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New Link Found Between Red Meat and Heart Disease: an Intestinal Bacteria

In a new study published April 7 in the journal Nature Medicine, scientists from the Cleveland Clinic reported evidence suggesting that the long-known link between eating red meat and increased risk of heart disease may be explained not just . . . → Read More: New Link Found Between Red Meat and Heart Disease: an Intestinal Bacteria

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Vegetarian Diet Cuts Risk of Heart Disease by a Dramatic 32%, Large New Study Finds

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford in England, and involving 44,561 participants in England and Scotland, has found that those who ate a vegetarian diet were a full 32% less likely to die from . . . → Read More: Vegetarian Diet Cuts Risk of Heart Disease by a Dramatic 32%, Large New Study Finds

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Heart Attack Symptoms are Different for Women than for Men. Did You Know?

February 1 is National Wear Red Day®, an annual health observance sponsored by the American Heart Association, to highlight the facts about heart attack risks and symptoms. Part of this observance is a Go Red For Women campaign, to . . . → Read More: Heart Attack Symptoms are Different for Women than for Men. Did You Know?

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Perceived Stress Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds; Plus How to Handle Stress

A new analysis of studies involving 118,696 participants, conducted by Donald Edmundson, PhD, a professor at Columbia University Medical Center, and colleagues, has found that self-reported perceived stress was associated with a 27% higher risk of coronary heart disease . . . → Read More: Perceived Stress Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds; Plus How to Handle Stress

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More than 50% Obesity in 39 States by 2030, New F as in Fat Report Projects

A new report issued September 18, 2012 projects that if current trends continue, in 39 U.S. States more than 50% of adults could be obese by 2030, 13 states could have adult obesity rates above 60 percent, and all . . . → Read More: More than 50% Obesity in 39 States by 2030, New F as in Fat Report Projects

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Insufficient Sleep Increases Stroke Risk, New Study Finds

A large new study presented on Monday at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Boston has found that healthy people age 45 and older who routinely get less than six hours of sleep per night . . . → Read More: Insufficient Sleep Increases Stroke Risk, New Study Finds

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May is National Mediterranean Diet Month

May has been declared as National Mediterranean Diet Month, a national health observance aimed at generating awareness of the Mediterranean Diet and lifestyle, and the health benefits associated with it. The event is sponsored by Oldways Preservation Trust, a . . . → Read More: May is National Mediterranean Diet Month

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National High Blood Pressure Education Month Highlights Risks from High Blood Pressure & Ways to Control It

In a statement issued May 2, Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month and Stroke Awareness Month. These events, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute . . . → Read More: National High Blood Pressure Education Month Highlights Risks from High Blood Pressure & Ways to Control It

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Optimism & Positive Outlook May Help Prevent Heart Attack, New Study Finds

In a new study reviewing more than 200 studies published in two major scientific databases, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that positive psychological well-being, including especially a sense of optimism, appears to reduce the . . . → Read More: Optimism & Positive Outlook May Help Prevent Heart Attack, New Study Finds

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Ninety Percent of Americans Eat Too Much Salt, CDC Reports

According to a report posted March 26 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), “About 9 in 10 Americans aged 2 years and older eat too much sodium.” “There is strong evidence that eating too much . . . → Read More: Ninety Percent of Americans Eat Too Much Salt, CDC Reports

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Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH: the DASH Eating Plan

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Eating Plan is published and recommended by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, under the U.S. Department of Health & Human . . . → Read More: Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH: the DASH Eating Plan

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Treating the Causes, Not the Symptoms of Heart Disease

Diet Gurus Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., and Dr. Dean Ornish, discuss the remarkable capacity of the body to heal itself through diet, as opposed to using drugs and undergoing operations. (President Bill Clinton followed their diet to reverse his . . . → Read More: Treating the Causes, Not the Symptoms of Heart Disease

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Lower Triglycerides by Simply Moving More

Instead of taking medicine to lower triglycerides, most people, according to the Mayo Clinic, can lower their triglycerides number by simply moving more. Watch Stephen Kopecky, M.D. from the Mayo Clinic . . . → Read More: Lower Triglycerides by Simply Moving More

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HHS & Public-Private Partners Aim to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks & Strokes in 5 Years

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) yesterday announced a new “Million Hearts” campaign being launched by a public-private partnership of several government and private sector organizations, with the aim of preventing 1 million heart attacks and . . . → Read More: HHS & Public-Private Partners Aim to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks & Strokes in 5 Years

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Is Heart Disease Completely Preventable?

Watch Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. from the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute on CNN discuss making yourself heart-attack proof by a going on a special diet that deals with the cause of the illness »

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Is Heart Disease Genetic?

Can risk factors of heart disease be modified? The common myths regarding heart disease are dispelled by Dr. Curtis Rimmerman, cardiologist and author of “The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Speaking With Your Cardiologist.” . . . → Read More: Is Heart Disease Genetic?

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Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Vitamins

Do vitamins and supplements lower your risk of cardiovascular disease? Some frequently asked questions answered by Leslie Cho, M.D. Director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Center of the Cleveland Clinic. Watch»

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True Secrets to Heart-Healthy Eating

Julia Zumpano, R.D. from the Cleveland Clinic discusses fad diets and the best way to protect one’s heart without counting calories. Watch»

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Updated Heart Disease Prevention Guidelines for Women Issued by American Heart Association

On February 15, 2011, the American Heart Association (AHA) issued updated Heart Disease Prevention Guidelines specifically for women. The updated guidelines for women focus more on practical medical advice that works in the “real-world” rather than recommendations based only . . . → Read More: Updated Heart Disease Prevention Guidelines for Women Issued by American Heart Association

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Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)

Use this Calculate Your BMI – Standard BMI . . . → Read More: Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)

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Four Things You Can Do to Prevent a Heart Attack

Watch Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, to learn four simple lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your chances of getting a heart attack by 40%. No treatment or other thing you could do will lower your . . . → Read More: Four Things You Can Do to Prevent a Heart Attack

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Eat For a Healthy Heart

Eat for a Healthy Heart, U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Website of U.S Food & Drug Administration contains good information on eating for a healthy heart, including: Food Label and Nutrition Facts Nutrient Highs and Lows Health Claims, and . . . → Read More: Eat For a Healthy Heart

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Heart Disease Prevention

Heart Disease Prevention, Website by the Centers For Disease Control & Prevention. Information on: What You can Do, and Guidelines & Recommendations View Info »

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ABCs of Preventing Heart Disease, Stroke and Heart Attack

ABCs of Preventing Heart Disease, Stroke and Heart Attack, American Heart Association, Inc. Information on preventive actions you can take, including most importantly, avoid tobacco, be more active, and choose good nutrition. Read More…

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Heart Diseases – Prevention, MedlinePlus

Heart Diseases – Prevention, MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Links to extensive information on heart disease prevention. View Info…

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Heart Health Online; Healthy Lifestyles

Heart Health Online; Healthy Lifestyles, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Website dedicated to heart health, includes section on healthy lifestyles, including advice on diet, weight, exercise, quitting smoking, and minimizing stress. View Info…

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Your Guide to a Healthy Heart

Your Guide to a Healthy Heart, A 95 page comprehensive guide to prevention of heart disease by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Includes discussion of the . . . → Read More: Your Guide to a Healthy Heart

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The Heart Truth for Women

The Heart Truth for Women, A 6 page brochure on prevention of heart disease for women by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. View Info: The Heart . . . → Read More: The Heart Truth for Women

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The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women

The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women, A 127 page comprehensive guide to prevention of heart disease for women by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Discusses major . . . → Read More: The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women

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The Heart Truth for Latinas: An Action Plan, Factsheet on prevention of heart disease for Latinas

The Heart Truth for Latinas: An Action Plan, Factsheet on prevention of heart disease for Latinas, By the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The Heart Truth for . . . → Read More: The Heart Truth for Latinas: An Action Plan, Factsheet on prevention of heart disease for Latinas

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Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Personal Choices and Actions

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Personal Choices and Actions, by the World Health Organization. Lists 5 personal choices in lifestyle and behavior and 7 personal actions for safeguarding cardiovascular health. View Info: Cardiovascular Disease Prevention – Personal Choices and Actions

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When Delicious Meets Nutritious: Recipes For Heart Health

When Delicious Meets Nutritious: Recipes For Heart Health, by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. View Info: When Delicious Meets Nutritious – Recipes For Heart Health

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Your Guide to Physical Activity and Your Heart

Your Guide to Physical Activity and Your Heart, A 52 page guide by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Read More: Your Guide to Physical Activity and . . . → Read More: Your Guide to Physical Activity and Your Heart

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Keep The Beat: Heart Healthy Recipes

Keep The Beat: Heart Healthy Recipes From the National Hart, Lung & Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. 156 page recipe book of heart healthy recipes. Read More: Keep The Beat – . . . → Read More: Keep The Beat: Heart Healthy Recipes

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Your Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol With Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC)

Your Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol With Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC), An 85 page guide by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Read More: Your Guide to . . . → Read More: Your Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol With Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC)

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High Blood Cholesterol

High Blood Cholesterol, An online tutorial presenting basic information on high blood cholesterol, provided by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Heath (NIH). Read More…

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Cholesterol

Cholesterol, Website of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Contains information on cholesterol, facts and statistics, and prevention of heart disease. Read More…

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Cholesterol Quiz – Harvard Consumer Health Content

Cholesterol Quiz – Harvard Consumer Health Content. Interactive tool to learn how to prevent coronary artery disease, America’s No. 1 killer, and understand what your cholesterol numbers mean. Read more…

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Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention

Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention, Website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Includes links to information on Government programs for heart disease and stroke prevention, as well as information on related diseases. Read more…

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