Monthly Archives: July 2016


Saving lives through quality care — Get With The Guidelines

Did you know that the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines program includes a full suite of healthcare quality improvement practices? These practices help ensure consistent application of the most recent scientific guidelines for heart disease and stroke treatment. We are currently working with more than 2,000 hospitals nationwide, as well as in outpatient settings to improve patient outcomes, [...]

Guest Blogger: Debra North – Climbing the mountain

Debra North is an American Heart Association volunteer – and heart disease survivor. She has used her experience as a platform to share information and help others. There's a saying many heart valve patients call heart surgery: "Climbing the mountain." Whenever one of us is about to have surgery, we say, "See you on the other side of the mountain." [...]

Guest Blogger: Stacy Johnson

Greetings friends! As a health and fitness coach, I am always telling my clients that they need to drink more water, this is especially important in the summer! But, how can we remember to make this a constant priority? I am guilty of struggling in this area myself. Here are a few tips that I have found help: Tip 1: There [...]

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Guest Blogger: Amber Waller Karasawa

Amber Waller Karasawa works as an actress and artist in Southern California. She is also an American Heart Association volunteer and staunch advocate for CPR training. In the spring of 2013, my parents sold their house in St. Louis and my mom hopped on a plane to Phoenix, determined to find a new home for her and my father. And [...]

Star Chefs lend a hand at Las Vegas Teens Cook With Heart Competition

Twelve teams presented healthy and delicious recipes to the star-studded panel that turned out to judge the Teens Cook With Heart competition 2016 at the Las Vegas culinary Academy. On the panel were chefs from renowned Las Vegas restaurants including Chef Mark LeRusso from Costa DiMare at Wynn Las Vegas, Chef Betty Park from Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. at the Cosmopolitan, [...]

Guest Blogger: Bob Young-At-Heart

Bob Young is a retired Division Chief with the Anaheim Fire Department and has been an American Heart Association Volunteer for many years. He has served as a CPR instructor, affiliate faculty member, advocate and donor. My life has been greatly enhanced by my long association with the American Heart Association. In 1997, my 30 years of teaching and preaching [...]