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Heart Health Month

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.

7 Top Ways To Improve Your Heart Health

Judi Freedman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

Friday is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

This Month, Think Pink... and Remember Red

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Whether the topic is breast cancer, heart disease or any major illness, women need to be in tune with their bodies. Awareness and education are vital because they lead to prevention and early detection, two of the best tools in health improvement.

Healthy Habits: One Of The Most Precious Gifts We Can Give Our Children

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson have come together as partners in a new initiative -- Voices for Healthy Kids -- to engage, organize and mobilize people to improve the health of their communities and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.

It's Time For Women To Pay More Attention To This Health Concern

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

We've decided to partner with the American Heart Association (AHA) to help close the knowledge gap. We are true soul mates in this marriage: Both HuffPost and the AHA are passionately committed to promoting ways to improve health and decrease stress.

19 Celebrities Who Faced Heart Problems

Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Heart disease is still the leading cause of death for both men and women, accounting for one in every four deaths, or about 600,000 a year, according ...

8 Simple Habits That Add Up To A Healthy Heart

Posted 02.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Yes, there are foods to eat (and to avoid) for a healthier heart. There are general healthy lifestyle practices, like regular exercise and not smoking...

Unexpected Heart Health Wake-up Call

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

My mind circled back to online articles I had read in the past few years about danger signals for women and heart attacks. It now occurred to me that I was experiencing some of them now.

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...

Your Sweet Heart: A Survivor's Story

Tracey Conway | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracey Conway

Nothing is more important than cherishing and understanding the amazing organ that is your heart. Honor it, pamper it, and lovingly protect it. Make this Valentine's Day a special one for your sweet heart. The one inside your chest.

Why I Go Red for Women

Lidia Morales | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Lidia Morales

Five years later, and after overcoming the mental hurdles that often come with being a heart disease survivor, I am more accepting of what happened to me. Instead of focusing on what I might do wrong, I now focus on what is right about my life after heart disease.

Healthy Living for a Healthy Heart

Diana Le Dean | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Diana Le Dean

By all means, pay attention when the CDC says your heart is the key to your health today and tomorrow. But don't forget that heart health is the foundation of your emotional wellness, because what you feel in the body, mind and heart all flows together.

4 Tips For A Healthy Heart This Valentine's Day

Joy Weese Moll | Posted 04.14.2013 | Fifty
Joy Weese Moll

Let's celebrate Valentine's Day as an enjoyable activity that lifts emotions, incorporating a mindful or companionable walk and a heart-healthy meal. The holiday devoted to hearts is a good day to determine if your heart is in the right place for good health.

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?

#FreshFridays And More Ways To Give Your New Year's Diet A Reboot

Posted 02.01.2013 | Black Voices

January's over and by some estimates, 64 percent of our New Year's resolutions are, too. But the intersection of American Heart and African-Americ...

Heart Health Month: What Every Woman Should Know

Marlo Thomas | Posted 04.03.2013 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in this country, and that it's more deadly than all forms of cancer combined? According to the American Heart Association, 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease, and it is the cause of one in three women's deaths every year.

American Heart Month: 7 New Findings About Our Tickers

Posted 02.01.2013 | Healthy Living

February is more than just a month to celebrate love that comes from our hearts -- it's also the month to recognize the health of our hearts. To k...

Heart Health Month: 'I Go Red For All Of The Women In My Family'

Shermane Winters-Wofford | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Shermane Winters-Wofford

At first, I thought it was first-date jitters. I was a young, single mom at a nice restaurant with a guy I really liked. I was both excited and anxious, and I got a new outfit and got my hair done. But while we waited for our table, my excitement turned into something more.

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.

Healthy Habits & Healthy Hearts

Ris Lacoste | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
Ris Lacoste

My mother passed away from heart disease in 2010 and it was a stark lesson that unless I started to get my heart and body in shape I may be headed down the same path. I dubbed my new personal initiative RIS Walk 60 -- daily 60-minute walks to the heartbeat of DC.

WATCH: Aisha Tyler And Elizabeth Rohm Talk Heart Health

Posted 02.19.2012 | Healthy Living

For Aisha Tyler and Elizabeth Rohm, heart health is a cause that's, well, close to the heart -- both actresses have lost loved ones from heart attacks...

5 Ways Yoga Promotes Heart Health

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

In honor of American Heart Month, here are five ways that yoga promotes a healthier heart.

Don't Worry, Drink Coffee: American Heart Month, Day 15

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Despite 20 years of reassuring research, many people still avoid caffeinated coffee because they worry about its health effects. But research continues to confirm that -- in moderation -- a few cups a day is safe and even beneficial to heart health.

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.

Five Ways You Can Help Your Child Have a Healthy Heart for Life

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

February is American Heart Month, which is a really good time to think not just about Valentine's Day, but your child's heart. So here's my advice: think small and manageable.