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American Heart Association

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  • Top cardiologist touts vegan diet to patients

      Top cardiologist touts vegan diet to patients
    Dr. Kim Williams thought he followed a heart-healthy diet: He avoided red meat and fried foods. He ate his chicken breast without the skin. But in 2003, the Chicago cardiologist realized his level of LDL, the so-called "bad" cholesterol, was too high....
  • Doctors debate cardiac screenings for young athletes

    Doctors debate cardiac screenings for young athletes
    You won't have much trouble finding Hunter and Mitchell Lutte these days — just go to the football field at Nazareth Area High School, where they're practicing for the upcoming high school season. But it all almost came to a grinding halt for...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Free Event For Children With Heart Defects

    The American Heart Association is hosting an event for children with congenital heart defects (CHD) and their families to come together for fun activities, support and networking. The second annual Connecticut "Little Heart Hero Day" will take place on...
  • Dog wash will benefit Heart Association

    On Sunday, the Wellington Regional Medical Center Emergency Services and Courtyard Animal Hospital will be hosting the second annual "Charity Dog Wash" benefiting the American Heart Association. The event will be held at the Wellington Dog Park, 2975...
  • Death of 49ers fan at Levi's Stadium raises questions

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. The death of a 49ers fan at Levi's Stadium and the huge crowds who abandoned the sunny seats for shady concourses are shining a bright light on an issue that many Niner faithful were unprepared for Sunday: the heat. It's no secret...
  • Vernon FD to offer new CPR classes

    New CPR classes will be offered by the Vernon Fire Department, and the importance of having more people trained is more clear than ever. Paul Matterra thought he was having indigestion on April 13 of this year, but soon learned that he was indeed...
  • Walk for health, discounts at Hampton's Peninsula Town Center

    Walk for health, discounts at Hampton's Peninsula Town Center
    HAMPTON — Shoppers at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton can now take a one-mile measured walk around the mall to receive the health benefits of exercise while being rewarded with discounts at several featured stores. The partnership between the mall,...
  • Fitness Files: A finger on the PulsePoint

    "Read this," my husband said, handing me Sunday's Los Angeles Times. He pointed to Steve Lopez's column: "Later this month, I'll be marking the two-year anniversary of my death." Only a writer would be jealous of Lopez's hook. Post knee surgery, Lopez...
  • Boosting our odds: App links CPR trainees to cardiac arrest victims

    Boosting our odds: App links CPR trainees to cardiac arrest victims
    Later this month I'll be marking the two-year anniversary of my death. That's not a line you see too often, is it? My heart gave out after knee surgery, because of an arrhythmia. Even for those who suffer cardiac arrest in a hospital, the survival...
  • Walking Down All 22 Stories Of The Hilton Hotel — The Hard Way — For A Good Cause

    Walking Down All 22 Stories Of The Hilton Hotel — The Hard Way — For A Good Cause
    HARTFORD, Conn. — Waterford Group Chairman Len Wolman builds hotels from the ground up, but today, he will see how it feels to go from the top down. Wolman will be among the 115 people expected to rappel down the side of the 22-story Hilton...
  • 11-year-old activist champions kids' health

    11-year-old activist champions kids' health
    Bobby Sena of Orlando has a message for kids: Get outside and play. Eat more vegetables, and, for goodness' sake, take a break from your iPad. Bobby is 11 years old. Already, the rising seventh-grader at Hunter's Creek Middle School has gone to...
  • READER SUBMITTED: American Heart Association And UnitedHealthcare Seeking Nominations

    The American Heart Association is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Lifestyle Change Award, sponsored by UnitedHealthcare. This annual recognition celebrates individuals who have made significant healthy lifestyle changes. Up to three nominees will...