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American Heart Association

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  • Marathon-running cardiologist offers up sage advice

    Wellington resident and local cardiologist Dr. Stuart Baine lives his life as an example to his patients and those around him. "The human body is the most amazing machine," he said. "But, like most machines, if you don't take care of it the machine...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Travelers Employee Selected As Chair Of The 2014 American Heart Association Walk

    The American Heart Association, the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases, announces Greg Toczydlowski of Travelers as Chair of the 2014 Greater Hartford Heart Walk. The 2014 Heart Walk will take...
  • Dark chocolate may ease walking for patients with artery disease

    Dark chocolate may ease walking for patients with artery disease
    Older people who have trouble getting around because of poor blood flow to their legs may be able to walk a little longer and farther after eating dark chocolate, according to a new small Italian study. People with peripheral artery disease (PAD) who ate...
  • Howard County Summer Theatre marks 40th year with timeless classic

    Howard County Summer Theatre marks 40th year with timeless classic
    Tom Sankey has had an ace up his sleeve for over a year, and he's about to play it. On Wednesday, the 40th season of Howard County Summer Theatre will commence, and the longtime director and his all-volunteer cast and crew will present the first of...
  • Food companies back group fighting nutrition standards on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON A special interest group representing school nutritionists and backed financially by big food companies including six from Minnesota is pushing legislation that would allow school districts to bypass new lunch rules restricting sodium and...
  • California ruling a victory for big-box stores -- and capitalism

    California ruling a victory for big-box stores -- and capitalism
    The California Supreme Court has ruled that big-box stores in the state don’t have to keep automated external defibrillators. Maura Dolan writes: “The ruling stemmed from a lawsuit filed by the family of Mary Ann Verdugo, 49, who suffered...
  • The cholesterol myth: Is sugar the big culprit?

    The cholesterol myth: Is sugar the big culprit?
    If you want to reduce your risk for the type of coronary heart disease often referred to as “clogging” or “hardening” of the arteries, should you reduce the amount of cholesterol, saturated fat or sugar in your diet? If you&...
  • School vending machines ditch Oreos, Fritos for 'smart snacks'

    School vending machines ditch Oreos, Fritos for 'smart snacks'
    The school vending machine is no longer an easy place to satisfy a snack craving. Under new national nutritional guidelines that kick in Tuesday, schools that are part of the national school lunch program can no longer sell treats such as Oreos and...
  • Buddy System: If Someone Needs Help, Buder Happy To Oblige

    HARTFORD — Charles – "No, call me 'Buddy' " Buder needs to donate one more pint of blood to reach the 28-gallon mark. Now that's giving. But then, that's what Buddy does. Buder starts his 42nd year as a volunteer with the Travelers...
  • CVS cigarette ban is right move at right price

    CVS cigarette ban is right move at right price
    We learn as children that doing the right thing often comes at a cost. For businesses, there's an actual ledger. If the proverbial road to hell is in fact paved with good intentions, executives with publicly held companies fear the Street will kick them...
  • EatingWell: When it comes to added sugars, think sprinkle, not scoop

    Maybe you've sworn off refined "white" sugar and think that sweetening a latte with, say, agave nectar, is better because, "it's natural." Truth is, most health experts agree that the best move you can make when it comes to added sugars (those added to...