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A congenital heart defect caused Mark Ridder to need a heart valve replacement, but his focus on a healthy diet and regular exercise helped him quickly regain an active lifestyle.

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Food fortified with folic acid helped lower overall rates of congenital heart defects in Canada, according to a study released Monday.

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You know what’s sweet? Healthier kids

Professor of nutrition Rachel Johnson offers advice on how to reduce added sugars in children’s diet.

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“I fired my head of cardiology ... but I haven't had the heart to tell him.”

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Stories from the Heart - Paul Arinaga











Avid outdoorsman Paul Arinaga embraces his second chance after heart valve surgery.

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Heart disease continues to kill more Americans than cancer...










Heart disease continues to kill more Americans than cancer, and the number of deaths for both causes is on the rise.

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Young women and stress









Younger women with heart disease are more susceptible to reduced blood flow from mental stress.

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Asthma and heart disease risk









New research links late-onset asthma to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

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