Monitoring Blood Pressure in Children and Other Heart-Healthy Tips

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In the deep south, it’s no secret that we have a high incidence of heart disease. But what may be surprising is the increase in heart attacks, bypasses and heart failure in people as young as 22 or 23. These heart issues in young adults often could have been prevented with early detection. Monitoring blood […]

Fitness and Technology: Tools to Help You Lose Weight

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Your heart is a muscle, and just like any other muscle it needs exercise to stay healthy. A sedentary lifestyle is one of the top risk factors for heart disease. People who are inactive, overweight and have a poor diet are twice as likely to develop heart disease than an active person. Excess pounds do […]

If You Really Want To Win Someone’s Heart, Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine’s Day

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Milk chocolate, with its velvety mouth-feel and intense sweetness, may be irresistible, but dark chocolate can provide far more health benefits for your sweetheart’s heart health. Look for dark chocolate that contains at least 65 percent cacao, the pure form of raw chocolate packed with flavonoids and antioxidants. These compounds can repair damaged cells, lower […]

Heart Healthy Habits to Share With Your Kids

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Being the best role model and making heart health a priority in your family is the most important step you can take as a parent to give your children a great foundation for their heart health in the future. Practicing these few steps can promote healthy heart habits not only for children, but also for […]

Family Medical History: Building Your Family Tree

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Genealogy, or the study of family history, is a hobby that has fascinated millions of people for countless generations. Knowing where we come from and understanding those that preceded us help us to shape our understanding of who we are today. And while many genealogists spend their time researching life elements like the profession, military […]