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Statement is first to describe Hispanic burden of heart disease and stroke

Hispanic-Americans need a culturally tailored approach to improve their heart health, according to an American Heart Association statement — the first to describe the burden of heart disease and stroke among the diverse population with origins in Mexico, Puerto Rico, …

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National CPR tour promotes keeping a steady beat to save lives

The American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR mobile tour is underway, traveling the country to spread the word about Hands-Only CPR in an upbeat way. The tour began in 2012

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High stress, hostility, depression may up stroke risk

Having a lot of stress, hostility and depression was associated with a significantly higher risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack in middle-aged and older adults, according to

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More than 5 million treated through Get With The Guidelines

More than 5 million people have received heart and stroke care based on the latest research-based treatment guidelines, thanks to an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association program that

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Small town finishes big in heart-health fundraising efforts

The final numbers are in for Hayward, Wisconsin:  Students in the town of 2,313 officially finished second in the nation raising funds for heart health through the American

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: After years of denial, heart attack prompts TV news anchor to face the facts – and share them with his community

As the anchor of a morning TV news show in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Scott Sanborn had to be an early riser. In hopes of getting in some exercise

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Over 160 teens, parents learn CPR

More than 35 years after the Bee Gees’ hit song was featured in the movie Saturday Night Fever,  “Stayin’ Alive” is still a hit. That’s because it’s a great

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Utah joins states requiring CPR for high school graduation

                    Utah has become the 18th state to require high school students to take CPR training, adding to the more than one million graduates who will be equipped with

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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,