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Recipe: Ensalada de Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Salad)

Tags: diet, foods from around the world, healthy diet, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, nutrition, Recipes

Today, our series on delicious heart-healthy holiday foods takes us to Mexico with a tangy and colorful ensalada de Noche Buena—or Christmas Eve salad.


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Try These 3 Mediterranean Dishes for Your Holiday Dinner

Tags: diet, foods from around the world, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, nutrition, Recipes

The Mediterranean diet is not only delicious, it’s healthy. Give these heart-healthy recipes a try for the holidays.


6 Yummy Cookie Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

6 Yummy Cookie Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

Tags: foods from around the world, healthy diet, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, Recipes

It’s true: You can make mouth-watering, lighter versions of your favorite Christmas cookie recipes that substitute natural sweeteners and lower-fat ingredients—and no one will know the difference.


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Have a Health History Heart to Heart

Tags: family history, genetics, heart and vascular institute, heart health

At family gatherings, encourage relatives to talk about any known heart problems in the family. Creating a history of your family's heart health could be the best gift you give this year.


Jewish Sufganiyot and Latkes Made Healthy

Try These Lighter, Healthier Jewish Sufganiyot and Latkes

Tags: foods from around the world, healthy diet, heart and vascular institute, heart health, Recipes

Cooking for the holidays? Here are some heart-healthy recipe options from around the world. Today, learn about Hanukkah traditions sufganiyot and latkes.


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New Medications May Stop Your Recurrent Pericarditis

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart medication, medications, pericarditis

Pericarditis disables otherwise healthy young adults after injury or infection. New drugs offer hope when repeat bouts of the inflammatory disease resist traditional treatment.


Wireless Pacemaker

Wireless Pacemakers: Rhythm Without Blues

Tags: electrophysiology, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart rhythm, ICD, pacemaker

A new generation of miniaturized pacemakers can speed up slow hearts without the wires that may break or become infected.


8 Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating (Infographic)

8 Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating (Infographic)

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, holidays, infographic, prevention

Enjoy these sensible and sometimes surprising tips for healthy eating throughout the holidays. Learn how to stay on course at parties, at home and at work (anywhere holiday goodies abound)!


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High Blood Pressure? Don’t Take Vitamin D for It (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, Dr. Nissen, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, prevention, research, vitamin D

Some claim that vitamin D can lower blood pressure, but these claims are unproven. Vitamin D is essential for your health but too much is dangerous.


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A Post ER Follow-Up Could Save Your Life

Tags: cardiology, chest pain, ER visit, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart health

You can breathe easier once the ER doc says those chest pains weren't a heart attack, but don't brush aside your health scare; follow up with a doctor's visit − it could save your life.