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Philanthropist Turns Her Heart Problem Into Solutions

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

One day in 1998, Sally Soter was walking up a hill when she felt oddly out of breath. Then came the ache in her side. The symptoms hit just as she a...

Doctors: Your Advice Can Be the Difference Between Life and Death

Leigh Pechillo | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Pechillo

Dear Doctors, Last year on Mother's Day, I contacted one of your colleagues by leaving a message with an answering service that I had bad heartburn. ...

From the Third Metric Straight to the Heart

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

Add a quick jog around the block, a bowl of oatmeal or a square of dark chocolate, and something you love to do, and you've taken a major leap towards a healthier heart. You've reduced your risk in a big way. Have a little faith in the goodness and power of your own life, and then get out there and live it.

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.

The Message of American Heart Month and Throughout the Year: Healthy Lifestyle Choices Should Be a Priority

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

One of the great privileges of being a part of the American Heart Association is the opportunity to work together with fellow health organizations, like Susan G. Komen, to achieve our shared goal of improving and saving lives.

I Go Red for Mis Abuelas

American Heart Association | Posted 04.25.2015 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

Five years ago I became a national volunteer spokesperson for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign. To this day, many people ask me why I support this cause and not others. The answer is that I carry this cause in my heart.

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...

Live Your Best Life By Removing The Superwoman Cape

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

People with this syndrome have an irrational belief that puts an extraordinary amount of pressure on women to look beautiful, stay in shape, take care of the home, solve and fix everyone's problems while succeeding at work. Truthfully, this woman is fictional.

Go Red for Heart Disease

Bri Seeley | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Bri Seeley

You may not know that heart disease and stroke is the #1 killer of women. Many believe that heart disease is a man's disease, but each year 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke.

8,000 People Gather on National Mall to Raise $1.9M for Heart Disease Research

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Last Saturday the Greater Washington Region of the American Heart Association hosted its 11th Annual DC Heart Walk on the National Mall.

Women Can Do Anything Men Can Do, But Here's One Surprising Thing They're Even Better At

Mary Ann Bauman, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann Bauman, M.D.

Who would have thought that these catchy lyrics from the 1946 Broadway musical Annie Get Your Gun would fit so perfectly into a conversation today about women and heart disease?

Rallying Women Against Heart Disease Is a Year-Round Pursuit

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Raising awareness is always fulfilling; raising awareness of the No. 1 killer of women is especially satisfying. That is why one day is not enough. As women in high-profile roles, we need to do better. We need to do more."

SCAD: The Ultimate Heart Break

Nancy Brown | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

All the research done so far to understand spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) has turned up only a single confirmed risk factor. Having a heart. That's it. No one can explain why SCAD strikes certain hearts.

Better Red Than Dead

Gail Becker | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

Yes, I know the title is a bit jarring... but then, again, that's the point. One in every three American women will die of heart disease; that means one woman every minute. That means someone you know... or maybe even you.

'If The Right People Pay Attention, Anything Can Happen' -- Like Beating Heart Disease in Women

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Thanks to Wenzel, Variety and the American Heart Association partnered to hold a "Women in Entertainment" luncheon in Los Angeles on Thursday. It was a chance for powerful women in the entertainment industry to hear her story for the first time and to use it as a call to action.

This February, America Went Red in Fight Vs. Heart Disease in Women

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Our work against heart disease continues. While we appreciate and enjoy the added attention in February, I look forward to continuing our discussion on this vital area the rest of the year, too.

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.

Go Red for Women: Increasing Heart Disease Awareness

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

You can greatly reduce your chances of developing heart disease by making a few healthy changes in your life.

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.

7 Top Ways To Improve Your Heart Health

Judi Freedman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

Friday is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

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.