May 2011

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Vascular Dementia: Toward A More Accurate Diagnosis

If you suspect worrisome cognitive changes in yourself or a loved one, you want answers, and you want them now. But diagnosing cognitive decline or dementia, and then zeroing in on the type of dementia — Alzheimer's, vascular or mixed — can be complicated, even for experienced physicians.

Pediatric Stroke Primer

Mention strokes to most people — even doctors — and they envision an elderly person with a history of atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation or hypertension. The reality is that strokes can also strike before you've taken your first breath, before you've taken your first step, before you learn to ride a bike, before you get your first pimple or before you get your driver's license.
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The Limits of Love & Devotion

Have you ever had that dream where you're taking a high-stakes test and you panic because the material hadn't been covered in class and you don't know the answers? For most of us, that's what it's like to be a caregiver.
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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.