Tuesday 21 Oct 2014

Information and opinions presented here do not always represent the views of the American Heart Association.

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Have a heart-healthy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is a day full of candy hearts, red roses, cards and sometimes even surprises from those who love you. But the best part of Valentine’s Day is the special date with the one you love the most. This […]

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SimpleScience@Heart: Eating lots of Southern-style foods could raise your risk of stroke

Southern-style foods may be finger lickin’ good — but they may also be linked to a higher risk of stroke. In a scientific study, researchers found that those who

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SimpleScience@Heart: 6,000 steps a day could keep recurrent strokes away

Stroke survivors who walk 6,000 or more steps a day are less likely to have another vascular event than survivors who walk fewer. Researchers — looking at patients who

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SimpleScience@Heart: Traumatic brain injury complications common among U.S. soldiers

About half of U.S. soldiers with traumatic brain injuries have significant complications — including constricted blood vessels and increased blood pressure in the brain. Traumatic brain injury is a

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Celebrate your low sodium success!

Low-Sodium Dinner Party As you near the end of your Twenty-One Day Sodium-Swap Challenge there is one more obstacle to overcome: eating low-sodium, with others. For many, the most

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Dining out on a low sodium diet

 The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that you consume no more than 1500 milligrams of sodium per day.  This can be difficult to achieve if you eat out

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Sodium Swap week 2: Skipping the Soda

You know that drinking too many sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), such as teas and flavored drinks, is bad for your waistline. Research shows that it may

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Finding Flavor Beyond the Shaker

For the next three weeks, the American Heart Association challenges you to kick back on the salt. But that doesn't mean three weeks of eating boring, bland food.

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Ways to maintain your Heart-healthy resolutions

A New Year's resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit.  For most Americans, holiday eating is

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The Current State of our Heart Health

Poor eating and exercise habits could be the game-changer in the fight against heart disease and stroke deaths, according to the American Heart Association’s “Heart Disease and Stroke