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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.

Heart to Heart

Angela Whittaker | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Angela Whittaker

The hole was determined to be a congenital condition. I'd had it my entire life, and never knew it! The hole was large, and a couple months later I would have heart surgery to close it and protect my life.

The Best Foods To Eat For A Healthy Heart, From Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.26.2014 | MarloThomas

Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some great tips to share with us about eating a heart-healthy diet. The first key to a heart-healt...

Guidelines For Cholesterol Intake, From Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.26.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to high cholesterol awareness and treatment, Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some valuable information to share with us...

Join Us For An Important Conversation About Heart Health

Posted 02.24.2014 | MarloThomas

I was so pleased to have Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, as my guest on Mondays with Marlo. Dr. Mulvagh shared some incredibly important...

Healthy Behaviors That Can Prevent Heart Disease, From Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some excellent statistics and tips to share with us about healthy behaviors that can prevent heart di...

Three Necessary Tests If You Think You're Having A Heart Attack, From Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD told us exactly what tests should be administered by a doctor to a patient who thinks they may be having a...

Heart Attack Signs In Women, From Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some important information to share with us regarding the signs of a heart attack in women. The m...

How To Lower Blood Pressure Without Medication, From Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.24.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to lowering blood pressure without the use of medication, Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some great tips to share with...

What Stress Can Do To The Heart, From Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Who would have thought that there is such a thing as “good” stress on the heart? Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some fascinating...

Marlo Thomas With Sharon Mulvagh, MD (VIDEO)

Posted 02.24.2014 | MarloThomas

I was so pleased to have Mayo Clinic cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, as my guest on Mondays with Marlo. She shared some fascinating and incredibly im...

Clean Air and Your Heart Health

Dominique Browning | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
Dominique Browning

One day, my younger son came home from school and asked to have a heart-to-heart talk. He announced that he had just learned that love did not come...

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...

Can a Hat Trick Reverse Obesity?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

For decades the medical profession has recommended that we reduce our fat intake. We have. We lowered our fat intake from 40 percent to 30 percent of total calories. Why then have obesity, and the diabetes that often accompanies it, become so prevalent?

Surprising Foods For A Healthy Heart!

Marlo Thomas | Posted 04.20.2014 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

When we hear the words "healthy eating," we immediately match up certain foods with different parts of our bodies: milk and soy for strong bones; Brussels sprouts and bok choy for the lungs; ginger for the stomach; even egg yolks and yellow corn for the eyes. But what about our hearts? Surely there's a special menu for that, right?

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.

10 Smart Food Swaps For A Healthy Heart

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist counseling clients on heart health, rather than advise clients just on what foods to avoid, I like to empower them by offering healthy food choices and substitutions to make.

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.

For the Love of Your Heart Eat These 4 Foods

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

For this Valentine's Day, I would like to combine this concept of love and relationships with heart health. In other words, today is a day to love your heart. I want to introduce three delectable recipes for Valentines, using four of my favorite heart-healthy foods: avocados, walnuts, dark chocolate and kiwicha.

Rosie O'Donnell With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 02.10.2014 | MarloThomas

I was so thrilled to have actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell as a guest on Mondays With Marlo. After surviving a nearly fatal heart attack in 2012, ...

How My Wife And I Became Closer, From Rosie O'Donnell (VIDEO)

Posted 02.10.2014 | MarloThomas

When asked about how her recent health problems brought her and her wife closer together, actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell had some touching infor...