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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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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Airman who nearly died on basketball court helps others learn skills that saved his life

Doctors aren’t certain what caused Frank Bucar’s heart to go into cardiac arrest in December 2012. They are certain about what saved his life: CPR. *** It was a Monday night

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Thanks to CPR, fireman-husband saves life of his cardiac-nurse-wife

Tawnya Reynolds was training for her first marathon, so she wanted to go for a run. Her husband, Billy, convinced her to stay home and do CrossFit with him. It

Chase Morris

STORIES FROM THE HEART: In Chase’s memory, family teaching others to know risks of sudden cardiac arrest

Around midnight at the end of a busy day, 16-year-old Chase Morris felt a bit dizzy. So even though friends were still hanging out and playing ping pong outside,

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Longtime Boy Scout leader no longer taking chances with his health

Jose Lepervanche knew he was at risk of a cardiac event. He even tried to prevent it. He just wasn’t able to keep trying. Not even after the first time

Boston students, school employees honored for saving teacher

Joan Eacmen was in the middle of a routine day teaching math at Boston’s O’Bryant School of Math & Science, when suddenly she went into cardiac arrest and

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CPR in schools effort begins again in New York

A lack of immediate action spurred Melinda Murray into action. “My son Dominic was a freshman at Farmingdale State College,” the Elmhurst, New York, resident said. “He was playing

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Minnesota man learns importance of CPR training twice

Six months after strangers revived his stopped heart and surgeons unclogged several arteries in heart, Dan Wessel headed toward Christmas feeling great – so great that his wife

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Saved by bystanders, woman works to get more trained in CPR

April 24, 2010, was a typically busy Saturday for Jill Hisey, then a 44-year-old mother of three active kids in Arcadia, Calif. She dropped off her 13-year-old daughter, Allie,

Hayward Primary

Small town aims high to fight heart disease

Only 2,000 or so folks live in Hayward, Wisc., which is located in a remote area of the state known for fishing and lumberjack competitions. It's probably not the first place