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About Heart Disease Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for About Heart Disease.

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The Heart of a Woman

Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women. Yet...  Read more

The Truth about Alcohol and Heart Health

The idea that alcohol may be good for your heart has been around for a while. While moderate drinking may offer health benefits, drinking more can cause a host of health problems. So should you turn to alcohol to protect your heart? Here's what y...  Read more

12 Heart-Smart Tips You Haven't Heard

When I flip my calendar to February, two things usually come to my mind. One, I’m getting tired of the cold and snowy winter, and two, Valentine’s Day is coming. Now, I don’t know how you feel about this “holiday," but I...  Read more

Sleeping Better for a Healthier Heart

We all know how great a good night's rest feels. You wake up feeling refreshed, energized and ready to tackle your day. Unfortunately, this rested feeling is the exception and not the norm for many who live busy lives in the modern world, and it&...  Read more

Eating for a Healthy Heart

Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effect on your heart, weight and overall health; but making small, sustainable changes to improve your diet can have a l...  Read more

I just got out of the hospital with heart problems
Updated 2/9/2016 2:08:21 AM

I just got out of the hospital with heart problems I'm morbidly obese and tomorrow is the first day of my newa diet and workoutany suggestions...  Read more

Will be picking up a heart rate monitor tomorrow.
Updated 2/5/2016 10:47:19 PM

Will be picking up a heart rate monitor tomorrow. Found some marked down from$100 to $32 and $60 to $20....not sure which one I'll get... Excited though.......  Read more

I'm feeling proud today! I have heart conditions t
Updated 2/5/2016 1:27:21 PM

I'm feeling proud today! I have heart conditions that has made my 50 lb loss so incredibly hard at times. But today I did the first day of couch to 5k! I've always dreamed of being a runner but have been held back physically. I'm fighting now!...  Read more

I am experiencing irregular heart beat. My heart
Updated 2/4/2016 10:20:25 PM

I am experiencing irregular heart beat. My heart starts and my blood pressure goes up. Hasn't happened for a while. Twice this week. Wondering if I can vount it as excercise. Have an appointment with a cardiologist....  Read more

Hello, I just joined. I battle a disease that requ
Updated 2/4/2016 2:09:58 AM

Hello, I just joined. I battle a disease that requires me to take steroids,orally daily. Then an infusion of steroids monthly. Losing weight feels like an uphill battle. I'm trying to stay positive, get my walking in,and keep my food intake down....  Read more

EATING COLD CUTS, HOT DOGS

ERIC DING, EPIDEMIOLOGIST AND NUTRITIONIST AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY REPORTS THAT COLD CUTS CONTAIN NITRATES THAT COULD INCREASE HEART DISEASE AND DIABETES....  Read more

Cut the salt!

Cutting the salt in your food will reduce water retention, your blood pressure, and reduce your chance for heart disease....  Read more

Trying to get Pregnant

I have fought in my mind and my heart about being fearful of losing another child. There is light. This is an open minded, loving, and free place to explore and ask questions....  Read more

Celebrate National Wear Red Day

This Friday, February 6, marks the National Wear Red Day, when everyone across the country is asked to wear red in support of raising awareness of the number one killer of American women: heart disease. Held the first Friday in February since 2002,...  Read more

What Women Really Need to Know about Heart Health

 Editor's Note: 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 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI...  Read more

Wear Read today for heart disease awareness

Each day is another change to get healthy. Today is #WearRedforWomen Heart disease is the number 1 killer for women...  Read more

Five Studies on the Links Between Sugar and Heart Disease

"Here are the five studies you need to read to understand the scientific evidence for whether eating too much sugar causes obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. The evidence isn't bulletproof, but some public health researchers argue it's enou...  Read more