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American Heart Month

I am a Heart Mom: What it's Like to be the Parent of Children with Heart Issues

Mia Carella | Posted 02.26.2016 | Parents
Mia Carella

My journey as a Heart Mom began in 2010 when our daughter was born with a serious congenital heart defect (CHD). Within hours, she was transferred to ...

Let's Encourage Congress to Improve Stroke Care FAST

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

While we use that acronym to help identify the warning signs of stroke (if you see Face drooping, Arm weakness or Speech difficulty, it's Time to call 911), in this case the acronym stands for Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine.

February Is a Time for Celebrating Black History, Heart Health...and Clinical Trials?

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 02.12.2016 | Black Voices
Society for Women's Health Research

By Andrea L. Lowe, MPH, SWHR Health Policy and Public Health Liaison February is both Black History Month and American Heart Month. In support of bo...

Geography Shouldn't Be Destiny When It Comes to Heart Health

Walter Panzirer | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter Panzirer

Americans experience an average of 935,000 heart attacks and 383,000 people suffer from cardiac arrest -- when the heart stops pumping entirely. Both heart attacks and cardiac arrests carry with them the serious risk of death and disability. In fact, the survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest in this country is less than five percent.

Heart Disease Matters More for Women Than You Think

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

By Ann Luk, Digital Program Manager, GoSpreadtheWord.com and CardioDx in collaboration with Society for Women's Health Research In 2015, approximat...

Follow Monica's Lead: Make a Heart-Healthy 'Self-Check'

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

R&B singer Monica was just 18 years old and already a star. The diagnosis: a heart condition called mitral valve prolapse. In simple terms, the flap between the upper and lower chambers of her heart wasn't closing properly.

Dana Shoveled the Snow to Help Protect Stan's Heart; Then Dana's Heart Misfired

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Dana's story is far too common. Although heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S. -- claiming more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined -- many fail to recognize the warning signs, which can be different from those felt by men.

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."