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Big Heart Problem

Heart failure sounds catastrophic, and untreated it can be, but with treatment it is a manageable condition.

Cathy Young's Why

“Cathy was on the couch with her back to me when her arm suddenly flew up,” Dennis recalled. “That was strange, so I went over and checked on her and she was already turning blue.”

Food Deserts

Many of us have the opportunity to make healthy or unhealthy choices about the foods we eat every day. But for about 29.7 million Americans living in low-income areas more than a mile from a supermarket, healthy options may be scarce. They live in “food deserts.”

Giving Heart

By the time Breana Bladel was 17, doctors had done all they could for her but her heart was giving out. She went on the transplant list in the middle of January 2013. Two weeks later, the Bladels got the call. There was a heart.

One Year

My “pay it forward” is to encourage anyone, man or woman, having any kind of symptom suggesting a heart attack, please have the faith to go get checked.

Packing a Healthy Lunch

Packing the kids’ lunches for school allows you to know which nutritious foods they are eating. Here are some budget-friendly, creative ideas to keep kids happy and healthy at lunchtime.

Shocking Results: AEDs Change Outcomes

When ordinary laypeople are equipped with the skills to perform CPR and use AEDs, the survival rate can double — or even triple.

Tell Lawmakers to Increase Access to Vital Stroke Care

Sign the petition. Medicare only pays for the telestroke evaluation if the stroke patient is located in a rural area. With over 90% of strokes happening in urban or suburban areas, current law can restrict patient access to telestroke care.
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Giving Heart

By the time Breana Bladel was 17, doctors had done all they could for her but her heart was giving out. She went on the transplant list in the middle of January 2013. Two weeks later, the Bladels got the call. There was a heart.

Big Heart Problem

Heart failure sounds catastrophic, and untreated it can be, but with treatment it is a manageable condition.

Food Deserts

Many of us have the opportunity to make healthy or unhealthy choices about the foods we eat every day. But for about 29.7 million Americans living in low-income areas more than a mile from a supermarket, healthy options may be scarce. They live in “food deserts.”

Shocking Results: AEDs Change Outcomes

When ordinary laypeople are equipped with the skills to perform CPR and use AEDs, the survival rate can double — or even triple.

One Year

My “pay it forward” is to encourage anyone, man or woman, having any kind of symptom suggesting a heart attack, please have the faith to go get checked.

Not the Typical Face

When Kimby woke from gall bladder surgery, she felt intense pain in her upper arms and yelled for help. Immediately she was surrounded by medical professionals asking questions about her heart.

Cathy Young's Why

“Cathy was on the couch with her back to me when her arm suddenly flew up,” Dennis recalled. “That was strange, so I went over and checked on her and she was already turning blue.”

I am a Heart Attack Survivor

Before her heart attack, Barbara loved being a mom, wife, vegetarian and healthy. There were no red flags.

Can Strength Training Help with Blood Pressure?

Studies have reported several benefits of resistance training — or weight training — including strengthening of bones, muscles and connective tissues (tendons and ligaments). Can it help your blood pressure too?

Mind/Body Connection

Women who experience traumatic events or develop post-traumatic stress disorder may have a greater risk of heart attacks and strokes than women without such a history, according to new research.

Disproportionate Risk for SCA

Blacks are more likely than whites to experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and at a much earlier age, according to research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Heart Transplant Q&A

We asked two experts to clarify a few things about heart transplants in this companion piece to our Winter 2015 cover story, Giving Heart.

Sodium & High Blood Pressure

People who gradually increase how much salt they eat and people who habitually eat too much salt both face an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Awareness is the First Step

Nearly half of Hispanic adults were unaware they have high cholesterol, and less than a third receive any kind of treatment for it, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

One Consequence of Unhappy Youth

For the first time, experts urge early monitoring for heart and blood vessel disease among teens with major depression or bipolar disorder, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement.

Packing a Healthy Lunch

Packing the kids’ lunches for school allows you to know which nutritious foods they are eating. Here are some budget-friendly, creative ideas to keep kids happy and healthy at lunchtime.

Exercise Benefits People with Diabetes

Because of obesity, lack of physical fitness or other reasons, people with diabetes may forego exercise, but physical activity benefits them whether they “get in shape” or not.

You Can't Outrun a Bad Diet

A common misconception is that as long as you are physically active you can eat anything you want — “What’s another slice of pizza, I’ll walk it off tomorrow!”

FDA Bans Trans Fats

Based on a thorough review of scientific evidence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the major dietary source of industrially-produced trans fat in processed foods, are no longer generally recognized as safe. Food manufacturers have three years to remove PHOs from products.
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Tell Lawmakers to Increase Access to Vital Stroke Care

Sign the petition. Medicare only pays for the telestroke evaluation if the stroke patient is located in a rural area. With over 90% of strokes happening in urban or suburban areas, current law can restrict patient access to telestroke care.
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Tell Lawmakers to Increase Access to Vital Stroke Care

Sign the petition. Medicare only pays for the telestroke evaluation if the stroke patient is located in a rural area. With over 90% of strokes happening in urban or suburban areas, current law can restrict patient access to telestroke care.

Food Deserts

Many of us have the opportunity to make healthy or unhealthy choices about the foods we eat every day. But for about 29.7 million Americans living in low-income areas more than a mile from a supermarket, healthy options may be scarce. They live in “food deserts.”

Mind/Body Connection

Women who experience traumatic events or develop post-traumatic stress disorder may have a greater risk of heart attacks and strokes than women without such a history, according to new research.

Disproportionate Risk for SCA

Blacks are more likely than whites to experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and at a much earlier age, according to research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Sodium & High Blood Pressure

People who gradually increase how much salt they eat and people who habitually eat too much salt both face an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Awareness is the First Step

Nearly half of Hispanic adults were unaware they have high cholesterol, and less than a third receive any kind of treatment for it, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

FDA Bans Trans Fats

Based on a thorough review of scientific evidence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the major dietary source of industrially-produced trans fat in processed foods, are no longer generally recognized as safe. Food manufacturers have three years to remove PHOs from products.

One Consequence of Unhappy Youth

For the first time, experts urge early monitoring for heart and blood vessel disease among teens with major depression or bipolar disorder, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement.

Moderate drinking in later years may damage heart

Moderate drinking in later years may damage heart

Calling 911 in rural areas leads to faster heart attack care

Calling 911 in rural areas leads to faster heart attack care

Minnesota initiative aims to reduce heart attacks

Minnesota initiative aims to reduce heart attacks.

Support group, home exercise improves mobility for PAD patients

Support group, home exercise improves mobility for PAD patients
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See moreFeatured Recipes

Turkey Picadillo

This Simple Cooking with Heart Latin recipe features fruits and veggies as well as a variety of flavorful spices served with whole-grain corn tortillas.

Sweet Potato Nachos

What child won't want to try orange nachos? The Seasoned sweet potatoes with the mellow cheese create a wonderful combination for a snack or healthier game-day appetizer.

Classic Margherita Pizza with Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

This Italian Simple Cooking with Heart recipe is sure to become a family favorite!

Green Bean Casserole

Check out this great Simple Cooking with Heart, heart-healthy version of an American holiday favorite!

Creamy Spinach Feta Dip

This Simple Cooking with Heart recipe from the American Heart Association is almost guaranteed to make any spinach "disliker" change his or her mind for sure.

Festive Turkey Rice Salad

Try this quick, Simple Cooking with Heart recipe for using holiday leftovers anytime you're craving Thanksgiving flavors. It'll be a nice change after a heavy meal.

Chickpea Salad with Tomatoes and Cucumber

This American Simple Cooking with Heart recipe is a terrific vegetable side dish that goes well with just about any main dish you are serving. Or this can be your main dish for a meatless meal or when you want a light meal.

Salmon Loaf with Creamy Cucumber Sauce

This delicious salmon bake from Simple Cooking with Heart tastes great with our cucumber sauce, which also goes well over mixed greens or other summer dishes.

Sautéed Zucchini with Parmesan

Zucchini spears are lightly browned and then sprinkled with fresh oregano to heighten the flavor of mild summer squash.

Baby Spinach and Tomato Salad with Warm Olive Vinaigrette

When heirloom tomatoes are in season, use any two red and yellow varieties in this simple salad for a beautiful presentation. Year-round, cherry tomatoes provide a bit more sweetness.

Rosemary-Peach Chicken Kebabs with Orange Glaze

End your day on a sweet note with these chicken-and-peach kebabs brushed with a honeyed citrus glaze.

Broiled Salmon Over Garden-Fresh Corn and Bell Peppers

Celebrate summer with a dish that marries seasonal local corn, bell peppers, and garden-grown basil and mint with the rich taste of salmon. Serve this dish with brown rice, wholewheat couscous, or quinoa, and dinner is ready!

Garden-Fresh Gazpacho

Gazpacho is the ultimate summertime vegetarian dish because it maximizes the garden’s bounty and it’s served at room temperature or chilled.

Warm Dill Potato Salad

Spicy Oven-Fried Chicken

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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.