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Cardiac arrest during road races exceedingly rare
January 11th, 2012
05:00 PM ET

Cardiac arrest during road races exceedingly rare

Last November, two apparently healthy young men - one 40 years old, the other just 21 - collapsed during the running of the Philadelphia marathon and were later pronounced dead, apparently of heart-related causes.

The news was shocking but familiar: In the previous two months alone, a 35-year-old firefighter had collapsed with a stopped heart as he neared the finish line of the Chicago Marathon, and a 32-year-old had suffered a fatal heart attack in the homestretch of a half-marathon in Montreal.
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Filed under: Death and Dying • Health.com • Heart

January 11th, 2012
01:21 PM ET

How to cook healthy comfort foods

Perhaps the cold weather is to blame, or the post-holiday blues. Whatever the reason, many of us use food as comfort this time of year.

"I think everybody eats for emotional reasons at one point or another," says Marisa Moore, registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "We eat when we're happy; we eat when we're sad."

Dishes like lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, macaroni 'n cheese and, in the South, grits, may give you psychological comfort. However, they are often high in fat, sodium and calories, Moore cautions.
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15 top killers of Americans
January 11th, 2012
12:01 PM ET

15 top killers of Americans

The leading killers of Americans continue to be non-infectious diseases like heart disease, strokes and lung diseases.

But one of the perpetual causes of death fell off the top 15 list this year: Homicides.

“Most of the changes were positive,” said Sherry Murphy, a statistician at the National Center of Health Statistics and one of the authors of the annual mortality report.  “Homicides fell from among the 15 leading causes for the first time since 1965.”

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How to deal with mean people
January 11th, 2012
11:01 AM ET

How to deal with mean people

Editor's note: CNN contributor Amanda Enayati ponders the theme of seeking serenity: the quest for well-being and life balance in stressful times.

Not that long ago I was crossing the street with my daughter when a speeding car almost plowed us down.

“Hey! This is a crosswalk!” I yelled through the passing car’s open window.

“I don’t care!” The driver shot back.

Mean people, like vermin, have been around forever. But for some reason - maybe it’s the economic trials of these past few years - there seem to be more of them than there used to be. And I’m not the only one who thinks so: A 2010 National Civility Survey found that two out of three Americans believe civility is a major issue, and three in four believe the negative tenor in our country has grown worse over the past few years.
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Tri Challenge: God threw in a triathlon
January 11th, 2012
07:18 AM ET

Tri Challenge: God threw in a triathlon

Every day this week, CNN will introduce you to one member of the 2012 Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge team. Today meet Glenn Keller, a truck driver and pastor who says he's tired of telling other people to be their best self and not practicing what he preaches.

I knew I needed a change, I just didn't know how I was going to accomplish it. Then I found out about the Tri Challenge and something about seeing what others were able to accomplish motivated me to send in my video. I think I got it in four hours before the deadline.

I was on my way back to Texas from Boston and didn't have a webcam. I was in Gaston, Alabama and knew I could not make it home in time. I pulled off the interstate, went into a Walmart and bought what I figured would be my last bucket of chicken wings and a webcam. I sat there in the seat of the truck and just tried to speak from my heart.

As I've heard it said so many other times, "the rest is history."

I feel a lot like someone who asked God for an Oak Tree and instead He gave them an acorn. I had been asking God for good health and fitness and He gave me CNN, Dr. Gupta, and because God has such a good sense of humor He threw in a Triathlon for good measure.
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