Children and teens should consume less than 6 teaspoons of “added sugars” a day and drink no more than 8 ounces of sugary beverages a week, according to the American Heart Association’s first-ever scientific statement recommending specific sugar limits for kids. Publishing in the journal Circulation on Monday, a panel of researchers took a deep…

Mark Hinkle at Olive + Oak, a restaurant named after his son Oliver and co-owner Greg Ortyl’s son Oakes. A shared loss cemented a friendship and began a business partnership for Mark Hinkle and Greg Ortyl, the owners of St. Louis-area Olive + Oak. The restaurant pays tribute to their late sons, Oliver and Oakes,…

Anyone who’s been watching the Olympic swimming events and wondering why lifeguards surround a pool filled with so many expert swimmers should talk to Ashley Dumais. The young swimmer was at a high school swim meet in January when her heart stopped in the middle of a race. The then-18-year-old began the day just as…

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. But after nearly three decades in decline, the number of deaths from heart disease has increased in recent years, a new federal report shows. Meanwhile, the number of cancer deaths have been climbing for decades, bringing the nation’s top two killers closer…