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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...

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.

6 Surprising Heart-Healthy Foods

Katherine Brooking | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Katherine Brooking

When it comes to heart health, you may be well aware that it's a good idea to cut down on butter and bacon and boost your intake of fruits, veggies and whole grains. But there are some foods that you might never expect to see on a "heart healthy" list.

A Missed Diagnosis, A Movement, and a Critical Moment for Women's Health

Betsy Nabel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Betsy Nabel

Women, to the eyes of this then young cardiology resident, didn't have heart disease. Men -- older men -- did. So I completely missed the diagnosis.

Start Taking Action

Mariell Jessup | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Mariell Jessup

As a cardiologist, if there's a message I could share with every woman during this American Heart Month, it would be to "start taking action on your own behalf right now."

Red Is the New Black: Why It's Fashionable to Be Healthy

Martine Reardon | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Martine Reardon

As a woman who has spent her career in the world of fashion, I hope you'll take it to heart when I say there is no better accessory and no stronger fashion statement than good health.

After My Stroke at Age 20, I Want to Help Other Women F.A.S.T.

Tia Timpson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Tia Timpson

I thought I was a healthy college student until the defects teamed together and caused a stroke.

Overcoming Arrhythmia to Become an Olympic Champion

Dana Vollmer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Dana Vollmer

At a young age I was a swimmer with dreams of being an Olympian champion! Then my heart rate wouldn't slow down after races and workouts, and I knew it was something more than just overexertion, I knew that something was wrong.

Listening to Your Heart

Teresa Rodríguez | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Teresa Rodríguez

As our youngest son, Julian, was having his breakfast and his older brother, Victor, was still sleeping, their father and my husband, Tony, suddenly began complaining of dizziness, shortness of breath and weakness.

After a Decade of Go Red for Women: The Need for a 'Woman-Centered' Holistic Approach to Heart Health and Wellness

Jennifer H. Mieres | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Jennifer H. Mieres

Recognizing that women were not aware that heart disease was their leading killer and more importantly that 80 percent of heart disease was preventable, the AHA knew something had to be done.

Boosting Heart Health, Together

Susan Spencer | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Susan Spencer

Our health editors found six amazing women across the country, let Joy loose on them, and we sat back and crossed our fingers.

American Heart Month Means Time to Get in Shape

María Simón | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
María Simón

What better time to get back on the wagon than during American Heart Month!

What We've Learned Over The Past Year About Keeping Our Hearts Healthy

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living

Saturday, Feb. 1 marks the start of American Heart Month, an annual initiative to bring awareness to the No. 1 killer in the United States. According ...

3 Easy Ways To Protect Your Heart

Posted 07.18.2013 | OWN

Follow these steps to keep your ticker ticking. By Dr. Mehmet Oz Load Up on Magnesium Nearly half of Americans don't get their daily requir...

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.

My Heart Health Story: I Didn't Know Nausea And Sweating Are Symptoms Of A Heart Attack

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Montgomery

The fact of a heart attack became a reality when I was told by the emergency room on-call cardiologist that I couldn't wait for family to arrive to the hospital for support. "There's no time to lose." He needed to perform a heart catheterization procedure immediately.

My Heart Health Story: I Thought I'd Pulled A Muscle

Amy Nartatez Heinl | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Nartatez Heinl

Three months after recovering from my heart surgery, I ran my first 5k. My goal was to run the entire race and finish, and that I did.

My Heart Health Story: I Was Misdiagnosed and Suffering From a Rare Congenital Heart Defect

Rekisha Harris | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Rekisha Harris

My life is not "go, go, go" all the time like it was before. I rest more, eat better and take some time for myself. I think we all get used to doing too much and learn to ignore minor ailments or fatigue because that is what women are programmed to do.

My Heart Health Story: I Underwent Open-Heart Surgery At 20

Regan Judd | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Regan Judd

After a visit to the emergency room, followed by an appointment with a cardiologist, my life would soon take an unexpected turn. I was diagnosed with a rare congenital heart defect that was causing my heart valve to leak severely and enlarged my heart twice the normal size.

6 Ways To Reap The Health Benefits Of Marriage

Posted 02.21.2013 | Weddings

By Mary Jo Rapini for YourTango.com February is heart awareness month, so this study in the European Society of Cardiology journal caught my eye. I...

10 Foods To Eat For A Healthy Heart

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

February is American Heart Month, and a time to raise awareness about heart disease and to educate the public on ways we can live heart-healthier lives. Here are several foods to include in your diet this month in honor of American Heart Month.

Are You a Cardiac Time Bomb? A Simple Heart Scan Can Tell

Arthur Agatston, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Arthur Agatston, M.D.

February is American Heart Month -- a time for all of us to refocus on preventing cardiovascular disease. So, here's a pop quiz. Who is more likely to die from a heart attack or other cardiovascular-related event?

Balding And Other Signs Of Aging May Mean You're At High Risk For This Disease

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.06.2012 | Fifty

LOS ANGELES -- Want a clue to your risk of heart disease? Look in the mirror. People who look old – with receding hairlines, bald heads, creases...

Heart Health Month: 'I Never Expected to Become a Patient Who Needed Open Heart Surgery'

Eva Gómez, MSN RN CPN | Posted 04.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Eva Gómez, MSN RN CPN

It can happen to you, because it happened to me -- the nurse who thought heart disease was not on her list of life possibilities.

This Valentine’s Day, Have A (Healthy) Heart

Kathy Freston | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

Today, millions of Americans will give heart-shaped boxes of chocolates to our special someones. But what about our actual hearts? While we're immersed in heart-shaped imagery today, I thought I'd take a moment to share some information on how we can become a more heart-healthy nation.