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STORIES FROM THE HEART: After losing teenage son, family promotes CPR training in high school

No matter the sport, 14-year-old Burke Cobb loved to compete. The oldest of three boys, Burke played football, basketball, lacrosse and was a swim team member. With all that energy and activity, his mom, Marla Cobb, considered him perfectly healthy. […]

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Motorcycle lover shares his story for World Stroke Day

At 39, Gabe Scofield felt he was in the best shape of his life. A service manager at a motorcycle dealership in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Scofield regularly spent

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Diets high in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and nuts among factors to lower first-time stroke risk

Eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping blood pressure under control can lower the risk of a first-time stroke, according to updated to guidelines

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Beware of too many Halloween treats for children

It’s a trick-or-treat tradition: counting up all the pieces of sugary loot, paying the “parent tax” and negotiating trades. Then there’s another dilemma. Just how many pieces do you

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Governor signs CPR in Schools legislation moving it to next stage

New York moved closer this week toward becoming the 20th state to have CPR in Schools after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a revised CPR in Schools bill. The new

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: She knew what to do when her husband, a TV meteorologist, struggled to say ‘nightstand’

Bonita Jefferies was relaxing in her bedroom, watching “The Bachelor” on TV, when her husband, Jay Jefferies, walked into the room. To her, his timing was

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Study: Belly fat may lead to high blood pressure by affecting kidneys

It’s been known for a while that a spare tire around the midsection is more of a risk for cardiac-health problems than a flatter stomach. A recently released

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Giving healthy food a French twist

Foods low in sodium, added sugars and saturated fat have often been labelled as bland, but that stereotypical judgment is baseless. It’s all in how the food is prepared. Olivier

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Dallas, AHA career and health fair set

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the city of Dallas are joining forces Thursday for the first time at the “Explore the AHA Career Fair and Expo.” Peggy

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Seeing doctor twice a year helps keep blood pressure under control

People who visited their doctor at least twice a year were 3.2 times more likely to keep their blood pressure under control than those who saw their doctor