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  • Local woman talks about emotional toll brought on by heart disease

    February 7, 2011 3:03 PM

    When someone is diagnosed with heart disease, you do not often think of the emotional toll that can come along with it. A local woman knows the feeling all too well. Donna Henderson-McBean was the guest speaker at the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Luncheon on... more »
  • The American Heart Association wants companies to Start! Eating Healthy

    November 2, 2010 3:33 PM

    The American Heart Association is joining forces with workplaces across the nation Wednesday, November 3 when employers are encouraged to: - Serve only healthy foods in the cafeteria - Turn off the vending machines for the day or fill them with healthy alternatives - Pass out green apples to... more »
  • San Luis Obispo Heart Walk dedicated to late Fire Chief Callahan

    September 30, 2010 4:20 PM

    This weekend people will walk for heart health in the 19th Annual San Luis Obispo Heart Walk. This year's event is being dedicated to the memory of San Luis Obispo City Fire Chief John Callahan who passed away last month after suffering a massive heart attack. He collapsed... more »
  • Beat the odds: learn how to live heart healthy at French Hospital Medical Center

    July 2, 2010 1:34 PM

    French Hospital Medical Center is offering a free 5-lecture series on how to live a heart healthy lifestyle. The classes take place the second Tuesday of every month, starting July 13, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital's auditorium. Topics include diet, risk factors, exercise, medications,... more »
  • Santa Maria: Start! Walking kick-off party tomorrow

    June 22, 2010 2:56 PM

    The American Heart Association will host a kick-off event for the nonprofit organization's 19th Annual Northern Santa Barbara County Heart Walk. It is being held Wednesday, June 23, at Marian Medical's Health and Wellness Center at noon. There you can register for the 5k, learn how to form... more »
  • Sierra Vista receives "gold" stars for its cardiac treatment

    June 11, 2010 3:24 PM

    Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center has received both the "Get With The Guidelines" Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Award and Coronary Artery Disease Gold Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The hospital says it signifies it has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure and coronary... more »
  • Local hospitals to take part in Start! Walking Day

    April 6, 2010 12:47 PM

    Wednesday, April 6, is National Start! Walking Day. It is sponsored by the American Heart Association. The goal is to encourage employers to promote walking routes for employees to utilize during work breaks. Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria will hold a rally at 10 a.m. with a... more »
  • Report shows number of soft drinks shipped to schools is down, revenues still up

    March 9, 2010 2:43 PM

    An initiative that aims to cut the number of full calorie soft drinks out of schools is working. A new report shows, since the initiative began in 2004, shipments of full-calorie drinks are down 95 percent and calories shipped are down 88 percent. Fruit juice, low-fat milk and... more »
  • Personalizing heart disease: what every woman should know

    February 8, 2010 1:14 PM

    A Central Coast woman suffered a massive stroke at age 40. Kandy Noel considered herself to be healthy at the time. Now she is sharing her story in hopes of inspiring heart care in others. Friday may have been National Wear Red Day, but every day Kandy... more »

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