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Heart Health Articles

We’ve assembled a wealth of information regarding heart health, so that you can make informed choices and discover ways to maintain a healthier heart and live well.

By Beth Sumrell Ehrensberger, R.D. If you’ve been burning the midnight oil at work, you might want to forward this blog to your boss. New and emerging research published recently in...

Parents around the country were shocked when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that as many as 20 percent of American teens already have cholesterol problems. But take...

By Bob Greene Quitting smoking, especially when you’re dieting, may seem like a form of torture. After all, how many bad habits can you be expected to change all at once?...

By Beth Sumrell Ehrensberger, R.D. A not-so-sweet hypertension risk. Love your afternoon regular soda? If sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are a regular part of your day, it might be a good idea to...

Good news first: “Stress is not a direct cause of heart attack or the buildup of plaque inside your blood vessels,” says cardiologist Stephano Sdringola, M.D., principal investigator for the...

By Dayna Winter, M.S., R.D. Omega-3 fatty acids continue to make big news in the world of health and nutrition—and it turns out their stellar reputation is well deserved. For instance,...

By Beth Sumrell Ehrensberger, R.D. When I run into people I know at the local ice cream shop, they always seem surprised to see me there—I guess they think being a...

Niacin, or Vitamin B3, occurs naturally in greens, meat, poultry, fish and eggs. If you eat a varied diet and/or take a multivitamin, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever have a...

By Janis Jibrin, M.S., R.D. Switching from whole or two-percent milk to skim or one-percent will save you as many as 70 calories. And calorie cutting isn’t the only benefit you...

By S. Jhoanna Robledo Wade It’s no news that smoking is the number one preventable cause of heart disease. And everyone knows quitting is crucial. You even know what to do....

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