Thursday 23 Oct 2014

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All posts tagged american heart month

Zach-and-Caleb

Saved by CPR, he’s now certified in it – and encourages others to learn, too

During a softball game at church camp, lightning struck from a cloudless sky, hitting Zach and leaving him motionless on the ground behind third base. His eyes had rolled back into his head, his nose was black and blue, and […]

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This teen loves showing what her heart can do

Perseverance is tough. Persevering with a good attitude is even tougher. That's what makes Katherine Schroeder so remarkable. Katherine is only 13, but has undergone 15 surgeries or other

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‘Perky Penny’ encourages, inspires fellow stroke survivors

Penny Santoro loves using her story to encourage people to understand the warning signs of a stroke. She’s even used storytelling as part of her recovery. Last winter, she

Company commits $1 million in on-air time for American Heart Month

In support of American Heart Month, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has committed more than $1 million of on-air media to help educate the public about heart disease, the

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Saving lives became easier thanks to this ‘CPR Giant’

Almost everyone has heard of CPR, the procedure that improves survival rates among those who go into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital. But what most people don’t know

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University of Pennsylvania initiates heart-starting art contest

Staff at the University of Pennsylvania want to make it easier to spot automated external defibrillators – devices used to restart the heart after cardiac arrest – and

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Obama’s proclamation ushers in 50th anniversary of American Heart Month

To enjoy a “long and healthy life,” Americans should follow a few simple rules, especially those at higher risk of heart disease, President Obama wrote in the annual federal

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Grieving mom works to prevent parents from learning of a child’s heart problem from a coroner

February is an important month in the fight against heart disease. In addition to its federal designation as American Heart Month, additional emphasis is placed on the tiniest

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Bush the latest in a line of presidents to battle heart disease

Being president of the United States comes with luxuries such as access to premier medical care and a support staff helping with healthy meals, frequent workouts and regular doctor visits. Despite all