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American Heart Month

A Monthlong Celebration of Our Yearlong Devotion

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Throughout February, in communities across the country, millions of supporters have been coming together, wearing red, and reinforcing the critical message that we can overcome heart disease and stroke.

Can Your Heart's Energy Change the World?

Rose Caiola | Posted 04.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rose Caiola

Helen Keller once wrote, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart." Her words have...

And the Award for Best CPR Performance Goes To...

Marion Leary | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Marion Leary

With CPR so visible in everyday life, surely everyone must know how important it is to be trained in this lifesaving skill, right?

Mysteries Surround Kids' Top Acquired Heart Disease

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"What I really want is to protect children from getting Kawasaki disease -- prevention, prophylaxis," Kawasaki said. "But in order to find a way to do that, we have to first identify the cause of Kawasaki disease and that is very difficult."

What You Need To Know About Heart Disease And Women

Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living

This panel is a presentation of The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with Th...

Learning I Had Congenital Heart Disease

Laura Bell Bundy | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Bell Bundy

Granted, I STILL do not know the outcome of my situation, but I am finally getting real solid answers after 15 years of misdiagnosis and confusion.

How Do I Go Red and Spread Awareness About Heart Disease Among Latinas?

María Guerra | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
María Guerra

February is American Heart Month and it is a great time to reflect on our health and get back on track, making healthy lifestyle changes for our familia.

My Beautiful Babushka

Bianna Golodryga | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Bianna Golodryga

I often wonder whether my Babushka would have had to endure those near death experiences had she been educated about the preventative measures women can take to lower the risk of heart disease.

What Do Women Need? A Good Heart!

Dr. Rani G. Whitfield | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rani G. Whitfield

Although this message is for anyone at increased risk for heart disease, it is especially directed to ladies because the incidence and resultant mortality rate is so high for women.

You Can Be a Superhero Too!

Marion Leary | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Marion Leary

I also talk to a lot of cardiac arrest survivors, and the one thing they all have in common -- other than being alive -- is that someone stepped up and performed CPR.

Living With Heart Disease

Amanda Gonzalez | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gonzalez

As a 26-year-old woman with a type-A personality, being diagnosed with heart disease just before moving into my college campus hasn't exactly been easy.

This American Heart Month, Let's Celebrate Survivors -- Like Deborah

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

As February dawns, you're seeing a lot more red and more hearts. While that is partly due to Valentine's Day, it also is because -- for the 51st straight year -- the White House has designated February as American Heart Month.

We All Fit the Profile

Jen Thorson | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Jen Thorson

I am 40 years old. A distance runner. I have heart disease. I am a woman. I fit the profile.

February Is National Heart Month

Stephanie Bender | Posted 04.29.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

You'll do your body (including your heart) and your spirit a favor when you try some of these ideas on staying active.

Now Is the Best Time to Take Care of the Hearts That Matter Most to You

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The medical community is on the front lines, of course, treating sick patients, helping others recover and -- equally importantly -- educating and encouraging others how to avoid the dangerous tentacles of the No. 1 killer of Americans.

10 Smart Food Swaps For A Healthy Heart

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist counseling clients on heart health, rather than advise clients just on what foods to avoid, I like to empower them by offering healthy food choices and substitutions to make.

A Missed Diagnosis, A Movement, and a Critical Moment for Women's Health

Betsy Nabel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Betsy Nabel

Women, to the eyes of this then young cardiology resident, didn't have heart disease. Men -- older men -- did. So I completely missed the diagnosis.

Start Taking Action

Mariell Jessup | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Mariell Jessup

As a cardiologist, if there's a message I could share with every woman during this American Heart Month, it would be to "start taking action on your own behalf right now."

Red Is the New Black: Why It's Fashionable to Be Healthy

Martine Reardon | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Martine Reardon

As a woman who has spent her career in the world of fashion, I hope you'll take it to heart when I say there is no better accessory and no stronger fashion statement than good health.

After My Stroke at Age 20, I Want to Help Other Women F.A.S.T.

Tia Timpson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Tia Timpson

I thought I was a healthy college student until the defects teamed together and caused a stroke.

Overcoming Arrhythmia to Become an Olympic Champion

Dana Vollmer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Dana Vollmer

At a young age I was a swimmer with dreams of being an Olympian champion! Then my heart rate wouldn't slow down after races and workouts, and I knew it was something more than just overexertion, I knew that something was wrong.

Listening to Your Heart

Teresa Rodríguez | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Teresa Rodríguez

As our youngest son, Julian, was having his breakfast and his older brother, Victor, was still sleeping, their father and my husband, Tony, suddenly began complaining of dizziness, shortness of breath and weakness.

After a Decade of Go Red for Women: The Need for a 'Woman-Centered' Holistic Approach to Heart Health and Wellness

Jennifer H. Mieres | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Jennifer H. Mieres

Recognizing that women were not aware that heart disease was their leading killer and more importantly that 80 percent of heart disease was preventable, the AHA knew something had to be done.

Boosting Heart Health, Together

Susan Spencer | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Susan Spencer

Our health editors found six amazing women across the country, let Joy loose on them, and we sat back and crossed our fingers.

American Heart Month Means Time to Get in Shape

María Guerra | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
María Guerra

What better time to get back on the wagon than during American Heart Month!