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Living a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge. We hope you find these articles helpful in your quest to live a healthy life, for your heart sake!


Heavy Teens are Less Likely Now to Try and Lose Weight

Jun 25, 2018

Heavy Teens are Less Likely Now to Try and Lose Weight

Courtesy of U.S. News - The obesity epidemic among American teens is being fed by a waning desire to lose weight, a new report suggests.

The Latest Blood Pressure Guidelines: What They Mean for You

Jun 25, 2018

The Latest Blood Pressure Guidelines: What They Mean for You

Courtesy of San Francisco Chronicle - Updated blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association mean that many more Americans, notably older people, are now diagnosed with high blood pressure, or hypertension.

Children and Teens Should Avoid Energy Drinks

Jun 3, 2018

Children and Teens Should Avoid Energy Drinks

Courtesy of Citizen - Energy drinks are marketed as providing a boost of energy and increasing mental alertness but the safety of the ingredients that provide that boost is questionable in certain groups.

6 Simple Rules to Heart Healthy Eating

May 31, 2018

6 Simple Rules to Heart Healthy Eating

Courtesy of WebMD - Today, the answer to the heart healthy diet question is controversial.

JOHN DOHERTY: Studies Show Vitamin D Has Big Benefits for Athletes

May 28, 2018

JOHN DOHERTY: Studies Show Vitamin D Has Big Benefits for Athletes

Courtesy of NWI Times - What would you do to get stronger bones and muscles, better performance and fewer injuries?

What to Put on Your Plate for a Healthy Heart at Any Age

May 28, 2018

What to Put on Your Plate for a Healthy Heart at Any Age

Courtesy of My Body & Soul - There’s plenty you can do to keep your ticker in top notch, especially when it comes to food. So, be sure to pop these items on your shopping list.

For Your Health: Start Early with Good Dental Habits

May 20, 2018

For Your Health: Start Early with Good Dental Habits

Courtesy of Daily Republic - Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States.

Get Kids Moving for Health

May 19, 2018

Get Kids Moving for Health

Courtesy of IOL - Our global “neighbourhood” is growing smaller, and we can communicate at the touch of a button.

How Serious Are Heart Murmurs in Children?

May 10, 2018

How Serious Are Heart Murmurs in Children?

Courtesy of Health Essentials - A heart murmur is the sound of blood flowing through the heart. Everyone whose heart beats has a murmur. Murmurs can be normal (innocent) or abnormal.

How Your Heart Works

May 10, 2018

How Your Heart Works

Courtesy of The British Heart Foundation - Your heart works like a pump sending blood around your body to keep you alive. It’s a muscle, about the size of your fist, in the middle of your chest tilted slightly to the left.

Physical Fitness Important for Children’s Health

May 10, 2018

Physical Fitness Important for Children’s Health

Courtesy of American Press - Summer vacation for schoolchildren will soon be here, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding parents of the importance of physical activity for growing youngsters.

Eating for Good Health: 10 Foods to Keep Your Heart Healthy

May 9, 2018

Eating for Good Health: 10 Foods to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Courtesy of Copper Country News - From gathering around the dining room table and “doing lunch” to celebrating momentous occasions and even for comfort, food has become an integral part of modern human life.

Glenn Ellis: Heart Failure Diagnosis: Not A Death Sentence

May 8, 2018

Glenn Ellis: Heart Failure Diagnosis: Not A Death Sentence

Courtesy of The Philadelphia Tribune - Heart failure is a scary term. The words can be misleading.

These Are The Best Exercises For Your Heart

May 7, 2018

These Are The Best Exercises For Your Heart

Courtesy of Doctor NDTV - Exercising regularly is important for a healthy heart. Read to know which exercises work the best for people with heart disease.

Garden View: Make Tomatoes A Staple in Your Diet

May 5, 2018

Garden View: Make Tomatoes A Staple in Your Diet

Courtesy of The Monitor - Tomatoes are enjoyed in many types of dishes, including sauces, salads, stews, soups, vegetable drinks and pizza.

How to Start a Low-Sodium Diet

Apr 30, 2018

How to Start a Low-Sodium Diet

Courtesy of Prevention - Slash salt without sacrificing flavor with these sodium-busting strategies.

Curbing Salt Intake Could Add Years to Your Life

Apr 26, 2018

Curbing Salt Intake Could Add Years to Your Life

Courtesy of CNN - Potato chips. Pretzels. Pizza. French fries. Thoughts of these foods can make our tongues dance as we anticipate satisfying our salty cravings.

How Much Exercise Your Kid Needs

Apr 24, 2018

How Much Exercise Your Kid Needs

Courtesy of CNN - It's a question with an answer that researchers are still trying to better understand: How much exercise do kids need on a daily basis?

10 Healthy Fats & Oils

Apr 24, 2018

10 Healthy Fats & Oils

Courtesy of Tyler Morning Telegraph - Not all fats are bad for you! Your body needs some fats to function.

10 Tips for Living A Heart-Healthy Life

Apr 22, 2018

10 Tips for Living A Heart-Healthy Life

Courtesy of The Advocate - Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in America.