| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Obesity, especially among children, is a problem in the United States. In the past 30 years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents.
The medical costs for...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Molly Shattuck opens the front door of her sprawling brick North Baltimore home in a blur of color and energy. It's 10 a.m. on a gray February day, and she's wearing a tight purple dress that highlights her famously firm physique.
Her blond hair is...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Are electronic cigarettes a bridge to help people quit smoking or a gateway to start smoking young? Either way, a leading heart health organization says it’s high time that federal laws prohibit the sale of these devices to minors, and it recommends...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:26 AM
Seniors and Pets, Part I: Health Benefits of Seniors owning Pets
Pets give more to humans than humans could ever give in return. The benefits we receive from pets are abundant. They provide companionship, emotional support, bonding, and some even...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Consumers face a dizzying array of products and claims in the dietary supplement aisle — but a little knowledge can go a long way in helping chart a healthy lifestyle.
One of the more popular supplements, fish oil, is promoted as preventive or...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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?
| Aug 29, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In recent years, the NBA branded LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh as "The Big Three." Yet, long before they enjoyed their successful run in Miami, reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic reigned as the original Big Three.
However, since 2011, the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Joey Giordano is a third-grader at Hollywood Central Elementary School, but he's already been through a lot and is using his life experience in a positive way.
In January 2013, Giordano went to the doctor after complaining of double vision. Doctors at...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:47 AM
On Sunday, the Wellington Regional Medical Center Emergency Services and Courtyard Animal Hospital will be hosting the second annual "Charity Dog Wash" benefiting the American Heart Association.
The event will be held at the Wellington Dog Park, 2975...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
For nearly 30 million families, the trial of healthy eating goes beyond bribing kids to eat their broccoli. These clans live in food deserts — areas short of stores where nutritious, fresh food is sold.
Florida isn't immune.
Brian Lang, who...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 11:59 AM
More than 850 supporters turned out for the American Heart Association's Chicago Heart Ball at Navy Pier on April 12.
The organization raised $2.6 million — making this year's event a record-breaker — to support its mission of building...