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  • CPR skills should be there when needed

    CPR skills should be there when needed
    No parent wants to be in a position to use it, but child-safety experts agree that learning infant and child CPR is a must for every mother and father. "It's one skill that just doesn't come naturally to caregivers. It's a learned technique," says Lanny...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Don't Look Down': Fundraisers Rappel Down Hilton Hartford

    'Don't Look Down': Fundraisers Rappel Down Hilton Hartford
    HARTFORD — Len Wolman knows there is no turning back. He's wrapped in a rappelling harness with a rope in hand. He's 22 stories up on the roof of the Hartford Hilton. And he's about to lean backward, over the edge. Gary Mendell, his friend for...
  • 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...
  • 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...