Nancy Brown

CEO, American Heart Association

CEO of the American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization fighting cardiovascular diseases, including stroke.
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A stroke ended his career as a surgeon. So he learned to do more things – like help young surgeons.

by Nancy Brown
Jib Street (right) and Dr. Craig Bryant at the Pineville Ice House. The signed Wayne Gretzky jersey was Jib's thank-you gift to Craig for using the AED to save his life. (Photo courtesy of Jib Street)
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His heart stopped while playing hockey. Revived by CPR and an AED, he’s determined to save more lives.

by Nancy Brown
Doug E. Fresh (left) and Dr. Olajide Williams. Photo courtesy Dr. Williams.
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Devoted doctor and hip hop legend are taking on stroke nationwide

by Nancy Brown
Photo courtesy of Tara MacInnes
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A Stroke Month love story. And so much more.

by Nancy Brown
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Olympic great Michael Johnson wants you to think F.A.S.T.

by Nancy Brown
Nurse Scrubs, Dr. Patches and meerkats Tom, Tam and Tim. Image courtesy of Tiny Docs.
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Sick kids deserve answers, explanations. Who better to deliver them than cartoon characters?

by Nancy Brown
From left: Derek, Julia, Zachary, Li-Yu and Sophia Mitchell at the 2017 Turkey Trot in Tyler, Texas. Photo courtesy of Li-Yu Mitchell.
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One foot in front of another: East Texas doc is getting her community moving

by Nancy Brown
Tina Johnson, "Winning At Life" Photo by Louise Ricks.
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She let her weight, BP and cholesterol soar. Then she did something about it. Now she helps others do the same.

by Nancy Brown
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Little Ruben needed a heart transplant. His old heart also was tilted and connected wrong.

by Nancy Brown
From right: Hynson Marvel Jr., Francoise Marvel, Yvonne Marvel and Hynson Marvel III. Courtesy Francoise Marvel.
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Heart attack survivors can thank her dad for new recovery tools

by Nancy Brown
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She brought home a magnet with the warning signs of a heart attack. The next day, it was a checklist of how she felt.

by Nancy Brown
Susan Lucci walks the runway for The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2019 Presented By Macy's at Hammerstein Ballroom on Feb. 7 in New York. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for AHA)
Photo Credit - Getty Images for AHA
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Take it from Susan Lucci: Prioritize your health; accepting ‘survivor’ label takes time

by Nancy Brown
Roxanne Watson places a hand over her new heart.
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She uses her new heart to make sure more people enjoy second chances

by Nancy Brown
Kelsey Gumm - before and after getting in shape. (Photo courtesy of Kelsey Gumm)
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How goes that New Year’s resolution to get fit? Kelsey’s story might help

by Nancy Brown
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Halfway through pregnancy, their baby needed in-utero heart surgery. Should they risk it?

by Nancy Brown
Photo by Joe Vega Media
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See No. 22 on the court? That’s the kid who died earlier this year

by Nancy Brown
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Caring for your heart is far from ‘Ugly’

by Nancy Brown
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Her life in tatters, a stroke should’ve added to her misery. Instead, it sparked an amazing rise.

by Nancy Brown
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Little Chef DJ’s specialties? Vegan mac-and-cheese and teaching about eating healthy

by Nancy Brown
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Up, up and#UpAgainAfterStroke

by Nancy Brown
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What happens when a lifelong giver becomes a recipient? She gives even more.

by Nancy Brown
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Look! It’s a lifesaving device! Time to send a selfie to Zapgirl!

by Nancy Brown
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His dad’s heart stopped suddenly at age 53. His stopped at 42.

by Nancy Brown

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