Answers by Heart is a series of downloadable patient information sheets presented in a question-and-answer format that's brief, easy to follow and easy to read. They also provide room for you to write down questions to ask your doctor.
The term 'heart disease' is often used - but there are many types of disease that come under this category. This companion piece to "The Heart of a Woman" in our Spring 2015 issue provides a list of some of the most common conditions in the heart disease spectrum.
My Life Check® was designed by the American Heart Association with the goal of improved health for all Americans. Any person can make these changes and even modest improvements to your health will make a big difference. Start with one or two. Know your heart score.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has created an online community called the Support Network. The goal is to connect people living with heart disease and stroke with others who are going through similar journeys.
For over 20 years Stroke Connection has been the award-winning voice of support, information and inspiration for a vast community of stroke survivors and their families. Now offered exclusively as a digital publication, it's available virtually everywhere.
New research shows us that, used smartly, games and gamification principles may help us reach our health goals. At its most basic, gamification means creating a system that motivates people to do things they wouldn’t normally want to do.
A generation ago, male caregivers were rare. Today gender roles are changing — and more people are surviving serious health crises and being released from the hospital sooner. This increases the need for caregiving at home. Now about a third of all caregivers are men.
We have all experienced food cravings, and often those cravings have to do with texture — like something creamy or crunchy.
Food textures play a big role in whether we like or dislike certain foods. For example, while you may not like mushy canned peas, you may be surprised that you like fresh or barely cooked peas.
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.
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.