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Heart Health

The Beat Goes On

Larry King | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Larry King

I love meeting people and hearing their stories. I interview the leading figures in popular culture, folks like the great actor James Gandolfini, who we've just lost to cardiac arrest. On the topic of addressing heart disease, like so much else, the news can sometimes be good, as well as bad.

You Are What You Eat: Gut Bacteria and Heart Disease

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

This just in, fat may not be the culprit in the red meat-heart disease equation. Recent evidence suggests that the troublemaker is L-carnitine, an amino acid (protein building block) found in meat and a commonly-used health supplement.

Talk in Action

Larry King | Posted 07.26.2013 | Impact
Larry King

A memorable interview reveals not only what someone does, but why. It's at the junction of motivation and manifestation where personal history really gets interesting.

3 Insomnia Symptoms That Could Hurt Your Heart

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There is an abundant -- and ever-growing -- body of evidence that indicates sleep plays an important role in cardiovascular health.

Find Health by Rewriting Your Story

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

It's often not about a lack of willpower or laziness or failure to be motivated. What I see more is something heavier: that story that tells someone she is not worthy of health or fitness, that she will never be good enough.

Yet Another Benefit Of Getting Fit In Middle Age?

Posted 05.16.2013 | Fifty

Getting fit in middle age not only could add years to your life through a variety of health benefits -- it could also reduce your risk for heart failu...

You Can Actually Die Of A Broken Heart

Posted 05.09.2013 | Weddings

It turns out there is some truth to the cliché saying, "I'm dying of a broken heart." According to the University of Rochester's Christine Thompk...

Are Eggs Killing Your Heart?

Adam Bornstein | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Bornstein

Before I could preach the benefits of eggs and slam the study, I had to make sure that this new research didn't uncover something that the previous work did not. After all, one of my biggest complaints with the health industry is that we're afraid to admit when we're wrong.

The Healing Powers Of Love

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Love is a strong emotion, representing human kindness, compassion, and deep affection. Love is unselfish and benevolent. Love is pure. Love is self-directed and directed toward others. Most importantly, love is a vital component for the health of your heart, body, mind and soul.

Could Having a Valet Be Bad for Your Heart?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

What this study seems to say is that if your exercise of choice is walking, it has to be more than a stroll around the block if substantial health benefits are to be achieved.

Easy Tips For Women To Up Their Cardio, From Simone De La Rue (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | Home

As women grow older, it's especially important to include cardio in their fitness routines. Celebrity fitness trainer Simone De La Rue told me that it...

Heart Health Costs Set To Reach Unbelievable New Heights

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2013 | Fifty

* Heart failure costs to more than double by 2030 * Number of those with ailment to rise to 8 mln from 5 mln * Heart gro...

Does Carnitine Really Cause Heart Disease?

Alan R. Gaby, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Alan R. Gaby, M.D.

The bulk of the scientific evidence indicates that carnitine is beneficial for the heart, and the conclusion circulated by the media that carnitine is harmful is unwarranted.

Could Antibiotics Treat Your Heart Attack?

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

Can we forget the medication for cholesterol and instead reach for the antibiotics to prevent heart attacks? A new study in Nature Medicine poses this interesting question. This novel idea may not be so far-fetched!

'Sensomics' Studies Suggest Nose Isn't Only Odor-Detecting Organ

Posted 04.08.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/08/2013 07:34 AM EDT on LiveScience Your nose may not be the only organ able to sense the ...

Heart Failure Does Not Discriminate, Study Finds

Posted 04.03.2013 | Black Voices

Your lifetime risk of developing heart failure is the same whether you're black or white, say researchers from Northwestern University in a study publ...

A Heart-Centered Meditation For Managing Stress

Susanna Bair | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Bair

Whatever circumstances are going on in the outer world, outside your control, you always have the power to create a peaceful and harmonious inner world.

Have We Been Misled? What You Should Know About Dietary Fats

Leonard Smith | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Leonard Smith

This study also opens up questions about previous studies that have found cardiovascular benefit by replacing animal fats with PUFAs -- those studies did not control for the fact that people were also increasing omega-3 PUFAs.

Why You Should Eat Like a Wild Gorilla

Tana Amen | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Tana Amen

Aping a wild gorilla's eating habits could dramatically improve your health -- or may even add years to your life, by reducing your risk for killer diseases like diabetes, heart attack, stroke and dementia.

Why You Should Cultivate Gratitude Every Single Day

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Gratitude reminds you of what truly matters in life. It is all too easy to get caught up in day-to-day stresses and take for granted the things that are important to us. If you remind yourself each day of the things you are thankful for, you begin to focus more on the important and less on the superficial.

Will Your Heart Go On?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

We cannot control what happens to us. Sometimes, difficult and tragic events overwhelm us. Yet no matter what has transpired, we do have the magnificent power to choose how to respond to life and how to move forward.

Heart-Centered Living: The Key To A Less Stressful Life?

Susanna Bair | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Bair

As I have traveled the world, offering my own vision of heart-centered living, I have had the honor of meeting extraordinary individuals who walk this path with me. It is always enlightening to learn about the many unique ways of perceiving and working with the heart.

What We Can Learn From The Mediterranean Diet: 10 Healthy Foods

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The Mediterranean diet is an eating plan that is high in fruits and vegetables, and includes whole grains, olive oil, fish, nuts, beans, and legumes. It is low in foods that are high in saturated fats -- such as meat and butter -- and is also low in processed foods.

Finding the Right Health and Wellness Programs For Corporate America (PART 3)

Melissa Nordin | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
Melissa Nordin

Corporate America has begun to realize just how much of an impact the health and wellness of their employees has on the overall costs of running a business.

6 Ways to Give Your Child a Healthy Heart for Life

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

February is heart month -- a great time to think about heart health. While we tend to think of heart disease as a problem of adults, it can start in childhood, and the health habits of childhood have everything to do with heart health in adulthood.