to ease Type 2 diabetes symptoms

    Bariatric surgery did more to improve symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol after three years than intensive treatment with drugs alone, according to new results from a closely watched clinical trial involving patients who were...