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Rosie O’Donnell Lost Over 40lbs With A Life-Saving Surgery!

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First of all, Congrats on this milestone!

Rosie O’Donnell suffered a heart attack back in 2012, and since then, she’s been on a quest to get healthy!

So, in July 2013, Miz O’Donnell underwent vertical gastric sleeve surgery, which she revealed at the American Heart Association-sponsored Go Red luncheon on Friday!

This procedure reduced her stomach by 80 percent, so now it’s like the size of a banana, but the shape of a sleeve! Must be how they got the name! Though, Banana Sleeve wouldn't have been a bad option either! Ha!

Rosie revealed that since the surgery, she’s lost 40lbs, putting her under 200lbs at 190lbs! AH-Mayzing! There was one simple reason for the lifestyle change, Rosie said

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Dogs Are Good For Your Heart!!

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We don't just mean having a dog will fill your heart with feelings of joy and contentment.

We mean that the American Heart Association released a study that had a panel of experts review years of data on the cardiovascular benefits of owning a pet!

The group found that owning a pet, specifically a dog, was "probably associated" with a reduced risk of heart disease.

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It's National Walking Day!!

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Leave your cars at home!! It's time to head to work a few hours earlier than you thought, because you'll be WALKING!

Okay, maybe it's not THAT extreme, but it IS National Walking Day! LOLz!

Jenny Craig is supporting the AHA (American Heart Association) this year for National Walking Day, because adults seem to be working at computers all day instead of staying healthy! The risk of heart disease doubles when you're physically inactive, so Jenny Craig is teaming up with the AHA to help encourage Americans to get walking! The benefits of walking and moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day can help you reduce the risk of heart disease — so that's what we're all going to do!

Here's how to make it an awesome habit:

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Watch Mariah Carey's American Heart Association PSA

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Mariah Carey has lost 30 pounds since giving birth to twins last year and now she's urging others to follow in her healthy footsteps.

In a brand new PSA for the American Heart Association, Mariah encourages people to consider losing weight, not just to look great, but to live longer too!

Since someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds and less than 1% of Americans are heart-healthy, she advises finding healthy living solutions to avoid becoming a statistic.

Check out the quick video above and start doing something to make sure heart disease, the number one killer in the country, doesn't take your life away one day!

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Study Shows Sexual Abuse Raises Risk For Heart Attack

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As if getting sexually abused as a child wasn't bad enough, a new study has found that the despicable act may increase victims' chances of heart attack, heart disease and stroke.

During a presentation on Sunday at an American Heart Association conference, researchers reported that women who suffered repeated episodes of forced sex in childhood or adolescence had a 62% higher risk of cardiovascular disease!

Janet Rich-Edwards, lead author of the study which used data collected between 1989 and 2007 from more than 67,000 female nurses, told sources:

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Americans Are Consuming Less Sugar!

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It looks like Americans are becoming more aware of their diet choices after all.

A new study has found that people are drinking less soda and consuming less sugar than they did 10 years earlier!

The surprising data shows that the percentage of our diets that is comprised of sugar dropped from 18% between 1999 and 2000 to 14.6% between 2007 and 2008.

After studying 42,316 people to see how much added (not natural) sugar they consumed, researcher Dr. Jean Welsh said, "We were surprised to see that there was a substantial reduction over the years."

What a pleasant surprise, indeed!

Just because Americans are consuming a lower amount of sugar, it doesn't mean that amount is low enough either!

In 2009, an American Heart Association statement said that Americans consume the equivalent of 22 teaspoons of sugar a day, when men should only consume 9 and women 6!

While we've managed to cut out an average of 23 grams of sugar out of our daily diet, we've still got a ways to go!

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Ken Jeong Uses Disco To Teach CPR And Save Lives!

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Don't know CPR?

Watch the video above and you'll get the gist of it pretty quickly!

Hangover star Ken Jeong partnered with the American Heart Association to produce this HIGHlarious PSA to revive disco educate people on the proper way to do CPR, which could save someone's life one day!

Remember these two simple steps:

1. Call 911!

2. Push hard & fast in the center of the chest!

Coincidentally enough, Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees isn't just fun to boogie to, it's also a perfect beat to pump your hands to while performing the life-saving technique.

Do yourself, your family, and your friends a favor by watching the video above to educate yourself on CPR. We promise you'll love it!

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