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Updates proposed for nutrition labels on food packages

"Added sugar" added, salt daily value lowered
March 5, 2014

Would having the calories-per-serving in VERY LARGE numbers influence your decision to purchase – or not purchase – a food item? You’ll get the chance to find out, if the FDA’s bid to revise the Nutrition Facts labels found on packaged foods is successful.


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Air pollution can trigger strokes, heart attacks

New PSA from EPA advises: Be smart. Protect your heart.
February 7, 2014

People with heart disease should check the daily Air Quality Index forecast and avoid exercising out of doors on bad air quality days, according to the EPA, which has issued a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) to educate the public and healthcare providers about the risks of air pollution to the heart.


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What are the risks of sitting too long?

October 4, 2013

Researchers have linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns, including obesity and metabolic syndrome — a cluster of conditions that includes increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels.


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Get Your Cholesterol Checked

Having high cholesterol puts you at risk of developing heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.
September 17, 2013
September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a good time to get your cholesterol checked and learn about the importance of keeping your cholesterol at healthy levels.


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Skipping breakfast may increase coronary heart disease risk

July 24, 2013

Here’s more evidence why breakfast may be the most important meal of the day: Men who reported that they regularly skipped breakfast had a higher risk of a heart attack or fatal coronary heart disease in a study reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.


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Are you ready to use your automated external defibrillator (AED)?

AED's can help reduce the shock of sudden cardiac arrest.
February 1, 2013
Death due to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a big problem.


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Reduce your stress to protect your heart

August 10, 2011
A growing body of evidence suggests that psychological factors are — literally — heartfelt, and can contribute to cardiac risk, according to the latest edition of HEALTHbeat, a newsletter from the Harvard Medical School.


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