On Valentine's Day, The Most Important Heart

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News on Gender and Heart Disease

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Top 10 Posts 2009

I saw some other sites doing this and thought that it was neat. Here are my favorite posts from my site during 2009. It Finally Happened http://postpartumillness.com/?q=node/130 ...more

The Bottom Line on High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension is called the silent killer because it can cause damage to your heart and blood vessels even though you may not have any symptoms.  One out of three adults in the United States has high blood pressure.  Many people think of high blood pressure as an older persons disease, however an alarming increase has been observed among ...more
I found some helpful advice on this website that explains how to measure your own blood pressure ...more

Fresh Crushed Garlic More Heart Healthy Than Dried Garlic

For a healthy heart, make sure your garlic is fresh crushed and not dried. That's what us California garlic growers have been preaching for years, but new research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - http://pubs.acs.org/stoken/presspac/presspac/full/10.1021/jf901301w- shows the "first scientific evidence" that freshly crushed garlic is more beneficial for the heart than dried garlic. ...more

7 Lifestyle Tips For Reducing Blood Pressure and Maintaining Good Health

Did you know that one in every three adults has high blood pressure? Are you one of them? I had some good news the other day. It seems that all of my hard work trying to eat healthy and lose weight is finally paying off. For the first time in years my blood pressure is actually normal. Yaaay! This is just the kind of validation I was looking for when I began my journey of weight loss and healthy living. If you have high blood pressure or know someone who does, here are some tips that can help lower blood pressure naturally. ...more

change of lifestyle can dramatically change our health. living a healhy and active life not ...more

Dr. Holly Andersen on Thoracic Aneurysm

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Daylight Savings is bad for the Heart, and Soul

by Patricia Yarberry Allen ...more

I'm definitely feeling it!  But let's hope I don't feel it enough for a heart attack ...more

Heart Healthy Tips for National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, this month you should think about focusing on good nutritional habits and a heart healthy lifestyle.  Try to get yourself on the right track by examining your refrigerator and pantry and write down some goals to improve your nutritional habits… ...more

A Healthy Heart

I sat down to write about heart health while chomping on a chocolate chip cookie. It may seem like an asynchronous activity--butter consumption and heart health--but I think the two actually go hand-in-hand. Eating healthy is not about denying your heart everything it wants. It's about striking a balance as a family between nurturing both the physical attributes of the heart along with its very loud emotional side. ...more

Nice post.  I wholeheartedly agree!more

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