| 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....
| 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,...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:10 PM
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...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:49 PM
"Read this," my husband said, handing me Sunday's Los Angeles Times.
He pointed to Steve Lopez's column:
"Later this month, I'll be marking the two-year anniversary of my death."
Only a writer would be jealous of Lopez's hook. Post knee surgery, Lopez...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
If you want to reduce your risk for the type of coronary heart disease often referred to as “clogging” or “hardening” of the arteries, should you reduce the amount of cholesterol, saturated fat or sugar in your diet?
| 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...