Saturday 02 Aug 2014

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Stephanie Dempsey

Stephanie Dempsey testifies about the personal toll of chronic diseases

American Heart Association volunteer Stephanie Dempsey of Blairsville, Georgia, testified Tuesday in Washington about the impact of chronic disease. The hearing was to begin a conversation on chronic care, according to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D- Oregon. Dempsey, …

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Gulf War veteran recovers from heart attack to run marathon; he dedicates race to his cardiologist

It was the Monday before Thanksgiving a few years ago, and Greg Weglowski was on his bicycle. Greg – a Gulf War veteran who at the time was a

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: 17 days before co-chairing Heart Walk, he underwent open-heart surgery

As a father, husband, businessman and co-chair of the 2012 Heart Walk in Lincoln, Neb., Craig Gies kept plenty busy. He was so busy that about two weeks before

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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

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

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Former VP Dick Cheney says heart troubles were always on his mind

Dick Cheney had already survived five heart attacks, the first at age 37. He’d undergone multiple surgeries, including coronary artery bypass, stenting and angioplasty. But by the summer of

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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