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E-cigs 101

Here’s a 101 on e-cigarettes, which may suppress the immune system, making people more susceptible to respiratory infections and delayed recovery.  

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Quick action saves teen

It was Friday the 13th, and a full moon. That had Arlington High School nurses Maryellen Siegel and Jacqueline Moreira “quaking in our boots,” Siegel said. “We’re not normally superstitious, but we do see differences when there’s a full moon,” she said. Still, it had been a relatively normal September day until some students ran in

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Aubree’s mom shares our 5-year-old Heart Hero’s story

5-year-old Aubree Spence is the Heart Hero of the 2020 Virtual Capital Region Heart Walk on June 7. Her mom, Jess Spence, shares Aubree’s story. You can meet Aubree during the opening ceremonies of the Heart Walk, found at our Facebook event page. Aubree was born with a rare congenital heart defect (CHD)call Truncus Arteriosus

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Capital Region Executives Chair Virtual Heart Walk

With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic keeping more Americans at home, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is embracing the new normal and moving its iconic Capital Region Heart Walk and Run, set for Sunday, June 7, online. The Capital Region Heart Walk and

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Go Red for Women hosts Virtual Mother’s Day Tea

What role does your mother play in your life? How does your relationship with your daughter affect your outlook on life? Is there one woman in particular who has helped you get where you are? On Thursday, May 14, from noon to 1 p.m., the American Heart Association invites you to honor the special women

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Tri-County Heart Walk goes virtual

With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic keeping more Americans at home, the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is embracing the new normal and moving its iconic Tri-County Heart Walk online. The Tri-County Heart Walk, in its 26th year and set for Saturday, May 2,

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34-year-old had AFib, cardiac arrest, cardiomyopathy

When 34-year-old Danielle Allen was 19, she was told she had a heart murmur. An echocardiogram showed a small pinhole in her heart. From that point on, she had annual cardiology visits. When she was 32, all that changed. “I started feeling breathless, my chest felt heavy and I was dizzy,” Allen said. “I couldn’t