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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...

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...

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.

Go Red for Women: Increasing Heart Disease Awareness

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

You can greatly reduce your chances of developing heart disease by making a few healthy changes in your life.

The Signs Of A Heart Attack For Women, From Rosie O'Donnell (VIDEO)

Posted 02.10.2014 | MarloThomas

Actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell gave us some incredibly helpful information—including an original song!—about the signs of a heart attack for...

A Missed Diagnosis, A Movement, and a Critical Moment for Women's Health

Betsy Nabel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Betsy Nabel

Women, to the eyes of this then young cardiology resident, didn't have heart disease. Men -- older men -- did. So I completely missed the diagnosis.

Start Taking Action

Mariell Jessup | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Mariell Jessup

As a cardiologist, if there's a message I could share with every woman during this American Heart Month, it would be to "start taking action on your own behalf right now."

Red Is the New Black: Why It's Fashionable to Be Healthy

Martine Reardon | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Martine Reardon

As a woman who has spent her career in the world of fashion, I hope you'll take it to heart when I say there is no better accessory and no stronger fashion statement than good health.

After My Stroke at Age 20, I Want to Help Other Women F.A.S.T.

Tia Timpson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Tia Timpson

I thought I was a healthy college student until the defects teamed together and caused a stroke.

Overcoming Arrhythmia to Become an Olympic Champion

Dana Vollmer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Dana Vollmer

At a young age I was a swimmer with dreams of being an Olympian champion! Then my heart rate wouldn't slow down after races and workouts, and I knew it was something more than just overexertion, I knew that something was wrong.

Listening to Your Heart

Teresa Rodríguez | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Teresa Rodríguez

As our youngest son, Julian, was having his breakfast and his older brother, Victor, was still sleeping, their father and my husband, Tony, suddenly began complaining of dizziness, shortness of breath and weakness.

After a Decade of Go Red for Women: The Need for a 'Woman-Centered' Holistic Approach to Heart Health and Wellness

Jennifer H. Mieres | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Jennifer H. Mieres

Recognizing that women were not aware that heart disease was their leading killer and more importantly that 80 percent of heart disease was preventable, the AHA knew something had to be done.

Boosting Heart Health, Together

Susan Spencer | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Susan Spencer

Our health editors found six amazing women across the country, let Joy loose on them, and we sat back and crossed our fingers.

American Heart Month Means Time to Get in Shape

María Simón | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
María Simón

What better time to get back on the wagon than during American Heart Month!

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.

Can You Really Safely Resume Sex After A Heart Attack?

Posted 07.25.2013 | Fifty

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 07/24/2013 04:10 PM EDT on LiveScience Many women who've had heart attacks want more information ab...

Another Big Reason Why Women Should Get More Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Poor and insufficient sleep is associated with a range of cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure, heart attack, and heart failure. A new study suggests that for women who already have heart disease, poor sleep may be particularly dangerous to their heart health.

Life Expectancy for Women Declines: It's Our Wakeup Call

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

Our hearts crave health. When we move, we feel better. When we make food choices that nourish us, we feel energetic. When we do things that make us laugh, or spend time with the ones we love, we flourish.

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.

Rosie Is Not Alone!

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

Despite women being vigilant when it comes to the heart health of their loved ones, they notoriously put themselves last when it comes to their own health.

Catherine Pearson

Stressful Jobs Could Up Women's Heart Attack Risk By 70 Percent

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.20.2012 | Women

If you're a woman with a stressful job, you could have a much higher risk for serious heart problems later in life. New research has found that wo...