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Twelve school football players die each year: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Each year in the U.S. an average of a dozen high school and college football players die during practices and games, according to a new study that finds heart conditions, heat and other non-traumatic causes of death are twice as common as injury-related ones. Full story

Study finds no heart benefits from selenium

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Taking extra selenium supplements offers no protection against heart disease - at least among people who already get enough of the mineral in their diets, according to a new analysis of past research. In the review of 12 studies that included close to 20,000 people, there Full story

Teen leaves behind powerful final message

   A Texas teen with a heart condition left behind a poignant and powerful final message before his tragic death on Christmas morning. TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie reports.

Teen's death, videos, touch lives

   A Texas teen who died suddenly on Christmas Day from a congenital heart condition, is touching thousands of people around the world with a video he posted shortly before his death. KXAN's Erin Cargile reports.

How to prevent chronic inflammation

   TODAY’s Natalie Morales talks with NBC Universal’s chief medical officer Dr. Tanya Benenson and TODAY’s diet and nutrition editor Madelyn Fernstrom about overcoming chronic inflammation, a common problem that can be prevented.

Heart-pounding help for 'Grinch syndrome' sufferers

   A new study finds exercise may be the key to helping those with 'Grinch syndrome', a rare heart condition where the patient's heart is two sizes too small. Msnbc.com's Keva Andersen reports.

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  ‘Apprentice’s’ Star wants you to be heart-healthy

Star Jones, a contestant on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” talks about her own health struggles and the battle against vascular illness on National Heart Lobby Day.

  Heart risk linked to long work days

Long days at the office may be good for your career, but it may not be good for your health. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

  Study: No heart risk from mercury in fish

A new study finds no link between mercury exposure and an increased risk for heart disease. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

  Support heart health? ‘Wine’ not?

Colby Groom’s health struggle inspired his family to raise money to fight heart disease by creating a wine to benefit heart research.

  Heart disease can affect young women

Doctors work against the myth that heart disease only affect older men and not young women. KXAS reporter Deborah Ferguson has the story.

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