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Stories with subject: Heart health
  • Cheyenne helps save child's life 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 11:47 am

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - All it takes to fix a small heart is for a lot of other people to have big ones.

  • Q&A: What are trans fats and why are they unhealthy? 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 10:05 am

    WASHINGTON - You may not even know you are eating them, but trans fats will soon be mostly gone from your food. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will require food companies to phase them out over the next three years because the agency says they are a threat to public health.

  • FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-16-15 11:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - Popular foods like pie crusts, frostings and microwave popcorn will be largely rid of artery-clogging trans fats after a decision by the Obama administration to phase them out over the next three years.

  • FDA panel backs Amgen cholesterol drug for some patients 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 6:12 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal health advisers said Wednesday that a highly-anticipated cholesterol-lowering drug from Amgen Inc. should be approved for patients with dangerously high levels of the artery-clogging substance.

  • FDA panel backs first-in-class cholesterol drug 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 7:23 pm

    GAITHERSBURG, Maryland - Federal health advisers on Tuesday recommended approval for a highly anticipated cholesterol drug from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, but with the caveat that more data is needed about its long-term ability to reduce heart attacks.

  • Studies: Widely used diabetes drugs seem safe for the heart 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 4:35 pm

    Some widely used diabetes medicines help control blood sugar without the heart risks suggested by earlier research, new studies find.

  • FDA weighs approval of first-in-class cholesterol drug 
    Updated: Jun-05-15 5:20 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal health regulators said Friday that a highly-anticipated, experimental drug from Sanofi lowers bad cholesterol more than older drugs. But officials have questions about whether to approve the drug based on that measure alone or wait for additional study results.

  • Vast trove of Medicare data details how billions are spent 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 5:17 pm

    WASHINGTON - Joint replacement was the most common hospital procedure that Medicare paid for in 2013, accounting for nearly 450,000 inpatient admissions and $6.6 billion in payments.