Valentine's Chocolate is Heart Healthy (in Moderation)

 So Valentine’s Day is here…… Did you get some chocolate? ...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

The 2 Minute New Year's Resolution

A New Year's Resolution only takes about 2 minutes to make but then you have a whole year to break it.  This year why not make a REALISTIC healthy resolution you can keep.   ...more

Healthy Holiday Tips

Well, the Holidays are almost upon us and if you are anything like me…you are thinking about some of those delicious holiday treats and holiday gatherings with family and friends.  Almost every event that you attend over the next several weeks will tempt your will power!! ...more

You Are What You Drink

So you are probably wondering… the beverages I drink really make that much of a difference? They are only liquids, right? Liquids “go right through me” so how much of an ill effect can they have? You have probably heard the old saying “You are what you eat?”  Well, it is true, but “You are what you drink” also!  Beverage Guidance Panel ...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

Official Start of Heart Month

It’s February 1st the Official Starting Day of Heart Month.Heart disease remains the #1 killer of men and women in this country. The Main Risk Factors for heart disease include: ...more

Women and Heart Disease Info for Heart Month

Heart disease remains the number killer of women in the United States; and the rate of decline in heart disease has been less prevalent among women.  Approximately one woman dies every minute from heart disease in this country. ...more

Heart Healthy Holiday Tips

HEART HEALTHY HOLIDAY TIPS The holiday season officially begins with Thanksgiving and ends after the New Year’s celebrations leftovers are gone.  Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or any other winter holiday, this can be the hardest time of the year to follow heart healthy habits! ...more

So Have You Heard the Latest Buzz on Vitamin D ?

A recent study (The Framingham Offspring Study) published earlier this year reported an increased risk for heart disease in people whose Vitamin D levels were low.  People with high blood pressure were at an even higher risk than people with normal blood pressure. ...more