November 2014

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Lower Blood Pressure & Cholesterol According to the Latest AHA Guideline

Although none of us can change non-modifiable risk factors such as age, gender and family history, we can embrace the modifiable changes we can make.

Entertainment Tonight's Nancy O' Dell Fights Back Against High Cholesterol

Long before she became co-anchor of the popular television show Entertainment Tonight, Nancy O'Dell was an advocate for healthy living.

Working Out In Cooler Weather

As the days get shorter and the temperatures get cooler, you may be tempted to give up your regular exercise routing of walking or biking for the warm comfort of home. Don't!

Stuffed Mushrooms with Ham and Vegetables

Every bite of these mushroom morsels boasts a burst of flavor from juicy ham, shredded carrot, and minced green onion. The crunchy walnuts add texture and the chili sauce lends a hint of spice.

Cranberry-Pecan Baked Peaches

Fresh peaches are halved and baked with a tantalizing blend of dried cranberries and finely chopped pecans. Serve this dessert, with its roasted, concentrated flavors, for a round of applause at the end of your meal.

Acorn Squash with Dried Apricots and Plums

Sweet, nutty acorn squash halves cradle a rich mixture of dried fruits and spices bound together with a juicy sauce, providing a beautiful and festive touch for a holiday table or a Sunday dinner. But they’re so easy to prepare, they can make any night seem special.

Mexican-Style Stuffed Bell Peppers

In this Latin twist on stuffed bell peppers, black beans replace the traditional rice and salsa stands in for the standard tomato sauce.

Is Fruit Juice Healthy for Kids?

An easy way to get kids to get more fruit in their diet is to throw one of those convenient fruit juice boxes into their lunch bag—or is it?

What is BMI, and Why Does It Matter?

Your Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a good indicator of whether you’re at a healthy or unhealthy weight in relation to your height.

Reducing Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious condition that causes blood sugar to rise to dangerous levels. It can happen at any age, but it doesn’t have to happen to you. There are ways to reduce your risk of getting type 2 diabetes.

Take it off

Many people think shedding a few pounds is simple: Change your diet and exercise habits for a while and the weight comes off. But if reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is so simple, why are nearly 69 percent of Americans age 20 and older overweight or obese?

Simple Changes to Help you Lower your Blood Pressure

If you’ve been told by your healthcare provider that you have high blood pressure, don’t panic—it’s manageable! You can make some simple changes to your lifestyle that can help you get your blood pressure down to a healthy level.

Shop Right for Weight Loss Success

Losing weight the heart-healthy way starts with buying the right food. Don't let your weight loss efforts get derailed at the grocery store.

Farmers’ Market Omelets

Brighten up your breakfast with these flavorful omelets, full of fresh vegetables, fragrant basil, and pungent feta cheese. Add some whole-grain toast and fresh fruit for a light, nutritious meal any time of day.
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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.