Summer 2020

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In this Issue

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.

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!

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.

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!

Perspective and Purpose

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

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.