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25 May, 2017, 19:21 ET Emergency drill tests St. Louis' response to stroke

Ambulance lights flashed and first responders raced to the scene Thursday as part of a simulation exercise for a life-threatening medical event...


10 Apr, 2017, 08:00 ET American Heart Association survey finds patients uncertain about how to best manage their cholesterol

People who have high cholesterol may understand they need to manage their condition, but many aren't sure how to do that, nor do they feel...


28 Feb, 2017, 16:13 ET Majority Of Illinois Voters Support A Sugary Drink Tax To Address Budget Deficit

A majority of Illinois voters support a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks to help address the state's budget deficit, according to a poll...


03 Feb, 2017, 16:13 ET St. Louis City Board of Aldermen Approves Tobacco-Free Baseball - 14 of 30 MLB Stadiums Will Be Tobacco-Free in 2017 Season

The St. Louis City Board of Aldermen voted today to prohibit the use of smokeless tobacco products (like chew, dip and snuff) at the city's sports...


31 Jan, 2017, 14:56 ET The American Heart Association Go Red For Women™ Red Dress Collection 2017 Fashion Show Presented By Macy's Merges Entertainment, Media And Fashion As Celebrities Raise Awareness Of Heart Disease And Stroke In Women

The American Heart Association announced today that the Go Red For Women™ Red Dress Collection 2017 presented by Macy's will return to New York...


11 Jan, 2017, 23:08 ET Dabo Swinney Of Clemson Named American Heart Association's 2016 Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach Of The Year

Dabo Swinney of Clemson took home the title of the college football Coach of the Year at the American Heart Association's 31st annual Paul "Bear"...


11 Jan, 2017, 17:31 ET American Heart Association And Chicago Regional Council Of Carpenters Launch Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosk At McCormick Place

Visitors to Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center can learn to save a life in just five minutes. The American Heart Association and the...


14 Dec, 2016, 17:05 ET American Heart Association Announces 2016 Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year Finalists

American Heart Association (AHA) and title sponsor Marathon Oil Corporation announced today a powerhouse lineup of finalists for the 2016 Paul...


13 Dec, 2016, 07:00 ET St. Jude Medical Foundation's $1 million grant to American Heart Association showing first quarter results in local heart failure treatment

Impressive results are coming in for St. Jude Medical Foundation's $1 million two-year grant to address heart failure in Minnesota. The two-year...


28 Nov, 2016, 17:17 ET American Heart Association Celebrates "Tobacco 21" Public Health Victory in St. Louis City & County

Mayor Francis Slay took a major step last week in protecting St. Louis youth by signing Tobacco 21, thereby raising the minimum legal sale age of...


13 Nov, 2016, 16:00 ET The American Heart Association and Amazon Web Services Launch Cloud-Based Precision Medicine Data Marketplace to Accelerate Scientific Discovery

Today, the American Heart Association (AHA) announced a milestone in its strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) – the launch of a...


10 Oct, 2016, 10:22 ET American Heart Association and Nemours, with support from Monsanto Fund, Launch Initiative on Healthy Eating and Food Access in Early Care and Education Programs

With funding provided by Monsanto Fund, the American Heart Association and Nemours Children's Health System (Nemours), are launching Healthy Food...


03 Oct, 2016, 15:21 ET Tobacco Industry Bankrolls Amendment 3 & Proposition A to Deceive Missouri Voters & Keep Cigarettes Cheap

Two tobacco measures will appear on the Missouri ballot in November: Amendment 3 and Proposition A. Both ballot initiatives are supported by the...


29 Sep, 2016, 08:36 ET On World Heart Day, American Heart Association recognizes role of patient/provider relationships in managing heart failure

 A doctor she'd never met walked into Cathy Aumack-Bandy's hospital room in January 2013 and told her husband that she had severe heart failure...


23 Sep, 2016, 08:35 ET American Heart Association Convenes Top Minds in Health Tech to Lead on Innovation

 The American Heart Association (AHA) today announced its inaugural Health Tech & Innovation Forum. Organized by the AHA's new Center for...


23 Sep, 2016, 08:00 ET American Heart Association Launches +color to Help Transform the American Diet

 In a landmark nationwide effort, the American Heart Association (AHA) is announcing a new initiative called +color, focusing on the positive...


22 Sep, 2016, 08:45 ET Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez To Receive Paul "Bear" Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award

Legendary Wisconsin football coach Barry Alvarez is the 2017 Paul "Bear" Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Alvarez, the Badgers' coach...


02 Aug, 2016, 12:45 ET New initiative aims to reduce repeat heart attacks

 Every 42 seconds someone in the U.S. has a heart attack. Just after noon on March 26, 2016, Julie Kubala, become one of those statistics....


14 Jun, 2016, 18:51 ET American Heart Association Celebrates Lifesaving Victory as Missouri Becomes 34th State to Provide CPR Training in Schools

 Governor Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill 711 (SB 711) today, making Missouri the 34th state to provide lifesaving CPR training in schools....


06 Jun, 2016, 08:00 ET American Heart Association and the Amerigroup Foundation Unveil Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosk at BWI Airport to Help Millions of Travelers Learn a Lifesaving Skill

 Travelers who have time to spare before their flight departs can learn Hands-Only CPR in about five minutes at Baltimore-Washington...


06 Jun, 2016, 01:01 ET American Heart Association and Chinese Society of Cardiology Announce Collaboration and Next Steps in Improving Heart Attack Outcomes in China

The American Heart Association and the Chinese Society of Cardiology, a branch of the Chinese Medical Association, today signed a formal memorandum...


01 Jun, 2016, 10:00 ET American Heart Association Launches New Campaign to Increase Bystander CPR Among Latino Millennials

Latino millennials, the youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States, take center stage in a new video released today to teach them...


01 Jun, 2016, 10:00 ET La American Heart Association lanza una nueva campaña para aumentar la Reanimación Cardiopulmonar (RCP) proporcionada por testigos entre los millennials latinos

 Los millennials latinos, el principal grupo racial o étnico de jóvenes en los Estados Unidos, protagonizan el nuevo video lanzado...


02 May, 2016, 16:29 ET Introducing...CycleNation™!

 Today, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association kicks off American Stroke Month with the launch of...


07 Apr, 2016, 13:30 ET American Heart Association and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation to Unveil Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosk at Global Center for Health Innovation to Help Americans Learn a Lifesaving Skill

Clevelanders and all who visit the Global Center for Health Innovation can learn Hands-Only CPR in about five minutes, where a new interactive...