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American Heart Association

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  • Five Questions with DDG CEO Ahsin Rasheed

    Five Questions with DDG CEO Ahsin Rasheed
    Design company DDG may be based in Brewers Hill, but it never let Baltimore define it. Founded in 1979, the firm's focus is commercial work — shopping centers, movie theaters and hotels, including landmark mixed-use developments, such as the...
  • 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...
  • Soda Tax Is The Wrong Medicine

    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...
  • 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...
  • State should train pupils in CPR: Editorial

    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...