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Heart Health

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

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.15.2014 | 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 07.16.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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...

Better Red Than Dead

Gail Becker | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

Yes, I know the title is a bit jarring... but then, again, that's the point. One in every three American women will die of heart disease; that means one woman every minute. That means someone you know... or maybe even you.

Yagana Shah

7 Foods Science Proves Will Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.29.2014 | Fifty

When it comes to blood pressure, your diet can either be your biggest enemy or your greatest ally. If you suffer from hypertension, you've likely been...

Running Too Much Linked To Dying Younger

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Running is undoubtedly great for your health, but some research suggests that when it comes to pounding the pavement, too much of a good thing might a...

Pomegranate Extract for Canine Heart Disease

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Heart disease is the second most common cause of death in dogs. Oxidative stress is known to cause damage to many types of cardiovascular cells and is...

The Bad News For Diet Drink Lovers

Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty

You might think you're doing yourself a favor, opting for the diet version of your favorite soda or fruit drink. But sip a little too much and you cou...

Dietary Fat and Heart Disease: What's the Real Connection?

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

A review just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded that current evidence does not support limiting saturated fat or increasing polyunsaturated fat for preventing heart disease. But the important message in the study, which I reveal below, gets lost in the oversimplified headline and cheesy photo.

Now Saturated Fat Is Good for You?

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Here's the bottom line: You don't have to limit healthy fat in your diet. What you have to limit are trans fats and sugars. Period. End of story.

New Health Calculator Determines How Young At Heart You Truly Are

Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty

How 'old' is your heart? There may be more to it than how young you feel. Researchers say too many people are missing out on important opportunitie...

Sugar Kills! How Do We Decrease Consumption?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our advice could be simple: "Eat real food. If they advertise it, don't buy it." The explanation simple as well: They advertise food and beverages because they want you to eat and drink products that are unhealthy."

Too Much Negative and Positive Emotion Can Damage the Heart

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Emotions can have a huge effect on our physical health. For optimal heart health and well-being, it is important to learn how to manage and balance our emotions, both negative and positive.

Could 'Chocolate Pills' Prevent Heart Attacks?

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living

It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can ...

Convenience Stores: C Is for Conundrum

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Is it possible to save our teens from the adverse health impacts of sugary drink consumption without destroying the livelihood of the C-store shopkeeper? What kind of transformation of the C-store would be needed for this to happen?

6 Things I Hope for My Granddaughter, My 'Jelly Bean'

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 05.21.2014 | Fifty
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

For you, my Jelly Bean, are made of the finest sugar. You show up in all kinds of colors and flavors that warm my heart and soul. One smile and I'm taken in -- taken in like only a grandpa can experience. And so there are six things I hope for my dear Jelly Bean...

Get Moving: Heart Healthy Exercises

Jamie Walker | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

As you may have heard, February was American Heart Month, an entire 28 days dedicated to raising national awareness of heart disease and educating the...

February Is National Heart Month

Stephanie Bender | Posted 04.29.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

You'll do your body (including your heart) and your spirit a favor when you try some of these ideas on staying active.