How Heart Disease Can Lead to a Stroke: National Stroke Awareness Month

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Close to one million Americans die of heart disease, stroke, or other cardiovascular conditions every year. Leading risk factors for such complications are high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, obesity, unhealthy diet, and minimal physical activity. If you have been diagnosed with heart disease, it is critical to understand the condition and recognize  … Read more

Simple Outdoor Activities to Promote a Healthy Spring

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After months of cold weather, the warmer temperatures are finally here. The sun is shining and it is time to put away the thick sweaters and break out the shorts and T-shirts. It is also the perfect time to reinvent your exercise routine and head outdoors. Check out some fun and simple outdoor activities you  … Read more

How to Create Daily, Heart-Healthy Habits

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  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women worldwide. While death rates have been slowly dropping over the past decade, about 659,000 people in the US die each year from heart disease. If you’re wondering what you can do to keep your heart in top shape, we’re sharing healthy daily  … Read more

Peripheral Vascular Disease: Signs & Symptoms

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Peripheral Vascular Disease, often called PVD, affects over eight million people in the United States and over 200 million people worldwide. Described as a blood circulation disorder, Peripheral Vascular Disease generally causes the blood vessels outside the heart and brain to narrow, block or spasm. According to the CDC, twelve to twenty percent of Americans  … Read more

Can Too Much Caffeine Increase Your Risk for a Heart Attack?

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    Coffee lovers, rejoice! There are several studies out now suggesting there is very little risk of coronary heart disease and heart attack among caffeinated coffee drinkers. In fact, one study published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation: Heart Failure, found that the more coffee people consumed, the lower their risk for heart  … Read more

How Stress Affects Your Heart Health

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  Everyone experiences stress differently and everyone handles it differently. Happy moments, like a wedding or job promotion, can induce a stress response, while unfortunate moments like family problems or an illness, can also cause tension. How you react to these situations in life can have a lasting impact on your heart health. While experiencing  … Read more

7 Tips to Prevent Diabetes for National Diabetes Month

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    November is National Diabetes Month; a great time to bring awareness to the chronic disease that affects over 30 million Americans. Before it can be properly diagnosed, the body goes through a period where blood sugar levels are high but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This period is known as  … Read more

How People With Heart Disease Can Prepare for Cold Weather

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The onset of colder temperatures can pose significant problems in older adults especially those with heart disease. Because it’s the leading cause of death worldwide, precautions should be taken when the temperatures drop. Protect your heart this season with these cold-weather tips for heart disease patients.    Is Cold Weather Bad for Heart Patients? Cold  … Read more

Best and Worst Cooking Oils For Your Heart

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  Not all cooking oils are created equal and by now you’ve probably noticed the plethora of them as you browse the aisles of your grocery store. Choosing an oil rich in unsaturated fats is essential in supporting your heart health. Cooking with these oils can help lower your risk of heart attack and death  … Read more

COVID-19 and the Cardiovascular Effects: What We Know

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  Since the onset of the pandemic doctors and epidemiologists have been observing COVID-19 and its effects on heart health. While people who don’t have underlying heart disease can still contract severe forms of COVID-19, individuals with cardiovascular disease (CVD) are more than twice as likely to develop a severe form. After recovering, over 10%  … Read more