Wednesday 22 Oct 2014

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ECGs won’t save more young people, experts say

Checking all young people with electrocardiograms or ECGs would not prevent more fatal heart problems, but routine physical exams and assessments of medical history could, a panel of heart experts said Monday. The question of whether electrocardiograms should be mandatory […]

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Award winner fights heart disease around the globe

Heart disease, the No. 1 cause of death in the world, has devastating effects on families, communities and even countries. American Heart Association volunteer Craig Beam has for many

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Award winner fights health disparities in Texas

Marcie Wilson’s son Kevin was just 2 years old when he fell into a hot tub and nearly drowned. His panicked dad pulled him out. “He was so purple,

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Physician of the year: Research has paid off

Neil Stone got a painfully early education in heart disease. One by one, it stole his family members. His paternal grandmother died from a heart attack 48. Then her

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Healthcare volunteer of the year: Education first

Things were different when Debbie Camp started her nursing career in the 1970s — so different that she calls that time the Dark Ages. “When stroke patients were admitted,

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Local, national contributions lead to successes

Years before he started volunteering for the American Heart Association, Don Hultgren’s mom suffered a stroke. Before then, Hultgren had no idea about all the work the organization

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Meritorious achievement winner focuses on smallest hearts

Dianne Atkins has devoted her entire career to protecting young hearts. That passion drives Atkins’ work as professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Iowa Carver

Meritorious achievement winner: You have to pay attention

Obesity is one of the biggest bullies around when it comes to heart health. But a group of science and medical volunteers for the American Heart Association is

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AHA funding new research network aimed at preventing heart disease, stroke

Four major institutions are banding together and leveraging the strength of basic, clinical and population research to prevent heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in

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Research: E-cigarettes don’t help smokers quit

Despite marketing claims, there’s no proof that e-cigarettes help smokers kick the habit — and they may even hurt their efforts to stop, according to new research. “The overall