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Country goes red to draw attention to heart disease and stroke in women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nothing can keep Kimberly Moore from spreading the word about heart disease and stroke in women – not even surgery.

From her hospital bed this week, Moore urged family and friends on social media to wear red on Friday to show their support, raise awareness and […]

February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Country goes red to draw attention to heart disease and stroke in women

As American Heart Month kicks off, Trump encourages Americans to lead healthy lives

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The message from President Trump’s declaration of February as American Heart Month was clear: In the fight against heart disease — the nation’s No. 1 killer — the name of the game is healthy living.

His remarks issued Thursday help kick off the annual awareness initiative […]

February 1st, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease|Tags: |Comments Off on As American Heart Month kicks off, Trump encourages Americans to lead healthy lives

Trump proclaims February as American Heart Month

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

President Donald Trump helped bring attention to the importance of heart health by declaring February as American Heart Month, kick-starting the annual awareness campaign for the nation’s No. 1 killer.

In a proclamation, Trump said that he and First Lady Melania Trump encourage all Americans to […]

Going red to save women’s lives

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Television news anchors, members of Congress and Americans nationwide wore red Friday to spotlight a health threat many women don’t realize: cardiovascular diseases.

Major landmarks and buildings, including Niagara Falls and Graceland, will also be lit up red from coast to coast to celebrate National Wear […]

President Obama declares February as American Heart Month

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

President Obama continued his focus on improving the nation’s health this week by declaring February as American Heart Month and kick starting the annual awareness campaign against the nation’s No. 1 killer.

The tradition of American Heart Month began with President Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1964.

“Affecting […]

Saved by CPR, he’s now certified in it – and encourages others to learn, too

During a softball game at church camp, lightning struck from a cloudless sky, hitting Zach and leaving him motionless on the ground behind third base. His eyes had rolled back into his head, his nose was black and blue, and smoke was coming out of his mouth. He even […]

February 27th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Saved by CPR, he’s now certified in it – and encourages others to learn, too

This teen loves showing what her heart can do

Perseverance is tough. Persevering with a good attitude is even tougher. That’s what makes Katherine Schroeder so remarkable.

Katherine is only 13, but has undergone 15 surgeries or other procedures on her heart, with more on the way. In March, she’s scheduled to have two heart valves replaced. She faces […]

February 24th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on This teen loves showing what her heart can do

‘Perky Penny’ encourages, inspires fellow stroke survivors

Penny Santoro loves using her story to encourage people to understand the warning signs of a stroke.

She’s even used storytelling as part of her recovery. Last winter, she wrote “The Reinvention of Perky Penny” a first-person story for the American Stroke Association’s Stroke Connection magazine. Her message: Never give […]

February 23rd, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on ‘Perky Penny’ encourages, inspires fellow stroke survivors

Company commits $1 million in on-air time for American Heart Month

In support of American Heart Month, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has committed more than $1 million of on-air media to help educate the public about heart disease, the No. 1 killer of all Americans.

“Together with Clear Channel’s support and our longstanding partners at the American Heart Association and American […]

February 19th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Company commits $1 million in on-air time for American Heart Month

Saving lives became easier thanks to this ‘CPR Giant’

Almost everyone has heard of CPR, the procedure that improves survival rates among those who go into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital.

But what most people don’t know is that bystanders perform CPR less than one-third of the time that it’s needed. Why? Research finds they fear they’ll do […]

February 17th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Saving lives became easier thanks to this ‘CPR Giant’