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American Heart Association

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  • 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...
  • Youth e-cigarette use rising; heart group calls for regulation

    Are electronic cigarettes a bridge to help people quit smoking or a gateway to start smoking young? Either way, a leading heart health organization says it’s high time that federal laws prohibit the sale of these devices to minors, and it recommends...
  • 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...
  • Walk for health, discounts at Hampton's Peninsula Town Center

    Walk for health, discounts at Hampton's Peninsula Town Center
    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,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Rocky Neck Heart Walk Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    The Rocky Neck Heart Walk will take place on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. (registration at 9 a.m.) at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme. The American Heart Association encourages companies, families and friends to create a team, register at http://www....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...