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Changing the way we view women's heart attack symptoms

Both women and medical professionals need to change the way they think about the signs of a heart attack, experts say.

Both women and medical professionals need to change the way they think about the signs of a heart attack, experts say.

Sleep habits, like diet and exercise, should be included in a tool used to measure our risk for heart disease.

How a happy relationship can help your health

Loving relationships aren't just the stuff of candy hearts – they have significant influence on our physical health.

Processed vs ultra-processed food and why it matters to your health

To eat well, you need to know the difference between processed and ultra-processed food.

If you think before you snack, it's not so bad

For better or worse, snacks are a big part of the American diet. But between-meal eating doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Shawarma is a garlicky Middle-Eastern dish. While it’s often served in a pita, it‘s equally delicious served on a bed of romaine and topped with cucumbers, tomatoes, and feta. This easy-to-make dish will become a favorite go-to on those extra-busy nights.

Coconut Curry Halibut with Green Beans and Roasted Red Bell Peppers

The harmony of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors in this Asian-inspired dish stimulates the appetite. The halibut, whose velvety texture will melt in your mouth, rests on a fluffy bed of jasmine rice.

Perspective and Purpose

I never thought of myself as strong or unique or special in any way. I have certainly proven myself wrong.

Bonus Days

I woke up today and it was a big deal. In fact, the last five years have been full of bonus days. Waking up each day has been a really big deal!

The Cortisol Connection

Cortisol — the stress hormone — is critical. But chronically elevated levels are associated with a higher risk of health problems, including cardiovascular disease and cognitive issues. Meditation, good sleep habits and other lifestyle modifications may lower your stress and improve your overall health.

A Different Person

As I sprawled in my hospital bed — feeling permanently dazed — with slurred, labored speech I tried to describe how I felt to my wife and sons. It felt, I said, like a cross between a brutal barroom beating and a spiritual awakening.

Walking the Talk

After undergoing surgery to treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a thickening of the heart muscle, Sharon Bond founded a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease.
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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.