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A Monthlong Celebration of Our Yearlong Devotion

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.27.2015 | 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 02.19.2015 | 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 02.03.2015 | 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 01.23.2015 | 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.

Know Disco? If So, You Can Save a Life: Learn How During National CPR Week

Nancy Brown | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Our Hands-Only CPR campaign is increasing the survival of victims by making people aware of Hands-Only CPR as an effective choice, training them in the skill, and giving them the confidence to take action.

Oregon Governor Saves A Life

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is being hailed as a hero, but it's not for any official act of office. It's for saving a woman's life. On his way to d...

When a Youngster's Heart Stops, Their Life Doesn't Have To

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

We hear it far too often: A young athlete collapses and dies, their youth and athleticism proving to be a cruel camouflage for a time bomb ticking within their seemingly-invincible body. Sadder still is the realization that thousands of more youngsters meet similar fates without warranting headlines.

Bipartisan Bill Aims To Expand Federal Child Care Program, Boost Safety

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Child care providers who receive federal support would have to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get ...

PHOTOS: Baby Rescued On Miami Expressway

Posted 02.21.2014 | Good News

Traffic came to a halt on the Dolphin Expressway in Miami on Thursday night when 37-year-old Pamela Rauseo stopped her SUV, jumped out and cried f...

Like Watching Birds Fly: A Runner's Journey With ARVD/C

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

Since getting my ICD implanted, I've been shocked three times. At first, I ignored what the doctors said and kept exercising, convinced they had misdiagnosed me and that this would all go away; everything would be like it used to.

Surfer Reunites With Woman Who Saved His Life

Posted 07.30.2014 | Good News

Nineteen-year-old Kai Lapschies would not be alive today if it had not been for Kelly Patrick, who he met for the first time yesterday. Lapschies w...

Training the Next Generation of Lifesavers, One Student at a Time

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Since witnessing the cardiac arrest that inspired me, I have not been around anyone who has needed CPR. But I know of two teenagers who have. Both learned it at school and ended up saving the life of one of their parents."

10 Things Everyone Should Be Able to Do, or Learn to If They Don't

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.15.2013 | HuffPost Home
Sidonie Sawyer

Change a tire: easy you say, whoa, not so fast, some cars are better equipped than others, so the first thing to do is to make sure you have all the proper tools in your vehicle, meaning a trip to an auto care shop.

My Husband Saved His Life

Brittany Gibbons | Posted 09.14.2013 | Parents
Brittany Gibbons

Aside from my tear-filled "thank you," in the center of the restaurant, we haven't spoken since 12:05 p.m. Eastern Time. And I only know that because in my clenched hand is my iPhone, still showing the recent call history of 911.

The Oddest Airport Amenity, Like Ever

AP | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Passengers at a Texas airport can practice doing CPR compressions to the steady beat of the Bee Gees disco song "Stayin' Alive." ...

How Do Physicians and Non-Physicians Want to Die?

Lisa Wade | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Wade

The paradox, then -- the fact that people want to be actively saved if they are near or at the moment of death, but also want to die peacefully -- seems to be rooted in a pretty profound medical illiteracy.

Staying Alive With Hands-Only CPR

Barbara Dehn | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

Hey, It's CPR awareness week! And, what better time to get an update on the new guidelines to help everyone stay alive. I love these new videos and guidelines that can help everyone learn how to save a life. It makes learning CPR easy and memorable.

Glenwood Gardens Case Provides a Teaching Moment: CPR Saves Lives

Mary M. Newman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary M. Newman

Bystander intervention can mean the difference between life and death.

The Shocking Truth -- Florida's Defibrillator Law

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 06.04.2013 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Florida's law requiring public schools to maintain AEDs and trained personnel on school grounds is simply worthless if there is no duty to utilize these life-saving devices.

Do You Have a Duty to Perform CPR?

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Janice Van Dyck

I think we all have a right to die the way we want. My biggest concern is whether many of our life-saving techniques just prolong a life of suffering. I have seen the agony that many times accompanies our heroic efforts to stem the force of Mother Nature.