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American Heart Association

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  • Dr. Robert R. Hahn, ER chief

    Dr. Robert R. Hahn, ER chief
    Dr. Robert R. Hahn, former emergency room chief at what is now the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Easton, died Aug. 7 of coronary artery disease at William Hill Manor in Easton. He was 93. "Dr. Hahn was a wonderful, wonderful man. He...
  • Top cardiologist touts vegan diet to patients

      Top cardiologist touts vegan diet to patients
    Dr. Kim Williams thought he followed a heart-healthy diet: He avoided red meat and fried foods. He ate his chicken breast without the skin. But in 2003, the Chicago cardiologist realized his level of LDL, the so-called "bad" cholesterol, was too high....
  • Vernon FD to offer new CPR classes

    New CPR classes will be offered by the Vernon Fire Department, and the importance of having more people trained is more clear than ever. Paul Matterra thought he was having indigestion on April 13 of this year, but soon learned that he was indeed...
  • Women take on roles of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in 'Matt and Ben'

    Women take on roles of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in 'Matt and Ben'
    EUSTIS — Women believe their friendships are longer, stronger and deeper than men's. So when Mindy Kaling thought about writing a play about friendship, she got together with her best friend, Brenda Withers. They wrote "Matt and Ben," a comedy...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Free Event For Children With Heart Defects

    The American Heart Association is hosting an event for children with congenital heart defects (CHD) and their families to come together for fun activities, support and networking. The second annual Connecticut "Little Heart Hero Day" will take place on...
  • Boosting our odds: App links CPR trainees to cardiac arrest victims

    Boosting our odds: App links CPR trainees to cardiac arrest victims
    Later this month I'll be marking the two-year anniversary of my death. That's not a line you see too often, is it? My heart gave out after knee surgery, because of an arrhythmia. Even for those who suffer cardiac arrest in a hospital, the survival...
  • USC entrepreneurs aim to offer the world free bikes

    USC entrepreneurs aim to offer the world free bikes
    Students race every which way across the USC campus between classes. With 10 minutes to get from one to the next, every minute counts. New white and orange bicycles sail by beach cruisers, skateboards, scooters and pedestrians. The bicycles are the...
  • Jon B. Singer, House of Hope founder

    Jon B. Singer, House of Hope founder
    Jon B. Singer, a successful Baltimore businessman who was active in Jewish philanthropic causes that ranged from helping those suffering from drug abuse to mentoring young men and women starting businesses, died of pancreatic cancer Aug. 31 at his...
  • Reader Report: Stroke survivor gets back in the race

    Reader Report: Stroke survivor gets back in the race
    I recently completed my 10th competitive race at the American Heart Assn.'s Orange County Heart Run & Walk in Laguna Niguel. I did not finish first. I did not set a record. In fact, I was one of the last among the 5K walkers to cross the finish line....
  • Walk for health, discounts at Hampton's Peninsula Town Center

    Walk for health, discounts at Hampton's Peninsula Town Center
    HAMPTON — Shoppers at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton can now take a one-mile measured walk around the mall to receive the health benefits of exercise while being rewarded with discounts at several featured stores. The partnership between the mall,...
  • 'Don't Look Down': Fundraisers Rappel Down Hilton Hartford

    'Don't Look Down': Fundraisers Rappel Down Hilton Hartford
    HARTFORD — Len Wolman knows there is no turning back. He's wrapped in a rappelling harness with a rope in hand. He's 22 stories up on the roof of the Hartford Hilton. And he's about to lean backward, over the edge. Gary Mendell, his friend for...