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Hands-only CPR boosts bystander resuscitation in Sweden

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS – Since guidelines have endorsed the use of compression-only or Hands-Only CPR by people not trained or unwilling to provide rescue breaths during resuscitation attempts, Swedish bystanders are trying to help at a far greater rate.

Using a national registry in Sweden of 23,169 […]

Cardiac scientists and practitioners converge on the land of beignets and jambalaya

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Thousands of healthcare providers and scientists are gathering to explore the latest research in heart disease and related health problems during the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions — widely considered the premier U.S. cardiovascular science conference.

Renowned experts in cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of […]

A passion to educate about healthy eating

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Dr. Robin Williams raised her two sons to be healthy eaters in a household where the daily mantra was “no fast food,” “no soda,” and “not too much sugar, salt or fat.”

So when her eldest son Austin turned 16, learned to drive, and came home […]

Tobacco is OUT! A third of all Major League Baseball stadiums to be free of tobacco

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

With the end of this baseball season, so ended the long intertwined history of tobacco and baseball at more than one-third of all Major League stadiums.

The unhealthy coupling started unraveling when it became evident that chewing tobacco resulted in deadly consequences for some players, such […]

Two years after stroke, running is a way to health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Merideth Gilmor knows what it’s like to train hard, perhaps even more than some of the professional athletes she handles publicity for.

Exactly a year to the date she suffered a debilitating stroke that nearly killed her, Gilmor completed her first marathon, running 26.2-miles around New […]

Ellis Williamson forged new ground as a patient advocate by starting the Stroke Club

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After Ellis Williamson of Galveston, Texas, had a stroke in 1964, he helped break new ground in patient advocacy, empowering stroke survivors in a time when stroke carried stigma.

He was in his mid-30s when a stroke left him unable to speak or walk. After months […]

Finding the words after a near-deadly stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

Chris Richards speaks carefully and haltingly, her speech but not her mind affected by a stroke two years ago that nearly killed her.

But the words are worth waiting for. They tell of the power of determination and faith, the love of a wonderful family, the support […]

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown calls consumer technology a health game-changer

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Consumer technology is a “true game-changer for health,” American Heart Association Chief Executive Nancy Brown said Friday at the 13th Annual Partners Connected Health Symposium in Boston.

As patients and consumers take increasingly active roles in their heart and brain health through mobile technology, the relationship […]

What? Excuses that stroke victims give instead of just going to the hospital

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Getting help quickly for stroke — the second-leading cause of death worldwide — is more important than anything else you may be doing or have planned because time can make all the difference.

“Decades ago there were no treatments for stroke. Now we have therapies that […]

October 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Stroke|Tags: , |2 Comments

Football coaches on watch list for American Heart Association Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant Awards

 By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Twenty-three college football coaches were named to the watch list on Wednesday as contenders for the 2016 Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award.

The coaches are: Bret Bielema, Arkansas; Paul Chryst, Wisconsin; Larry Fedora, North Carolina; P.J Fleck, Western Michigan; Jim Grobe, Baylor University; […]

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