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Soccer is called the beautiful game, but injuries also can make it a dangerous one

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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With the final World Cup showdown this Sunday, frenzied fans have seen the best soccer has to offer.

They’ve also seen some of the worst injuries the sport can inflict.

While chasing down a ball during a game last month against Iran, Moroccan midfielder Noureddine […]

Losing son inspires AHA volunteer to keep his legacy alive

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When her precious son Kyle lost his valiant, lifelong battle against heart disease at age 18, Shelly Church solemnly swore to keep his legacy alive.

“He really enjoyed his life, I think maybe because he knew it was going to be short,” she said.

In his fleeting […]

Southern diet could be deadly for people with heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with a history of heart disease who eat a traditional Southern diet are more likely to die than those who follow a Mediterranean dietary pattern, according to new research.

The large-scale study, published Thursday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, adds to the […]

Study: 3 in 4 black adults have high blood pressure by their mid-50s

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Black adults are substantially more likely than white adults to develop high blood pressure by age 55, found a study that followed nearly 4,000 people for 30 years. High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke, and the findings may provide […]

Pennsylvania doctor makes lifesaving house call, in his own home

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Stephanie and Matt Austin went to a Philadelphia Phillies game one Saturday night, then headed to their new beach house, eager to sleep late the next morning.

Those plans were ruined by a 6 a.m. phone call for Matt, an orthopedic surgeon.

Worse yet, it wasn’t even […]

Multivitamins don’t ward off heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Millions of Americans take multivitamins as a quick fix for the nutrients missing from their diets. Some may think they’re good for heart and brain health. But the popular supplements don’t prevent heart disease or stroke, a new study shows.

The findings, the researchers said, will […]

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After nearly dying, longtime volunteer advocates for science

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

If Bernie Dennis wanted, he could brag about his distinguished career, including being vice president at the tech giant Oracle. But he’s way more interested in telling you about his family.

As he speaks to a reporter, his two granddaughters, ages 10 and 8, wait for […]

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World Trade Center response crews with PTSD face higher risk for heart attack, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a significant risk factor for heart attack and stroke, according to a new study of first responders who helped with rescues and cleaned up debris at the World Trade Center after 9/11.

Published Tuesday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular […]

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After friend’s fatal heart attack, Chicago construction executive is building healthier lives

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The last time Chicago construction executive Jim Hill spoke to his friend and colleague Bob Krier, everything seemed just fine.

After all, it was Bob and Andrea Krier’s 31st anniversary. It was two days before Thanksgiving. There were plenty of reasons for the couple to be […]

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The health benefits of soccer aren’t just for elite players facing off in the World Cup

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As both a soccer mom and fanatic, Dr. Mercedes Carnethon knows why soccer is the world’s favorite sport.

It’s super easy to play.

“All it takes is a ball and a little bit of space,” said Carnethon, an epidemiologist.

With fervor rising as World Cup contenders […]

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