Debi Marshall McGill

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A Gold-Leaf Brain Lights Up With the Awesome Complexity of Neurons

Ready to get really <i>really</i> meta? A new installation at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, open June 25, displays what happens in your brain—while …

A Mile in Her Own Shoes

When faced with challenges recovering from heart disease or stroke, it’s important to have emotional support. That is why we created a network to …

Heart Disease

Trial-&-Error Volunteering

When faced with challenges recovering from heart disease or stroke, it’s important to have emotional support. That is why we created a network to …

Volunteering

Unexpected Expenses

When faced with challenges recovering from heart disease or stroke, it’s important to have emotional support. That is why we created a network to …

Health Care

Stroke in Adolescents

Kaysee Hyatt's Why<p>Kaysee Hyatt suspected something was wrong with her infant daughter, Addison. But it would be six months before it was confirmed …

Developing Resilience: A Mother's Perspective

When faced with challenges recovering from heart disease or stroke, it’s important to have emotional support. That is why we created a network to …

Profiles of Adolescent Survival

Kaysee Hyatt's Why<p>Kaysee Hyatt suspected something was wrong with her infant daughter, Addison. But it would be six months before it was confirmed …

Confidence for Post-Stroke Pregnancy

When faced with challenges recovering from heart disease or stroke, it’s important to have emotional support. That is why we created a network to …

Tips for Household Cleaning After Stroke

By Carol Siebert, Occupational Therapist<p><b>Housework may pose challenges for individuals who have had a stroke. Often these challenges can be resolved</b> …

Finding Myself

When faced with challenges recovering from heart disease or stroke, it’s important to have emotional support. That is why we created a network to …

Eric Barr: A Piece of His Mind

By Jon Caswell<p>Stroke survivor Eric Barr rolls onstage in his wheelchair and raises his good right arm above his head and proclaims, “I’m alive! I’m …

HF Survivor Stories

Dear Diary, Today I ate . . .

By Jon Caswell<p>Catrina Lankenau, 27, of Latham, New York, was always the big girl in school, her weight topped 220 lbs. in college on her 5’ 4” frame. …

Cholesterol in the Family

By Jon Caswell<p>It seems to Bill Linsman of Los Angeles that he always had heart issues, but then so did his father. Bill had his first heart attack at …

Small Things with Great Love

By Lindsay Davis<p>Lindsay Davis<p>At age 17, I already had my life mapped out: I would finish high school, attend Juilliard, join the Paris Opera Ballet …

Student Athletes

Tips for Choosing a Blood Pressure Monitor

Many people have high blood pressure (HBP) for years without knowing it. Generally, there are no symptoms, but when HBP goes untreated, it damages …

High Blood Pressure

Heart health news you can use about new scientific findings, public policy, programs and resources.<p>Articles, poems and art submitted by heart disease …

Poetry

More Aggressive Treatment of High Blood Pressure Saves Lives in Study

The AHA guidelines currently recommend a systolic pressure of less than 140 millimeters of mercury for most adults with high blood pressure. But …

High Blood Pressure

Higher Blood Pressure Fluctuations Tied to Cognitive Decline

A new study shows that higher long-term variability in blood pressure readings are linked to faster declines in brain and cognitive function among …

Heart Failure Patients & Exercise

Social and practical barriers keep heart failure patients from benefits of exercise therapy.<p><b>A</b>lthough supervised aerobic physical activity is a proven …

Didn't Get to See Fred

By Thomas Laver<p><i>Our HeartFelt department highlights our readers’ experiences with heart disease from their own perspective. We’re always looking for</i> …

How the Media Got a Study About Vegetarianism Really, Really Wrong

Like, really.<p>If you're the sort of person who believes bacon makes everything better, then a study that made headlines this week claiming a vegetarian diet can kill you was probably a welcome sight. Enough with this nonsense about how eating less meat is better for you, for animals, and for the …

My white neighbor thought I was breaking into my own apartment. Nineteen cops showed up.

By Fay Wells<p>On Sept. 6, I locked myself out of my apartment in Santa Monica, Calif. I was in a rush to get to my weekly soccer game, so I decided to go enjoy the game and deal with the lock afterward.<p>A few hours and a visit from a locksmith later, I was inside my apartment and slipping off my shoes …

Law Enforcement

Tracing Cause of Every Stroke Can Help Save Lives

More than 2,400 years ago, the father of medicine himself -- the Greek physician Hippocrates -- identified the disease we now call stroke.<p>The next great breakthrough came in the 1600s, when a Swiss pathologist traced stroke to bleeding in the brain. Further refinement came in the 1920s with strokes …

How to Learn the Warning Signs of a Stroke F.A.S.T

What if singing a song or rapping lyrics could give someone the power to spot stroke signs and take action? And what if sharing that song could spread power all around the world? Would you use it to save lives? Imagine the impact it could have.<p>Well the American Heart Association/American Stroke …

Discovery Could Lead to Better Recovery After Stroke

<b>UCLA researchers identify molecule that signals brain tissue to form new connections.</b><p>UCLA researchers have identified a molecule that, after a …

Mother of black man slain by Utah police rejects $900K settlement: media

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A Utah woman whose black son was shot in the back by police and killed while carrying a sword last year has rejected a $900,000 offer to settle her federal lawsuit against the city and two of its officers, according to the local Deseret News newspaper.<p>On Thursday, the …

California police killings database reveals 'clear racial disparities'

• Black men have been killed at eight times the rate of others over past decade<br>• Initiative signals changing tides on disclosing data about use of deadly force<p>Black men have been killed by police in California at eight times the rate of other residents over the past decade, according to records …

Study Tracks Vast Racial Gap In School Discipline In 13 Southern States

For years there has been mounting evidence that U.S. schools suspend and expel African-American students at higher rates than white students. A new study by the University of Pennsylvania singles out 13 Southern states where the problem is most dire.<p>Schools in these states were responsible for more …

The Morning I Learned About Strokes

<i>The writer is the author of six books and the host of an OZY webisode,</i> In the Barbershop.<p>The day was breaking, and the sun seeped through the window …