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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Heart-Healthy Recipes
Apple Walnut Bread Recipe and Video

VIDEO: Apple Walnut Bread Recipe

Get your warm cup of tea or coffee ready. Because this apple walnut bread is perfect with a hot beverage and to share with family and friends. Bring it to a holiday party or a casual brunch. It’s sweet and tasty but low in fat thanks to the shredded apples …

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Heart-Healthy Treats
Pumpkin Swirl Brownies Recipe & Video

VIDEO: Pumpkin Swirl Brownies Recipe

If you are one of those people who rejoice when all the pumpkin-flavored products take over the coffee shop and grocery store shelves each fall, this brownie recipe is definitely for you. We tricked out this beloved chocolate treat with a creamy swirl of spicy, vitamin-rich pumpkin. Not only do …

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Healthy Recipes
Easy Heart Smart Guacamole Recipe

Easy Heart Smart® Guacamole Recipe

Trying to eat a heart-healthy diet can be tricky at times. Decades ago, people thought they needed to avoid all fat in their diets, but we now know through research and nutrition science that there is a big difference between healthy fats (those found in olive and canola oil, avocados, …

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Managing Heart Risk

The Truth About Coconut Oil

Contrary to popular belief, coconut oil is not a “good fat.” In fact, coconut oil had become a common ingredient in seemingly better-for-you versions of baked goods and fried foods. However, a recent report from the American Heart Association debunks this urban legend with cold, hard scientific data. It turns …

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