Heart Health
Get Moving to Be Heart Healthy

5 Simple Ways Get Moving for Your Heart Health

You already know exercise is good for the heart. Trouble is, it also seems to be one of the most difficult lifestyle habits for people to adopt. The Link Between Exercise and Heart Disease For decades, scientists have known that people who don’t exercise regularly are more likely to develop …

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Understanding PAD
Leg Pain? Walk It Off

The Best Remedy for Leg Cramps? Walk It Off

Do you ever go for a walk, only to be derailed by cramping in your calves or a feeling of tiredness in your legs? Does the pain ever cause you to limp? If so, you could be experiencing claudication, which is leg cramping due to inadequate blood flow to the …

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Healthy Recipe
Heart Smart Carrot Raisin Muffins

Heart Smart® Carrot Raisin Muffins Recipe

If you’re looking for ways to sneak more vegetables into your diet (or your child’s diet), these tasty, low-fat Heart Smart muffins are just the way to start the day. Heart Smart® Carrot Raisin Muffins Yield: 18 muffins Prep Time: 25 minutes Total Cooking Time: 1 hour Ingredients 3/4 cup …

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Nutrition Advice

DASH Diet: 5 Simple Steps to Lower Blood Pressure

The American Heart Association’s recently revamped high blood pressure guidelines specifically mention adopting the DASH diet to avoid or control hypertension. But what is it? And what are steps you can to take today to incorporate this healthy way of eating into your life? “DASH closely models general healthy diet …

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Women's Health
5 Pregnancy Problems That Point to Heart Disease Later

5 Pregnancy Problems That Point to Heart Disease Later

It’s no secret that pregnancy taxes a woman’s body. Blood volume expands and heart rates increase. Although doctors have always been aware of the immediate risks associated with these increased demands on a woman’s body, new research suggests pregnancy complications may be a sign of heart disease that can simmer …

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Heart-Healthy Recipes
Heart Smart Slow Cooker Minestrone

VIDEO: Heart Smart® Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup Recipe

“Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite.” So once declared famous historic French chef Auguste Escoffier, and we couldn’t agree more. Soup is one of the great comforts of life, as well as …

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How Emergencies Can Strike
Could Jack on 'This Is Us' Have Been Saved?

Could Jack on ‘This Is Us’ Have Been Saved?

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. “This is Us” fans knew it was coming. The Emmy-award winning television show alluded to beloved father Jack Pearson’s death for months. But was the episode that finally showed how Jack died – from a “widowmaker” heart attack after breathing in smoke trying to rescue the family …

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Heart-Healthy Nutrition
Is Sugar Bad for Your Heart?

Is Sugar Bad for Your Heart?

If you’re trying to eat heart healthy, you probably know to stay away from the salt shaker. Same goes for food from the fryer. The connection between cardiovascular health and a diet that is high in sodium and saturated fat is well established in both health research and our public …

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Managing Heart Risk
New Blood Pressure Guidelines

Making Sense of the New Blood Pressure Guidelines

New guidelines lowering the definition of high blood pressure are designed to change focus from the treatment of heart disease to preventing it in the first place. In November, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released new guidelines that lowered the threshold of high blood pressure, …

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Understanding Your Body
Your Dentist and Your Health

What Your Dentist Can Tell You About Your Health

Could your mouth be the window to your overall health? That may be taking it a bit far, but your mouth is one of the first places in your body that can indicate if you are sick or have an underlying health problem. For this reason, regular dental check-ups are an important part of maintaining health …

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