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New York moved closer this week toward becoming the 20th state to require CPR in Schools. Now, the legislation is before the State Education Department.

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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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Costs to treat
bleeding strokes
up 10 years later

Costs to treat strokes caused by bleeding in the brain may increase significantly 10 years later, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

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Stories
from the Heart

A TV meteorologist knows weather, of course, and needs a smooth delivery. So when Jay Jefferies had trouble saying “nightstand,” his wife Bonita realized something was seriously wrong. Then she remembered a radio commercial about the warning signs of stroke. Her quick reaction helped Jay recover quickly – and get back on the air. FULL STORY

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Study: Belly fat
may lead to HBP
by affecting kidneys

It’s been known for a while that a spare tire around the midsection is more of a risk for cardiac-health problems than a flatter stomach. A recently released study says it may be because extra belly fat can affect the kidneys, increasing blood pressure.

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Foods low in sodium, added sugars and saturated fat have often been labeled as bland, but that stereotypical judgment is baseless. It’s all in how the food is prepared.

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More Than Fun and Games - Play Matters


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

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