February 2014

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In This Issue

Take a Stand Against Heart Disease in Women

When most people think of a heart attack, they think of crushing chest pain–but that isn't always the case. A study published in the February 2012 Journal of the American Medical Association found that many young and middle-aged women who have a heart attack don't experience chest pain.

Dealing with the urge to smoke

What happens when you’ve finally quit and you continue to have the urge to smoke? There are some steps you can take to deal with these urges and not give in to them.

Why blood pressure matters

You hear so much about blood pressure and how important it is to keep yours within a healthy range. But why is blood pressure so important to our bodies?

Using Your Mobile Device to get Healthy

Smartphones and tablets have made health information available right at our fingertips, and there are a lot of apps and mobile-friendly websites that can help you keep an eye on your health.

Guidelines for Healthy Eating

Advice about "healthy eating" is everywhere, but what exactly does that mean?

Tips for Starting a Physical Activity Program

By making the simple choice of getting up and moving, you’ll be getting quite a few payoffs: People who are physically active typically eat healthier and smoke less, report less stress and feel better about their lives in general.

Navigating the Insurance Sea

What you need to know about the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces

You’ve Got Questions

How to talk to your doctor and get the answers you need

Live to Dance

Six years ago, 51-year-old Ellen Abramson of St. Louis was the picture of health. Working for a national weight loss company, the busy mom of three prided herself on eating healthy and working out on a regular basis. So when she began experiencing puzzling symptoms such as regular heartburn and crushing fatigue, she knew something wasn’t right.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Smoothies

The protein in this drink will give you a healthy energy boost as either a breakfast meal or a midafternoon pick-me-up; the chocolate and peanut butter flavors are a classic combination that can’t be beat.

Garlicky Greek Salad Pizza

Salad and a slice? Why not combine them and enjoy your pizza and greens in the same bite? We top our honeywheat pizza crust with a cool, fresh chopped Greek salad, complete with kalamata olives and feta.

Chinese Chicken Stir-Fry

It takes just a few minutes to prepare your own delicious, healthful stir-fry. Our version combines juicy chicken with plenty of veggies.
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Departments

Heart News

Heart health news you can use about new scientific findings, public policy, programs and resources.

Heartfelt

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.