American Heart Association
The chest pains began during a board meeting for the public library Cheryl Lawson oversaw.
Indigestion, she thought. She walked around a bit, trying to ignore it, until a reminder came in the form of a slamming pain that shot up her chest and into her neck.
Cheryl stayed in the […]
The flu. That’s what Nicole Smith thought was bothering her. She figured she would visit the ER, get a prescription and head back to work.
Doctors found something else: congestive heart failure and an enlarged heart. Her cardiologist also mentioned she may need a heart transplant.
“How long will that take” […]
Amy Steinbrech spent the last night of 2012 with family. She enjoyed a glass of wine with dinner, then they all hung out and watched a movie.
Early on the first morning of 2013, the 40-year-old public relations specialist was in the bathroom and realized she couldn’t turn off the […]
Suzie Chase Brown’s family has had a long history of heart disease. The mother was diagnosed with congenital heart disease as a child. And in 2008, her daughter, Maggie Brown, was born with a congenital heart defect.
Ten months after Maggie, 5, had successful open-heart surgery to repair her heart […]
Why does heart disease matter to you? That’s the question the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women luncheon will try to answer on Tuesday.
Featuring 24 women in leading TV, magazine, online and radio media positions, the event in New York will be co-hosted by Today show host Natalie […]
Ginger Zimmerman, a longtime American Heart Association volunteer who successfully underwent a heart transplant 16 years ago, is suffering from complications and needs a second heart transplant. For more than three months, she’s been at a hospital in New York, first undergoing testing to qualify for a transplant and […]
Neil Meltzer grew up knowing exactly what he wanted to do with his life. He was going to save the world.
Seriously, that’s how he describes his longtime aim of making the world a healthier place.
His dream job was with the World Health Organization. He pursued it by getting a […]
Fresh ginger and garlic sizzle immediately once they hit the oil. Vibrating as they cook, the spices tinge the air.
The smell is often a lovely partner to Chinese food, since the pair are staples of East Asian cooking. However, there are other ingredients that could be hiding in the […]
Bernie Dennis has a favorite saying about his favorite organization: “People don’t need the American Heart Association … until they need the American Heart Association.”
He’s exhibit A. It took a few heart attacks and a quadruple bypass to get him involved.
While recovering, a rehabilitation nurse challenged him to raise […]
Peyton Manning, storied NFL quarterback, spoke out against heart disease this week at an American Heart Association luncheon in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The luncheon is part of an annual event supporting the AHA’s Go Red For Women program, which helps spread the word about the threat heart disease poses to the health and lives of women […]
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