American Heart Association

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Texas Lifeguards Are Still Taught Potentially Harmful Technique

    So it's one of those gorgeous Houston July days where it's 98 degrees and 1,000 percent humidity, and your kid wants to go to the public pool with his friends. An hour later, he's in the deep end with a charley horse, succumbing to panic. A few seconds later, he's officially drowning. On the left s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    FDA, Calling Them Detrimental to Human Health, Moves to Ban Trans Fats in Food

    On November 7, the Food and Drug Adminstration proposed that partially hydrogenated oils no longer be "generally recognized as safe" -- a ruling that, if made final, would effectively mean companies could no longer use anything containing trans fats in their products. I asked Houstonians what they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    College Football: Bear Bryant Award Finalists Revealed (Aggies Will Be Happy)

    If you're a prominent, successful college football player or coach, it is usually necessary to block out the second week of December. This is when most of the college football awards are handed out, the week after the regular season ends. For many, it's an exhausting, circuitous journey across the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Hero Metro Cops Awarded for Helping Save Chris Gray

    Our favorite Metro cops -- the officers whose quick actions helped save Houston Press Music Editor Chris Gray after he suffered a heart attack last month -- were presented with awards this morning from Metro and the American Heart Association. Officers John Zepeda and Leonard Wagner just happened ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Suits and Sneakers Descend on New Downtown Walking Path

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderSuits and sneakers populated National Start Walking Day.​Though it may be an artery-cloggingly delicious way to live, make no mistake. Heart disease is still the number-one killer of Americans. And according to the American Heart Association, almost 67 percent of Texans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Texas Pathetic In Fighting Kids Smoking, Report Says

    The kidz and their tobacco​Texas is set to get $1.8 billion this year from the huge tobacco-litigation settlement of a decade ago, but it will spend just 0.6 percent of that on preventing kids from smoking, a report from a coalition of health groups said today. The state spends $11.4 million ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    American Heart Association Releases New Cookbook

    ​This month, the American Heart Association released its flagship cookbook, aptly titled The New American Heart Association Cookbook, 8th Edition, and affectionately dubbed "Big Red." It contains more than 600 heart healthy recipes, including 150 brand-new ones. It is meant to be an all-encomp ... More >>

  • News

    June 17, 2010

    Under Fire

    Present and former officers accuse HCC's police chief of not treating his employees fairly.

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Questions Continue To Rise About Houston-Based Lifeguard Program

    Photo by Todd SpivakJohn Hunsucker​John Hunsucker is not a medical doctor. This is one of the first points his many critics tend to make.They make it because Hunsucker, who runs Houston-based NASCO (National Aquatic Safety Company), the third-largest lifeguard training organization in the nation, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2009
  • News

    October 11, 2007

    Fighting for Air: Drowning and the Heimlich Maneuver

    Most doctors say the Heimlich maneuver should not be used to save drowning victims. So why does UH professor John Hunsucker continue to teach it to lifeguards?

  • Dining

    July 19, 2007

    Sandy's Produce Market

    One healthy meal at Sandy's Produce Market will wipe away all of your high-cholesterol sins

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Gut Reactions

    Plus: Catcher in the Wry, The Brown Brown Vote, Super-Kid Cynics

  • Dining

    September 7, 2000

    High on Fat

    Lard may be a four-letter word, but you shouldn't treat it as one

  • Calendar

    October 23, 1997
  • Calendar

    November 21, 1996
  • Dining

    April 21, 1994

    1,001 Arabian Dishes

    Dimassi's Middle Eastern cafeteria offers a plenitude of fresh, lively and healthy fare