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American Heart Assn. Summary of Recommendations for Omega-3 Fatty Acid by Logan F. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:24pm People without documented coronary heart disease (CHD): Eat a variety of (preferably fatty) fish at least twice a week. Include oils and foods rich in alpha-linolenic acid (flaxseed, canola and soybean oils; flaxseed and walnuts). Patients with documented CHD: Consume about 1 g of EPA+DHA per day, preferably from fatty fish. ... Read on »
New Recs: Twice as many Americans should take statins! /AmerHeartAssn by Meryl Nass Posted Thu 14 Nov 2013 7:47pm New guidelines  from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology for the use of statin drugs came out on November 12.  This is a very big deal for big Pharma, for doctors and for patients. Health consumers beware!   The guidelines may lead to tens of millions of healthy, low-risk people being transformed into patien ... Read on »
Heart Disease Is Not An Indicator of Heart Problems States Doctors Who Want to Set the Record Straight at the American Heart Ass by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 18 Apr 2012 9:24pm How many times have we heard this over the last few years, many if you read the news.  Having an infection though, just like anywhere else in your body could lead the infection to go anywhere in your body so as far as bacteria though the American Heart Association says all the information is flawed.  This goes right along with I talk a ... Read on »
American Heart Association's Heart Health Guidelines: How Heart Healthy Are You? by Fiona G. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 08 Jun 2011 12:00am Cardiovascular disease accounts for more than one third of all deaths in the U.S. each year. Death rates alone are a clear sign of a country in crisis, but combine that with the staggering cost of care and it’s evident we have a problem on our hands. In 2010, the combined direct and indirect national cost of heart disease was $316.4 bil ... Read on »
February is American Heart MonthHeart disease kills an estimated... by Madsweat Health Maven Posted Mon 03 Feb 2014 7:01pm February is American Heart Month Heart disease kills an estimated 630,000 Americans each year. It’s the leading cause of death for… Read on »
Twitter Heart Chat: Sharecare and American Heart Association by Barbara Ficarra Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 20 Feb 2014 10:59am By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Twitter Chats are a powerful way to share valuable information in real-time.  Sharecare and the American Heart Association partner to host a Twitter Chat on Heart Health. Please join the Twitter Chat today, February 20, 2014 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST, and use the Hashtag #HeartChat. In support ... Read on »
Go Red for Women: American Heart Association's Heart Disease Awareness Month by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:47pm Valentines Day has passed, yet it's also a Heart Healthy focused month. Too many women die of heart disease each year and if you are reading this one of your family members has been impacted by this disease. I'm very conscious of my risks and desire to not fall victim to this often silent killer in my family. We may not be able to alt ... Read on »
Take Heart for American Heart Month by Chris .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 01 Feb 2010 6:52pm February is the time to put the focus on your ticker. Welcome to ! This is a time to be aware of heart health and how it can affect your life and longevity. Cardiovascular disease is the nation’s leading cause of death. A healthy lifestyle is one way to avoid adding to these somber statistics. More than ever, we should be aware of the ... Read on »
February Is American Heart Month - Measure Your Risk Of A Heart Attack With This Online Tool by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Sun 06 Feb 2011 5:50pm Do you know how these controllable risk factors affect your risk of heart disease, stroke and metabolic syndrome? smoking high blood pressure high blood cholesterol diabetes being overweight or obese physical inactivity It’s essential that you measure your risk of heart disease and make a plan for how to p ... Read on »
Does the American Heart Association diet reduce heart disease? by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:17pm If you have a heart attack and land in the hospital where, invariably, you will have a heart procedure. Or, if you get a stent or coronary bypass operation, sometime before your discharge from the hospital, a well-meaning hospital staff dietitian will provide instruction in the American Heart Association (AHA) diet. Does this diet red ... Read on »