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The Bad News For Diet Drink Lovers

Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty

You might think you're doing yourself a favor, opting for the diet version of your favorite soda or fruit drink. But sip a little too much and you cou...

Dietary Fat and Heart Disease: What's the Real Connection?

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

A review just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded that current evidence does not support limiting saturated fat or increasing polyunsaturated fat for preventing heart disease. But the important message in the study, which I reveal below, gets lost in the oversimplified headline and cheesy photo.

Now Saturated Fat Is Good for You?

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Here's the bottom line: You don't have to limit healthy fat in your diet. What you have to limit are trans fats and sugars. Period. End of story.

New Health Calculator Determines How Young At Heart You Truly Are

Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty

How 'old' is your heart? There may be more to it than how young you feel. Researchers say too many people are missing out on important opportunitie...

Sugar Kills! How Do We Decrease Consumption?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our advice could be simple: "Eat real food. If they advertise it, don't buy it." The explanation simple as well: They advertise food and beverages because they want you to eat and drink products that are unhealthy."

Too Much Negative and Positive Emotion Can Damage the Heart

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Emotions can have a huge effect on our physical health. For optimal heart health and well-being, it is important to learn how to manage and balance our emotions, both negative and positive.

Convenience Stores: C Is for Conundrum

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Is it possible to save our teens from the adverse health impacts of sugary drink consumption without destroying the livelihood of the C-store shopkeeper? What kind of transformation of the C-store would be needed for this to happen?

6 Things I Hope for My Granddaughter, My 'Jelly Bean'

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 05.21.2014 | Fifty
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

For you, my Jelly Bean, are made of the finest sugar. You show up in all kinds of colors and flavors that warm my heart and soul. One smile and I'm taken in -- taken in like only a grandpa can experience. And so there are six things I hope for my dear Jelly Bean...

Get Moving: Heart Healthy Exercises

Jamie Walker | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

As you may have heard, February was American Heart Month, an entire 28 days dedicated to raising national awareness of heart disease and educating the...

February Is National Heart Month

Stephanie Bender | Posted 04.29.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

You'll do your body (including your heart) and your spirit a favor when you try some of these ideas on staying active.

Heart to Heart

Angela Whittaker | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Angela Whittaker

The hole was determined to be a congenital condition. I'd had it my entire life, and never knew it! The hole was large, and a couple months later I would have heart surgery to close it and protect my life.

The Best Foods To Eat For A Healthy Heart, From Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.26.2014 | Home

Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some great tips to share with us about eating a heart-healthy diet. The first key to a heart-healt...

Guidelines For Cholesterol Intake, From Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.26.2014 | Home

When it comes to high cholesterol awareness and treatment, Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some valuable information to share with us...

Join Us For An Important Conversation About Heart Health

Posted 02.24.2014 | Home

I was so pleased to have Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, as my guest on Mondays with Marlo. Dr. Mulvagh shared some incredibly important...

Healthy Behaviors That Can Prevent Heart Disease, From Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.24.2014 | Home

Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some excellent statistics and tips to share with us about healthy behaviors that can prevent heart di...

Three Necessary Tests If You Think You're Having A Heart Attack, From Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.24.2014 | Home

Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD told us exactly what tests should be administered by a doctor to a patient who thinks they may be having a...

Heart Attack Signs In Women, From Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.24.2014 | Home

Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some important information to share with us regarding the signs of a heart attack in women. The m...

How To Lower Blood Pressure Without Medication, From Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.24.2014 | Home

When it comes to lowering blood pressure without the use of medication, Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some great tips to share with...

What Stress Can Do To The Heart, From Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.24.2014 | Home

Who would have thought that there is such a thing as “good” stress on the heart? Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some fascinating...

Marlo Thomas With Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.24.2014 | Home

I was so pleased to have Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, as my guest on Mondays with Marlo. She shared some fascinating and incredibly im...

Clean Air and Your Heart Health

Dominique Browning | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
Dominique Browning

One day, my younger son came home from school and asked to have a heart-to-heart talk. He announced that he had just learned that love did not come fr...

7 Proven Ways To Prevent Heart Disease

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Bob Barnett | Posted 02.20.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It’s a fact: Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death of men and women in the United States, killing 1 million eve...

Can a Hat Trick Reverse Obesity?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

For decades the medical profession has recommended that we reduce our fat intake. We have. We lowered our fat intake from 40 percent to 30 percent of total calories. Why then have obesity, and the diabetes that often accompanies it, become so prevalent?

Surprising Foods For A Healthy Heart!

Marlo Thomas | Posted 04.20.2014 | Home
Marlo Thomas

When we hear the words "healthy eating," we immediately match up certain foods with different parts of our bodies: milk and soy for strong bones; Brussels sprouts and bok choy for the lungs; ginger for the stomach; even egg yolks and yellow corn for the eyes. But what about our hearts? Surely there's a special menu for that, right?

Now Is the Best Time to Take Care of the Hearts That Matter Most to You

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The medical community is on the front lines, of course, treating sick patients, helping others recover and -- equally importantly -- educating and encouraging others how to avoid the dangerous tentacles of the No. 1 killer of Americans.