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American Heart Association

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  • Maryann Martin September 22, 1941 - August 30, 2013

    Maryann Martin  September 22, 1941 - August 30, 2013
    Maryann Martin died suddenly in her sleep on Aug. 30 in her La Crescenta home at the age of 71. She was born Sept. 22, 1941, in Massachusetts as the only child to James and Gertrude Motherway, both who preceded her in death. Maryann graduated from...
  • Use these creative ways to save on health care

    Use these creative ways to save on health care
    If you're looking to save money on health care, then you might want to start with "The Healthcare Survival Guide" (Health Advocate Publishing, 2009) by Martin B. Rosen and Abbie Liebowitz, M.D. Written in reaction to the 2008 economic crisis, the slim...
  • McKinley Elementary students plant their first crops

    McKinley Elementary students plant their first crops
    At McKinley Elementary School on Friday, children poured soil into new garden beds as they prepared to plant their first winter garden of broccoli, onions, sweet and bitter lettuce, cauliflower, herbs, peas and carrots. The garden beds, soil and tools...
  • Diet, exercise key for improving heart health

    Diet, exercise key for improving heart health
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The American Heart Association wants to improve the heart health of all Americans by 20 percent by 2020. To meet that goal, treating unhealthy habits will be just as important as treating high blood pressure and cholesterol,...
  • Is sugar destroying the entire world?

    Is sugar destroying the entire world?
    Soda, fruit juice, candy and other sugar-laden foods are everywhere, but how dangerous are they? It's common knowledge that consumed in excess, these sugar-filled products can cause a slew of health problems. This is nothing new for countless doctors...
  • Season Preview event listings | Broward 2013-14

    Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. Season Kick-Off Cocktail Reception Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) FAB! begins its 10th anniversary with a season kickoff cocktail reception, hosted by corporate member Northern Trust, at its Fort Lauderdale office. Free,...
  • Light could replace shock to regulate hearts

    Light could replace shock to regulate hearts
    So many Americans experience dangerous fluctuations in heartbeat that about 400,000 times a year a device is implanted in their chests to keep a normal rhythm. But the defibrillators that send a life-saving electric buzz through the heart can be so...
  • Risk calculator for determining statin use needs fixing, doctors say

    Less than a week after the American Heart Assn. and the nation's cardiologists issued guidelines that would greatly expand the number of Americans taking a statin medication, the guidelines have been faulted for overestimating patients' risk of heart...
  • A second opinion on statins

    According to two respected medical organizations, up to twice as many of us — nearly a third of all adults — should be taking statins to avoid heart attack and stroke. But statins, the potent cholesterol-lowering medications of which Lipitor...
  • Cardiologists cast doubt on new statin recommendations

    Cardiologists cast doubt on new statin recommendations
    Some of the nation's most influential cardiologists are challenging new recommendations that would greatly expand the number of Americans taking a statin medication to reduce their chances of a heart attack or stroke. The guidelines issued last week...
  • New cholesterol guidelines favor more use of statins to prevent heart attack, stroke

    Harvard Health Blog Updated cholesterol guidelines released Nov. 12 by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology aim to prevent more heart attacks and strokes than ever by boosting the number of Americans who take statins....