May 2012

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In This Issue

The beat goes on

It's a small device—about the size of a pager—but it's been proven to save lives and provide cardiac patients with continued peace of mind. Find out how implantable defibrillators save lives.

Plan, prepare, pack

When you go on a trip, your medical conditions and common ailments go, too! Just as you spend time planning your destination, preparing your clothes and packing your suitcase, the same care should be taken with your medications.
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Heart News

Heart health news you can use about new scientific findings, public policy, programs and resources.


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.