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Efforts to prevent cardiovascular disease aim to curb the financial burden of the nation’s costliest condition.
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raised stroke risk
Drinking more than two alcoholic beverages a day in middle-age raised stroke risks more than traditional factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
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Jennifer Caribardi managed multiple intensive-care units at a Texas hospital well-trained at spotting and treating strokes. When she had a stroke of her own, she refused to accept it. Luckily, her team knew exactly what to do.
American Heart Association translates lifesaving and training information on the web into eight languages: Arabic, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.
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The combination of colder temperatures and physical exertion increases the workload on the heart.
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Reauthorization of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act this year will involve debate about food served at school.
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