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After-school programs
still needed for
19.4 million children

There are 19.4 million children who need after-school programs and are not receiving them, according to a recent report.

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As a teen, Robert Epps was told he had a heart murmur when he joined the U.S. Coast Guard. Some years later, symptoms started showing up and increased until he said he was “one cough from death.” Epps underwent heart valve replacement in 1996. He credits his wife for giving him strength. Support is Why. 

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Stories
from the Heart

Halfway through her pregnancy, Jamie Henderson was told something was wrong with her unborn daughter’s heart. Tatum turned out to have a condition that’s actually a combination of several major problems. It would take several operations to fix it all. Watch the 3-year-old run and jump today, and you’d never know it. FULL STORY

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Weight gain study:
Polyunsaturated oil
healthier option

Rapid weight gain from eating foods rich in saturated fats quickly increased bad cholesterol levels, even in otherwise healthy and normal-weight adults in their mid-20s, according to a study released Wednesday.

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CDC statistics show we continue to make progress in the fight against cardiovascular disease

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Studies: Living near major roads can hurt health

Two recent studies show that living near a major road is associated with increased risks for heart disease.

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As a patient and caregiver, Larry knows how much support helps


Read the latest post from the American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown's Huffington Post Blog.

Warning Signs

Know the Heart Attack and Stroke Warning Signs

If you or someone else is experiencing these warning signs of heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest, call 9-1-1 right away.
Cholesterol Resources

Cholesterol Resources

Learn how to manage cholesterol with our new resources for patients and providers.
Featured Videos

 
How to cook eggs in the microwave

Karen Dionne, found of Reclaiming Ourselves, is unable to use her left hand and worried she would burn herself cooking on the stove. She figured out the steps to make fluffy, well-cooked scrambled eggs in the microwave and shares directions in this video.

View more of our videos.
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Interactive Cardiovascular Library

Visit our Interactive Cardiovascular Library for animations that help explain high blood pressure and many other cardiovascular diseases.

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