| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:44 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:10 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 3:03 PM
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...
| 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 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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:07 PM
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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The California Supreme Court has ruled that big-box stores in the state don’t have to keep automated external defibrillators.
Maura Dolan writes: “The ruling stemmed from a lawsuit filed by the family of Mary Ann Verdugo, 49, who suffered...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Tom Sankey has had an ace up his sleeve for over a year, and he's about to play it.
On Wednesday, the 40th season of Howard County Summer Theatre will commence, and the longtime director and his all-volunteer cast and crew will present the first of...
| Jul 1, 2014
The school vending machine is no longer an easy place to satisfy a snack craving.
Under new national nutritional guidelines that kick in Tuesday, schools that are part of the national school lunch program can no longer sell treats such as Oreos and...
| 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...