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FDA to Remove Trans Fat from Processed Foods

The U.S. Drug and Food Administration is pulling the plug on trans fat which are widely considered the worst kind for the heart.


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UPDATE: Teen Athlete Died Of Heart Disease

St. Clair County Coroner says Fulton Jr. High student Demetrius Simpson’s condition was hereditary.


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Postponing Chronic Disease Development Means Less Time Spent Sick

Washington University researchers say changing how medical care is delivered could help prevent multiple chronic diseases and extend the total number of years we remain healthy.


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St. Louis Officials See Uptick in Cardiac Ambulance Calls

The cardiovascular risk in these arctic-like temperatures extends well beyond the avoid shoveling rule, and the risks are especially high for those with known heart disease.


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Mo. To Start Screening Newborns For Heart Disease

The screenings for critical congenital heart disease are required under a new state law that takes effect Jan. 1.


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Saint Louis University Looking For Volunteers With Advanced Heart Disease

Tests are underway at Saint Louis University to assess a new type of gene therapy in patients with poor heart functions.



TIAM Weekend: Lisa Schaffer and Dr. Michael Lim

Today’s topics include the adoption exchange and heart disease.



Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coming as a Surprise

Experts say of the 350,000 Americans that die from sudden cardiac arrest every year, about half do not have knowledge of any heart problems.


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Painkillers Linked to Heart Attacks

People who take a high-dose of painkillers for a long time are increasing their risk for heart attack, according to a recent study.


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Heart Disease Kills More Women Than Breast Cancer

Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease and the gap between men and women’s survival continues to widen.



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