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Too much salt can be measured in BP



Too much salt
can be measured
in blood pressure

Eating too much salt long-term or gradually eating more over time can significantly raise the risk of developing high blood pressure.

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Madison's legacy











New York is working to join 24 other states that require CPR training in schools, partly thanks to Suzy McCarthy, whose daughter Madison died in 2001.

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Safe waters















Teen lifeguard Brianna White saved a drowning 4-year-old with CPR.

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The Huffington Post: Nancy Brown 07-27



Med student's
first lifesaving
diagnosis: Himself

Cullen Timmons likely would’ve died before graduating medical school had he not put a stethoscope to his own chest.

Read AHA CEO Nancy Brown’s latest column

Heckler report









A review 30 years after a task force investigated the state of minority health shows that much has been done and there’s much more to do.

Read more about the Heckler Report

PCKS9 cholesterol drug








The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves the first in a major new class of medicines to lower cholesterol.

Read more about PCSK9 inhibitor

Too-sweet truth











The Food and Drug Administration is proposing that a daily value for added sugars be added to the Nutrition Facts label found on most food packages.

Read more about the FDA’s proposal

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The Pizza Farm: Where ‘healthy’ snacks are ‘grown’

As the healthy school meals debate continues in Congress, comedy video website and film/TV production company Funny or Die produced a satirical video in partnership with the American Heart Association.

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