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Doctor: More Should Screen Heart Health In Their 30s

When you think about screening for heart disease, you probably think of blood pressure and cholesterol levels, but at the University of Minnesota Rasmussen Center there’s so much more. The best way to beat a heart attack is to prevent it from happening in the first place.

02/20/2014

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Project Has Goal Of Improving Health In NE Minn.

The state Department of Health has received a $140,000 federal grant to help lower blood pressure and improve health for residents in northeastern Minnesota. Minnesota is one of nine states to receive a grant as part of the federal Million Hearts Initiative.

12/24/2013

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New, Less Invasive Surgery To Clear Blocked Arteries

More than 300,000 people in the United States are diagnosed every year with blockages in the carotid arteries. Now, doctors are testing out a new, less invasive surgery to clear blocked arteries, and save patients from strokes.

07/24/2013

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The Fonz Takes A Tumble From WCCO News Desk

The actor best known as Fonzie, the king of ’50s biker cool, ended up taking a somewhat Jerry Lewis-like spill from WCCO’s morning news set Friday.

09/14/2012

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Experts Say Salt Study Is Flawed

Could all those warnings about too much salt be wrong? That’s the question what one independent researcher is raising in a New York Times op-ed piece.

06/07/2012

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New Approach Tested For Hypertension

“Maxed out on the medications,” is how Bill Ezzell describes his struggle with blood pressure. It’s dangerously high even though the North Carolina man swallows six different drugs a day.

05/28/2012

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Kids’ Time In Front Of TV Linked To Eye, Heart Problems

Children today spend more time than ever in front of a screen and, as new study shows, it can damage their health down the road.

04/20/2011