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American Heart Association

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  • Eating healthy: Supermarkets vital: Front Burner

    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...
  • Raymond D. EdwardsAugust 21, 1918 - August 11, 2014

    Raymond D. Edwards<br/>August 21, 1918 - August 11, 2014
    Born August 21, 1918 in Los Angeles, was raised in Glendale, California, and passed away August 11, 2014 in Palm Desert, California.  His parents, Irma and John, brother Joe, sister Evelyn and his wife of 64 years Editha, preceded him in death. Ray is a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Believe in a broader use of statins

    September is National Cholesterol Education Month, and it's time that people take the necessary steps to prevent and treat one of the main risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Recently, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart...
  • Fitness Files: Take advice with a grain of salt

    "Don't Toss Out Your Salt Shaker!" says Dr. Niels Graudal's Danish study, which adds that people with very low levels of salt in their diets suffer elevated mortality. Of course, a few lines down, Graudal's American Journal of Hypertension article...
  • Like regular cigarettes, e-cigs a 'gateway' to harder drugs: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes may function as a "gateway drug" that can prime the brain to be more receptive to harder drugs, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. The findings, published in the New England...
  • Community: A civic-minded and 'gracious' resident passes

    Community: A civic-minded and 'gracious' resident passes
    Attending the Boy Scout auction on Saturday night will be bittersweet. I can't count the number, but for years I have been the guest of Jack and Glady Kabateck. Jack passed away in August and a memorial service is planned for Sept. 13. We would have so...
  • Controversial high-protein diet author tackling sugar next

    Controversial high-protein diet author tackling sugar next
    He went to Harvard and Stanford universities to become a scientist, but then Gary Taubes discovered investigative journalism. He had a bachelor's degree in physics and was working on a master's degree in aerospace engineering at Stanford when he chose a...
  • Bracket Ears: A family business with a charitable bent

    What if braces were considered fashionable and could actually boost a patient’s self-esteem? That was the question on the minds of the daughters of a Columbia pediatric dentist when they hit upon the idea of Bracket Ears — earrings made from...
  • Meds To Alleviate Stress May Help Women Quit Smoking

    For the past 50 years, men have consistently had an easier time quitting smoking than women. More men go cold turkey. More men stop on nicotine blockers such as gum and patches. More men succeed on medications. Sherry McKee, an associate professor of...