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  • Flying home by commercial jet may be safe after heart attack: study

    Flying home by commercial jet may be safe after heart attack: study
    People who have a heart attack while traveling abroad may be able to safely fly home on a regular commercial flight, according to a new study published in the Air Medical Journal. "There is very little useful information in the literature, to guide...
  • 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...
  • Boy raises money for hospital that treated his tumor

    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...
  • School vending machines ditch Oreos, Fritos for 'smart snacks'

    School vending machines ditch Oreos, Fritos for 'smart snacks'
    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...
  • Dark chocolate may ease walking for patients with artery disease

    Dark chocolate may ease walking for patients with artery disease
    Older people who have trouble getting around because of poor blood flow to their legs may be able to walk a little longer and farther after eating dark chocolate, according to a new small Italian study. People with peripheral artery disease (PAD) who ate...
  • Children's show character Sportacus encourages youngsters to exercise, eat right

    Children's show character Sportacus encourages youngsters to exercise, eat right
    CLERMONT — "Sports candy" is yummy — and nutritious. The uninitiated might ask "what the heck is that?" But ask the younger set and you'll get a quick answer. "Fruits and vegetables," said a youngster who was among more than 450...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...