Articles on Heart Health



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Seven Steps to Boost Heart Health

If you have diabetes, it’s important to take good care of your heart and blood vessels. According to the American Heart Association, adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than adults who don’t have diabetes. Don’t be part of this statistic! Take ...
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Diabetes & Heart Health

Q. What’s the connection between diabetes and heart disease? A. When a person has diabetes, if their blood sugar is elevated, it actually damages the inside lining of the blood vessels and the arteries. The blood vessels become thicker, and they become less elastic. Then blood cannot flow through in ...
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An Aspirin a Day: An Easy Way to Improve Heart Health?

If you have diabetes, you may take an aspirin each day as a way to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. But the guidelines developed by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and other organizations about who will benefit from aspirin have recently changed. Although it is frustrating when guidelines change, ...
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Make the Link to Better Heart Health

The leading cause of death among people with diabetes is heart disease. We have known for a long time that keeping blood glucose and blood pressure levels close to normal lowers the risk of complications in the small blood vessels of the eyes and kidneys. Until recently, nobody knew if ...
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Snacking: It’s Good for Your Heart Health

When you think of the word “snack,” what comes to mind? Potato chips? Cookies? A bowl of ice cream? Despite the many unhealthy snack foods available in supermarkets, snacking can actually be good for you! And since 94% of Americans eat at least one snack each day, it’s important to ...
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How to Eat Heart Healthy Fats

It is now well-known that diabetes and heart disease are undeniably linked. In fact, diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease, and people with diabetes are at risk for heart disease. One way to prevent and/or manage heart disease is to eat healthfully. You will be glad to know ...
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Help Keep Your Heart Healthy by Keeping Your Blood Pressure on Track

Is your blood pressure at a healthy level? Keeping your blood pressure at a healthy level is important to help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and other heart problems. New guidelines released by a group of experts talk about new ways for patients to manage high blood pressure as well as ...
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7 Heart Healthy Shopping Tips for Seniors

One of the best ways to prevent or control cardiovascular disease is by eating a healthy diet. Use A Place for Mom’s heart healthy shopping list and incorporate these nutrition tips into a senior loved one’s diet for greater heart health. February is Heart Health Month, and there’s no better ...
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Head Over Heels with Heart Healthy Nutrition

In February, 2015, joined with Jacqueline King, MS, RD, CDE & Monica Joyce, MS, RD, CDE, authors of “too Busy to Diet - The Diet Reference Guide & Healthy Eating Book" (@2busy2diet, Here are some of the important questions that were answered in that chat. What are 3 heart ...
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Can Alcohol Improve Your Heart Health

Can Alcohol Improve Your Heart Health?

Recently, a few different studies have shown that one glass of red wine each day can benefit your heart. This may be true to some extent, due to the antioxidants (anti-aging substances) found in red wine. However, it is important to keep in mind that there are harmful effects as ...
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