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American Heart Association

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  • News briefs: Skipping breakfast hurts heart health, says Harvard study

    Are you skipping breakfast? You might want to rethink that behavior. A Harvard study published July 22, 2013, in Circulation found that men ages 45 to 82 who did not eat breakfast on a regular basis had a 27% higher risk of heart attack or fatal heart...
  • Variety's Power of Women

    Variety's fifth annual Power of Women kudos celebrate five femmes who use their clout to raise money and awareness for worthy causes and charities: Nicole Kidman, Amy Pascal, Amy Poehler, Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington. With violence against...
  • Two Osceola schools win awards for making campuses healthier

    Two Osceola County schools won "bronze" awards in a national program that aims to encourage students to eat healthier and get more exercise. Cypress Elementary and St. Cloud High were among 267 schools nationwide recognized by the Alliance for a Healthier...
  • EatingWell: What are good fats and bad fats?

    Long gone are the days when all fats were "bad." Now we know that what's important are the types of fat we eat, and how much. For instance, oils--full of unsaturated fatty acids--generally fall into the "healthy" camp. When you choose oil over a solid...
  • 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,"...
  • Fitness Stories: What a mom did to improve the health of her kids

    Fitness Stories: What a mom did to improve the health of her kids
    Note by Pamela Hernandez with Thrive Personal Fitness, "Dana has a story that reminds me in a small part of my own. I remember too hours spent in hospital waiting rooms while my grandmother fought the health challenges brought on my obesity and smoking....
  • Maryann Martin September 22, 1941 - August 30, 2013

    Maryann Martin  September 22, 1941 - August 30, 2013
    Maryann Martin died suddenly in her sleep on Aug. 30 in her La Crescenta home at the age of 71. She was born Sept. 22, 1941, in Massachusetts as the only child to James and Gertrude Motherway, both who preceded her in death. Maryann graduated from...
  • Sunday's 9/8 local schedule (updated Saturday AM)

    COLLEGES Women’s volleyball Boston College Invitational: Includes: Hampton at Boston College, 1 Men’s soccer Mary Washington at Virginia Wesleyan, 7 Women’s soccer Virginia Soccer Nike Classic (in Charlottesville): William and Mary vs....
  • Rosenthal: Health and hypocrisy at the drugstore

     Rosenthal: Health and hypocrisy at the drugstore
    You now can go to a Walgreens and get examined by a medical professional. Maybe your blood pressure is a little high, or you've suffered from asthma for years. Walgreens has prescription and over-the-counter medications for you. And, on your way out...
  • 'Kewl' cooking by teen actor

     'Kewl' cooking by teen actor
    Reed Alexander is an 18-year-old actor who cooks with an appealing zeal that has sparked television show appearances, an interactive website (kewlbites.com) and, now, a cookbook: "KewlBites: 100 Nutritious, Delicious, and Family-Friendly Dishes" (Rodale,...
  • Shorter waits for angioplasty do not lower death rates, study says

    Shorter waits for angioplasty do not lower death rates, study says
    An intense nationwide push to speed hospital treatment for heart attack patients has been a success, cutting by 20% the average time people waited before getting their clogged arteries opened between 2005 and 2009. But in a twist cardiologists called...
  • McDonald's offers fruits, veggies in place of value meal fries

    McDonald's offers fruits, veggies in place of value meal fries
    McDonald’s this week said it would offer value menu customers a side of salad, fruit or vegetables as an alternative to French fries in a move that some analysts attributed to an attempt to boost static sales. The arrangement will be set in motion...