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By Staff Report | January 10, 1993
If you rely on Parke-Davis' Nitrostat to relieve severe heart pains, health officials say it is safe to use alternative nitroglycerin products while that brand remains scarce.Dr. Roger Blumenthal of the Johns Hopkins Henry Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center said that the temporary shortage of 0.4 mg nitroglycerin pills from the nation's leading provider is temporary. setback. Nitroglycerin is widely used to improve blood flow to the heart."People will be able to use 0.3 mg tablets or nitroglycerin patches and sprays, which are just as effective," Dr. Blumenthal said.
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By STEPHEN VICCHIO | February 14, 1995
There is an awful warmth about my heartlike a load of immortality.John Keats, ''Letters''Controlling one's heart is as easy as cutting granite with a razor, or mooring a ship with a single silken thread.John Henry Newman, ''Letters''I remember my mother hanging clothes in winter light. It was Valentine's Day, and tiny icicles had formed on the wooden clothes pins that held my father's stiff work shirts to the frozen line. I stayed home sick from school, though the evening before I methodically had prepared the small red hearts I planned to distribute to a few favorite girls among my sixth-grade classmates.
NEWS
By DANIEL S. GREENBERG | July 30, 1991
Washington. -- For a quick course in why health-care spending continually eludes stringent efforts at cost control, consider a family of wondrous mechanical devices headed for the medical marketplace to take over from failing hearts -- which now number 700,000 a year in the United States.There's a long way to go in perfecting these devices, but they are already considerably more sophisticated and effective than the cumbersome Jarvik-7 artificial hearts that created a sensation in the 1980s.
ENTERTAINMENT
By SLOANE BROWN and SLOANE BROWN,sloane@sloanebrown.com | March 1, 2009
What's black and white and red all over? At the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel last weekend, that would've been the "2009 Heart Ball," the 25th annual fundraising gala for the American Heart Association Mid-Atlantic Affiliate. Its 600 guests were encouraged to add some red to their black-tie attire - a suggestion most took to heart. Event chair Ken Banks greeted folks decked out in a tux and jaunty red patterned bow tie. Interior designer Carolyn Ross looked positively divine in a ruby goddess gown, while her husband, Samuel Ross, the chief executive officer of Bon Secours of Maryland, sported a splash of red over his heart with a pocket square tucked in his tux. "I've got red studs going down the front ... red cuff links.
NEWS
July 26, 2005
LANCE ARMSTRONG'S heart is, literally, a third larger than the average man's. It can pump on and on at a phenomenal 200 beats per minute. His aerobic ability - the amount of oxygen his body can consume - is off the charts. You can look all that up. For years now, the extraordinary functioning of Mr. Armstrong's lean, powerful body has been thoroughly probed and analyzed in an effort to explain how anyone could ride a bicycle as long, hard and fast - let alone after beating a cancer that not too long ago had been expected to kill him. But physiology alone can hardly explain Mr. Armstrong's accomplishments: his return from near death to pedal to seven straight victories in the world's most grueling athletic event, the Tour de France, the more than 2,000-mile, three-week-long bike race.
NEWS
By Janet Gilbert | September 8, 2006
I'm going to have to swim in the Potomac," said Woodstock resident Ken Cornell, who is training for the Nation's Triathlon on Sept. 16 in Washington. "I'm not too thrilled with that." What is thrilling, however, is how far the 46-year-old Cornell has come since spring 2001. While on vacation in Ireland with his son, Matthew, and his wife, Karin, Cornell started experiencing an irregular heartbeat. "I felt like my heart was skipping a beat, but I didn't want to ruin the vacation," he said.
NEWS
February 5, 1992
From: Jerry GietkaEllicott CityI am alive today thanks to the efforts of American Heart Association volunteers (and a very good doctor)!Several years ago, I camehome from a meeting and just "wasn't feeling well." I lay down on mybed and began to sweat profusely. It felt like someone had put a hose in each arm and as someone turned the water on, my arms began to fill up.Luckily, someone had sense enough to take me to the hospital almost immediately -- despite my vigorous objections. It seemed like they stuck things in me, gave me medication, and then asked me "chest pains?"
SPORTS
By John Eisenberg | May 30, 2001
FOR SUCH A PROLONGED, complicated legal squabble, the disagreement between the PGA Tour and disabled golfer Casey Martin actually was pretty simple to understand. The Tour chose to view the case philosophically, as a matter of cold, hard-hearted theory. Martin viewed it realistically, emotionally - how could he not? Both sides had some valid arguments to make, which was why each felt strongly enough to dig in and take the case all the way to the Supreme Court, where Martin won yesterday when the court ruled 7-2 in his favor, upholding a 1998 lower-court decision granting him the right to use a cart in PGA Tour events.
NEWS
By RICHARD REEVES | January 29, 1992
Traveling the country over the years I came to think that the great American malady was a social disease that had nothing to do with blood pressure, doctors or such. The disease was ''aloneness,'' the flip side of all the things that make American life unique: freedom, individualism, mobility.The ties that bind are not very tight in the United States -- and most of us like it that way most of the time. We raise our children to leave the nest. We expect our old people to take care of themselves, and when they grow older than either they or we ever imagined, we ship them off to one of the less inviting of American innovations, nursing homes.
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