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Healthcare experts from around the globe are in Dallas this week to evaluate the latest questions and scientific research about cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care.

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Details were unveiled Friday about a research effort to improve health and treat disease. Donna Arnett, a former president of the American Heart Association and a Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study investigator, attended the White House event.

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Efforts to prevent cardiovascular disease aim to curb the financial burden of the nation’s costliest condition.

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Heavy drinking
in middle-age
raised stroke risk

Drinking more than two alcoholic beverages a day in middle-age raised stroke risks more than traditional factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

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Jennifer Caribardi managed multiple intensive-care units at a Texas hospital well-trained at spotting and treating strokes. When she had a stroke of her own, she refused to accept it. Luckily, her team knew exactly what to do.


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Reauthorization of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act this year will involve debate about food served at school.

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Can we go from around 1-in-100 to 1-in-never?


Read the latest post from the American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown's Huffington Post Blog.

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