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.
In your first 20 minutes after quitting, your heart rate goes down. By now every smoker knows the habit is unhealthy, but there’s more to quitting than frightening statistics. There are many benefits to smoke-free living, and you don’t have to wait a year to experience them — they begin immediately. Here’s a timeline of how your life improves.
A lot of calories may come from what you drink. Some beverages offer nutrient benefits and others don’t. Understanding the good and bad points of what you drink is as important as doing the same for what you eat.
American healthcare is complicated and getting more so. Even the most informed patients and family members entering the healthcare system may have difficulty knowing how to navigate it to receive the best care for themselves and loved ones.
Most people with cardiovascular disease are taking doctor-prescribed medications. Those drugs cannot work as expected if they are not taken as directed. Medication adherence (taking medicines as prescribed) is important to effectively manage a condition. Here are some tips for doing that.
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.