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ANSI standards can help keep you heart healthy

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February 28, 2013

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
January 15, 2013

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

January 4, 2013

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

December 6, 2012

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

May 25, 2012

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

May 22, 2012

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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Beijing Olympics experiment shows link between air pollution, heart disease

May 18, 2012

Using the 2008 Beijing Olympics as their laboratory, University of Southern California (USC) researchers and colleagues have found biological evidence that even a short-term reduction in air pollution exposure improves one’s cardiovascular health.


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Health Experts: know your stroke riisks

May 12, 2012

May is American Stroke Month and the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) are using the occasion to remind us that managing our blood pressure is the most important thing we can do to help reduce our chances of having a stroke.


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More parks, trails and grocery stores = better heart health

March 21, 2012

If you live in neighborhoods with access to grocery stores, healthy food, parks and a pleasant walking environment, you’re more likely to be in ideal cardiovascular health.


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Trans-fat levels down among some Americans

February 21, 2012

Blood levels of trans–fatty acids (TFAs) in white adults in the U.S. population decreased by 58 percent from 2000 to 2009 according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published in the Feb. 8 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association.


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