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Heart Disease Prevention

The Slow Medicine Incentive: Healthy People Have More Fun

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

In my case 15 years ago, I wanted to be a better father and raise a healthy son. This motivation empowered me to make a lifestyle change that ended up transforming my life for the better.

My Most Serious Wake Up Call, From Rosie O'Donnell (VIDEO)

Posted 02.10.2014 | MarloThomas

Actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell walked away with some important life lessons after surviving a serious heart attack in 2012. The number one l...

The Science Behind A Vegan Diet

Next Avenue | Maureen Callahan | Posted 11.10.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Maureen Callahan Ex-heavyweight champion Mike Tyson credits his vegan diet with helping him lose 140 pounds. Ellen D...

AHA: Focus On Prevention, Not Just Treatment, Of Heart Disease

Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living

The American Heart Association is urging doctors to take a prevention-based approach to helping patients instead of only a treatment-based one. In...

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...

Make a Move for Breast Cancer Prevention

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

OK, now that the holiday is over, and we're back to the daily routine (my Tai Chi class was cancelled for a week, and boy, was I cranky!), let's explo...

R.I.P. James Gandolfini: What Can We Learn?

Jordan Safirstein, MD | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jordan Safirstein, MD

The death of any young person -- particularly from potentially-preventable causes -- is a tragedy. And events like this, because of their notoriety and widespread media coverage, have the opportunity to spur change.

Air Pollution Linked To Hardening Of Arteries

Posted 04.26.2013 | Healthy Living

Fried and fatty foods aren't the only things bad for your arteries -- a new study suggests the air you breathe could play a role, too. Prolonged e...

3 (Uncommon) Questions To Ask Your OB-GYN

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 03.13.2013 | Black Voices

Your OB-GYN has you covered when it comes to screening for certain cancers, sexual health and optimizing your chances of bearing a child. But since he...

6 Ways to Give Your Child a Healthy Heart for Life

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

February is heart month -- a great time to think about heart health. While we tend to think of heart disease as a problem of adults, it can start in childhood, and the health habits of childhood have everything to do with heart health in adulthood.

6 Heart-Healthy Yoga Postures

David Magone | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
David Magone

Can't touch your toes anymore? Not to worry. Practice this short cycle of postures three times per week to improve the results of the sit-and-reach test.

5 Things White Women Know About Heart Health That Black Women Should Too

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 02.20.2013 | Black Voices

African-American women are 1.6 times more likely than non-Hispanic whites to have high blood pressure, putting them ahead of the pack when it comes to...

PHOTOS: Toni Braxton, Gabby Douglas Highlight African Americans' Fight Against Heart Disease

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 02.07.2013 | Black Voices

It's been nearly two years since U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin famously called attention to the role hair plays in the black community's ongoin...

More Than Valentine's Day: Taking Care of Our Hearts

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

February is American Heart Month, which makes this a good time to talk about the ways the Affordable Care Act helps us take better care of our hearts. Right now, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.

Go Red for Women: Minding the Dash

Gail Alexander-Wright | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Gail Alexander-Wright

I did live that night. I have another chance to really take in all that the dash has to offer. I now have a purpose in life.

Four Corners of Heart Disease in My Hood -- Take It Easy This Holiday Season!

Ryan Mack | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Ryan Mack

Few enjoy eating as much as I do, but if I am going to get rid of these extra pounds that are putting my heart at risk I need to make sure I use the lost holiday art of moderation.

Losing Weight Can Reduce Your Risk Of Disease (VIDEO)

Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Losing weight and keeping the pounds off is a goal many people have, but now research shows that staying healthy can significantly reduce your risk of...

New Study May Help Curb High Heart Disease Rates Among Blacks

Posted 06.11.2012 | Black Voices

African Americans are 30 percent more likely to die from heart disease than other ethnic groups, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS...

Billion Calorie Challenge: The UnDiet Diet

Barbara Dehn | Posted 06.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

If you can walk, you can lose weight and get your heart in better shape. All you need is 30 minutes a day.

5 Apples A Day May Actually Keep The Cardiologist Away

Posted 12.24.2011 | Fifty

Just when the old adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" seems to lose any real meaning behind that condescending rhyme, science steps in to rev...

WATCH: Simple Lifestyle Changes To Slash Heart Disease Risk

Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living

Coronary heart disease is a modern epidemic, ranking as a leading cause of death among both men and women -- and it, perhaps unsurprisingly, is a symp...

How Lifestyle Modifications Can Prevent Heart Disease

Tanya Abreu | Posted 07.11.2011 | Home
Tanya Abreu

What would happen in the future of U.S. health care, if we educated and gave incentives to patients to internalize health and to take accountability for their own lifestyles in order to keep serious diseases at bay?

10 Foods That Are Good For Your Heart (PHOTOS)

Health.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Take heart with berries, beans, and other healthy fare. ...

Running To Catch Up: Health in Our Times

Anne Dunev | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dunev

At a holiday party a friend told me he's now working three times harder for half the pay. Welcome to 2009. People need affordable health insurance. But more desperately, they need good health.