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Free CT Heart Scans offered to Racine County Sheriff’s Office and their spouses

RACINE COUNTY — A new initiative led by Racine County is prioritizing the health of its law enforcement community by offering CT Heart Scans to all of the Racine County Sheriff’s Office employees and their spouses through September. The idea to offer CT Heart Scans is dedicated in memory of Racine County Sheriff Deputy Joshua […]

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Code Blue fundraiser on Sept. 4 supports first responders and heart health

RACINE COUNTY — Code Blue, a new committee building roots in Racine County, is on a mission to equip the community with funds and resources that support healthy living. Deputy Joshua LaForge – The organization of Code Blue comes after the heart attacks of Rikki Storbeck and the painful loss of Deputy Josh LaForge. Storbeck […]

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Still time to sign up for Vonco 5K Run/Walk at UW-Parkside

KENOSHA — There’s still time for the public to get signed up for the upcoming Vonco 5K Run/Walk on the UW-Parkside campus. For the third straight year, Trevor-based Vonco Products is rallying the community to help the American Heart Association. This year’s run is Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country […]

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Union Grove High School receives Project ADAM Heart Safe School designation

UNION GROVE — Union Grove High School, 3433 S. Colony Ave, has officially been declared a Project ADAM Heart Safe School, as of March 20, 2023. Those who enter the school, including students, visitors, and staff, will have a better chance of surviving cardiac arrest with the implementation of this program. Cardiac arrest, more commonly […]

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A rise in cardiovascular-related deaths: highest among Asian, Black, Hispanic populations

The number of people dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the U.S. escalating and it is impacting Asian, Black, and Hispanic populations the most. Cardiovascular disease, overall, includes coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and hypertension/high blood pressure. Coronary heart disease includes clogged arteries or atherosclerosis of the heart, which can cause a heart attack. During the first year of […]