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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.
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.
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
Weight gain study:
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.
CDC statistics show we continue to make progress in the fight against cardiovascular disease
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.
Read the latest post from the American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown's Huffington Post Blog.
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