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American Heart Association

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  • Arlington Heights adds e-cigs to smoking ban

     Arlington Heights adds e-cigs to smoking ban
    Arlington Heights took another stand against electronic cigarettes by including them in its long-standing smoking ban. "We're being cautious. We're setting it on the same field as cigarettes because the smoke is the same nuisance," Trustee Joseph Farwell...
  • FDA aspirin warning contradicts conventional advice

    FDA aspirin warning contradicts conventional advice
    Q: I believe aspirin is a miracle drug. I've used it for pain relief for years and never once had a stomachache or heartburn. My doctor told me it was prudent to take a baby aspirin every day to prevent circulatory problems. I just read that the Food...
  • The cholesterol myth: Is sugar the big culprit?

    The cholesterol myth: Is sugar the big culprit?
    If you want to reduce your risk for the type of coronary heart disease often referred to as “clogging” or “hardening” of the arteries, should you reduce the amount of cholesterol, saturated fat or sugar in your diet? If you&...
  • Column: Drinking up as the heat turns up

    When we think of hydration, we may think of water - HOWEVER - just as important is what else is lost when we sweat. Sweat is the combination of water and electrolytes, including sodium, potassium, calcium, chlorine, phosphate, and magnesium. It is...
  • Coconut oil has a new image as health, beauty aid

    Coconut oil has a new image as health, beauty aid
    Once vilified for its abundant fat content, coconut oil is being trumpeted as a miracle elixir. As a health fad, it's dual purpose, bandied about as a head-to-toe natural beauty product and as a food that can cure what ails you. Coconut oil's health...
  • Food companies back group fighting nutrition standards on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON A special interest group representing school nutritionists and backed financially by big food companies including six from Minnesota is pushing legislation that would allow school districts to bypass new lunch rules restricting sodium and...
  • California ruling a victory for big-box stores -- and capitalism

    California ruling a victory for big-box stores -- and capitalism
    The California Supreme Court has ruled that big-box stores in the state don’t have to keep automated external defibrillators. Maura Dolan writes: “The ruling stemmed from a lawsuit filed by the family of Mary Ann Verdugo, 49, who suffered...
  • Donald E. Timney, 74, of Westminster

    Donald E. Timney, 74, of Westminster, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Born April 24, 1940, in Lonaconing, he was the son of William E. Timney and Rhetta Dodd Timney. He was the husband of the late Patricia Ann...
  • Donald E. Blumberg, 60, of Hanover, Pa.

    Donald Edward Blumberg, 60, of Hanover, Pennsylvania, died Friday, June 13, 2014, at the Carroll Hospital Center. Born Dec. 10, 1953, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Albert and Dorothy Dolle Blumberg. He was the husband of Pamela S. Adams...
  • Melvin A. Walker, 74, of Hanover, Pa.

    Melvin Arthur Walker, 74, of Hanover, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at home. Born Feb. 14, 1940, in Randallstown, he was the son of the late Melvin Arthur and Mildred Elaine Clagett Walker. He was the husband of Linda Marie Ellis Walker,...
  • Hospital honored with achievement award

    Carroll Hospital Center has received the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart...
  • CVS cigarette ban is right move at right price

    CVS cigarette ban is right move at right price
    We learn as children that doing the right thing often comes at a cost. For businesses, there's an actual ledger. If the proverbial road to hell is in fact paved with good intentions, executives with publicly held companies fear the Street will kick them...