American Heart Association

While FDA considers e-cigarette regulation, states and cities continue to act

While the Food and Drug Administration proposes to regulate the sales, marketing and product quality of e-cigarettes, states and cities are moving forward with their own regulations to restrict e-cigarette exposure.

While the FDA already regulates cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco and smokeless tobacco, relatively new e-cigarettes are still under […]

Sugary drinks debate heads to Washington

The debate over sugar-loaded drinks and obesity is headed to Washington, as part of legislation introduced to tax manufacturers for every teaspoon of sugar in beverages.

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), who has said she doesn’t expect her bill to even come up for a vote, hopes the proposal she […]

CPR in schools effort begins again in New York

A lack of immediate action spurred Melinda Murray into action.

“My son Dominic was a freshman at Farmingdale State College,” the Elmhurst, New York, resident said. “He was playing basketball when he collapsed with sudden cardiac arrest. There were so many people — mostly students — around, but nobody knew […]

New York elementary school breaks fundraising record

An elementary school in upstate New York raised a record-breaking $105,000 for the American Heart Association this year, making it the top-earning school in the history of Jump Rope for Heart.

In 2008, French Road Elementary School in Rochester achieved its goal of surpassing $1 million for its combined years […]

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Siblings from struggling family jump at chance to help others

Nine-year-old Alexander Reese and his 8-year-old sister Anastasia Kenny have wanted to join their classmates in school fundraisers, but they just haven’t been able to help lately.

It’s proven too difficult during a tough time for the Greenville, S.C., family, which has been living in a transitional apartment for homeless […]

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New York law requiring Pulse Oximetry testing for all newborns begins in January

Kelsey Thomas thought the nurses had forgotten about her. At 2:15 a.m., she had asked them to bring her newborn son Jacob to her hospital room, and 30 minutes later she called again. When the nurse practitioner arrived, Jacob wasn’t with her.

Jacob had begun to turn blue, so he […]

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