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  • 11-year-old activist champions kids' health

    11-year-old activist champions kids' health
    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...
  • READER SUBMITTED: American Heart Association And UnitedHealthcare Seeking Nominations

    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...
  • Fitness Files: A finger on the PulsePoint

    "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...
  • Dr. Robert R. Hahn, ER chief

    Dr. Robert R. Hahn, ER chief
    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...
  • Top cardiologist touts vegan diet to patients

      Top cardiologist touts vegan diet to patients
    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....
  • Vernon FD to offer new CPR classes

    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...
  • Women take on roles of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in 'Matt and Ben'

    Women take on roles of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in 'Matt and Ben'
    EUSTIS — Women believe their friendships are longer, stronger and deeper than men's. So when Mindy Kaling thought about writing a play about friendship, she got together with her best friend, Brenda Withers. They wrote "Matt and Ben," a comedy...
  • 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...
  • Boosting our odds: App links CPR trainees to cardiac arrest victims

    Boosting our odds: App links CPR trainees to cardiac arrest victims
    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...
  • The myriad benefits of fish oil

    The myriad benefits of fish oil
    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...
  • The cholesterol myth: Is sugar the big culprit?

    The cholesterol myth: Is sugar the big culprit?
    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? If you&...