Heart-Healthy Cooking
A plate with two servings of baked salmon with mustard sauce.

Baked Salmon with Mustard Sauce Recipe

Fish is one fatty protein doctors and registered dietitians encourage people to eat. Unlike fatty meats and dairy, which have unhealthy saturated fats, the fat in fish is unsaturated and full of omega-3 fatty acids. Research shows that these fatty acids decrease risk of arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats), which can lead …

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Heart Health

Returning to Life After a Heart Attack

Having a heart attack can be one of the most frightening experiences many people endure. The pain and fear in that moment, the worry of the unknown and the desperation to reevaluate your life are all difficult challenges to surmount. Another tough climb that comes after suffering a heart attack …

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Understanding Heart Health
heart flutter, atrial fibrillation

What is Heart Flutter?

The human heart is strong. Each day, it beats an average of 100,000 times, pumping about 2,000 gallons of blood throughout the body. And by age 70, your heart will have beat more than 2.5 billion (yes, billion) times. While arguably one of the most important muscles in the body, …

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American Heart Month

4 Ways Heart Disease Affects Men & Women Differently

As the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States, heart disease is something everyone should take seriously. What was once thought of as a “man’s disease,” this devastating condition affects both sexes without bias – and accounts for one in four deaths each year. …

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Women's Health

How to Stay Heart Healthy While Pregnant

A woman’s body goes through a tremendous amount of change during pregnancy. From hormonal shifts to odd food cravings, and even just the amazing act of housing a new, growing being, there’s a lot going on – and that includes the way your heart works. Most heart-related changes during pregnancy …

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Heart Disease Prevention

Is Winter More Deadly for Your Heart?

Winter may be a festive time of year – but it can also be detrimental to your heart health. Many studies have shown that there are more heart attacks during the winter months than other times of the year, and one study found that most cold-weather related deaths are due …

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Fitness Trends

Heart Rate Training: Get in the Zone

Whether you’re just starting an exercise program or you’re an athlete prepping for your next race, heart rate training can help you get in the zone. Using a heart rate monitor (which detects your pulse) tells you how hard—or easy—your heart is working. With a heart rate monitor, you can …

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Heart Health

Are Varicose Veins a Sign of Heart Risk?

Veins carry blood to the heart and have one-way valves that keep blood from flowing backward. But when those valves weaken, blood can pool in the lower legs increasing the pressure inside the veins. The resulting twisted blue bulges, known as varicose veins, may cause your legs to feel heavy, …

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Women's Heart Health

Pregnancy Complications: A Risk Factor for Heart Disease?

It’s no secret that pregnancy taxes a woman’s body. Blood volume expands, heart rate increases and blood sugar levels spike. And while doctors have always been aware of the immediate risks associated with these increased demands on a woman’s body, new research suggests pregnancy complications are a sign of heart …

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Women's Health
hormone replacement therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Heart Disease Risk

Menopause can be maddening for many women, what with frequent hot flashes, sleep disturbances and even painful sex. For some women, symptoms are so intense that the transition to a life without periods dramatically impacts their quality of life. While hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is remarkably effective at silencing such …

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