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Life-Saving Answers Exist; the Key Is Continuing the Search

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
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Research is the engine that propels science. Every mile we've gained in the treatment and prevention of all diseases comes from researchers discoverin...

Stroke Down to Fifth-Leading Killer in U.S. -- Here's What the Statistical Change Really Means

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
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"I'm not surprised by the declining numbers," Dr. Broderick said. "But I am surprised by how quickly it's happened. Falling two spots in a few years after being No. 3 for a long, long, long time is remarkable."

Getting the Right Care for the Right Patient in the Right Time

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

This is all about improving the quality of care in real time. Whereas studies show what has already happened to a patient, sometimes months after discharge, this is an opportunity to make a difference when it matters most -- while care is being given.

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

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
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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.

D.C. Doctor Working to Save Mike, Other Ugandan Kids at Risk of Preventable Death

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
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In Uganda, sore throats -- strep, actually -- are so common that kids don't complain about it and aren't treated for it. This can create problems in their heart valves. And for some children, each round of strep causes more problems to those valves.

'If You Want to Be Happy for a Lifetime, Go Help Someone Else' -- at Home and Abroad

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
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"I've never regretted it. Any misgivings about being away from my family and my business flee as soon as I see a 2-year-old who'd come in with a cracked lip and a cracked palate who looks good now, or the old person who gets to see again after 10 years. That is my reward."

The Greatest Gift You Can Bring to Any Holiday Gathering

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.08.2014 | 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.

Arc of Progress Fighting Heart Disease Evident in This Family

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
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Bernie Dennis Sr. always wanted a grandson. While he dearly loved his three granddaughters, there was just something about the idea of a little boy sh...

Heart Transplants for Mom, Son Give Kurtyka Family Much to Be Thankful for This Holiday Season

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
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Diane Kurtyka considers herself fortunate to have such a close-knit family. Counting kids, spouses and grandkids, there are 12 of them, and they live ...

The Technology, 'Big Data' That Already Surround Us Can Also Save, Improve Our Lives

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
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"Innovations are part of a larger movement toward a culture of health, a day when ideal cardiovascular health is the norm. Yet the real answer is people -- helping them live longer and better. Life is why."

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

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
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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...

This National Eating Healthy Day, Let's Produce Results -- Like Planting a Teaching Garden

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
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"What really resonates are the statistics that show this program is changing eating habits. Other statistics show what an incredible change we can make by changing eating habits. That wonky part is what I love; remember, that is how and why I got into this."

This World Stroke Day, Know That Kids and Teens Can Be Stricken, Too -- Like Vandna

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
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Once we understand more about the mechanism of injury recovery and repair, we can then try to restore function to the injured brains and try to determine how to restore some of the remarkable plasticity that is lost with age.

More Than Fun and Games -- Play Matters

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
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"Ultimately, play matters because people matter, and it represents one of the best opportunities in our daily lives for people to really get to know one another -- to see and truly be seen by others."

As a Patient and Caregiver, Larry Knows How Much Support Helps

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
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Having lost my father and grandfather to heart disease, I should've been more aware of my own heart health. I shouldn't have smoked three packs a day for 18 years. Just because I played a lot of tennis and "looked healthy," I shouldn't have believed that proved I was healthy.

This Small School Is Making a Big Difference in the Fight Against Cardiovascular Diseases

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
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Taking on heart disease and stroke -- the leading causes of death in the world -- has become a rite of passage for kids in this Rochester suburb. "One of the first questions the incoming third grade students ask is, 'When is Jump Rope For Heart?'"

This World Heart Day, Create Heart-Healthy Environments Where You Live, Work and Play

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
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Dr. Sidney C. Smith Jr. didn't have just one a-ha moment that turned him into a crusader against heart disease. He had too many to count. Frequently, they fit the same pattern: Someone is rushed to the hospital with a heart attack after a buildup of fatty deposits called plaque has blocked a coronary artery.

Advice From the Last Person His Friends Expected to Have Heart Disease: 'Listen to Your Body'

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
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Early Friday morning, in the quiet of his home office, Brian Curin will power up his laptop, click open a special folder and launch a file called "My Life." Then he will watch the images and hear the words that his wife and three daughters thankfully have never seen or heard.

As Bill Clinton Says, 'Our Kids Deserve the Best Start in Life We Can Give Them'

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
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Every fall, top schools are honored at an event that showcases just how much of a difference they're making. The Alliance's highest recognition is the Gold National Healthy Schools Award and, prior to this year, only six schools had earned it.

The More We Invest in Medical Research Now, the More Lives We Save, Improve for Generations

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Federal funding for medical research is trending down -- way down. And this is happening at a time when technology and innovation are trending up, which means we could be missing out on so many lifesaving and life-changing advancements.

Take It From NFL Commissioner: Active, Healthy Kids Are Super

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
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The really super part is how Hunter keeps finding ways to embody everything PLAY 60 represents. Not only does he insist on being as active as his body can tolerate, he also continues to encourage others to get moving and watch what they eat.

With a Few Clicks, You Can Be Part of the Future of Medical Research

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

By simply using your computer or mobile phone, you could be part of a new wave of era in clinical research... and if you use any wearable technology or other sensors, you can likely plug those in, too, which would help even more.

From Pain Points to Point-of-Need Health Care

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

It's fascinating, really, what can be done. With the right attachment and/or app, your phone can already track your heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar and more. Between what exists and what's coming, the virtual checkup may be closer than you think.

CVGPS: Plotting the Best Route to Health for Each, Every Person

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Back in 1948, in the early days of cardiovascular research, a fascinating new project began featuring 5,209 residents of Framingham, Massachusetts. T...

Rallying Women Against Heart Disease Is a Year-Round Pursuit

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Raising awareness is always fulfilling; raising awareness of the No. 1 killer of women is especially satisfying. That is why one day is not enough. As women in high-profile roles, we need to do better. We need to do more."