Exercise 30 minutes a day

Exercise: Can You Find 30 Minutes? (Infographic)

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Whether you hit the gym, or simply walk the neighborhood or shopping mall, you just need to move at a moderate pace for at least 30 minutes a day/5 days a week for real health benefits, experts say.


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How New Nutrition Label Will Help You Eat Wisely

Tags: diet & nutrition, food labels, healthy eating, nutrition, nutrition labels

A new Nutrition Facts label is coming to a store near you. The FDA announced proposed revisions aimed at simplifying the familiar panel, which appears on nearly 700,000 packaged foods and beverages.


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Restoring Circulation to Your Carotid Artery: 2 Options

Tags: carotid artery disease, carotid endarterectomy, carotid stent, head and neck cancer, stents

If your doctor recommends a procedure to restore circulation to a carotid artery (or what is called “revascularization”), you need to know about two options: carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting.


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Kale vs. Spinach: Which Is Heart-Healthier? (Infographic)

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Kale and spinach — both “super veggies” — are packed with nutrients. Find out whether spinach or kale is better for your heart. Our dietitians also offer pointers on how to work leafy greens into your diet.


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Use Common Sense When Wearing Body Slimmers

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Modern-day shapewear won't permanently narrow your ribcage or relocate your organs. When worn with some common sense, these little miracle workers are perfectly safe.


Heart Disease and Pregnancy

Heart Disease and Pregnancy: An Uneasy Mix

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Having a child is generally a natural, healthy event, but women with heart problems face special medical challenges during pregnancy and delivery. Consult with your cardiologist to assess whether pregnancy puts you at risk.


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Electronic Cigarettes: Weighing in on a Popular Trend

Tags: cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, lung cancer, quit smoking, smoking, smoking cessation, stop smoking

Electronic cigarette (e-cig) manufacturers claim that they are a safer alternative to cigarettes. But two important questions must be addressed: Are e-cigs safe? Are they effective for smoking cessation?


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How You Can Find the Best Personal Trainer

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You’re ready to get serious with your fitness routine and hire a personal trainer. Be thorough in your research and insist on someone who can really help you reach your goals.


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5 Common Questions About Sex and Your Heart

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Is sex good for your heart? Get answers to this — and other questions heart patients are afraid to ask — from one of the nation's top cardiologists.


When Caregivers Become Patients

When Caregivers Become Patients (Video)

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Imagine you work in the health care industry: You have the knowledge. You make the rules. Until one day you yourself experience a major health problem. Suddenly, everything changes.