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Kimmel’s son’s experience spotlights rare congenital heart defect

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Off the Charts is a series featuring expert answers to questions about heart and brain health. This week we explore tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia.

Nothing prepares an expectant parent for bad news. But that experience became part of a national discussion recently, with news that Jimmy Kimmel’s […]

Documentary follows teen with rare aging disease and his family’s fight for a cure

Sam Berns is a 16-year-old Eagle Scout who plays in his high school band and umpires baseball games.

However, he appears many decades older that his classmates and friends, due to a rare disease called Progeria, which rapidly speeds aging and has an average lifespan of 13.

The documentary film “Life […]

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: NFL PLAY 60 ‘Super Kid’ inspires others fighting heart defects

Before the most recent Super Bowl, 10-year-old Hunter Paulin kicked off the biggest event on America’s sports calendar by running to midfield at the Superdome and handing the official game ball to the referee.

The scene brought tears to the eyes of Hunter’s mother, Wendy, who’d often wondered if Hunter’s […]