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Researchers Use Twitter To Track Heart Disease

Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living

By Tom Jacobs Why does one community have higher levels of heart disease than another? Some of the reasons are obvious, such as income and educat...

Stable Childhood May Lead To Healthy Adult Heart, Study Says

Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:01pm EST (Reuters Health) – In Finland, kids who have a “stable, healthy” childhood grow up to have ...

How I Lost My Heart

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

I just haven't figured out how to bridge the gaps in my heart when they're not around. And I probably never will.

Science Finds Yet Another Reason To Look On The Bright Side

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Good news for those who look at life through a glass half-full. Optimists may be twice as likely to be in "perfect" heart health than pessimistic indi...

The Disease That Kills One Woman A Minute In The US -- And How To Prevent It

Posted 01.06.2015 | OWN

Each year more than 400,000 American women die from heart disease. The way to protect yourself: Know what to look out for. By Jihan Thompson ...

Dr. Oz Confronts A Patient Who Continued Smoking After Heart Surgery

OWN | Posted 12.11.2014 | OWN

Six weeks ago, Vietnam veteran Ken Poccia received a quadruple bypass operation from heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz. A recovering drug addict, Poccia abu...

What to Do If You've Got Too Much to Do This Holiday

Christine Arylo | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Arylo

As these to-dos start to accumulate, even if they are things you want to do, all of the sudden all the space you desired for peace, harmony, and chilling this December turns into holiday stress that sucks up your time and pushes your peace right out the window.

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 ...

Yagana Shah

How A Bad Marriage Can -- Literally -- Hurt Your Heart

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty

Previous research has proved the link between a difficult marriage and negative health effects in lab-based studies. Now, the finding has been confirm...

Stress Is Harder On Young Women's Hearts

Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Bahar Gholipour Published: 11/19/2014 10:14 AM EST on LiveScience CHICAGO — Young women with heart disease may take a harder hit from ment...

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

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 01.12.2015 | 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?

Keep Your Arteries and Heart Protected This Winter

Stephen A. Brunton, M.D., FAAFP | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephen A. Brunton, M.D., FAAFP

Some of these risk factors -- namely, age and family history -- are entirely out of our control, which is why it's important to be diligent when it comes to preventive measures.

Heart Palpitations in Women: Is It 'Just Anxiety,' or Something More?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Women -- who are at higher risk than men for certain dangerous arrhythmias, and subsequent stroke in some cases -- are often told that their palpitations are "just due to anxiety." But even though they can be triggered by anxiety, it is important for doctors to rule out any dangerous arrhythmias before dismissing the palpitations as only the result of worrying.

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...

How The Effects Of Stress On The Heart Differ For Men And Women

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living

Stress has been linked with a number of harmful effects on physical and mental health, one of the most concerning being its link to an increased risk ...

Escarole, Kale, and Sweet Potato Crockpot Soup: A Heart-Healthy Satisfying Meal

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 12.08.2014 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

The comforting aroma of a Crockpot meal is everything we love about fall wrapped up in one easy dish.

What's So Bad About Too Much Salt?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers, who analyzed data from 187 countries, reported that more than 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year can be attributed to sodium consumption above 2 grams per day. Almost no country or region is immune. Salt is fueling the global hypertension epidemic.

David Freeman

LISTEN: Big Surprise Seen In Doctor's Study Of Low-Fat, Low-Carb Diets

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Science

What's the best way to eat if you're trying to lose weight? For years, doctors and dietitians have encouraged us to eat less dietary fat. But growing ...

Es Por Your Health; By: Dr. Eduardo Sanchez

American Heart Association | Posted 10.25.2014 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

By understanding and honoring such Hispanic cultural values as personalismo, respeto and family ties, we expect Es Por La Vida will become a bridge between Hispanics in communities across the United States and the AHA/ASA.

Sharing of Hearts

Stephanie Bender | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Although August is not National Heart Month (February is), I am compelled to write about hearts. My reason? Ethan, one of my grandsons, had open-heart surgery last week. It was the third surgery in his 15 short years of life.

7 Reasons To Eat More Blueberries

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist, I love recommending blueberries to my clients. And I regularly eat them as well. Blueberries are healthy, low in calories, versatile, and taste great.

Heart Attack Treatment: Timing Is Everything

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

When it comes to treatment for heart attack, minutes matter. Cardiologists have a saying, "Time is myocardium." Simply put, the faster you receive treatment, the more your heart muscle (myocardium) can be preserved and the less damaged your heart will be.

10 Heart Attack Warnings Young Women Shouldn't Ignore

Arthur Agatston, M.D. | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Arthur Agatston, M.D.

Once you get to the ER, do your best to emphatically say, "I think I'm having a heart attack," and insist on seeing a doctor within 10 minutes. Make sure you get an EKG to check your heart function, plus blood tests to detect heart damage. Do not leave the hospital until you've been seen.

How To 'Work Out' Your Heart: A Guide To Building Emotional Strength

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Sahaj Kohli

It's time to be intentional and make working out your heart as important as working out your body, not just for the health benefits but also to be your best self and contribute to a better world.