Heart Health

Our heart health articles feature the latest heart health advice.

  1. Heart-Healthy Foods to Add To Your Diet

    Heart-Healthy Foods to Add To Your Diet
    Even though the number of American deaths attributed to heart disease has dropped, it is still the number one cause of death for adults in this country. Good dietary choices play a key role in preserving healthy cardiac function, but instead of focusing on what you should not eat, here’s a list of heart-healthy foods that are delicious, nutritious and...
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  2. Prevent Heart Disease: Best Foods for Heart Health

    Prevent Heart Disease: Best Foods for Heart Health
    Heart disease continues to be a top killer of both men and women in the United States. However, just a few changes in your diet and lifestyle can dramatically lower your risk. In this week’s video you learned about the heart health benefits of dark leafy greens, berries, and whole grains. Foods containing healthy fats are particularly protective such as...
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  3. Dizziness: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

    Dizziness: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
    From time to time everyone experiences bouts of dizziness.  Symptoms include an unsteady or spacey feeling, lightheadedness, and/or loss of balance.  While dizziness sometimes comes from something as simple as standing up too quickly, it can also result from a number of health problems, ranging from minor to serious.  Knowing what causes dizziness helps people access proper treatment and put...
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  4. Lack of Appetite: Four Typical Causes

    Lack of Appetite: Four Typical Causes
    Eating delicious foods can be one of the greatest pleasures in life, and a healthy appetite is a sign of positive wellbeing.  People who develop a lack of appetite lose their desire to eat.  They either experience complete disinterest, or the idea of eating makes them feel nauseous.  While a number of factors may cause appetite loss, four in particular...
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  5. How to Keep your Heart Healthy with Seven Lifestyle Strategies

    How to Keep your Heart Healthy with Seven Lifestyle Strategies
    Nearly 800,000 Americans develop heart disease each year.  While it tops the list as the leading killer for men and women in the United States, it doesn't have to be.  People can ward off heart disease or keep it from worsening by adopting a healthier routine.  If you are wondering how to keep your heart healthy, look no further.  These...
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  6. Heart-Healthy Diet: Five Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

    Heart-Healthy Diet: Five Tips to Prevent Heart Disease
    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, it takes the lives of roughly 610,000 Americans each year.  The road to a healthy heart begins with a healthy lifestyle.  While watching weight, reducing stress, and exercise make a big contribution, a heart-healthy diet can be just as important.  A...
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  7. CT Heart Scan - What to Expect

    CT Heart Scan - What to Expect
    Shortness of breath, lightheadedness, chest pains…these are classic warning signs of heart trouble, or are they?  According to U. S. News and World Report, more than one third of people who have a fatal heart attack experience none of the typical warning signs.  That's why some medical professionals recommend people at risk for a heart attack have a CT heart...
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  8. Eight Signs You May Have an Anxiety Disorder

    Eight Signs You May Have an Anxiety Disorder
    Jangling nerves, perspiration, rapid heartbeat…from time to time, all people experience feelings of anxiousness, particularly when faced with stressful situations like job interviews and public speaking.  Under these types of circumstances, fear and worry about what may happen is a natural and normal response.  When anxiety becomes chronic however, it may be cause for concern.  Roughly 18% of American adults...
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  9. Three Foods to Avoid for Heart Health

    Three Foods to Avoid for Heart Health
    Recent data from the American Heart Association reveals that one person dies every 39 seconds from heart disease, making it the leading cause of death in the United States.  In addition to other healthy lifestyle strategies, diet can play a big role when it comes to heart health.  Knowing what to eat and what not to eat can help ensure...
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  10. Women’s Top Five Health Concerns

    Women’s Top Five Health Concerns
    Advancing years, the sudden onset of illness, or the death of someone close can all make us think about our own health. According to Saralyn Mark, M.D. there are five main medical conditions that top the list of women’s health issues. We look at the risk factors for each and see how experts suggest we can be proactive in reducing...
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