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You Can Be a Superhero Too!

Marion Leary | Posted 04.05.2015 | 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 04.05.2015 | 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 04.05.2015 | 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 04.05.2015 | 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 04.04.2015 | 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 04.04.2015 | 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 03.29.2015 | 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.

Just Beet It: Nature's 'Farmacy'

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

For most of us, our daily choices for nutrition have veered so far from the farm that a connection between nature and health seem distant. Until 60 ye...

Researchers Use Twitter To Track Heart Disease

Posted 01.26.2015 | 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 educatio...

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 bett...

How I Lost My Heart

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 03.16.2015 | 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 A...

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 02.06.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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.