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Ways to a Healthy Heart

August 29, 2015

It’s a hard pill to swallow: having type 2 diabetes doubles your risk of getting heart disease. But knowing this, you can beat the odds. There is plenty that you can do to live a long and healthy life with diabetes. The American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association recently published guidelines on how to prevent heart disease in type 2 diabetes. Here are some key steps to take to make sure your heart and blood vessels stay in tip top shape. [...]

Heart Disease Risk Is High Among Unhealthy Young Adults

March 18, 2015

You may already know that the sooner you get healthy, the lower your risk of getting a chronic disease. A recent study by researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago showed that if you stay healthy before you reach middle age, you can delay the onset of heart failure. Heart failure affects [...]

A Healthy Heart? It Could Only be a Few Steps Away

March 17, 2015

Do you worry about the health of your heart? Do you want to do something good for your heart and your overall health? To get your heart healthy can start with a single step! Research has found that if you walk just 2,000 extra steps a day it can lower your risk of heart disease. [...]

Eat A Heart-Healthy Diet

January 13, 2015

  If your heart could choose where you should live, it might tell you to move to one of the lovely countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. The level of heart disease there is much lower than other places in the world. Why? Experts believe that the Mediterranean style of [...]

Set A Heart-Healthy Example

January 12, 2015

Childhood obesity can lead to short- and long-term health problems— such as high blood pressure and diabetes— that can start at an early age. We all want the best for our children. But today, it’s not easy to avoid many unhealthy eating and activity habits that can make our [...]

Lower Your Cholesterol for a Healthier Heart

June 21, 2014

By now, you've probably heard that people with diabetes have a higher risk of heart disease and heart attack than people without diabetes. If you’re one of the 24 million Americans who has diabetes, you might be wondering what you can do to keep your heart as healthy as possible. Keeping your cholesterol level in a safe range is a key part in lowering your risk for heart disease. But how do you get started? Remember, in order to know where you’re going, you need to know where you’re starting. Think about your cholesterol numbers, your food intake and your activity level. What changes can you make? [...]

Healthy Foods That Can Hit Back Hard

August 15, 2017

If you’re on a mission to eat “clean,” or simply trying to eat more fruits and vegetables and fewer processed foods, you deserve a round of applause! A diet packed with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and lean proteins can work wonders for your health, and fight off a host of chronic diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. But there’s a (somewhat) darker side to eating all of those nutritious foods. Don’t stop eating them, but make sure you choose and prepare your foods in a safe way. Check out the foods below and learn how you can safely fit them into your eating plan. [...]

Women’s Health Issues

November 1, 2016

If you are like most women in the United States today, you are likely the main person responsible for your family’s health. You urge your husband to get his annual physical. You deal with the pediatrician, the dentist and even the pet’s vet. Perhaps you even care for your aging parents. Do all [...]

Men and Women: Heart to Heart

October 16, 2016

Both men and women benefit from making healthier food choices, becoming more active, losing some weight and, if needed, taking medicines to improve blood fats (lipids) and lower blood pressure. However, there are differences in how men and women respond to these measures. For example, men recover from coronary artery bypass surgery better than women. This is thought to be because women have smaller arteries in their heart because of their generally smaller body size. [...]

Diabetes and your Heart

October 16, 2016

Unfortunately, people with diabetes are more likely to have a heart attack than people without diabetes. But there are five simple steps you can take to help lower your risk for heart disease. It is important to establish a target for each step, to know your numbers and to work with your health [...]

Your Heart and the Doctors Who Care For It

October 16, 2016

When Bill, who has diabetes and a family history of heart disease, had chest pain, he was told to see a special type of heart doctor—an “interventional cardiologist.” Like other heart doctors, he treats problems of the heart and blood vessels. Bill wondered what this specialty is and what an interventional cardiologist does. You, like Bill, might have seen these terms and wondered the same thing. [...]

Homocysteine and Your Heart: Is There A Connection?

October 16, 2016

High blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, and high LDL (bad) cholesterol raise your risk for heart disease. But have you heard that high levels of  something called “homocysteine” in the body may be one more risk factor for heart disease? This article describes the link between homocysteine and [...]

Reduce Your Heart Attack Risk with Statins

October 16, 2016

A ‘statin’ a day can keep a heart attack away. Heart disease is often thought of as a silent killer because you can have it without any warning signs. This makes it hard to diagnose until something happens. People with diabetes are at high risk for developing heart disease. There is new [...]

How to Detect Heart Trouble

October 16, 2016

Heart disease is the number one killer in America today. This article will help you learn about the common tests used today to detect heart disease. It also helps you learn the signs and risk factors that mean you might get or already have heart disease. [...]
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