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Son’s quick action helps save Kansas City dad — for a second time

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Sean Summers was sitting on the couch with his dad, Terry Summers, last August as Terry nursed a bad headache. The two had just returned from an arduous drive back to Kansas City, Missouri, from California and were watching TV. Terry tried to ask Sean […]

Kids nationwide are running 4 marathons, one lap at a time

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Some students straggle out of winter break suffering from back-to-school blues. But tens of thousands of Marathon Kids are now sprinting into the spring semester with their eye on a goal line that reads “104.8 miles.”

That’s the distance students run during a school year with […]

Health experts concerned about long-term consequences of USDA changes to school meals

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Less healthy foods and beverages with more salt and calories might soon return to America’s school cafeterias under a rule issued recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Under the rule released in November, school food service programs can now include 1 percent flavored milk and […]

Retired news anchor undergoes seven-bypass heart surgery, considers himself ‘lucky’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Larry Hatteberg, a retired television anchor who now makes videos for businesses, was testing a camera when he suddenly became lightheaded.

“I never get lightheaded,” he said. “This sort of came as a bolt out of the blue.”

Because it was so unusual, Larry checked in with […]

January 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Patients, Stories from the Heart|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Retired news anchor undergoes seven-bypass heart surgery, considers himself ‘lucky’

Exercise resolution fizzling? These expert tips can help

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Whether you’re just starting a new exercise regime for 2018 or already tinkering with your plan, congratulations – you’re among millions of Americans trying to sweat off the holiday sluggishness.

Embarking on a physical activity program is a good goal, health experts say, especially if you’re […]

For HIV patients at risk for heart disease and stroke, good preventive care may be hard to come by

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Rob Quinn suspected something was wrong when he started to feel out of breath. He was in his mid-50s and in relatively good health. But he knew breathing problems could be a sign of heart disease, which his father had died from years […]

For pregnant women, heart failure most likely in weeks after delivery

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After her third child was born, Golda Black complained to her doctors about a persistent cough while lying down, along with fatigue, dizziness and chest pains.

As she looked for possible explanations online, heart failure kept appearing in her results.

“My husband thought I was being ridiculous […]

January 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on For pregnant women, heart failure most likely in weeks after delivery

Frost wins AHA’s Bryant Award as nation’s top college football coach

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON – The season before Scott Frost became coach at the University of Central Florida, the football team failed to win a game. This season, just his second in charge, UCF won every game.

Frost’s remarkable work has earned him a collection of coach of the […]

January 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Heart Attack|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Frost wins AHA’s Bryant Award as nation’s top college football coach

Cardiac arrest survivors have trouble returning to work, social life

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Tom Parker was 32 when his heart suddenly stopped. At home in Washington, D.C., his wife quickly started CPR with guidance from a 911 dispatcher. An emergency medical technician arrived on the scene minutes later. Using a portable defibrillator, he shocked Parker’s heart to get […]

January 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Patients, Research, Workplace|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Cardiac arrest survivors have trouble returning to work, social life

Study: Unfit U.S. Army recruits may pose threat to military readiness

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Obesity and physical inactivity aren’t just health issues for our country. They’re a threat to national security.

That’s the contention of a new study in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, and potentially, a way to focus more attention on the need to improve […]

January 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Study: Unfit U.S. Army recruits may pose threat to military readiness