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South Asian? This Test Could Save Your Life

Dr. Amy Shah | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Shah

People of South Asian descent, listen up. We have a big problem on our hands and there just aren't enough people who know about it. If we don't act ...

The Entrepreneur's Common Sense Guide to Heart Health

John Bowen | Posted 04.14.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

It's been said that a man with health has a thousand dreams, while a man with no health has but one. Don't you owe it to yourself, your team and your family to not only have a thousand dreams, but also have the energy and engagement to make them happen?

Science Finds Yet Another Reason Why Gratitude Is The Best Medicine

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Gratitude doesn't just warm your heart, it may also lead to a healthier one, a new study suggests. Research published by the American Psychological...

Finnish study: Saunas protect against fatal coronary problems

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.07.2015 | 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 ...

Promising New Drugs Could Revolutionize Heart Health

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living

SAN DIEGO (AP) — New research boosts hope that a highly anticipated, experimental class of cholesterol drugs can greatly lower the risk for heart at...

What I Learned from Going to the Dogs

Tracey Conway | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Tracey Conway

This winter when the Arctic Blast took New England by storm - literally - a dream at the top of my Bucket List was achieved. With a speaking job booke...

Engineering a Better Heart

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Last week, my post started a conversation between myself and Dr. Adam Feinberg. In this week's post, our conversation continues, and we'll outline some of the exciting developments that are on the horizon for heart treatment.

Let's Take Women (And Their Health) Seriously

Amy Hubbard | Posted 03.12.2015 | Women
Amy Hubbard

Because women matter, and public health is not just a feminist's cause. When half of our population isn't taken care of, we all pay, whether it's financially or in other ways.

Depression Plus Stress May Raise Heart Health Risks

Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living

By Don Rauf Depression and stress can damage heart health. Put both conditions together, and it may cause a double-whammy that amplifies heart ri...

Can Science and Technology Fix a Broken Heart?

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

I asked Dr. Feinberg to help explain the current state of cardiovascular treatment and heart-related biomedical engineering. In an upcoming piece, we'll break down the innovative projects that he has underway at CMU that get to the heart of our problems with heart treatment.

I Go Red for Mis Abuelas

American Heart Association | Posted 02.23.2015 | 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.

5 Things Women Don't Know -- But Should -- About Heart Disease

Next Avenue | Emily Gurnon | Posted 02.23.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Emily Gurnon We all know what a heart attack looks like. You feel a crushing pain in your chest and collapse to the ...

Can Your Heart's Energy Change the World?

Rose Caiola | Posted 02.20.2015 | 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...

Revitalize Your Diet With 8 Simple Food Flips

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

It's easy to revitalize your diet with these eight simple FOOD FLIPS. You may have gotten used to eating foods rich in calories, fats and carbohydrate...

Are You Taking Care of Your Heart?

Judi Freedman | Posted 02.19.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

February is filled with red hearts thanks to Valentine's Day. It's also a month to honor your own heart and make sure it stays healthy year-round. I learned more about heart health from the American Heart Association (AHA) Go Red For Women Campaign.

Let's Have a Heart-to-Heart: Tips for Preventing Heart Disease

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

The good news is that most heart disease is preventable. Although there are risk factors that we cannot control like our family history, our age and gender, there are many factors that we can control.

Can a Broken Heart Really Break Your Heart?

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

The symptoms of broken heart syndrome are very similar to those of a heart attack, and they can include angina (chest pain), shortness of breath, low blood pressure and temporary heart failure.

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...

Go Krimson for Kids

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Sudman

Let's stop pretending that heart problems belong to our parents. Prevention should start with our kids. Just like we check out kids eyes and ears in school, we should be checking their hearts too. Let's follow in the footsteps of the NBA.

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...

11 Simple Tricks That Make Heart-Healthy Eating Easier

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Heart disease can often be prevented by making healthy food and lifestyle choices. As a nutritionist, I often work with clients to help them develop a healthy diet and lifestyle to prevent heart disease. Below are 11 simple -- and healthy -- tips for heart health.

Make Not Bake Finally Comes to a School Near You

Maryam Zar | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Maryam Zar

The traditional Bake Sale has long been a cornerstone of schools. As early as Pre-K and as late as Senior year in high school when the class field trip needs to be funded, we bake for sale. From early childhood when kids begin to learn the building blocks of their core beliefs, through high school when teens question everything, the one constant message is that promoting and eating sugary snacks for fun is a way of life. But should it be?

Changing Perceptions About Heart Disease

Phyllis Greenberger | Posted 04.12.2015 | Impact
Phyllis Greenberger

February is American Heart Month, a whole 28 days devoted to raising awareness about heart disease. But did you know that until about 13 years ago, cardiovascular disease was defined as a man's disease?

Join Me in Spreading Heart Health Awareness!

Rose Caiola | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

In honor of the heart's amazing ability to function independent of us telling it what to do, here are some interesting facts about this important muscle.

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.