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Marriage good for your heart

Being Married Can Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, marriage

Being married could be the ultimate protection for your heart. New studies confirm that being married lowers heart attack risk and improves outcomes after a heart attack.


Pilot Heart Health

Pilot Heart Health: Keeping You Safe in the Sky

Tags: Cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, heart, heart 411, heart and vascular institute, heart health, mitral valve disease, pacemaker, valve surgery

Any heart-related medical event can be an emergency, and a pilot suffering a heart attack at 35,000 feet puts you at risk as well. Learn what cardiologists and the FAA are doing to keep you safe.


Almonds with leaves

How Almonds Can Improve Your Heart Health

Tags: almond oil, diabetes, fiber, healthy diet, healthy fats, Mediterranean diet, saturated fat

Native to the Mediterranean climate, almonds are a staple of the heart-healthy diet and provide many health benefits. It's true they’re high in fat in general, but they’re packed with healthy monounsaturated fat.


Sunshine Act

What New Legislation About Physician-Industry Relationships Means to You

Tags: Dr. Clair, healthcare industry, heart, heart and vascular institute, industry relationships, medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies, Physicians Payments sunshine act

As a health care consumer, there are important details that you should know about a well-intentioned but misguided piece of legislation -- the Physicians Payments Sunshine Act.


Healthy fats avocado nuts

Plant-Based, Lower-Fat Diet May Benefit Kids Most

Tags: A transplant story with heart starts here, blood pressure, cholesterol, healthy diet, heart disease, study, vegan

Researchers have long been telling us that a heart-healthy diet can benefit children as well as adults. A new study shows that these health gains could occur as quickly as in a month.


The Amazing Health Benefits of Red Peppers (Infographic)

The Amazing Health Benefits of Red Peppers (Infographic)

Tags: #LoveYourHeart, antioxidant, antioxidants, fruits and vegetables, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet, nutrients

Red peppers contain 30 different antioxidants, one of the reasons they are so nutritionally dense. Upping your intake is associated with a decreased risk of stroke. Find out more about what these delicious vegetables offer.


Senior Couple Relaxing On Sofa At Home

Why Sex Is Good for Your Health, Especially Your Heart

Tags: Headaches, migraines, pelvic floor surgery, sex, sex and heart health, stress

Sex offers more than a feeling of intimacy or pleasure -- it also offers incredible health benefits. It can be good for your heart, relieve pain, help you sleep restfully, and it can even ease headaches.


Couple toasting wine glasses

Does a Drink a Day Help You Prevent Heart Failure?

Tags: alcohol, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart failure, heart health

Men who had up to seven alcoholic drinks per week had a 20 percent lower risk of heart failure, compared with those who didn’t drink, reports one study. But many questions remain.


robotic-surgery

The Future is Here: Robot-Assisted Heart Surgery (Video)

Tags: dr. gillinov, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart surgery, heart video, minimally invasive surgery, mitral valve repair, robotic surgery, videos

Surgery to repair your heart’s mitral valve just got a lot easier, thanks to new robot-assisted techniques. This minimally invasive approach means smaller incisions, less pain and quicker recovery times. What’s not to like?


Salmon and Cannellini Bean Salad Recipe

Recipe: Salmon and Warm Cannellini Bean Salad (Video)

Tags: #LoveYourHeart, fish, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet, omega-3, Recipes

This Italian-inspired salad is a quick workday meal for the entire family. Packed with fiber, potassium, and your daily allotment of omega-3-rich fats, this is a perfect dish anytime.