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American Heart Association

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  • Cooking for a healthy heart

    Cooking for a healthy heart
    Toni Coleman used to turn to two key ingredients when cooking: sugar and salt. The 68-year-old retired federal government worker figured it probably wasn't healthy, but food just didn't taste good without it. After taking classes offered by the...
  • Hammond Elementary team perfect in Battle of the Books [North Laurel/Savage]

    Hammond Elementary team perfect in Battle of the Books [North Laurel/Savage]
    Hammond Elementary School had a team in Battle of the Books and they won the competition at Howard High. Their team, the Book Slayers, scored a perfect score. Students read books selected by the Howard County Library and then and to answers questions...
  • A new kind of cola war

    Happiness doesn't come in a red can. Obesity does. That's the tag line from a commercial that will begin airing soon in the Baltimore area, and it's a not-so-subtle attack on Coca-Cola mounted by a group of local health advocates including Howard County'...
  • Take care when shoveling

    Take care when shoveling
    Heavy wet snow, like the kind that is on the ground now in the Baltimore region, can be a major threat to a person’s heart, according to local and national health officials. The American Heart Association says most people will not have any ill...
  • Stories from the heart

    Stories from the heart
    For Anne Efron, this Valentine's Day is about more than boxes of chocolate and long-stemmed roses. This year, the holiday is truly a celebration of the heart. The one that's beating in her chest. In late January of last year, Efron, a project...
  • Ads make trucks a revenue engine at Middle River Volunteer Fire Co.

    Ads make trucks a revenue engine at Middle River Volunteer Fire Co.
    Members of the Middle River Volunteer Fire Company aren't relying only on boot drives, poker tournaments and hall rentals for extra revenue. The 46-member department in eastern Baltimore County recently sold ad space on its ladder truck and a fire...
  • Horizon Foundation launches television ads promoting healthier drinks

    Horizon Foundation launches television ads promoting healthier drinks
    The Horizon Foundation earlier this week launched a new television ad campaign calling on Coca-Cola to help fight childhood obesity. Starting next week, the $40,000 campaign will hit the air, with 30- and 90-second advertisements playing on broadcasts...
  • Lab-grown blood vessels made with less ado

    Lab-grown blood vessels made with less ado
    Some blood vessels don't show up on circulatory system diagrams, or even in the plain light of a laboratory lamp. These are microscopic, forming networks at the ends of the system, feeding living tissue with nutrients and carrying off wastes. Because...
  • Roland Park public school wins national health honor

    Roland Park public school wins national health honor
    Roland Park Elementary/Middle School has won a National Recognition Award as a Healthy Campus from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation. Roland Park is the first public school in...
  • New guidelines released for treating high cholesterol

    New guidelines released for treating high cholesterol
    Only people with high cholesterol and a significant risk of heart attack and stroke would be put on statins, under new guidelines released Tuesday by a panel of experts overseen by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology....
  • Light could replace shock to regulate hearts

    Light could replace shock to regulate hearts
    So many Americans experience dangerous fluctuations in heartbeat that about 400,000 times a year a device is implanted in their chests to keep a normal rhythm. But the defibrillators that send a life-saving electric buzz through the heart can be so...
  • Bel Air teen given two life sentences for killing his parents [25 years ago]

    From The Aegis dated Sept. 8, 1988: Eighteen-year-old Timothy Scott Sherman, who was convicted of killing his parents while they slept in the bedroom of their Bel Air home in October, was given two consecutive life sentences 25 years ago this week....