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Childcare centers recognized for improving children’s health

Six childcare centers received national recognition Tuesday for improving children’s health and meeting standards of the Healthy Way to Grow program. FULL STORY

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Beverage companies agree to reduce calorie consumption

President Clinton, Alliance for a Healthier Generation and leading manufacturers of sugar-sweetened beverages announce plans to cut calorie consumption by 20 percent. FULL STORY

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For the fourth consecutive year, minority women pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in healthcare fields can apply for 16 scholarships worth $2,500 to use toward tuition. FULL STORY

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Advice from the last person his friends expected to have heart disease: 'Listen to your body'


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

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Kaitlyn Smith’s son Kaeden was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and supraventricular tachycardia. Unless you saw his scars, you wouldn’t know what he and his mom have gone through. “He’s my life,” said Smith. “My son is Why. My family is Why. Life is Why." WATCH VIDEO

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A recent study adds more weight to the low-carbohydrate vs, low-fat debate, but experts caution that other factors need to be considered when picking a diet. FULL STORY

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from the Heart

The name “broken heart syndrome” sounds like something to do with a relationship gone bad. Cheryl Lawson now knows the frightening reality all too well. Fortunately, she also has a fresh new perspective on life.  FULL STORY

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