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Odilia Beat The Odds As A Child; Soon She'll Be Walking A Runway In A Red Dress

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.30.2017 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

As a 5-year-old settling into a temporary home, Odilia Cristabel Flores made friends right away. Bonding with kids was easy. Her spunky personality q...

Virtual Super Bowl Trip Can Get Kids Active, Healthy

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Now that we know the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will be meeting in the Super Bowl, the countdown to kickoff has begun. Football fans ar...

Just 1 Ingredient Improves Taste, Nutrition Of Every Meal

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.13.2017 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

As we open the second week of 2017, how are you doing so far with your diet and nutrition? This is a question always worth asking, regardless of whet...

Meet Kids Who Gave Their Elders The Ultimate Gift

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The scenes are simple: Steve Griffith playing catch with his son, Lewis. Boris Govzman doing card tricks for his grandsons, Daniel and Jonathan Tyshle...

Talk To Kids About The Dangers Of E-cigarettes; Let's Help Them Quit ... Or Never Start

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Over the next few weeks -- as you hit the malls for your holiday shopping, travel to be with loved ones or simply go out for dinner and a movie -- I e...

In Times of Uncertainty, Keep Calm and Get Covered

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

It's no secret that the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature healthcare legislation, is facing an uncertain future. The incoming administr...

Advice For A Happy, Healthy Life From A Man Dedicated To Those Pursuits

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Why do you what you do? Can you trace the source of your professional motivation to a single event or person? As CEO of the American Heart Associati...

The Next Breakthrough In Fighting Heart Disease And Stroke Could Be Found On A Platform In The Cloud

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Just a few years ago, your computer files were pretty much limited to the finite amount of memory on your hard drive and could only be accessed from o...

Voters Can Send Big Soda A Powerful Message

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Every election is about the future. No matter whether you're deciding between candidates or issues, it all comes down to what you think ultimately wil...

Celebrating World Stroke Day Through The Life and Drawings Of The Artist Behind 'Nancy'

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

In his early 20s, Guy Gilchrist was juggling jobs at bars in two cities, a fledgling career as an artist and a new marriage with a baby on the way. Th...

The Woman Who Should've Been Fully Aware Of Her Heart-Health Risk ... But Had To Be Scared Straight

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

During American Heart Month, I had the pleasure of hosting a group of amazing women at the Red Dress Awards luncheon. Knowing that each of these peopl...

She Was A Sugar-Fueled Kid; Her Girls Won't Be

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

In August, the American Heart Association released its first-ever scientific statement on added sugar for children. After a column explaining the reco...

A $75 Million `Brave Idea' Aimed At Wiping Out Coronary Heart Disease

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Last November, the American Heart Association issued a huge challenge, the biggest single offer in our 92-year history. We went looking for one perso...

50 Years Of Improving Heart Health in Ireland Is Worth Celebrating, As Is World Heart Day

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

As Cathal Joyce warmed up for his club team's semifinal soccer match, he moved to catch a ball kicked in his direction. Only, there was no ball to cat...

End-Of-Life Conversations Are Difficult, But Necessary

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Don't wait for a crisis. This can become part of your family's routine care. The conversations should be repeated over time, because preferences may change as people age. The result will be better care for your loved ones and peace of mind for all of us.

You Know What's Sweet? Healthier Kids

Nancy Brown | Posted 08.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

When the American Heart Association released a scientific statement last week recommending that anyone 18 or younger should consume 25 grams or less o...

Why Every Woman Needs A Good Night's Rest

Nancy Brown | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

When I began writing in this spot three years ago, the headline of my very first entry was, "Getting Enough Sleep Is Smart, Not Selfish." That post w...

Her Son's 'Special Heart' Only Made Her Stronger

Catherine Clinkscales | Posted 02.04.2017 | Impact
Catherine Clinkscales

I thought scheduling my 20-week ultrasound on my 30th birthday would be a wonderful present to myself. Instead, I heard the devastating news that our unborn child's heart had not developed properly, and he would need a series of three open heart surgeries to survive.

Have Heart Disease? Don't Be Afraid to Get Help or Ask Questions

Maria Acereto | Posted 02.01.2017 | Impact
Maria Acereto

Growing up in Los Angeles, I never enjoyed physical activity as a child. I got tired quickly and always seemed out of breath. I figured it was because I was "chubby." Actually, it was because my heart was struggling with a rare congenital heart defect.

Exfoliant Extravaganza! Preparing Our Skin For Fall Means Facial Enzymes, Scrubs and Hydroxy Acid Masks.

Marco Medrano | Posted 10.07.2016 | Fifty
Marco Medrano

After so much fun in the sun (yes, even if you SPF), fall is the time to peel and reveal.

A Figurative Fountain of Information for Youth

American Heart Association | Posted 08.04.2016 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

What if there is evidence of instructions with simple steps that serves as a recipe for a longer life, relatively free of disease -- a figurative fountain of information for youth? The American Heart Association has discovered the "fountain of youth" and calls it Life's Simple 7 (Los 7 Pasos).

Hey Boss -- My Product Strategy Is Telling you "NO!"

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.26.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Here is how it goes down. You turn the corner and the big boss (who never uses the product or speaks with customers) says "I have a great new idea for a feature."

Learn to Save a Life in One Minute

Leigh Pechillo | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Leigh Pechillo

Hands-Only CPR keeps blood pumping through the heart when the heart isn't effectively pumping blood throughout the body and brain on its own. It can help revived the heart and lungs and potentially prevent severe brain damage or death.

Simple, Sustainable Tips for a New You This New Year From Fitness Guru Denise Austin

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Unfortunately, many of the most well-intentioned New Year's resolutions fizzle by February. They're done in by a lack of commitment or a lack of know-how. That is where Denise can help.

The Top U.S. Gathering of Cardiovascular Thought Convenes in Chicago This Weekend

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Nearly 25 years ago, a new cardiology fellow from Duke University thrust himself into his profession in a big way. He attended his first Scientific Se...