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Life is why: Barry Walk










Barry Walk, III appeared to be a normal, healthy two-month-old baby boy. But, one morning changed everything.

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Payment model seeks to cut heart disease



Payment model
seeks to cut
heart disease

Healthcare providers who enroll in a new government program can get paid for prevention, while patients will have more say in their health under a new payment model.

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Stories from the Heart: Brittany Williams









A 24-year-old workout warrior, Brittany Williams was enjoying dinner in Times Square when her heart stopped. CPR from bystanders saved her life, and now she encourages everyone to learn how to become a lifesaver.

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Medical and community health experts led a Twitter chat Wednesday about disparities in high blood pressure control among African-Americans and other minorities.

Read highlights from Twitter chat

Risk increases for African-Americans



Risk increases for
African-Americans

African-Americans, especially women and young adults at lower socioeconomic levels, have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

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Future vaccine may help lower blood pressure



Future vaccine
may help lower
blood pressure

A DNA vaccine used in rats helped lower blood pressure for up to six months and reduced tissue damage to the heart and blood vessels associated with hypertension.

Read more about possible DNA vaccine

Huffington Post - Nancy Brown 05262015



Philanthropist turns her heart problem into solutions

Sally Soter’s brush with heart disease opened her eyes to what a problem it is for all women. So she decided to do something about it.

Read AHA CEO Nancy Brown’s latest column

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What's for lunch?

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown visits Dallas students to talk about healthy school meals. The Charles Rice Learning Center is among the 95 percent of schools nationwide that meet nutritional standards for school meals under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

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