Heart Health

Keeping Your Heart Safe During the Holidays

An astounding 33 percent more people experience heart attacks during December and January, folks, reports the American Heart Association (https://newsarchive.heart.org/avoiding-deadly-holiday-heart-attacks/). That may seem wild–after all, the holidays are a happy time, filled with warm family togetherness and gift giving. For all the great things holidays bring us, there are some bad things, too. Stress, for …

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Blood Pressure But Have Never Asked

Who doesn’t love talking about blood pressure? It’s a jumble of numbers and confusing levels — what’s not to love?! Seriously, though, blood pressure is a big problem in this country. It can be too high or too low, putting you at risk for all sorts of bad things, but you may not even realize …

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Spice Up Your Life

Since we’ve only got one ticker, it’s only natural to want to keep yours in top shape as much as you possibly can. Part of that is living right, with a healthy diet and regular exercise, but when it comes to the diet part, things can be…well, a little bland at times. Many heart-healthy foods …

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Be Wary of Holiday Heart

What’s up (besides decorations and your blood sugar) for the holidays, folks? I’m willing to bet a pile of sugar that your calendar is just full of parties, get-togethers and other food-and-drink activities during the holiday season. It’s wonderful to get to spend extra time with friends and family during the season, and there’s obviously …

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