Wednesday 20 Aug 2014

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Two-time Olympian saved by CPR overcomes life’s challenges one step – then one paddle — at a time

Cliff Meidl was a 20-year-old construction worker in Los Angeles when his jackhammer struck a power line and sent 30,000 volts of electricity surging through his body. The massive jolt was almost fatal. He immediately went into cardiac arrest. Firefighters administered …

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American Heart Association News


Study questions proposed blood pressure guidelines in people 60 and older

Harlan Krumholz, M.D.

Study finds significant drop in hospitalizations, deaths from heart disease, stroke


American Heart Association seeks new audiences to fight heart diseases and stroke

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Adults with disabilities have higher rates of high blood pressure


Attempts to change standards for school foods stalled

Cigarette smoking

Low education, smoking, high blood pressure may lead to increased stroke risk


American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown lauds anti-tobacco advertising campaign for teens

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Strong resolve leads stroke survivor from being immobile to hiking 7 miles


Study underscores excessive sodium consumption as global health problem


AHA CEO Nancy Brown says mobile tech is empowering consumer health

Blood Pressure Check

Blacks, women face greater burden from CVD risk factors

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FDA reviewing public comment for proposed food label changes


Model, actress recovers from stroke caused by cervical dissection

Ryan Banks with parents

Teen has gone from a stroke during art class to helping strike out stroke

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Husband, wife exemplify the importance of knowing CPR

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Texas mandates newborn pulse ox screenings