| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:36 PM
In an effort to create "a generation of lifesavers," the American Heart Association is pushing for all Florida high-school students to learn CPR before they can graduate.
The requirement — already adopted by 19 states, including most of those in...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 6:42 AM
The World Health Organization stepped up its war on "Big Tobacco" on Tuesday, calling for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors.
In a long-awaited report that will be debated by member...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:22 PM
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...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:31 AM
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....
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:46 PM
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...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 1:47 PM
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,...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 8:40 PM
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...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:20 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:35 PM
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....
| 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...