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American Heart Association

Richie Ashburn Home Runs For Heart Media Day (credit: Mike DeNardo)

14th Annual Richie Ashburn Home Runs For Heart Media Day

You can get a chance to step into the batter’s box at Citizens Bank Park, for a donation to the American Heart Association.


(Wes Leonard (left) and Matthew Hammerdorfer (right) made national headlines last week for their untimely deaths.)

How Common Are Sudden Cardiac Deaths In Young Athletes?

The deaths of teenage basketball star Wes Leonard and 17-year-old rugby player Matthew Hammerdorfer raise the question, ‘Just how often to tragedies like this strike?’



Health Watch: Updated Heart Guidelines For Women

The American Heart Association updated its Heart Disease Prevention Guidelines for Women today.


(credit:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

The Future Of Heart Disease

In order to reduce the rate of heart disease in the US, we need to start by making it easier for people to get healthy foods, especially in our economically challenged neighborhoods.


America’s Health, By The Numbers

The American Heart Association has gotten together with the National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to take a look at heart disease and stroke.


(Dr. Greenspon, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Cardiologist)

Local Doc Talks About Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest is normally associated with middle-aged or older individuals but younger people can experience it as well without warning and sometimes with devastating results.