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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.


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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.


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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.


Hearts around the Smart Phone

How a Smartphone App Can Help You Save a Life

Tags: apps, cardiac arrest, CPR, heart attack, innovations, PulsePoint Respond, smartphones

When someone suffers sudden cardiac arrest, they need immediate help. A smartphone app called PulsePoint Respond aims to connect people struck by sudden cardiac arrest with people who can give them help right away.


Beans: How Much You Should Eat for a Healthy Diet (Infographic)

Beans: How Much You Should Eat for a Healthy Diet (Infographic)

Tags: #LoveYourHeart, fiber, heart disease, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet

Beans give your body soluble fiber, which plays an important role in controlling blood cholesterol levels. The fiber can also help you feel full, which in turn, can help you lose weight. Find out how much you should eat each week.


Looking for the Best Exercise Playlist? Try This One

Looking for the Best Exercise Playlist? Try This One

Tags: #LoveYourHeart, heart, Heart Month, workout

One of the best things you can do for your heart is to move your body. This specially curated collection of songs bumps to at least 130 beats per minute – the perfect pace to maintain during your exercise.