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It’s not only sugar that raises alarms for people with diabetes. Eating a high-salt diet may double the risk of developing heart disease in people with diabetes, according to a new study from Japan. READ MORE
Everyday Health conducted an international study of eight populations from Europe and the United States to investigate the association of level of vitamin D in blood and deaths from all-causes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer mortality, published in the British Medical Journal in June 2014. READ MORE
A 10-year-old Filipino boy with a rare congenital heart defect is heading for India to undergo an operation, after a foundation offered to sponsor the procedure. Gil Merced and his parents will travel to Kochi for the operation, according to a report on UAE news site Khaleej Times on Sunday. READ MORE
Children experience heart attacks more often than you might have guessed. MORE
Heart disease is not a major cause of death among children and teenagers, but it is the largest cause of death among adults in the United States. In fact, someone in America dies every 37 seconds from some form of cardiovascular disease. MORE
Each year, thousands of children are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and put on stimulant medications to help them better focus. While these drugs have proven successful in many children, they have been linked cardiovascular health problems. READ MORE
Alice Comer is thankful to show off pictures of her grandchildren. After her second open heart surgery two years ago, her heart valve started leaking, filling her lungs with fluid. The condition is known as mitral regurgitation. READ MORE
Marilyn Cullum lost her eldest son, Simon, in 2007 at the age of 29. To try to prevent other parents going through the same thing, Marilyn organized a heart screening event for youngsters in her area. READ MORE
Such heart screenings can help prevent sudden cardiac arrest in children and teenagers and save lives, as it did with 17-year-old Hunter Dexter. READ MORE
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men, and the hearts of one of eight men over age 40 will at some point suddenly stop beating – an event known as sudden cardiac arrest. June is both National Men’s Health Month and CPR and AED Awareness Month, making it a good time to revisit ways to prevent heart disease. READ MORE
With Father’s Day around the corner, June is the perfect time to focus on men’s health. And although most know that it is important to increase fruit and vegetable intake, there are some specific nutrients that are most important to men’s health. READ MORE