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  • Gertrude Luff Mitchell: Nurse became mom, volunteer, fundraiser and more

    Gertrude Luff Mitchell: Nurse became mom, volunteer, fundraiser and more
    Gertrude "Trudie" Luff Mitchell wore many hats during her long life: registered nurse, naval officer, Navy wife, mother, volunteer, fundraiser and world traveler. Whether she was volunteering at school while her four daughters were young, collecting...
  • Doctors debate cardiac screenings for young athletes

    You won't have much trouble finding Hunter and Mitchell Lutte these days — just go to the football field at Nazareth Area High School, where they're practicing for the upcoming high school season. But it all almost came to a grinding halt for...
  • 08/25: Progressions

    Boards of directors Marlin Hutchens, market vice president of Walgreens, was elected to the American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Affiliate board of directors. Engineering Khosrow "Mike" Sadeghi was hired as senior roadway engineer at Jacobs...
  • Heart association wants teens trained in CPR

    Heart association wants teens trained in CPR
    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...
  • WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

    WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes
    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...
  • 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...
  • Anyone can learn CPR and everyone should

    It's terrible to imagine, but what would you do if someone in your home suddenly collapsed and stopped breathing? After calling 911, most people feel helpless after witnessing such an event, which is usually due to a cardiac arrest (see "What is cardiac...
  • '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...
  • 11-year-old activist champions kids' health

    11-year-old activist champions kids' health
    Bobby Sena of Orlando has a message for kids: Get outside and play. Eat more vegetables, and, for goodness' sake, take a break from your iPad. Bobby is 11 years old. Already, the rising seventh-grader at Hunter's Creek Middle School has gone to...
  • READER SUBMITTED: American Heart Association And UnitedHealthcare Seeking Nominations

    The American Heart Association is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Lifestyle Change Award, sponsored by UnitedHealthcare. This annual recognition celebrates individuals who have made significant healthy lifestyle changes. Up to three nominees will...
  • 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...