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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
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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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TOP CEOS, AHA launch initiative to shift the culture of health in the workplace

U.S. workers think they're healthier than they really are
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A new survey showing that American workers grossly overestimate their health is at the heart of a groundbreaking initiative announced this week by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the CEOs of 22 U.S. companies representing more than two million employees.


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New online resource provides heart-healthy recipes, info

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The Million Hearts initiative announces the launch of a new Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Resource Center, developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Eating-Well magazine.


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Processed red meat linked to higher risk of heart failure, death in men

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 Men who eat moderate amounts of processed red meat may have an increased risk of incidence and death from heart failure, according to a study in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal. 


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ANSI standards can help keep you heart healthy

Treadmill safety, workout monitors all covered
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In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, killing about 600,000 people each year. Voluntary consensus standards can play an important role in supporting both healthy lifestyle choices that reduce the risk of heart disease, and effective medical responses for those already suffering from the condition.


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EPA finalizes revisions to clean air standards for stationary engines

Updated rule provides extensive public health protections, slashes costs of compliance
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Today, in compliance with settlement agreements, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized revisions to standards to reduce air pollution from stationary engines that generate electricity and power equipment at industrial, agricultural, oil and gas production, power generation and other facilities.


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Substituting meds for healthy eating can be dangerous

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Many cardiac patients are not giving healthy eating a high priority because some of their medical conditions are being controlled by drugs, according to a new study, which finds that practice can increase the risk of recurrent heart attacks.


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Diet, exercise may boost 'good' cholesterol, study suggests

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Worried about your cholesterol? New health research finds that the benefits of diet and exercise may go beyond weight loss and muscle tone improvement. Working out may actually help raise the production of “good” cholesterol.


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Fewer diabetics dying of heart disease, stroke

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Death rates for people with diabetes dropped substantially from 1997 to 2006, especially deaths related to heart disease and stroke, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


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WHO report: High blood pressure, obesity increasing around the world

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A global health report released last week by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that one out of every three adults worldwide has high blood pressure – a condition that causes strokes and heart disease.


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