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Jennifer Caribardi managed multiple intensive-care units at a Texas hospital well-trained at spotting and treating strokes. When she had a stroke of her own, she refused to accept it. Luckily, her team knew exactly what to do.


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American Heart Association translates lifesaving and training information on the web into eight languages: Arabic, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.

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The combination of colder temperatures and physical exertion increases the workload on the heart.


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Reauthorization of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act this year will involve debate about food served at school.

Read more about the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

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After nine months on the transplant wait list, American Heart Association volunteer Ginger Zimmerman has a new heart. Zimmerman has shared her story throughout the transplant process.

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High cholesterol
in young adulthood
increases risk

How long cholesterol is elevated – even if only mildly elevated –affects the risk of heart attack.

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Can we go from around 1-in-100 to 1-in-never?


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

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Myth: Only adults can learn, perform CPR and first aid

Many people think cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid is a skill adults should learn because they’re often the caregivers or ones in charge. But lifesavers of all ages are important to increasing bystander CPR rates and improving survival from cardiac arrest. Due to the efforts of the American Heart Association, more than 1 million students every year will learn how to perform CPR.

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