• NOVEMBER 16, 2017
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    Thanksgiving Tips

    Thanksgiving Tips

    Thanksgiving is about enjoying time with our family and celebrating with traditional foods we know and love. However, the holiday can impact the time we usually reserve for our healthy routines and involve meals that are not exactly made to be heart-healthy! To keep your diet and health in check over the Thanksgiving holiday, try

    • NOVEMBER 30, 2016
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    Target Heart Rates

    Target Heart Rates

    How do you get your heart rate on target? When you work out, are you doing too much or not enough? There’s a simple way to know: Your target heart rate helps you hit the bull’s eye. “We don’t want people to over-exercise, and the other extreme is not getting enough exercise,” says Gerald Fletcher, M.D.,

    • FEBRUARY 12, 2017
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    Talk with Your Doctor about Taking Aspirin Every Day

    Talk with Your Doctor about Taking Aspirin Every Day

    Taking aspirin every day can lower your risk for heart attack, stroke, and colorectal cancer. For most people, aspirin is safe. But it’s not right for everyone. Ask your doctor about taking aspirin every day if you are age 50 to 59 and you have any of these heart disease risk factors: Smoking High blood

    • SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
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    Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Diabetes (“dy-ah-BEE-teez”) is a leading cause of disability and death in the United States. Diabetes increases the risk of serious health problems like: Blindness Nerve damage Kidney disease Heart disease Stroke The good news is that you can do a lot to prevent or delay getting type 2 diabetes, including: Watching your weight Eating healthy