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American Heart Association

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  • Ads make trucks a revenue engine at Middle River Volunteer Fire Co.

    Ads make trucks a revenue engine at Middle River Volunteer Fire Co.
    Members of the Middle River Volunteer Fire Company aren't relying only on boot drives, poker tournaments and hall rentals for extra revenue. The 46-member department in eastern Baltimore County recently sold ad space on its ladder truck and a fire...
  • A new kind of cola war

    Happiness doesn't come in a red can. Obesity does. That's the tag line from a commercial that will begin airing soon in the Baltimore area, and it's a not-so-subtle attack on Coca-Cola mounted by a group of local health advocates including Howard County'...
  • Diet, exercise key for improving heart health

    Diet, exercise key for improving heart health
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The American Heart Association wants to improve the heart health of all Americans by 20 percent by 2020. To meet that goal, treating unhealthy habits will be just as important as treating high blood pressure and cholesterol,...
  • NFL hypocrisy runs deep in Pink October

    NFL hypocrisy runs deep in Pink October
    I walked with Purple Pride last Saturday morning at Lake Eola, honoring my late mother and her five-year struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. I was joined by 1,668 more supporters, all walking to honor a loved one or dear friend. A few nights later, I...
  • Some health screenings may do more harm than good

    Certain health screenings, such as colonoscopies and cholesterol checks, are wise preventive measures, but other common tests may be unnecessary. "I think we're doing too much over-screening," says geriatrician Dr. Suzanne Salamon, an instructor at...
  • About Gerry Litrento

    About Gerry Litrento
    Gerard (Gerry) Litrento is BankUnited's senior executive vice president of Retail and Business Banking. Litrento manages the bank's retail branch network, private banking and sales strategy, and small-business banking areas. His division provides credit...
  • EatingWell: What are good fats and bad fats?

    Long gone are the days when all fats were "bad." Now we know that what's important are the types of fat we eat, and how much. For instance, oils--full of unsaturated fatty acids--generally fall into the "healthy" camp. When you choose oil over a solid...
  • Upper Chesapeake Health welcomes seven new board members

    Upper Chesapeake Health, the not-for-profit company that owns and operates Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace and the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, has announced seven people have joined the firm's board of directors. "The...
  • The Unappetizing Truth About Fast Food

     
    McDonald’s got lucky this month. First, Charles Ramsey did interview after interview, telling the world over and over again that he was eating his McDonald’s when he heard Amanda Berry’s screams. Then a pair of recent studies shifted the...
  • Gov. Chris Christie's lap-band, a health need or political ploy

     
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making headlines for his recent lap-band stomach surgery, which could help the overweight politician lose up to 100 pounds—if he changes his ways. The fact that his name features prominently on the news is good news...
  • Free Fashion Shows at Funkshion in SoBe

    Free Fashion Shows at Funkshion in SoBe
    The most wonderful three words in the English language: free fashion show. That's what's happening at "Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach" going on October 16 - 19 in Miami Beach. The first 100 people to RSVP per runway show at Funkshion.com attend...