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American Heart Association

Almonds have long been a symbol of fertility.

Study Ties Nuts To Lower Cancer, Heart Death Risk

Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season. According to a new study, regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause.

11/20/2013

AURORA, CO - NOVEMBER 13:  Overweight children and their parents participate in group exercise as part of the ShapeDown anti-obesity program for adolescents and children on November 13, 2010 in Aurora, Colorado. The 10-week family-centered weight-loss program held by the Denver area Children's Hospital aims to teach youth and their parents ways to lead a healthier more active lifestyle, as a longer lasting alternative to dieting. Nationally, some 15 percent of children are overweight or obese, as are some 60 percent of adults.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Study: Kids Are Less Fit Than Their Parents Were

An analysis of studies on 250 million children around the world finds they don’t run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.

11/19/2013

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Experts Defend New Heart Attack Prevention Advice

Heart experts who wrote new guidelines for preventing heart attacks and strokes are defending a formula that some doctors say overestimates risk for certain groups.

11/18/2013

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Star Jones In DFW For Heart Health Event

Thousands of researchers are coming to North Texas this weekend, and they are bringing groundbreaking research in the field of cardiovascular and stroke science.

11/13/2013

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Doctors Told To Get Serious About Obesity

Next time you go for a checkup, don’t be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight. The medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting the nation’s obesity epidemic.

11/13/2013

Former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney. (credit: David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)

Former Vice President Cheney To Keynote ‘Go Red For Women’ Luncheon

Former Vice President Dick Cheney will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Go Red for Women luncheon next year. Mr. Cheney has had a long battle with cardiovascular disease and after suffering five heart attacks underwent a heart transplant in 2012.

CBSDFW.COM–11/12/2013

American Heart Association CPR & First Aid

Airport Passengers Practice CPR On Touch Screen Kiosk

Passengers waiting for a flight at one North Texas airport can practice doing CPR compressions to the steady beat of the Bee Gees disco song “Stayin’ Alive.”

07/10/2013

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Even Fit Baby Boomers Won’t Escape Heart Problems

Here’s a reality check for health-conscious baby boomers: Even among those in good shape, at least 1 in 3 will eventually develop heart problems or have a stroke.

11/05/2012

Funeral Set For State Trooper Who Collapsed

Services will be held Tuesday in the Dallas area for a 67-year-old Texas trooper who collapsed and died during a physical readiness test.

10/08/2012

Marla Sewell, 42, was minutes away from dying after suffering sudden cardiac arrest. (Credit: CBSDFW.com)

Doctors Warn Against Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Athletic, healthy, fit –– sudden cardiac arrest often picks the least likely victims. Just ask Marla Sewell.

06/26/2012

A nurse takes a blood sample from a teenage girl. (credit: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images)

Panel: Test Every Child For Cholesterol By Age 11

Every child should be tested for high cholesterol by age 11 so steps can be taken to prevent heart disease later on, a panel of doctors urged Friday in new advice that is sure to be controversial.

11/11/2011

A man smokes a cigarette outside. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: Adult Smoking Rate Edges Down Slightly

Fewer U.S. adults are smoking and those who do light up are smoking fewer cigarettes each day, but the trend is weaker than the government had hoped.

09/07/2011

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