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The heart-healthy benefits of beer

Beer accounts for 67 percent of the alcohol consumption reported in the United States. It remains the preferred beverage of choice among Americans who drink alcohol — as it has every year since 1992, except for 2005 when wine edged into the top spot. Fortunately,...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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The SCAA Board and Staff invite you to meet in San Diego in conjunction with the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update (ECCU) Dec. 8-11. The BIG event days for us are Dec. 8 and 10 and an ECCU presentation on Dec 9. The Conference...

source: SCAA

A UK cardiac arrest survivor who has been campaigning for better access to life-saving equipment in England after a brush with death has shared his story on TV. Steve Morris, 60, appeared on the BBC London News to speak about his experience and to help launch an app which...

source: East Grinstead Courier & Observer

Developing a drone to deliver an AED and other first aid supplies is progressing from a university student's idea to a business. Interaction designer Alec Momont presented his work on designing a drone for lifesaving and emergency response at the American Heart Association's...

source: EMS1

The facts about end-stage cardiac insufficiency, which affects nearly 5 million people in the U.S., justify the development of total artificial hearts for destination therapy, according to Dr. Alain Carpentier. End-stage cardiac...

source: American Heart Association

People who get at least eight hours of sleep each night are more likely to have good heart health than those who get less sleep, a new study finds. In the study, researchers compared groups of people who slept for different average lengths of time, looking at how well each...

source: Live Science

Imaging tests of obese children — some as young as 8 years old — showed signs of significant heart disease and heart muscle abnormalities, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2015. Comparing 20 obese kids with...

source: American Heart Association


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