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The Huffington Post: Nancy Brown 07-27



Med student's
first life-saving
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

Ambassador











The American Heart Association Patient Ambassadors team is newly created to support and educate the millions of people impacted by heart disease and stroke.

Read more about the ambassador program

Hospitals often overestimate their ability



Hospitals often
overestimate
their ability

Hospital staff perceptions don’t always match performance when administering the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator to stroke patients.

Read more about the hospital research

SFTH: Melinda Kentfield










Two years ago, Melinda Kentfield lost her son Taylor while he was taking a jog. Today, her advocacy work honors him.

Read Melinda Kentfield’s story

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