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American Heart Association

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  • Potential for heart attack, stroke risk seen with marijuana use

    Potential for heart attack, stroke risk seen with marijuana use
    Over a five-year period, a government-mandated tracking system in France showed that physicians in that country treated 1,979 patients for serious health problems associated with the use of marijuana, and nearly 2% of those encounters were with patients...
  • Hospital recognized as a Fit-Friendly Worksite

    For the fifth consecutive year, Carroll Hospital Center has been named a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association (AHA). The designation recognizes the hospital for creating a healthy workplace and culture of physical...
  • James R. Barton, 52, of New Windsor

    James Robert Barton, 52, of New Windsor, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at home. Born Jan. 13, 1962, he was the son of John Melvin Barton and Annest Boyle Barton. He was a 1980 graduate of Pikesville High School. He worked in sales and...
  • Nutrition labels to receive an upgrade

    Nutrition labels are getting a makeover for the first time since their inception 20 years ago, as officials aim to highlight information pertinent to keeping the heart and body healthy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed the updates last week...
  • Get your groove and support a cause all at the same time

    Get your groove and support a cause all at the same time
    Exercise is great. Exercise for a cause? I think that’s even better. And so is taking care of your heart. Hagerty High School in Oviedo is throwing it all together by holding a Hoops 4 Heart event and Zumbathon, benefiting the American Heart...
  • Coffee as medicine? Japanese scientists show how it helps the heart

    Coffee as medicine? Japanese scientists show how it helps the heart
    The next time you take a coffee break, you might want to consider a triple espresso. The extra caffeine may reduce your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. A study presented Wednesday at the American Heart Assn.’s Scientific Sessions...
  • Medical-alert scam traced to Florida companies

    Medical-alert scam traced to Florida companies
    Authorities say they know who is responsible for the annoying, deceptive phone calls that bombarded Lehigh Valley seniors last year with offers of free medical-alert devices. A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order last week and froze the...
  • Watch out for the "salty six"

    Quick tips when trying to cut sodium intake. Certain foods, such as canned soup, are well-known sources of sodium. But soup is just one of the "salty six" foods you should watch out for, according to the American Heart Association. The others are...
  • Bystander CPR linked to improved survival for cardiac arrest victims

    Bystander CPR linked to improved survival for cardiac arrest victims
    A nationwide effort to promote CPR appears to have boosted survival rates for people who went into cardiac arrest in their homes, offices, grocery stores, movie theaters or anywhere else that wasn’t a hospital, new research shows. The data come...
  • Get to know your food labels

    You can ignore the carb counts, but pay strict attention to serving size, calories, and fat types. One of the keys to making better choices in your diet is learning to read a food label—not marketing promises such as "high fiber" and "heart healthy,"...
  • News Briefs: Harvard study says yes to eggs

    It looks like eggs may not be the cholesterol demons they've been made out to be. A recent Harvard study published Jan. 7, 2013, in BMJ finds that eating one egg a day is not associated with an increased risk of heart disease or stroke. One egg contains...
  • Ask the doctor: Are self-tracking devices effective?

    Q. It seems like more and more people are wearing various devices that measure how active they are. Is this really valuable, or is it just a fad? A. Being physically active surely is valuable. In fact, there is probably nothing more valuable that we...