American Heart Association

Fish oil supplements.
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KYW Staff
September 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
The American Heart Association and a new report in the journal Circulation finds four grams of fish oil supplements can lower triglycerides by as much as 30 percent among people who require treatment for elevated triglycerides.
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smoke shop
Tony Romeo
March 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A bill that would raise the minimum age to legally purchase tobacco products to 21 has run into resistance in the Pennsylvania Senate. The bill failed to clear the state Senate Judiciary Committee this past week due to tie vote. Democratic members voted “no,”...
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Grade schoolers in Philadelphia got to live the life of an Eagles player in South Philadelphia on Thursday as their reward for trying to be active and healthy.
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Andrew Kramer
March 28, 2019 - 4:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Grade schoolers in Philadelphia got to live the life of an Eagles player in South Philadelphia on Thursday as their reward for trying to be active and healthy. The Eagles joined forces with Jennifer Litchman-Green and the American Heart Association for the NFL PLAY 60...
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March 18, 2019 - 7:06 am
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) -- If you're a healthy older adult looking for ways to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, don't turn to that age-old standby: daily low-dose aspirin. It's no longer recommended as a preventative for older adults who don't have a high risk or existing heart...
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The risks were highest for women with no history of heart disease or diabetes and women who were obese or African-American.
February 14, 2019 - 9:52 am
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) -- More bad news for diet soda lovers: Drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, according to a new study by the American Heart...
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In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, a laptop computer monitors a patient's heart function as he takes a stress test while riding a stationary bike in Augusta, Ga.
The Augusta Chronicle, Michael Holahan/AP Photo
January 31, 2019 - 10:15 am
By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure. The American Heart...
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Paul Kurtz
November 13, 2018 - 4:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia and the American Heart Association held a symposium Tuesday designed to encourage more female students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Faranah Benoit has a passion for math and science, so attending...
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In this Thursday, April 25, 2013 file photo, elementary school third graders run under a rainbow colored tarp during the 15th Annual Kansas Kids Fitness Day, in Hutchinson, Kan.
Aaron Marineau/The Hutchinson News via AP
November 12, 2018 - 9:40 am
By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update since the government's physical activity guidelines...
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Vitamin D
Amarin via AP
November 10, 2018 - 3:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements, showed no clear ability to lower heart or cancer risks. Same for vitamin D. But...
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cholesterol guidelines
November 10, 2018 - 12:12 pm
By Jessica Ravitz, CNN (CNN) -- New cholesterol guidelines recommend a more personalized approach in risk assessments, a returned focus on LDL target levels and new drug options for those at highest risk for cardiovascular disease. The guidelines were announced Saturday during the American Heart...
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