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Snow Shoveling—A Real Risk for Heart Attack

Tags: Dr. A. Marc Gillinov, heart, heart attack, heart health, prevention, risk factors, tips for winter weather, winter

The driveway is piling up with snow. You bundle up and get to work, trying to dig it out as fast as you can to get back in the warm house. Find out why doctors advise against shoveling for many of us.


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Know Your Best Options When You’re Facing Restenosis

Tags: angioplasty, balloon angioplasty, brachytherapy, coronary blockages, heart, heart and vascular institute, restenosis, stents

If you're told your arteries are clogging up even after you had a stent placed, (known as restenosis) there are treatments to remedy the problem. Here's what you need to know about causes and remedies.


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How Your Family Affects Your Heart Health

Tags: Cardiomyopathy, genetic counseling, genetics, heart health

When it comes to heart disease, there are plenty of factors you can’t control — including aging and your family history. But even if you can’t turn back time, you can get clarity and manage your risk with the help of genetics.


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How You Can Encourage Heart-Healthy Habits in Your Kids

Tags: #LoveYourHeart, healthy diet, heart healthy diet, Heart Month

Most parents would love for their children to live a heart-healthy lifestyle by eating a well-balanced diet and exercising. But getting children to buy in often is difficult. The trick may lie in starting these good habits when your children are young.


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You Can Eat Fat If You Choose Wisely

Tags: butter, cooking oils, diabetes, heart disease, olive oil, saturated fat, stroke, trans fat

For decades, we've been told that fats in food are unhealthy. New research is prompting medical experts to re-evaluate fat – and it’s not totally taboo. Learn which fats are actually good for you and which you should always avoid.


Statins Plus Exercise Best for Heart Health

Statins Plus Exercise Best for Your Heart Health

Tags: exercise and heart health, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, heart healthy diet, Heart Healthy Living, statins

Statins lower bad cholesterol and heart disease risk, but it takes more than medication to keep your heart healthy. Lifestyle plays a role, too. Here's what you need to know.


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Why Energy Drinks and Your Children Don’t Mix

Tags: blood pressure, caffeine, energy drinks, study

A recent study says that children younger than age 6 represented more than 40 percent of the emergency calls to poison centers that were related to energy drinks. The effects children included heart arrhythmia and seizures.


Oatmeal: How Much You Need to Lower Cholesterol

Oatmeal: How Much You Need to Lower Cholesterol (Infographic)

Tags: cholesterol, fiber, health hub number, infographic, Mediterranean diet, oatmeal

Oatmeal can be made many ways, with different fruit and nut toppings. But here's the other beautiful thing about oatmeal. If you eat one and one-half cups of it each day, you can lower your cholesterol by 5 to 8 percent.


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A Happy Marriage Can Help You to be Healthier (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, depression, healthy habits, healthy lifestyle, marriage, relationships, stress

Think about all the nice things your spouse or partner does for you. Ever consider that helping you to be healthy is one of them? Marriages – particularly fulfilling ones – can provide you with health in addition to happiness.


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If You’re Healthy, Don’t Obsess About Salt

Tags: blood pressure, healthy diet, heart disease, high blood pressure, salt, sodium

While a new study finds no link between salt consumption and risk of death or developing heart disease in healthy older adults, people with certain medical conditions still need to modify their salt intake.