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2012-11-05 10:49:18

American Heart Association Presidential Advisory New studies support limiting daily sodium consumption to less than 1,500 milligrams, according to a new American Heart Association presidential advisory. The advisory, published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, is based on a thorough review of recent laboratory, animal, observational and clinical studies that reaffirm the association's 2011 advisory that limiting sodium (salt) to less than 1,500 mg per day is...

2010-02-11 22:26:00

DALLAS, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Volunteers and staff of the American Heart Association extend their thoughts and well wishes to former President Bill Clinton upon the reports that he has undergone a procedure to insert stents to widen narrowed coronary arteries. President Clinton, who underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery in 2004, partnered with the Association through his Foundation to jointly form the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to reduce the prevalence of...

2010-02-11 15:32:00

Patients Cite Affordability and Accessibility to Care as Top Concerns WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new American Heart Association survey substantiates that the need for health care reform has not gone away. Many heart disease and stroke patients are faring poorly under the current health care system, with nearly two-thirds citing affordability as the top concern of those suffering from cardiovascular disease. Ensuring the availability of insurance coverage and...

2010-01-13 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Macy's continues to show its love for the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement, by announcing the launch of the INC International Concepts "Little Red Dress." Since 2004, Macy's has raised more than $21 million in the fight against heart disease and this marks the first time in the retailer's six year relationship with the American Heart Association that a limited edition design has been specially created to inspire and promote awareness...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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