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Heart Month

Day 13 of 29 Blogs: 'Shrooms for the Heart

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

For people who find it hard to adhere to strict vegetarian guidelines (aka no meat), there is always the part-time vegetarian plan -- Meatless Monday.

Day 10: Men, Women and Kids -- Know Your 5 Heart Health Numbers

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Here we are at Day 10 of 29 days of American Heart Month blogs. I would be remiss in not reviewing what you want to know about your heart health numbers.

Day Nine: Women Most at Risk for Heart Disease Least Aware of Threat

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

As a woman, I'd like to admit that a good deal of the time I know exactly what somebody else should do and insist they do it. I think it's called "do what I say, not what I do." To be fair, we believed for years that only men had heart attacks and women were safe.

Day 8: Know the 7 Symptoms of Women's Heart Attack

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Patricia Butts, First Lady of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, has written rap lyrics to help women remember the seven signs of a woman's heart attack -- not the same as for a man.

Day Seven: Angry? Lonely? Tired? Ask Your Heart What it Knows

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Patriots fans, take good care of yourselves -- fans of losing teams in major sporting events have been known to experience higher risks of heart attacks for a couple weeks following an emotional championship game. Don't kill the messenger!

Day Six: Is Obesity an Infectious Disease?

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

New findings suggest that obesity and liver disease can be caused by proteins that change microbe populations in the stomach, according to a study published in the February 2012 issue of the journal Nature.

Heart Health Month: 8 Surprising Heart Facts We Learned Over The Last Year

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.06.2012 | Healthy Living

Every February, organizations like the American Heart Association, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the CDC team up for American Heart ...

Day Four: Super Bowl 2012 -- Giants? Patriots? Winner's Fans May Get Heart Attack Protection... Seriously

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

What hasn't been emphasized in news reports is the curious reduction in heart attacks among fans of winning teams.

Day Three: Yale Heart Study Asks 'Why Do We Wait So Long?'

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Delaying treatment for beyond an hour can cause irreversible damage to the heart muscle, which is why Yale University researchers are using heart attack survivors to solve the problem of delayed care-seeking.

Day Two: Heart Matters -- To Sit or Not to Sit?

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.03.2012 | Health News
Suzanne O'Malley

Finally, an issue in which Hamlet-like indecision may be a positive -- cardiac health and seemingly-contradictory studies on sitting down time.

Tall, Dark, Handsome and Not Likely to Die of Heart Failure

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Not long ago I passed a tall man in the grocery store and almost stopped him to say, "Excuse me, you have a 24 percent lower risk for heart failure because of your height." I consider a potential faux pas like this an occupational hazard now that I have taken on the challenge of blogging about hearts during American Heart Month.

A Heartfelt Month

Michelle Javian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Javian

What is so amazing about Heart Month is its emphasis on something we must all nurture and protect: our hearts.