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Heart Health

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 02.16.2015 | 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 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 02.13.2015 | 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 02.12.2015 | 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 02.12.2015 | 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 02.10.2015 | 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 02.05.2015 | 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 02.05.2015 | 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.

An Ounce of Prevention

Jennette McCurdy | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennette McCurdy

For me, health is a little less undeviating. There are times when I'll do a two-day juice cleanse, feel great, and then have an In N Out hamburger for breakfast the next morning.

What Do Women Need? A Good Heart!

Dr. Rani G. Whitfield | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rani G. Whitfield

Although this message is for anyone at increased risk for heart disease, it is especially directed to ladies because the incidence and resultant mortality rate is so high for women.

You Can Be a Superhero Too!

Marion Leary | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Marion Leary

I also talk to a lot of cardiac arrest survivors, and the one thing they all have in common -- other than being alive -- is that someone stepped up and performed CPR.

The Latin Way

American Heart Association | Posted 02.03.2015 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

If we want to have a chance to improve cardiovascular outcomes in the Latino community, we have to center our efforts on the heads of the families, Latinas. That being said, it is also important to understand that they will take care of everyone around them before attending to their own needs. For the benefit of our community, that has to change.

Living With Heart Disease

Amanda Gonzalez | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gonzalez

As a 26-year-old woman with a type-A personality, being diagnosed with heart disease just before moving into my college campus hasn't exactly been easy.

How Saving a Child's Heart Is Crossing Boundaries In the Middle East

Jessica Katz | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Jessica Katz

"I love you too" I told her, as I hugged her back. We both meant those words, even though we didn't know each other's names. She had a large scar that ran across her chest, poking out from her blue tribal print dress.

We All Fit the Profile

Jen Thorson | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Jen Thorson

I am 40 years old. A distance runner. I have heart disease. I am a woman. I fit the profile.

Nine Steps to a Healthy Relationship With Your Heart

Dr. Tara Narula | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tara Narula

I truly believe the same keys to a wonderful personal relationship also make for the best ways to support a heart healthy relationship. Here are 9 steps that I believe make for a great start!

What Makes Your Heart Happy?

Jaclyn Mullen | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Jaclyn Mullen

We've all heard the term, "When your heart leads you in a different direction." But for most, the term isn't literal...unless you are Heidi Burns. From the moment she made her debut in this world, Heidi, the Founder of Project Happy Hearts, had to listen to her heart.