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

Ryan Banks was sitting in his high school art class in Trenton, Ohio, when he began feeling funny. He texted his mom, Sherry, that his right arm was tingling and he felt confused. Sherry recommended that Ryan go see the …

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

With a degree from Missouri State in sports medicine, and as the owner of CrossFit Springfield, Jeremy Mhire knew all about performing CPR. He’d never used those skills, though

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Texas mandates newborn pulse ox screenings

Suzie Chase Brown’s family has had a long history of heart disease. The mother was diagnosed with congenital heart disease as a child. And in 2008, her daughter,

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Go Red For Women luncheon features top women in media

Why does heart disease matter to you? That’s the question the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women luncheon will try to answer on Tuesday. Featuring 24 women in

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American Heart Association launches new custom solution for EMS audience

Each year, more than 400,000 children and adults experience a cardiac arrest outside the hospital. Only 10 percent survive. Oftentimes, the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) professionals arriving at

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Heart attack patients getting better urgent care in rural areas

It was just before midnight when Gary Keimig woke up nauseous and soaking in sweat. A week earlier, he brushed off pain in his lower chest, but now

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American Heart Association and American Stroke Association: ‘Life is why’

School behavioral specialist Carla Leonard had her hand on her heart during the Pledge of Allegiance when a heart attack nearly killed her. Her doctor didn’t mince words

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Heartburn? Hardly. Under an hour later, his life-threatening problem was resolved

John Perotti was mowing the lawn outside his Utah home office when he felt what he thought was “heartburn from hell.” He headed indoors for some homemade chicken

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Waiting for a new heart isn’t easy

Ginger Zimmerman, a longtime American Heart Association volunteer who successfully underwent a heart transplant 16 years ago, is suffering from complications and needs a second heart transplant. For

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Health advocates say supporters need to reach out to FDA since tobacco industry mobilized

The public has only a couple of weeks to tell the Food and Drug Administration what it thinks about the proposed plan to regulate all tobacco products, including