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Kaitlyn Smith’s son Kaeden was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and supraventricular tachycardia. Unless you saw his scars, you wouldn’t know what he and his mom have gone through. “He’s my life,” said Smith. “My son is Why. My family is Why. Life is Why." WATCH VIDEO

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A recent study adds more weight to the low-carbohydrate vs, low-fat debate, but experts caution that other factors need to be considered when picking a diet. FULL STORY

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Stories
from the Heart

The name “broken heart syndrome” sounds like something to do with a relationship gone bad. Cheryl Lawson now knows the frightening reality all too well. Fortunately, she also has a fresh new perspective on life.  FULL STORY

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Certain behaviors and health factors have been proven to dramatically improve health. Following ‘Life’s Simple 7’ can also help put kids on the road to long-term health. FULL STORY

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Football legend Kurt Warner was in the middle of his NFL career when a routine annual physical revealed some unsettling results about his cholesterol. FULL STORY

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Working to prevent heart attacks, strokes

The government’s efforts on increasing the number of communities who go smoke-free, decreasing sodium in the food supply and eliminating trans-fat is at the halfway point, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. FULL STORY

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As Bill Clinton says, 'Our kids deserve the best start in life we can give them'


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

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Laura Bell Bundy speaks on the hole in her heart

Actress/Singer Laura Bell Bundy spoke about living with a hole in her heart at a “Rally for Medical Research Capitol Hill Day” in Washington, D.C. She urged Congress to invest in NIH research so that she and other Americans will have better treatments and cures.

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