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October 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
Eating right just got easier. The American Heart Assn. revised its influential dietary guidelines Thursday, playing down complicated percentages of fat or nutrients in foods and emphasizing common sense. It's the first significant revision in four years of the association's guidelines, which are widely mimicked by other health organizations. The guidelines will be published in the Oct. 31 issue of Circulation, a journal of the association.
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May 25, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Children jumping rope--in pairs, in groups or by themselves--filled the playground at Lupin Hill Elementary School on Monday. Pupils exercised as part of "Jump Rope for Heart," which raises money for the American Heart Assn. The festive scene included thumping music and balloons as 830 students took turns jumping for as long as 30 minutes at a time. Participants got sponsors to donate funds.
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October 26, 1998
An estimated 8,500 good-hearted people ran and walked Sunday in the American Heart Assn.'s Heart & Sole Classic, the Orange County chapter's 18th annual fund-raiser that collected at least $320,000. Participants ran 10 kilometers or walked five through the streets around the Irvine Spectrum, having collected pledges and sponsorships to benefit the nonprofit organization. There also was a 1K run for children.
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February 9, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
During its 13-year history, the American Heart Assn.'s annual Heart Run and Walk has never experienced rain. Thanks to good timing Sunday, the event again took place in favorable weather through the streets of Woodland Hills before overcast skies and rain moved into the Valley.
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February 7, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Neither rain nor sleet will keep walkers and runners from their goal of raising money for the American Heart Assn. on Sunday. Or so the association hopes. Officials said that in the 13 years the walk/run has been held in Warner Center it has never been canceled because of rain.
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October 27, 1997 | BONNIE HAYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 7,500 people laced up their running shoes Sunday for the Heart & Sole Classic in Irvine, some to remember a loved one lost to heart disease and others to honor a survivor, but all to celebrate life. "Every single day is a blessing," said Margaret Lawson, whose husband, George, has undergone two successful open-heart surgeries since they were married 22 years ago. The Mission Viejo couple walked the 5K course hand-in-hand while their two young grandsons darted ahead.
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May 14, 1997 | DEBRA CANO
Furniture maker Jim Marchetta had his first heart attack at 31 and underwent angioplasty. In February, Marchetta, now 38, had open heart surgery--a five-way bypass. "I never thought I'd have open heart surgery at 38," said Marchetta, married and the father of four children. "The frightening thing is if I didn't go to my cardiologist, a heart attack could have been fatal. The doctors saved my life." Marchetta will be the guest speaker at the Anaheim division of the American Heart Assn.'
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February 15, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Although the participants were a little young for romance, it was still a Valentine's Day dedicated to the heart at Noble Avenue School. About 1,000 students from the North Hills elementary school participated Friday in the American Heart Assn.'s "Jump Rope for Heart" fund-raiser, an event geared toward physical rather than emotional fitness.
BUSINESS
October 3, 1996 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three leading nonprofit organizations are getting a combined total of $2 million to plug Florida citrus products though other foods are equally healthful, raising questions about charities' growing role as paid endorsers. In a series of new commercials funded by the Florida citrus industry, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Assn. and the March of Dimes tout the benefits of Florida oranges and grapefruit--in the broadest such alliance yet between charities and business.
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