Winter 2019

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A Closer Look at Cholesterol Medication Myths

Cholesterol-lowering medications has been thoroughly studied and proven to reduce heart disease risk. Yet, misconceptions persist. Taking a look at some of the myths and why they’re not true.

Can My Heart Take It?

What to know about sexual intimacy and heart disease.

Have you had your flu shot?

Winter means flu season. And, for those living with chronic conditions, such as heart disease, the flu can be seriously dangerous.

The Magic of a 10-Year-Old

Heart patient Lori Ann Wood notices fateful coincidences between her own life and the timelines of advances in science that ultimately saved her life.

Finn’s Journey

Kelly and Michael Blumenthal were excited for the arrival of their second child, Finn. At their 19-week pregnancy scan, they learned he had heart disease.

Popcorn as a snack: Healthy hit or dietary horror show?

Prepared properly, popcorn can be the feel-good nutritious hit of summer. Done wrong, it can get bad reviews.

These diets helped women with diabetes cut heart attack, stroke risk

Cardiovascular disease is a serious threat to women who have diabetes, but diets like Mediterranean and DASH could help them, new research shows.

Half of U.S. adults should monitor blood pressure at home, study says

About 104 million U.S. adults should monitor their blood pressure outside the doctor's office, according to a new study. That might be the best way to account for sometimes skewed results.

Making the most of your health in the workplace

Americans spend so many hours at work that it makes sense to view the office as a place to promote good health.

Taking blood pressure at home may better predict heart problem in black adults

Despite high blood pressure levels, few young adults are being treated for the disease.

Scared to exercise after a heart attack? It’s probably scarier if you don’t.

For heart attack survivors, working out may be the last thing they want to do. It should probably be the first.

Sleeping less than 6 hours may raise risk of cancer, even death

Adults with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke who don't get at least six hours of sleep a night face serious health risks, new research suggests.
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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.