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Attention Dieters: Heart Healthy Is The New Skinny

Dawn Zier | Posted 03.02.2017 | Healthy Living
Dawn Zier

In the end, shedding a few pounds may not make you look or feel like a runway model. But it will help you live a longer and healthier life. That's some serious validation. Maybe we can even work to make it the new skinny.

Beyond Heart Health Month -- 5 Reasons to Go to the Doc

Caryn Fine Sullivan | Posted 02.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Caryn Fine Sullivan

We all have somebody in our lives who rarely goes to the doctor, claiming they are too busy or feel fine. Or maybe that person schedules appointments only to continually bump or reschedule them. I've seldom been that person and because of it, I'm thriving today.

If Coffee Doesn't Cause Heart Palpitations, Why Does It Feel Like My Heart Will Explode?

Inverse | Posted 02.18.2017 | Healthy Living

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Yasmin Tayag Coffee lovers rejoiced when researchers reported on Tuesday that caffeine doesn...

No Chest Pain? You Still Might Be Having a Heart Attack

Mary Buchan | Posted 02.16.2017 | Healthy Living
Mary Buchan

Chest pain is still the most common sign of a heart attack, but studies have shown that women are more likely than men to have other symptoms instead.

February Is a Time for Celebrating Black History, Heart Health...and Clinical Trials?

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 02.12.2017 | Black Voices
Society for Women's Health Research

By Andrea L. Lowe, MPH, SWHR Health Policy and Public Health Liaison February is both Black History Month and American Heart Month. In support of bo...

The Heart-Kidney Connection

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 02.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

The path to the heart may lead through the kidney. As Valentine's Day comes and goes, we commonly reflect on affairs of the heart. We have known for many years that people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) commonly have heart disease.

Geography Shouldn't Be Destiny When It Comes to Heart Health

Walter Panzirer | Posted 02.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Walter Panzirer

Americans experience an average of 935,000 heart attacks and 383,000 people suffer from cardiac arrest -- when the heart stops pumping entirely. Both heart attacks and cardiac arrests carry with them the serious risk of death and disability. In fact, the survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest in this country is less than five percent.

To Have (Or Maybe Not Have) a Stroke

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 02.09.2017 | Healthy Living
Fran Moreland Johns

"You're not leaving here with your blood pressure that high," the doctor said. It was 189 over something equally ridiculous. It was not interested in ...

BMI Is A Poor Tool For Judging Health. Here’s A Better Idea.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living

Your weight actually isn’t a very reliable predictor of heart health or diabetes risk, according to a new study from obesity researchers. Nearly hal...

It Takes a Strong Head to Have a Healthy Heart

Melanie Young | Posted 02.09.2017 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

The only thing worse than dying of a broken heart is dying from a bitter one. Be a sweetheart to your self. Leave bitterness behind. Your health will be better for it.

Heart Disease Matters More for Women Than You Think

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 02.02.2017 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

By Ann Luk, Digital Program Manager, and CardioDx in collaboration with Society for Women's Health Research In 2015, approximat...

Shoveling Snow Really Is A Health Risk

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Middle-aged denizens of the Northeast should take extra care after last weekend’s Winter Storm Jonas, according to heart experts. The storm has res...

Here's How To Improve Your Chances Of Surviving Cardiac Arrest

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.23.2016 | Healthy Living

People who go into cardiac arrest (their hearts stop beating) on the middle or upper floors of high-rise buildings may be less likely to survive the o...

Use This 7-Point Checklist For For A Healthier Heart

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Adults who score well on the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Life’s Simple 7 checklist are less likely than others to develo...

6 Surprising Ways To Ward Off Heart Attacks

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.16.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jennifer Nelson You already know that a healthy diet and not smoking are important for a healthy heart. In fact, ...

One More Good Reason To Be Active Early In Life

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Young adults who exercise may have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and higher survival odds decades later than their peers w...

8-Hour Sleepers More Likely To Be Heart Healthy

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living

ORLANDO, Fla. — People who get at least 8 hours of sleep each night are more likely to have good heart health than those who get less sleep, a new s...

Walking Faster Linked With Dramatic Heart Benefits In Older Adults

Live Science | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.20.2015 | Fifty

For older adults, walking a little faster, or for a few extra blocks, may increase the heart-healthy benefits of your stroll, a new study finds. In th...

Keeping Things in Perspective: Surviving the Holidays

Lisa Yue | Posted 11.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Yue

With Thanksgiving marking the start of the holiday season, I already feel the stress of added demands. There are meals to plan, gifts to buy, cards to...

LDL Cholesterol: Size DOES Matter

Mike Sheridan | Posted 10.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

Conventional wisdom tells us LDL cholesterol is bad and HDL cholesterol is good. A huge improvement from the days of "all cholesterol is bad," but still a far cry from adequate.

Seafood: It's What's for Dinner

Katie Cavuto MS RD | Posted 10.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Katie Cavuto MS RD

Whether it's a scrumptious salmon dish or a crowd-pleasing clam chowder, most of us love seafood. We love it so much, we dedicated a month to it. That's right: October is National Seafood Month, and there's still time to partake.

5 Workaholic Rules for Staying Out of the Emergency Room

PJVIncent | Posted 10.25.2016 | Healthy Living

"When did the chest pains begin?" the ER doctor questioned. "Just a couple of hours ago. I feel like I can't breathe and I haven't done anything. I'...

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Cucumbers

Anne Ricci | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

If you'd like to make your diet healthier by adding more vegetables to your meals, cucumbers are a great choice. Cucumbers are widely used in traditional diets as well as spas across the world for a reason: They are good for health.

Male And Female Hearts Don't Age The Same

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Men and women will always have their differences, but a new analysis finds that these differences extend to heart anatomy. The "hearty" differences be...

Awareness of Long QT Syndrome Could Save Your Life

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 10.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

It is important to remember that even though there is no cure for LQTS, many deaths can be prevented through early diagnosis, proper precautions, and appropriate treatment.