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Heart Insight monthly e-newsletter replaces quarterly issues

This Heart Insight Summer 2020 issue will be the final quarterly issue of our digital magazine. But we’re not going anywhere!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Many with high blood pressure aren't worried. Should they be?

High blood pressure is known as the “silent killer” because there are no obvious warning signs. That might explain why nearly half of people diagnosed with it aren’t worried about having a heart attack or stroke.

Experts urge expansion of home-based cardiac rehabilitation

Home-based cardiac rehabilitation could help many patients recover from heart attacks, surgery or other serious problems, but not enough people get it, a new report says.

Dangerous blood clots may be the latest risk from 'bad' cholesterol

LDL cholesterol — the so-called “bad” cholesterol — is known to narrow arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. It’s also now suspected of contributing to venous thromboembolism, new research suggests.

Diabetes and heart failure are linked; treatment should be too

Having Type 2 diabetes or heart failure independently increases the risk for getting the other, and both often occur together, further worsening a patient’s health, quality of life and care costs, a new report says.

Dramatic rise of e-cigarettes and new tobacco products poses major public health concern

A new generation of tobacco products threatens to addict a new generation of users to nicotine, a report warns.

Even ‘mild’ congenital heart disease poses risk later in life

A new study shows people with mild heart defects have an increased risk of cardiovascular problems later in life.

Living in a green, leafy neighborhood could cut heart attack risk

Spending your golden years in a place with lots of trees and other greenery can be visually pleasing – and it also might be good for your heart, according to a new study.
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The Ups & Downs of Blood Pressure

Perhaps you have noticed, your blood pressure fluctuates, sometimes by quite a bit, and considering the many warning we have all heart about high blood pressure, those variations may be worrisome. So, are we right to be worried?

The Anxiety of Survival: Living in the Wake of a Pulmonary Embolism

Ellie Brady was the picture of health, a wife and mother training for a half marathon. On a nine-mile training run she got out of breath. As the week progressed so did her symptoms — back pain, chest pain, uncontrollable chills — until she could no longer ignore them.

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.

Why blood pressure matters

You hear so much about blood pressure and how important it is to keep yours within a healthy range. But why is blood pressure so important to our bodies?

After a Heart Attack: What Happens Now? (Part One)

If you don’t know the answer, you’re not alone. Many survivors feel scared, confused and overwhelmed after a heart attack. Read the first in our four-part After A Heart Attack series to help guide your steps and connect with resources to support your recovery.
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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.