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  • Saving Children’s Lives, Thanks To Research

    October 31, 2014

    Dallas, TX (Oct. 31, 2014) – When Brycen Principe was born, his parents were overjoyed. But shortly after birth, a chance diagnosis took them by surprise in a time they should have been celebrating – Brycen was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect (CHD). “Everything happened so fast. There were nurses and doctors everywhere but all I can remember is thinking that my baby was going to die.”

  • Leading Disease Groups: ACA Intended to Apply Tax Credits in Federal and State Marketplaces

    October 30, 2014 Categories: Advocacy News

    WASHINGTON – October 30, 2014 – In a friend-of-the-court brief filed today with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the case of Halbig v. Burwell, leading groups fighting chronic disease argue that Congress intended for eligible consumers to receive tax credits that help make health coverage bought in either federal or state-run marketplaces more affordable.

  • Diets high in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and nuts among factors to lower first-time stroke risk

    October 29, 2014 Categories: Stroke News

    Guideline Highlights: Eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping your blood pressure under control can lower your risk of a first-time stroke. Updated prevention guidelines also focus on lowering stroke risk among women.

  • Costs to treat bleeding strokes increase 10 years later

    October 23, 2014 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Costs to treat strokes caused by bleeding in the brain increased about 31 percent from five years after stroke to 10 years. Medication, nursing home and informal care expenses accounted for some of the increases.

  • Trans fats still weighing Americans down

    October 22, 2014

    Study Highlights: Americans are eating less trans and saturated fats than they were three decades ago, but they’re still consuming these bad fats more than what’s recommended for good cardiovascular health. Intake of healthy omega-3 fatty acid was steady over the last 30 years, but most people still don’t get enough.