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Kicking Off a Heart Smart Year with 5 Easy Changes

Kicking Off a Heart Smart Year with 5 Easy Changes

As you craft your list of New Year’s resolutions, put your heart first with a heart health lifestyle makeover. A great place to start is by exchanging old habits with new behaviors or simply focusing on tweaking your current habits with …

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Heart Disease and Depression: Is There a Connection?

Heart Disease and Depression: Is There a Connection?

The connection between the head and the heart is stronger than you may think. As the leading cause of death in the U.S., heart disease has doctors searching for ways to limit risk factors and reduce mortality rates. Smoking, diet, …

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5 Smart Ways to Protect Your Heart

5 Smart Ways to Protect Your Heart

It's the only heart you have, so protect it with these lifestyle choices. Living heart healthy is easier than you think. Follow our five simple suggestions and you will be on your way to strengthening and protecting your heart. 1. …

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6 Tips for Managing Atrial Fibrillation

6 Tips for Managing Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is common but can have disastrous effect if not kept in check. Atrial fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia that occurs when electrical activity of the heart is disorganized. As a result, the irregular heart beat upsets the flow …

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5 Goals for Heart Healthy Eating

5 Goals for Heart Healthy Eating

Heart disease is the number-one killer of men and women in the U.S., but a healthy diet can help reduce your risk in five ways. Food has a huge effect on the heart. A healthy diet of whole grains, fruits, …

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Strategies for Preventing Heart Disease at Any Age

Strategies for Preventing Heart Disease at Any Age

Whether you’re 21 or 63, you hold the future of your heart in your hands. Make smart choices today. February is American Heart Month – an excellent time to evaluate your lifestyle and ensure that you are making heart-healthy choices …

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Healthy Habits that Fight Stress

Healthy Habits that Fight Stress

Healthy stress fighting habits will make you feel better and protect your heart. It’s inevitable. Life tends to get a little stressful at times, but the way you handle it can either help or hurt you. Managing stress levels is …

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Diagnosing & Treating Arrhythmias

Diagnosing & Treating Arrhythmias

Arrhythmias are most commonly diagnosed with the use of electrocardiograms (EKGs) or with Holter Monitors or Event Recorders, which are portable electrocardiogram devices. These heart monitoring tests—accompanied by a physical examination, and sometimes x-rays and blood work—help a doctor in …

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What Is A-Fib?|

What Is A-Fib?|

Atrial Fibrillation, or A-Fib, is an abnormal heart rhythm, which can lead to serious health problems down the line. A-Fib can affect the “pumping” function of the heart, which can lead to stagnant blood flow and can potentially result in …

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Importance of Cardiac Rehab

Importance of Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac Rehabilitation is an important program to help heart patients recover and regain quality of life. Heart patients who have suffered with heart attack or angina or have had heart procedures such as bypass surgery, stents or transplants may benefit …

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