American Heart Association

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Holli Stephens
April 17, 2020 - 5:00 am
The coronavirus pandemic: It’s an unusual situation we find ourselves in, but there are still things to do in and around Philadelphia — from a safe distance. The KYW To-Do List breaks it down.
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AP News
November 19, 2019 - 8:34 am
Novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Read more here.
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Justin Udo
November 18, 2019 - 3:16 pm
More than a quarter of high schoolers are using e-cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the American Heart Association plans to tackle the vaping crisis with a new $20 million initiative. Read more here.
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The American Heart Association conference, held in Philadelphia this year.
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Antionette Lee
November 16, 2019 - 3:10 pm
People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won't cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally...
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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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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.
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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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