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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 Statistical Update 2013. Between 1999 and 2009, the death rate from heart …

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SimpleScience@Heart: Average American has at least 4 of 7 major heart-health risk factors

The average American has at least four of the seven major factors that compromise their heart health, according to a new study. The American Heart Association defines ideal heart

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Finals Week: I’m Stressing Out!

It’s final exam week. You have 3 projects due, one exam, an interview at 3 p.m., and your significant other is asking you over tonight to “talk.” You

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Heart healthy Thanksgiving travel tips

According to AAA, an estimated 43 million Americans will be traveling over 50 miles from home to arrive to their holiday destination this year. You can bet that

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Dodging the Flu helps your Heart

Flu season is upon us. While all the coughing, sniffling and wheezing can be tough on your sinuses, it can also be harsh on your heart. But before

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Simple Science @Heart: Hospital uses auto assembly line techniques to speed up stroke care

A hospital stroke team in St. Louis, Mo., used Toyota’s “lean” manufacturing principles to streamline care — treating patients 21 minutes faster than usual. The team adopted the

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Seasonal Foods for Fall

Forget about all those little umbrella drinks and ice-cream sandwiches that you devoured poolside this summer. It’s officially Autumn and time to turn over a new leaf! The

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Get your Heart in the Game!

I love October. Not for the cooler weather, the changing leaves or the costume parties-- I love October for the baseball! The most exciting weeks of the nation’s

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Keep Calm and Organize On

This post is an ode to the organizers. Those of you who have immaculate desks at work, color code your entire closets or label everything in your homes--

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National Dog Week

What’s better than a romp in the park, a scratch behind the ears or snaring a Frisbee in the back yard? It’s National Dog Week, which makes it