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Clemson, Alabama football coaches among finalists for Bryant Award

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — College football coaches Dabo Swinney of top-ranked Clemson and Nick Saban of second-ranked Alabama are among the finalists for the 2015 Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award presented by the American Heart Association.

Kirk Ferentz of Iowa, David Shaw of Stanford, Tom Herman […]

Baseball great Rod Carew winning fight for life

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The way Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew sees it, his body is in a slump.

The way his doctors see it, he’s winning the fight for his life.

Carew’s world took this drastic turn Sept. 20, when he suffered a heart attack while playing golf. A […]

Surgeon General: Medical professionals must boost emphasis on prevention

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida — As a youngster in Miami, Vivek Murthy enjoyed hanging out at his dad’s primary-care practice. Being around those patients and learning their problems prompted an insightful diagnosis: So much of what brought them into the office was preventable.

These days, as Surgeon General […]

New era of Precision Medicine closer to reality

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The end of Daylight Savings Time was a sleep disrupter. Body clocks had to adjust.

How’d it go for you? What happened to your sleep rhythms? Did you have other health ramifications?

Sensors and other technological advances can generate such raw data and a new era is […]

‘1 Team, 1 Vision’ — AHA, Google Life Sciences launch $50 million project

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

ORLANDO, Florida — While some incredible breakthroughs have come from the traditional way of fighting cardiovascular disease, it remains the No. 1 killer of Americans. So why not shake things up?

Google Life Sciences Chief Executive Andy Conrad suggested a radical new approach to American Heart […]

CPR Throwdown: A fun, intense way for professional lifesavers to sharpen their skills

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Here’s what happened:
You ran into Michael Jordan, the pride of North Carolina, at a casino. Now he is in cardiac arrest. You have four minutes to save him.
Can you do it?
In 3, 2, 1 … CPR!
***
That was the situation given to Paul Nowell and his […]

New AHA president aims for Americans to enjoy good cardiovascular health as they get older

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Growing up in Philadelphia, Mark Creager usually could be found on a sandlot or a playground. Baseball was his favorite sport, yet he and his buddies played them all: touch football, handball, basketball or sometimes just making up their own ball game. He enjoyed running […]

After colorful path to chairman of AHA board, Royse focused on healthier communities

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Al Royse readily admits he had no idea what he was getting into back in 1997, when representatives from the American Heart Association asked him to become chairman of the San Francisco Heart Walk.

Royse knew little about the organization. He knew little about heart disease. […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Slowed by stroke at 18, he’s a college grad starting a new job at 25

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Michael Trujillo graduated from Illinois State University in May with a bachelor’s degree in international business and marketing. He’s travelling this summer before starting a sales job for an international manufacturing supplier in August.

Such a “normal” life still surprises the 25-year-old from the Chicago suburb […]

Heart Across America rolls across finish line

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Riding on a hand-controlled bicycle, Sean Maloney joined his fellow riders as they crossed the finish line Sunday for Heart Across America, a 5,000-mile trek from Palo Alto, California, to Manhattan aimed at helping in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

Everywhere the tour went, they spread […]