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Heart Health Month

Healthy Habits & Healthy Hearts

Ris Lacoste | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
Ris Lacoste

My mother passed away from heart disease in 2010 and it was a stark lesson that unless I started to get my heart and body in shape I may be headed down the same path. I dubbed my new personal initiative RIS Walk 60 -- daily 60-minute walks to the heartbeat of DC.

WATCH: Aisha Tyler And Elizabeth Rohm Talk Heart Health

Posted 02.19.2012 | Healthy Living

For Aisha Tyler and Elizabeth Rohm, heart health is a cause that's, well, close to the heart -- both actresses have lost loved ones from heart attacks...

5 Ways Yoga Promotes Heart Health

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

In honor of American Heart Month, here are five ways that yoga promotes a healthier heart.

Don't Worry, Drink Coffee: American Heart Month, Day 15

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Despite 20 years of reassuring research, many people still avoid caffeinated coffee because they worry about its health effects. But research continues to confirm that -- in moderation -- a few cups a day is safe and even beneficial to heart health.

This Valentine’s Day, Have A (Healthy) Heart

Kathy Freston | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

Today, millions of Americans will give heart-shaped boxes of chocolates to our special someones. But what about our actual hearts? While we're immersed in heart-shaped imagery today, I thought I'd take a moment to share some information on how we can become a more heart-healthy nation.

Five Ways You Can Help Your Child Have a Healthy Heart for Life

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

February is American Heart Month, which is a really good time to think not just about Valentine's Day, but your child's heart. So here's my advice: think small and manageable.

Aisha Tyler Gets Serious About Heart Health

Posted 02.10.2012 | Black Voices

This year's Red Dress Collection Fashion Show marked a milestone for the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and it's annual "Heart Truth"...

American Heart Month: 17 Celebrities Who Faced Heart Problems

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.07.2012 | Healthy Living

In the past few years, celebrities have rallied to promote awareness for heart health -- particularly in women. Cardiovascular disease is still the nu...

Heart Health Month: 8 Surprising Heart Facts We Learned Over The Last Year

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.06.2012 | Healthy Living

Every February, organizations like the American Heart Association, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the CDC team up for American Heart ...

Go Red Today! Raising Heart Health Awareness

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 02.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Looking to the future, increased investments are needed in basic science and clinical research to advance our understanding of how heart diseases and their treatments uniquely affect women.

13 Of The Healthiest Foods For Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.02.2012 | Healthy Living

President Barack Obama has officially proclaimed February to be American Heart Month, just as every president has done before him, dating back to a 19...

Tall, Dark, Handsome and Not Likely to Die of Heart Failure

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Not long ago I passed a tall man in the grocery store and almost stopped him to say, "Excuse me, you have a 24 percent lower risk for heart failure because of your height." I consider a potential faux pas like this an occupational hazard now that I have taken on the challenge of blogging about hearts during American Heart Month.

12 Myths About Cholesterol

Rebecca S. Reeves, Dr.P.H., R.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca S. Reeves, Dr.P.H., R.D.

If you are trying to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, or your doctor has said that you need to lower your cholesterol, you are probably trying to keep a close eye on your diet.

Save the Ta-Ta's ... and Your Ticker!

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

Taking good care of your heart doesn't need to be a drag. Here are seven simple ways you can enhance your heart health and have fun while you're at it!