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Festive – and guilt-free – holiday cocktails just take a few substitutions


When it comes to the holidays, people realize how easy it is to over indulge with food. They also need to watch what they’re drinking.

Too often, only food is considered when people cut calories, said Penny Kris-Etherton, Ph.D., R.D., a nutrition professor at Penn State […]

December 18th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Videos|Tags: |0 Comments

There’s a new world record for CPR


Hundreds of New Yorkers learned Hands-Only CPR on Thursday in Times Square, as they witnessed the world’s largest CPR relay.

It took 250 celebrities, politicians and others about five hours to set a Guinness World Record for most people in a CPR relay. The relay lasted 12 […]

Barry Walk, a little boy through and through


When Barry Walk III was 2 months old, he seemed like a happy, healthy baby. Then one morning, he wasn’t interested in eating. He was lethargic and his coloring was off.

Doctors in Erie, Pennsylvania, life-flighted the infant to Pittsburgh, where specialists found that Barry’s heart […]

Together to End Stroke is Why for Dr. Carolyn Brockington

Dr. Carolyn Brockington is a neurologist. She loves the brain and wants everyone’s brain to be happy and healthy. Beating stroke is Why. Life is Why.

November 12th, 2014|Categories: Stroke, Videos||3 Comments

CPR instructor uses training to save newborn puppy

TALTY, Texas _ Alicia Pederson awoke to her dog Izzy squealing in pain. Alicia knew Izzy was pregnant and due any day. But what she found in her living room at 2 a.m. took her breath away: Two puppies on the floor. One healthy and wriggling. The other cold, […]

Becky Comet from The Biggest Loser: This is my story.

Family medical history — before The Biggest Loser, I was running from mine.

Heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, strokes — throw in Type 2 diabetes and you’re looking at my family history. And that was just my parents and my only brother. I was obese, on medication for […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Internet’s `PirateGray’ fighting heart disease in honor of her dad

Grayson Burger grew up watching her father struggle with heart problems.

The last few years, the 20-year-old from South Brunswick, N.J., has been building a career out of her online persona: PirateGray.

In December, she combined her passions to produce a video about her dad’s fight and the American Heart Association’s […]

More coverage of study on sex after a heart attack

The American Heart Association’s study about women hoping to get more information from their doctors about sex after a heart attack was covered extensively by other news outlets.

CBS News offered this video and online story
Harvard Women’s Health Watch offered this story
MSNBC offered this q-and-a

The American Heart Association also offers […]

Do you know the ‘Rules of Hands-Only CPR?’

In celebration of Sudden Cardiac Awareness Month, the AHA released a new web-based video, “Rules of Hands-Only CPR,” featuring the cast of the CBS hit series “Rules of Engagement.” Filmed in the style of the sitcom, the short asks Americans to learn the life-saving skill of Hands-Only CPR and […]

November 7th, 2012|Categories: CPR, Videos||2 Comments

Simple Science @Heart: Black stroke survivors face greater risk from high blood pressure

Blacks who survive strokes caused by bleeding in the brain are more likely than whites to have high blood pressure a year later, a new study says.

Continued high blood pressure increases their risk of another stroke.

The study examined racial and ethnic differences in these strokes, called intracranial hemorrhage or […]