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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Potential Memorial Day tragedy avoided thanks to family, friends who knew CPR

Tim Weaver was cleaning a boat engine one minute and frantically gasping “Help” the next. His son-in-law David Andrew was ordering pizza one minute and dialing 9-1-1 the next. Family and friends around them were wrapping up their Memorial Day …

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘Tough times don’t last, but tough people do’ – like this survivor of a stroke when she was 15

Vandna Mittal loved dancing and snowboarding. She played varsity tennis and took honors classes at her high school in Redlands, Calif. When a headache disrupted the 15-year-old’s walk to

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Red wine may not prevent heart disease, prolong life

There is bad news for those who believe drinking red wine is protecting their hearts and extending their lives. A study released this week in JAMA Internal Medicine found

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‘Fed Up’ blames food industry for nation’s obesity

A documentary blaming the food industry and the federal government for the ongoing childhood obesity epidemic followed a group of children during a two-year period to highlight their

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Q&A: Weighing potential benefits and risks of daily aspirin therapy

A daily dose of aspirin should not be used routinely to prevent a first heart attack or stroke in people who don’t have cardiovascular disease or evidence of

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Surviving stroke is a sprint for this marathon runner

Last Memorial Day, Teri Ackerson finished a 6-mile run in preparation for her next marathon, went home for a shower, then visited a Starbucks for a latte with

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Sales of red fitness trackers to help fight heart disease in women

Fitbit, Inc., manufacturer of the Fitbit Flex activity and sleep tracking wristband, will donate a portion of sales of its new Red Flex products and red bands to the American

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Stroke limits attorney, but she’s fighting back – and helping others do so, too

It was the time of year when many people indulge with abandon. Attorney Jan Thomas resisted, though. On this Dec. 28, she was remaining fit by spending her

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Ohio dad saves his toddler son using infant CPR

As parents of three young boys, Eli and Melissa Thomas are used to constant roughhousing, teasing and noise. So, they immediately feared the silence last August during a family

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E-cards available for Mother’s Day

Macy's and the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women program are teaming up to offer Thank-A-Mom cards that will help teach moms, sisters and friends about heart