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Future vaccine may help lower blood pressure



Future vaccine
may help lower
blood pressure

A DNA vaccine used in rats helped lower blood pressure for up to six months and reduced tissue damage to the heart and blood vessels associated with hypertension.

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Moderate drinking in later years may damage heart



Moderate drinking
in later years
may damage heart

Moderate to heavy alcohol intake later in life may be associated with subtle changes in the structure and efficiency of the heart.

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Huffington Post - Nancy Brown 05262015



Philanthropist turns her heart problem into solutions

Sally Soter’s brush with heart disease opened her eyes to what a problem it is for all women. So she decided to do something about it.

Read AHA CEO Nancy Brown’s latest column

Screening young athletes











The recurring debate over whether to make ECGs part of the pre-sports exam for young athletes made its ways to the NCAA and state legislatures.

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Heart of Gold













Student born with heart defect is dedicated to saving lives and raising awareness as she seeks Girl Scouts’ highest honor.

Read more about Caroline Hickam

Harnessing the immune system to prevent heart disease












Ramy Arnaout is studying how the immune system could be harnessed to prevent heart disease.

Read more about CVGPS

Stories from the Heart: Tim & Ty'Meisha Sloan









Ty'Meisha Sloan is 11 and on her fourth pacemaker. Being a survivor of heart disease is a source of pride - especially since her mother wasn't as fortunate.

Read Ty’Meisha Sloan’s story

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What's for lunch?

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown visits Dallas students to talk about healthy school meals. The Charles Rice Learning Center is among the 95 percent of schools nationwide that meet nutritional standards for school meals under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

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