American Heart Association
By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS
The nurses were careful about how to share the news with Christie Reinhardt. Lying in a hospital bed, weakened, her body might not be able to handle the full weight of the information.
She’s a Southern woman, though: no-nonsense. She insisted on knowing what had become […]
After losing both her parents to heart disease Deanna Linz made raising awareness about heart health her mission – one that became even more personal when she became a heart patient herself.
Linz, an ambassador for the American Heart Association, had her first heart attack at age 40, followed by […]
To the folks in Chamberlain, South Dakota, the little girl born on Aug. 2, 1957, seemed perfectly healthy.
Within months, her parents weren’t so sure.
Laurie Van Brunt wasn’t developing the way other babies did. She was more lethargic, moving less than the other tykes.
Relax, a family doctor said. Babies develop […]
Kimberly Goodloe knew something was wrong the moment the pain began.
“I came out of a class where I was a substitute teacher and grabbed my chest,” she said. “It was the worst feeling.”
The mother of two headed down the hall to the school nurse, who told her she needed […]
Patty Lang didn’t know what to make of the “strange episodes” that occasionally left her weak and temporarily unable to move.
After one pronounced incident, she searched online for what might be causing her symptoms. Patty found information about transient ischemic attacks, or TIAs, and thought, “Oh, this fits – […]
Cynthia Essex knew something wasn’t right that Sunday morning before church.
Getting out of bed was a struggle. Exhaustion persisted as she showered and got dressed. To top it off, Cynthia, who loves her assortment of shoes, didn’t care which pair she put on.
Cynthia pressed on, figuring she was just […]
Jane Golub is one active 75-year-old. She walks stairs, plays golf and follows her gym workout routine.
So last winter, when Jane arrived at the top of the 47 stairs at the Rensselaer, New York, train station struggling to breathe, it gave her husband, Neil, pause for concern.
“I first became […]
Sebastian Baker knew he was at risk of stroke because it ran in his family.
An aunt and a cousin each suffered debilitating strokes. Each endured complications in ensuing years, then died.
Those relatives were in their late 30s and early 40s when they suffered their strokes. Sebastian was 45 the […]
For the fourth consecutive year, minority women pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in healthcare fields can apply for 16 scholarships worth $2,500 to use toward tuition
The deadline to apply for the Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund for 2015 scholarships is Dec. 31, 2014. The scholarships are provided through a partnership […]
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