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Brianna Is No Typical College Freshman

Nancy Brown | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Her new friends will learn about the heart condition that began slowing her at age 7. How it nearly killed her one night when she was 13. How her quality of life might've been ruined that same night if not for her mom dusting off the CPR training she received as a teen.

More People Are Stepping Up To Perform CPR, And It's Saving Lives

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living

By Andrew M. Seaman(Reuters Health) - More people are stepping up to the plate when they see others suffer cardiac arrest, according to two new studi...

Advance Health Care Planning Part 2: Why Filling Out Your Forms Is Not Enough

Judith Johnson | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

In part one of this blog (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/judith-johnson/advance-healthcare-planni_b_7615354.html), I discussed why every mentally-com...

Latinos Live Familismo

American Heart Association | Posted 07.17.2015 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

Our cultures of origin -- Mexican, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Cuban, Colombian or other Spanish-speaking countries -- are rooted in family, in connecting, helping each other become the best we can be, putting our children first and supporting each other through good times and bad.

Here's What To Do If Someone Is Drowning

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Spending a lot of time at the pool lately? You should probably get your drowning facts down. Between 1999 and 2010, over 46,000 people died from down...

Working to Turn China Into a Nation of Lifesavers

Nancy Brown | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Tang Ziren is an emergency physician at Chao-Yang Hospital in Beijing, a large facility that's been rated among the best in all of China in a survey b...

An Open Letter to the Lifeguard Who Saved a Little Boy

Amy Zellmer | Posted 07.06.2015 | Good News
Amy Zellmer

I know it's your "job" but it's also your worse fear. No one can ever have enough training to prepare you for what this moment will actually feel like, but because of you, this little boy is home playing with his family today.

Teen Delivering Pizza Saves Choking Man, Goes From 'Pizza Boy' To 'Pizza Man'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.29.2015 | Good News

This pizza delivery boy ended up serving a slice of heroism while on the job. Anson Lemmer, a 19-year-old from Glenwood Springs, Colorado, was on h...

National CPR-AED Awareness Week: 7 Things You Should Know About Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Mary M. Newman | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Mary M. Newman

During this week alone, about 6,250 unsuspecting victims will suffer SCA, most of them (70 percent) at home. Their hearts will unexpectedly stop beating and blood will no longer flow to the brain and throughout the body.

This Guy-Gal Running Duo Bonded Over a Death -- His

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

A few days after the 2011 Bay to Breakers, her direct line at the hospital rang. "Do you remember that guy at the Bay to Breakers who died at the finish line?" a man said. "That was me." Stunned doesn't even begin to describe her reaction.

Seat Cushion to Float, Really?

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Sports
Phyllis Sudman

For Memorial Day, my family and I flew from Philadelphia to Tampa. I fly a lot for work so I am used to the experience. However, my children, who are eight and twelve, always have questions.

Learn to Save a Life in One Minute

Leigh Pechillo | Posted 05.19.2015 | 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.

Elise Foley

Man Meets Capitol Police Officer Who Saved His Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The last time they met, Capitol Police Officer Nicholas Simons performed CPR on Gary Langston after he suffered cardiac arrest outside a...

Doctors: Your Advice Can Be the Difference Between Life and Death

Leigh Pechillo | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Pechillo

Dear Doctors, Last year on Mother's Day, I contacted one of your colleagues by leaving a message with an answering service that I had bad heartburn. ...

Knowing Three Letters Saved My Life

Leigh Pechillo | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Pechillo

Arming yourself with the knowledge and skills to perform CPR could be the difference between life and death of someone you know and love.

To The Strangers Who Performed CPR On My Partner

Rebecca Bratspies | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Bratspies

On March 31, 2014, two young men suddenly appeared in a dark alley in Pittsburgh. Their subsequent encounter with my partner, Allen, changed our lives forever. It turns out Pittsburgh is a pretty good place to have a massive heart attack. But for these two strangers, Allen would undoubtedly have died that night.

A Monthlong Celebration of Our Yearlong Devotion

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Throughout February, in communities across the country, millions of supporters have been coming together, wearing red, and reinforcing the critical message that we can overcome heart disease and stroke.

And the Award for Best CPR Performance Goes To...

Marion Leary | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Marion Leary

With CPR so visible in everyday life, surely everyone must know how important it is to be trained in this lifesaving skill, right?

You Can Be a Superhero Too!

Marion Leary | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Marion Leary

I also talk to a lot of cardiac arrest survivors, and the one thing they all have in common -- other than being alive -- is that someone stepped up and performed CPR.

Shocking Truth About Night at the Museum

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Sudman

Yes, the story is pretty far-fetched. Exhibits come to life. An Egyptian tablet possesses secret powers. You may be surprised, however, to learn that is one thing shockingly more unrealistic in this movie. Spoiler alert: The museums' AED devices.

You Can No Longer Run

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

Since I picked up long distance running in 2006 I declared that I was going to live healthy and run until I reached 100. Nothing was going to stop me -- or so I thought. Instead my heart was quietly betraying me.

The Greatest Gift You Can Bring to Any Holiday Gathering

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

It only takes a few minutes to learn the basics of CPR. So as you prepare to share the company of family and friends this holiday season, consider this: The best gift you could bring to any party is knowing how to save a life.

When Grief Becomes Love

Christina Pacella | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Christina Pacella

The story you are about to read is one I wish with all my heart I didn't have to tell. It's hard to find the right words. Thoughts and emotions tangle and grasp my stomach in a tight knot. Tears begin to flow when I think of those beautiful eyes, the expression of gentleness.

AHA at 90: How Far We've Come, How Much Work Remains

Nancy Brown | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Back then, heart disease was a death sentence. About the only treatment a doctor could offer was bed rest. The medical field couldn't stop, or even slow, the suffering, much less prevent it

I'm Alive Today Because Strangers on the Subway Knew CPR

Michael Kiernan | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Michael Kiernan

As the train left 125th St., I had collapsed on the floor, started foaming at the mouth and turned blue. A few seats away, Dr. Sonia Tolani, a cardiology fellow, quickly realized I had gone into sudden cardiac arrest.