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Less to chew on in St. Louis as baseball season opens

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When the St. Louis Cardinals’ season home opener starts on Sunday, many of baseball’s traditions will continue at Busch Stadium. But one that will be notably absent is smokeless tobacco.

St. Louis city officials passed a measure last month banning smokeless tobacco from all sports facilities […]

Gum disease, tooth loss may raise risk of death in postmenopausal women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Gum disease and tooth loss may increase risk of death in postmenopausal women — but not cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that periodontal disease was associated with a 12 percent higher risk of death from any cause and loss of all natural teeth […]

Clues but still no clear cause for rare heart disease in kids

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Hugh Ham was just 1 year old when he developed a rash and fever. Doctors thought he had strep throat.

Ten days later, he was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, a rare heart disease in young children that causes inflammation in blood vessels throughout the body. It […]

Chronic conditions decrease for younger people, report says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Early deaths because of chronic conditions including heart disease, cancer and HIV have decreased over the past decade among people under 44.

Those results are “something to celebrate,” said Julie Willems Van Dijk, Ph.D., R.N., director of County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, which released its annual […]

Seafood dish among winners of avocado recipe contest

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Winners of the Take Avocado to Heart recipe contest were announced Wednesday, with a creamy avocado dip, fajita-stuffed tomatoes, and an avocado and blueberry smoothie bowl topping the list of winners.

The American Heart Association and Fresh Avocados – Love One Today selected first, second and […]

Stent retrievers are a game-changer for severe strokes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances of 2016 as determined by the American Heart Association.

By 2015, stroke experts were starting to agree on the benefits of using tiny, cage-like stent retrievers to remove clots from large vessels […]

Revolution drummer Bobby Z. had a heart attack soon after bidding farewell to Prince

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In September, Bobby Z. bid an emotional farewell to his former bandmate Prince at First Avenue, the legendary Minneapolis nightclub where the two musicians performed in the 1984 movie Purple Rain.

Two months later, Bobby came all-too close to becoming the subject of a memorial concert […]

Lab researchers create possible antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Sage Wiener, M.D., has taken care of dozens of people with carbon monoxide poisoning as an emergency medicine doctor in Brooklyn. He’s relied on oxygen to alleviate the headaches, dizziness, vomiting and other symptoms – a strategy that hasn’t changed much in recent decades.

But Wiener […]

Travis to appear at BeautyKind Unites: A Concert for Causes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Country music star Randy Travis will make a guest appearance Saturday at BeautyKind Unites: A Concert for Causes, joining artists Demi Lovato, The Band Perry and Jake Owen.

The event — at AT&T Stadium near Dallas, where the Cowboys play — will help raise money for […]

Ryan scraps legislation that would repeal Affordable Care Act

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor Friday, leaving the law sometimes referred to as “Obamacare” in place indefinitely.

After a closed-door meeting Friday afternoon with the Republican conference to disclose plans to pull the […]