Wednesday 01 Oct 2014

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Dallas-area teens learn CPR

More than 2,000 teens learned the lifesaving skill of CPR on Friday, thanks to the American Heart Association’s Dallas Division, the Frisco ISD, FC Dallas and BBYO, the world’s largest Jewish youth organization. Cardiac arrest — the abrupt loss of […]

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Free blood pressure checks this month at drugstore chain Walgreens

Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, is offering free blood pressure testing in support of American Heart Month throughout February. According to the American Heart Association, 76.4 million U.S. adults

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CVS Caremark phasing out tobacco sales

Pharmacy and retailer CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that it will phase out tobacco sales over the next year, saying that profits from the sales are not worth the

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Surgeon General’s report: Tobacco causes additional diseases, unnecessary death

Smoking has caused an enormous avoidable public health tragedy with almost 500,000 Americans dying every year due to cigarettes, according to a report released on Friday. Unless efforts like

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American Heart Association marks 50th anniversary of surgeon general’s report on smoking

Fifty years ago, the U.S. surgeon general released a report that changed the nation’s relationship with tobacco. To mark the anniversary of the pivotal report, the American Heart Association

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Tobacco prevention efforts fall short by billions

  States will spend about $481 million on programs to prevent or curb tobacco use next year, well below the $3.7 billion recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Awardees honored for major achievements

Several major awards were presented Sunday at Scientific Sessions. Chairman’s Award: Honors individual excellence in volunteer service that significantly advances the association’s strategic goals Dr. Ileana Piña Professor, department of medicine

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Cardiovascular issues sideline two NFL coaches

The health problems of two NFL coaches highlight the importance of taking care of yourself, especially in high-stress jobs. Denver Broncos coach John Fox had heart surgery Saturday and Houston Texans

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Honoring the caregiver during National Family Caregivers Month

Caregiving can be a 24-7 commitment -- and it's one of the toughest jobs around. National Family Caregivers Month recognizes that caregivers have to take care of themselves to take care of their

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Actress earns $10,000 for American Heart Association

Cuban-born actress Malillany Marín, who danced on Univision’s ¡Mira Quién Baila! (Look Who’s Dancing!) to benefit Go Red Por Tu Corazón, was eliminated from the reality show on Oct. 27.