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When high cholesterol is a family affair

In the United States, 73.5 million adults have high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad" cholesterol. Yet not even half are getting treatment to lower their levels. Patients who experience high cholesterol due to an inherited genetic disorder from one of their...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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Public feedback is being sought for draft standards set by the American Heart Association to help 911 dispatchers walk callers through CPR during a suspected cardiac arrest. The organization will collect comments until Nov. 16 and use the...

source: American Heart Association

Need another reason to exercise? A new study suggests that routine workouts are associated with significantly lower health costs for heart disease patients. Patients with heart disease who did moderate to vigorous physical activity for 30 minutes at least five times a week...

source: NBC News

Smokers without obvious signs of heart disease are more likely to have thickened heart walls and reduced heart pumping ability — conditions that increase risk of heart failure, according to a new study. The study, published in the...

source: American Heart Association

The human heart is about the size of an adult's fist. It beats about 100,000 times a day to pump 1.5 gallons of blood throughout the body every minute in order to sustain critical organs. And sometimes, without any warning at all, the heart...

source: Press of Atlantic City

Cancer has replaced heart disease as the No. 1 cause of death for Hispanics, Asians and Pacific Islanders, a recent federal report found. But it's not because fewer are dying from heart disease. In fact, more are dying from both causes, and researchers have some guesses...

source: American Heart Association

As emergencies are increasingly captured on cellphones and seen by millions on the internet, pressure has increased for the police to fulfill not just their traditional duties as law enforcement officers, but also their roles as emergency...

source: The New York Times

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