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Fitness in midlife may slow brain aging



Fitness in midlife
may slow
brain aging

People with poor physical fitness in their 40s have lower brain volumes by the time they hit 60.

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Pedometers more reliable research shows



Pedometers
more reliable,
research shows

Using a pedometer to count steps is an easy and accessible way to accurately measure physical activity than self-reporting.

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New AFib Guidelines



New AFib guidelines
could widely expand
blood thinner use

Analysis: Nearly all women and people over 65 with atrial fibrillation are advised to take blood thinners under new AHA guidelines.

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Kids friendships matters for physical fitness



Kids’ friendships
matters for
physical fitness

Children being physically active with a friend may accomplish more than with a parent.

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Nancy Brown - Huffington Post March 3, 2015



Pizza, brownies really can be part of a healthy diet

As we start National Nutrition Month, chef/weight-loss coach Devin Alexander offers tips on how to build a healthy diet that still includes your favorite foods.

Read AHA CEO Nancy Brown's latest column

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More children across the country are participating in federally-funded school breakfasts.

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Sean Maloney was poised to run Intel until a stroke claimed his ability to speak and more. With the same determination that propelled his career, he’s made an amazing recovery - as evidenced by his upcoming bike ride across the country benefitting the American Heart Association.


Read Sean's Story

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Ninety-three percent of nation’s schools meet nutrition standards

Congressional members are meeting with advocates this week during the School Nutrition Association Legislative Action Conference on the reauthorization of federal child nutrition programs, including the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.

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