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American Heart Association

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  • Promises for the Heart

    Promises for the Heart
    Small changes can have a big impact in keeping yours healthy Did you already break your new year’s resolution to get in shape this year? Or maybe you didn’t even make one, knowing that it would get broken. Either way, there’s still...
  • Cancer, heart disease, stroke deaths down, life span stays put

    Cancer, heart disease, stroke deaths down, life span stays put
    Heart disease and cancer, which cause of deaths of half of Americans who die each year, continued to loosen their deadly grip in 2013, while rates of deaths attributed to flu and pneumonia surged, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention said this...
  • The Year in Health: Key developments will have a lasting impact

    The year 2014 was filled with important health discoveries and developments. Here's what got our attention and will likely affect many of us in the future. IMPORTANT FINDINGS Two studies in 2014 took concepts we already knew about to a new level. One, a...
  • All science is not equal

    All science is not equal
    Science has come a long way from the days when we believed the universe revolved around the Earth, lobotomies were the best treatment for depression and germs didn't exist. But while you probably won't read any studies of alchemy or bloodletting in...
  • Can e-cigarettes help smokers kick the habit?

    Can e-cigarettes help smokers kick the habit?
    Back when Brian Burke used to smoke cigarettes, merely playing with his young son could leave him winded and wheezing. But now that the 38-year-old puffs on e-cigarettes instead, his lungs feel so much better he's taken up jogging. "This," he said,...
  • The Crowd: No Scrooges at Christmas Carol Ball

    The Crowd: No Scrooges at Christmas Carol Ball
    Our very own community treasure and lifesaver, Hoag Hospital, welcomed more than 500 local citizens to its 46th annual Christmas Carol Ball. Produced by the Hoag Hospital Foundation, the gala unfolded Dec. 6 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort,...
  • Panel recommends blood pressure screening to stop a 'silent killer'

    Panel recommends blood pressure screening to stop a 'silent killer'
    Health authorities in the U.S. are taking fresh aim at a “silent killer” with a recommendation that all American adults be screened for high blood pressure. People should be screened once a year if they are at least 40 years old, if they are...
  • EatingWell: Research shows 3 new benefits of drinking coffee

    Go ahead, brew and pour. Previous studies have shown that coffee can lower your risk of diabetes, liver cancer, Alzheimer's and skin cancer. Here are three new reasons to drink your coffee and feel good about it: 1. Boost your blood flow A new study...
  • Fitness Files: America's weight problem is a drag on insurance, the economy

    Hiking Crystal Cove State Beach on Monday morning, my friend Laurie asked, "Did you see the 'Bizarro' cartoon in Sunday's Times?" I hadn't, so she emailed it with the comment, "Not so funny funny!" Dan Piraro had drawn early man's progression, from...
  • Florida kids less likely to smoke, study says

    Florida kids less likely to smoke, study says
    Florida's youth are less likely to smoke than kids in every other state but Utah, according to a new report. Florida had a 7.5 percent smoking rate among high school students, according to the study by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, the American...
  • Superstorm Sandy followed by heart attacks, strokes in hardest-hit New Jersey counties

    Superstorm Sandy followed by heart attacks, strokes in hardest-hit New Jersey counties
    HACKENSACK, N.J. — Superstorm Sandy ripped houses from their foundations, reshaped the Jersey Shore and shuttered countless businesses in October 2012, but now researchers at Rutgers University tell of another devastating consequence: It increased...