Emergency Preparedness
How to Use an AED

In an Emergency, Do You Know How to Use an AED?

Watching someone go through sudden cardiac arrest is a scary experience and one few of us want to think about. But quick action and knowing how to use a device like an automated external defibrillator (AED) can be the difference between life and death, so it’s important to be prepared. …

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Understanding Your Health
Peripheral artery disease

6 Little-Known Facts About Peripheral Artery Disease

Your arteries are responsible for pumping blood throughout your body. But, if this process is interrupted in some way, it can set off a chain of possible health problems and complications. Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition where arteries in the body (excluding those in the heart) become clogged …

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Emergency Preparedness
Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How to Recognize It and Respond

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How to Recognize It and Respond

Although it can be a terrifying thing to think about, it is important to know how to recognize and respond to a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Timing is everything, and acting quickly truly could be the difference between life and death. Sudden cardiac arrest is a medical emergency that is …

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Heart Health
5 Ways a Plant-Based Diet Helps Your Heart

5 Ways a Plant-Based Diet is Good for Your Heart

It seems there’s always a new diet or food trend out there advertising ways to help you lose weight fast, look younger or have more energy. But dieting is more than just what you eat – it is how you live your life. I view a person’s eating habits as …

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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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