A Happy Mind Makes a Healthy Heart

Eat healthy foods, sleep well and get enough exercise. This has been the typical prescription for anyone seeking a healthy heart. And recent research points to a fourth tenant that should be added to that list: smile! Optimism — It Makes Your Heart Beat Many studies have been conducted regarding the negative affect a bad … Read More

Bipolar Disorder: Know the Symptoms

Are you experiencing uncontrollable feelings of euphoria or hyperactivity and depression? It could be bipolar disorder, a behavioral disease that is characterized by these drastic feelings. You’re not alone. Formerly known as manic-depression, this disease affects one to five percent of the world’s population. Bipolar disorder usually shows up in the late teens to early … Read More

Heart Health Twitter Quiz: Depression

True or False: Depression is normal in the heart patient. True False Answer:  False In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say: Depression and heart disease often travel together. Twenty to thirty percent of all patients with heart disease develop depression, and depressed individuals tend to develop more coronary heart disease than do … Read More

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Got the blues?

It is common for someone to feel sad or depressed after a heart attack, cardiac surgery or procedure, recent hospitalization, or new diagnosis of heart disease. These emotions may be the result of not knowing what to expect or not being able to do simple tasks without becoming overly tired. In addition, other emotions may … Read More

Depression and Heart Health

Many factors can lead to depression, including a person’s family history, high levels of stress, physical health and/or state of mind. In recent years, research is showing a strong link between depression and heart disease. Findings indicate that people who are depressed are more likely to develop coronary heart disease. The unfortunate thing is that … Read More