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from the Heart

As an educator, wife and mom, Patty Lang was all about helping others. Warning strokes didn't slow her. Then came a major stroke that changed everything.

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Bariatric surgery
helped, study said

Bariatric surgery improved blood sugar control, reduced the need for medications and improved the quality of life for obese patients with Type 2 diabetes, according to a three-year follow-up study.

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Shared-use
legislation passes

Ohio lawmakers made it easier for schools to open their gymnasiums, pools, playgrounds, running track, athletic fields and other facilities to public use during non-school hours.

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High fitness
reduces chance
of hypertension

High fitness level reduces chance of developing hypertension, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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AHA’s annual statistical report expands to include global numbers for first time, finding heart disease and stroke as the world’s leading causes of death.

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Dan Wessel, who suffered cardiac arrest while playing Santa Claus, has much to be grateful for this holiday season.

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'If you want to be happy for a lifetime, go help someone else' ... at home and abroad


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

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CPR Myth: You can hurt someone

Many people are afraid of performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation because they fear they’ll hurt someone.

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