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4 Tips For Alzheimer's Prevention

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

Again, we don't have total control over whether or not dementia develops. But taking care of your brain now can only improve your quality of life today, as well as in the future.

Waist of Time: Say No to Waist Trainers

Percell Dugger | Posted 05.19.2016 | Black Voices
Percell Dugger

To be honest, your body already has a natural "waist trainer."

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.

Use This 7-Point Checklist For For A Healthier Heart

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Adults who score well on the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Life’s Simple 7 checklist are less likely than others to develo...

Let's Train a New Generation of Lifesavers

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

As a cardiologist and physician-scientist, and former President of the American Heart Association and World Heart Federation, I have dedicated my life to promoting cardiovascular health and wellness for youth. Health education and basic lifesaving training are important ways to invest in their future health and well-being, and to make our communities safer.

Honoring Hispanic Roots

American Heart Association | Posted 10.04.2015 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

For many Hispanics, part of our cultural identity is connected to the music we heard in our family homes and the dances our families danced. Dancing is a way to be physically active and to be socially and culturally connected.

The Scandal of Uncontrolled Hypertension: A Widely-Overlooked Remedy

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 08.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

This blog truly has the potential to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular complications for millions of people who are liv...

How to Know What Type of Fitness Training Is for You

Don Saladino | Posted 06.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Don Saladino

At the end of the day, training has got to be enjoyable. Even for my professional athletes who do this for a living, I find we have to keep things fun and interesting. So pick a goal and get focused, but always remember to have fun!

Women's Heart Health: What We Don't Know

Phyllis Greenberger | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Greenberger

Despite this large number of women affected by cardiovascular disease, women and minorities are underrepresented in cardiovascular clinical trials. Only one-third of cardiovascular clinical trials report sex-specific results, making it ever more difficult for researchers and clinicians to know how a particular drug or device will affect women.

Meet The Man Whose Tablet Invention Could Save Millions Of Lives In Rural Africa

Mic | Natasha Noman | Posted 04.21.2015 | Black Voices

While HIV/AIDS is generally known to be the biggest killer in Africa, you might be surprised to learn cardiovascular disease (CVD) is second on that l...

Finnish study: Saunas protect against fatal coronary problems

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Alaska Dispatch News

Finnish researchers have a health tip for middle-aged men: To stay alive, spend more time in the sauna. A 20-year study led by scientists from the Un...

How Middle-Aged Men Can Dramatically Reduce Their Cancer Risk

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.30.2015 | Fifty

For middle-aged men, exercise may do a lot more than just help them get a nice physique. Indeed, a new study says a high level of cardiovascular fitne...

The 8 Best Foods For Your Heart

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Lindsay Brustein Rosen | Posted 02.16.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com What we eat and drink can protect our bodies against myriad health woes. Newer studies have shown that over 50% of he...

This One Goes Out To All The Haters Who Think Yoga Isn't Exercise

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Professional athletes of all stripes say that incorporating yoga into their training is a great way to stay limber, flexible and build strength in mus...

Yagana Shah

Suffering From Erectile Dysfunction? Here's Why You Should Consider A Mediterranean Diet

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.06.2014 | Fifty

Suffering from erectile dysfunction? Then you may want to consider a Mediterranean diet for help with heart health. It's estimated that as many as ...

The Fallacy of the Calorie -- Book Review

Suna Senman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Books
Suna Senman

Michael Fenster, "Dr. Mike," cardiologist, professional chef, and author of The Fallacy of the Calorie promises to give the reader clarity. "This is a...

When It Comes To Matters Of The Heart, Mindfulness Can Help

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living

It pays to listen to your heart after all. A recent study from Brown University, which explored the potential connection between a person's sense o...

Stop Exercising, Doctor's Orders!

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

So stop exercising, and pick up a shovel to get your garden ready for next year. Hike with friends up the mountain. Dance by the seaside, and let the sound of the waves stir your heart. Soak up the clean, refreshing air, and deepen your appreciation for the gifts of the natural world.

Yes, A Happy Marriage Really Does Lead To A Healthy Heart

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.26.2014 | Fifty

An unhappy marriage may impact your heart in more ways than one. A new study out of the University of Pittsburgh finds that people in unhappy union...

Losing Weight At Any Age Reaps Long-Term Health Benefits

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty

It's no myth that weight loss gets tougher as you get older. As you age, your metabolism slows down due to a variety of factors. But new research sugg...

New Health Calculator Determines How Young At Heart You Truly Are

Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty

How 'old' is your heart? There may be more to it than how young you feel. Researchers say too many people are missing out on important opportunitie...

How To Let Go Of Fear And Insecurity

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Fear has very real effects on the body, and these effects are meant to protect us from danger. In day to day life, a small amount of fear or insecurity can be beneficial, in that it keeps you on your toes and motivated.

3 Simple Steps to Stay Slim and SANE During the Holidays

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Why can some of your friends eat all the holiday treats they want and stay slim while you start to look like Santa by smelling a fruit cake? And what ...

Is the Food Guide Pyramid and MyPlate Making Your Family Fat?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

The thing to keep in mind about the USDA Pyramid is that it comes from the Department of Agriculture, the agency responsible for promoting American ag...

Did the Government Cause the Obesity Epidemic?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

A great deal of money is being made from our nutritional confusion. Even worse, the government created these guidelines in much the same way it creates laws: by listening to lobbyists and by making compromises.