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Final spending bill shortchanges health issues, says AHA

Although the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill passed by Congress last week avoided a government shutdown, it fell short on protecting the health of Americans - particularly children, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).


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Some jobs harder on the heart than others, report finds

But having to search for work may also cause unhealthy stress

Stress at work may raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, particularly if you work in the service industry or have a blue-collar job, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. But being unemployed might be just as unhealthy, they added.


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Running could add 3 years to your lifespan

Just 5 to 10 minutes a day seems to bring benefits, study says

Runners may live an average three years longer than people who don't run, according to new research. But, the best news from this study is that it appears that you can reap this benefit even if you run at slow speeds for mere minutes every day, the 15-year study suggests.


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Updates proposed for nutrition labels on food packages

"Added sugar" added, salt daily value lowered

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.

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?

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 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

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.
Death due to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a big problem.


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Reduce your stress to protect your heart

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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