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Setting and Achieving Health Goals

Improving health is part of the prescription for anyone with cardiac issues. Understanding how to set reasonable goals — and achieving them — can lead to living longer and a better quality of life.

When Protein Origami Goes Wrong

Understanding ATTR-CM, an underdiagnosed and previously untreatable cause of heart failure.

Familial High Cholesterol & Pregnancy

Women with familial high cholesterol can typically conceive, carry to term and breastfeed – but there are still important things to consider.

Traveling with Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that requires management, which can become a challenge when traveling. Our experts offer some tips on traveling by air or car.

Be Prepared

Erin Flynn Jay’s father was a heart transplant recipient. His experience led him to help others understand that being prepared — physically and emotionally — is crucial to recovery.
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Setting and Achieving Health Goals

Improving health is part of the prescription for anyone with cardiac issues. Understanding how to set reasonable goals — and achieving them — can lead to living longer and a better quality of life.

When Protein Origami Goes Wrong

Understanding ATTR-CM, an underdiagnosed and previously untreatable cause of heart failure.

Familial High Cholesterol & Pregnancy

Women with familial high cholesterol can typically conceive, carry to term and breastfeed – but there are still important things to consider.

Traveling with Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that requires management, which can become a challenge when traveling. Our experts offer some tips on traveling by air or car.

Be Prepared

Erin Flynn Jay’s father was a heart transplant recipient. His experience led him to help others understand that being prepared — physically and emotionally — is crucial to recovery.

Working for the Right Organization

Ruth Mercado didn’t feel her doctor was taking her symptoms seriously. Because she works for the American Heart Association, she knew she needed to find a new doctor – thank goodness she did.

Dealing with the Memories

When he was a kid having heart surgeries in 1968 and 1973, no one explained anything about the procedures to him. Like other adults who had heart surgery as children, this contributed to traumatic flashbacks and more.

Are eggs good for you or not?

The egg is standard breakfast fare, but is it healthy?

How to sneak in healthy physical activity during a sedentary work day

Too much sitting around can bring heart health risks, but when your job has you sitting all day, what to you do?

Irregular sleep could negatively impact heart health

Night-to-night changes in when people get to sleep and how long they sleep could impact cardiovascular risk, according to a new study.

Safety of statins emphasized in new report

The benefits of the cholesterol-lowering medicine called statins far outweigh any risk of side effects, according to an analysis of decades of scientific research.

Living in a green, leafy neighborhood could cut heart attack risk

Spending your golden years in a place with lots of trees and other greenery can be visually pleasing – and it also might be good for your heart, according to a new study.

Even ‘mild’ congenital heart disease poses risk later in life

A new study shows people with mild heart defects have an increased risk of cardiovascular problems later in life.

Dramatic rise of e-cigarettes and new tobacco products poses major public health concern

A new generation of tobacco products threatens to addict a new generation of users to nicotine, a report warns.

Staying Quit: How to stop smoking for good

For smokers trying to quit, staying smoke-free requires dealing with cravings, weight gain and other threats to quitting for good.

Zippy Southwest Chicken Fajita Salad

This Simple Cooking with Heart, American Southwest salad is a terrific lunch or dinner option when you have leftover chicken in your refrigerator.

Asian Cole Slaw

This Simple Cooking with Heart recipe shows you how to put an Asian spin on traditional coleslaw. Toss our soy sauce dressing with vegetables and enjoy!
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Dramatic rise of e-cigarettes and new tobacco products poses major public health concern

A new generation of tobacco products threatens to addict a new generation of users to nicotine, a report warns.

Even ‘mild’ congenital heart disease poses risk later in life

A new study shows people with mild heart defects have an increased risk of cardiovascular problems later in life.

Living in a green, leafy neighborhood could cut heart attack risk

Spending your golden years in a place with lots of trees and other greenery can be visually pleasing – and it also might be good for your heart, according to a new study.
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See moreFeatured Recipes

Asian Cole Slaw

This Simple Cooking with Heart recipe shows you how to put an Asian spin on traditional coleslaw. Toss our soy sauce dressing with vegetables and enjoy!

Zippy Southwest Chicken Fajita Salad

This Simple Cooking with Heart, American Southwest salad is a terrific lunch or dinner option when you have leftover chicken in your refrigerator.

Blackened Fish with Strawberry Kiwi Salsa

Simple Cooking with Heart offers this tasty fish with a kick in under 10 minutes. This recipe combines a delicious seasoning that's perfect with our strawberry kiwi salsa.
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Articles, poems and art submitted by heart disease survivors and their loved ones.

Life's Simple 7

Improving your health is as easy as minding seven simple health factors and behaviors. Tips and information to help you improve your health and enhance your quality of life.

Life Is Why

Everyone has a reason to live a longer, healthier life. These heart patients, their loved ones and others share their 'whys'. We'd love for you to share yours, too!

Simple Cooking

Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.