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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 11.12.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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 11.06.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

The comforting aroma of a Crockpot meal is everything we love about fall wrapped up in one easy dish.

What's So Bad About Too Much Salt?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers, who analyzed data from 187 countries, reported that more than 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year can be attributed to sodium consumption above 2 grams per day. Almost no country or region is immune. Salt is fueling the global hypertension epidemic.

David Freeman

LISTEN: Big Surprise Seen In Doctor's Study Of Low-Fat, Low-Carb Diets

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Science

What's the best way to eat if you're trying to lose weight? For years, doctors and dietitians have encouraged us to eat less dietary fat. But growing ...

Es Por Your Health; By: Dr. Eduardo Sanchez

American Heart Association | Posted 10.25.2014 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

By understanding and honoring such Hispanic cultural values as personalismo, respeto and family ties, we expect Es Por La Vida will become a bridge between Hispanics in communities across the United States and the AHA/ASA.

Sharing of Hearts

Stephanie Bender | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Although August is not National Heart Month (February is), I am compelled to write about hearts. My reason? Ethan, one of my grandsons, had open-heart surgery last week. It was the third surgery in his 15 short years of life.

7 Reasons To Eat More Blueberries

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist, I love recommending blueberries to my clients. And I regularly eat them as well. Blueberries are healthy, low in calories, versatile, and taste great.

Heart Attack Treatment: Timing Is Everything

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

When it comes to treatment for heart attack, minutes matter. Cardiologists have a saying, "Time is myocardium." Simply put, the faster you receive treatment, the more your heart muscle (myocardium) can be preserved and the less damaged your heart will be.

10 Heart Attack Warnings Young Women Shouldn't Ignore

Arthur Agatston, M.D. | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Arthur Agatston, M.D.

Once you get to the ER, do your best to emphatically say, "I think I'm having a heart attack," and insist on seeing a doctor within 10 minutes. Make sure you get an EKG to check your heart function, plus blood tests to detect heart damage. Do not leave the hospital until you've been seen.

How To 'Work Out' Your Heart: A Guide To Building Emotional Strength

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Sahaj Kohli

It's time to be intentional and make working out your heart as important as working out your body, not just for the health benefits but also to be your best self and contribute to a better world.

How to Heal Your Heart With Forgiveness

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Why would I, a physician, stop to discuss the act of forgiveness? Mind-body medicine focuses on the interaction between the mind and the body and the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social and spiritual factors can directly affect health.

Yes, A Happy Marriage Really Does Lead To A Healthy Heart

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.26.2014 | Fifty

An unhappy marriage may impact your heart in more ways than one. A new study out of the University of Pittsburgh finds that people in unhappy union...

Ann Brenoff

5 Reasons Why Summer Is Good For Aging Hearts

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.23.2014 | Fifty

The lazy, hazy days of summer are good for your heart -- but not because we tend to be lazier or hazier. Quite the opposite. Seasonal changes bring ch...

Assault on Science

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2014 | Science
David H. Newman, M.D.

"Will it help me live longer?" When patients ponder the lifetime commitment to a statin drug, this is the question they ask. But a very public controversy in the scientific community has recently diverted attention from this central question -- and that just might be on purpose.

New Evidence More Exercise Isn't Always Better

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living

On the heels of research suggesting too much running could lead to an earlier death, two new studies say too much high-intensity exercise could lead t...

Proof 40 Isn't Too Late To Start Exercising

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.09.2014 | Healthy Living

No more excuses for middle-aged couch potatoes: Exercise is good for the heart, even if you don't get going until later in life, according to a small ...

What Is Mother Love?

Molly Rauch | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

Climate change is literally making us heartsick - both because it severely compromises our children's future, and because it harms our hearts. Let's protect that miraculous parenting resource, our font of mother love, our hearts.

How Walking Faster Impacts Heart Health As You Age

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty

A new study in Circulation provides even more proof that maintaining or boosting your physical activity as you age is important for a healthy heart. ...

FDA Questions Use Of Aspirin To Prevent First Heart Attack

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday questioned the value of taking aspirin t...