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There’s nothing Marla and Jim Cobb can do to bring back their son, Burke. But they can do something to help others avoid the tragic loss they’ve suffered – and they have. Their 14-year-old son’s memory endures in the Burke Cobb Act, a new law that requires CPR and AED training for Louisiana high school students. FULL STORY

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Gabe Scofield’s stroke and recovery exemplify why World Stroke Day was created -- to help spread public awareness of the high risk and prevalence of stroke.

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Fruit, vegetables,
whole grains, nuts
lower stroke risk

New guidelines say eating Mediterranean or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping blood pressure under control can lower the risk of a first-time stroke.

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Study: Patients
may recall memories

Survivors of cardiac arrest may be at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental health issues because they maintained vivid memories of their near-death experiences, according to a recent study.

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The amount of sugar at Halloween is scary, but there are ways to avoid the horror of candy overload, nutrition experts say.

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This World Stroke Day, Know That Kids and Teens Can Be Stricken, Too - Like Vandna


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

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Ana Gregg suffered two heart attacks caused by spontaneous coronary artery dissection. With no family history or risk factors, her first heart attack was dismissed as acid reflux. Seven stents later, she is part of a study into this rare condition. Life is Why. 

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