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American Heart Association

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  • The Unappetizing Truth About Fast Food

     
    McDonald’s got lucky this month. First, Charles Ramsey did interview after interview, telling the world over and over again that he was eating his McDonald’s when he heard Amanda Berry’s screams. Then a pair of recent studies shifted the...
  • Gov. Chris Christie's lap-band, a health need or political ploy

     
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making headlines for his recent lap-band stomach surgery, which could help the overweight politician lose up to 100 pounds—if he changes his ways. The fact that his name features prominently on the news is good news...
  • Doctors torn over heart screening for young athletes

     Doctors torn over heart screening for young athletes
    Christopher Storm was a high school freshman running track when doctors found an abnormality in his heart. Part of the muscle was thicker than it should have been, making it harder for it to send blood to the rest of his body. The condition, known as...
  • Los Angeles City Hall in color

     
    Los Angeles City Hall gets lit in various colors in support of different causes....
  • Lend a hand, save a life

     
    The state Department of Health, the American Heart Association and the Pennsylvania HeartRescue Project are teaming up to get a quarter-million Pennsylvanians on board with them to save lives. The organizations last week announced a new campaign, “...
  • About Gerry Litrento

    About Gerry Litrento
    Gerard (Gerry) Litrento is BankUnited's senior executive vice president of Retail and Business Banking. Litrento manages the bank's retail branch network, private banking and sales strategy, and small-business banking areas. His division provides credit...
  • Quvenzhane Wallis for Teaching Gardens: Variety Power of Youth Honoree

    Quvenzhane Wallis made history with her portrayal of 6-year-old Hushpuppy in "Beasts of the Southern Wild," becoming the youngest performer ever nominated for an Oscar. Now 9 and entering fourth grade at home in Louisiana, she next stars in Steve McQueen'...
  • Why aren't gym memberships tax deductible or eligible for health or flexible savings funds?

    Why aren't gym memberships tax deductible or eligible for health or flexible savings funds?
    My gym membership is a tax deduction. So are my running shoes. And my bike. And my Rush "2112" cycling jersey. This is because I write about fitness for a living, and if (probably "when") I get audited, I can point to hundreds of articles that prove all...
  • Grocery tours teach Boyle Heights residents about nutrition

     
    Cedonia Castillo, 81, said she knows salt and sugar are bad for her health. But the Boyle Heights resident, who has diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, said she doesn't know what food to avoid. So when she heard that a dietician from White...
  • Eggs: Good or bad for you?

     
    You're probably familiar with the famous movie scene in which Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa wakes up, opens the fridge, cracks about a half-dozen raw eggs into a glass and sloppily drinks them. It's the Breakfast of Champions, circa 1976. These days,...
  • Lehigh Valley Heart and Stroke Walk raises money to help children like Cassidy

     
    The 2012 Lehigh Valley Heart and Stroke Walk at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem Township raises awareness of heart disease and stroke and funds for the American Heart Assocation, which goes toward research and resources for people with heart...
  • Visible signs of aging signaled increased risk of heart disease, study finds

    Visible signs of aging signaled increased risk of heart disease, study finds
    Visibly aging but young at heart? Don't count on it, researchers suggested. In a study following more than 10,000 people over 35 years, the presence of visible signs of aging signaled an increased risk of heart attack and heart disease. The research...