All Entries For heart disease

The Hidden Heart Attack: New Study Explores How Women Are Missing the Signs of a Cardiac Event

Heart disease is the number one killer of women -- but according to new research, most women don't recognize a heart attack when it happens to them.
Posted 2/26/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 10 comments   57,239 views
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Take This Many Daily Steps for a Healthier Heart

Do you know how many daily steps you need for good heart health? The answer might surprise you!
Posted 1/23/2014  12:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 7 comments   26,279 views
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8 Resistance Training Exercises

Be good to your ticker and your body with these easy sweat-free moves.
Posted 8/5/2013  12:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 7 comments   18,736 views
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What Women Really Need to Know about Heart Health

February is Heart Health month, aimed at bringing awareness to the #1 killer in America. Today we're sharing an interview with Dr. Patrice Desvigne-Nickens on behalf of the NHLBI.
Posted 2/22/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 4 comments   15,708 views
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Women, Take This Doctor's Advice to Heart

As women, what can we do specifically to improve our heart health? What should we be doing to keep our ticker ticking? Heart disease is the #1 killer, after all!
Posted 2/14/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Birdie Varnedore, M.D. : 25 comments   29,216 views
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You Asked: ''Should I Be Concerned about Going Over My Daily Cholesterol Limit?''

Is one day of high-cholesterol eating going to hurt your health?
Posted 8/7/2012  5:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 3 comments   10,896 views
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Cooking from the Heart for the Heart

Heart Disease is preventable with diet and exercise. Eat the right kinds of fat with these heart healthy recipes from SparkRecipes.
Posted 2/15/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Samantha Donohue : 7 comments   11,261 views
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Chef Meg's Heart-Healthy Meals Video

If you're on heart-healthy diet, that doesn't mean you have to eat boring foods.
Posted 2/13/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Meg Galvin : 3 comments   6,688 views
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Should You Consult a Doctor before Starting an Exercise Plan?

Should you consult a doctor before starting an exercise plan? Dr. Birdie knows the answer!
Posted 12/27/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Birdie Varnedore, M.D. : 15 comments   17,134 views
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Reduce Your Stroke Risk – Eat More Fish

Learn seven key ways to reduce your risk of a stroke as well as the signs of a stroke so you can act FAST if you or a loved one experiences symptoms.
Posted 10/17/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 6 comments   11,114 views
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VIDEO: Hands-Only CPR Made Easier

Ken Jeong, an actor/comedian/physician, teamed up with the American Heart Association to create this funny video to help continue promoting hands-only CPR.
Posted 7/8/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Denise Tausig : 51 comments   14,429 views
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Improve Heart Health with Short Activity Breaks

Taking quick activity breaks at work give me a boost of energy and improve my concentration. New research shows those quick breaks might also be improving my health.
Posted 2/8/2011  5:34:58 PM By: Jen Mueller : 35 comments   15,206 views
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Go Red for Women Tomorrow, Feb. 4!

Each year more women die from heart disease than the next four leading causes of death including breast cancer so wear red tomorrow to show your support for making changes.
Posted 2/3/2011  11:10:48 AM By: Nancy Howard : 97 comments   18,306 views
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8 Strength Training Exercises for a Healthier Heart

Aerobic exercise plays a very important role in keeping our bodies and hearts healthy, but research shows that strength training is just as important especially the older we get.
Posted 2/2/2011  5:30:34 PM By: Nancy Howard : 22 comments   31,853 views
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Hands-Only CPR Can Save Lives

The American Heart Association is promoting new CPR guidelines that will make it easier to help during an emergency. Wouldn’t you like to learn how to help save a life?
Posted 8/6/2010  6:21:50 AM By: Jen Mueller : 63 comments   19,360 views
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