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American Heart Month

7 Surprising and Simple Ways to Improve Heart Health

February is American Heart Month. American Heart Month aims to spread awareness through education and advocacy on how to maintain a healthy heart, reduce your risk for heart disease, and live a healthy lifestyle.

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Heart Care Is Self-Care: How to Keep Your Heart Healthy

February is American Heart Month and a good time to start incorporating heart care into your self-care habits and routines. Learn what you can do to help keep your heart healthy and prevent heart disease.

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How to Lower Your Risk of a Heart Attack

Over 800,000 Americans have a heart attack each year. This means that every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. Knowing your risk factors can help lower your risk of having a heart attack.

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What the Heart Wants (for Dinner)

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day by showing your heart some love, too. Here’s what your heart would eat for dinner if this hard-working romance machine could set the menu.

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Managing Your Cholesterol During the Holidays

According to the CDC, almost 40% of adults in the United States have high cholesterol levels. Managing your cholesterol while maintaining holiday traditions is possible. Read on for ways to keep your cholesterol levels healthy during the holidays.

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Should You Take an Omega-3 Supplement?

If your diet is low in fish, you may benefit from taking a daily fish oil supplement or another form of omega-3.

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Do I Need a Statin?

Statins represent one of the most commonly prescribed medication categories in the U.S., but do you need to be taking one?

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Saturated Fat: An Enemy of Type 2 Diabetes Control

When most people think of a diet that leads to poor diabetes control, they may think of a diet high in carbs and sugar. While those types of food do impact your blood sugars, consuming too many saturated fats can be an enemy against diabetes control,too.

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Statin Medications and the Risk of Rhabdomyolysis

If your doctor has prescribed a statin medication to lower your cholesterol, you may have heard or read about the potential side effects of statin drugs, and their impact on liver function.

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Benefits of a Low Carbohydrate High Fat Diet For Metabolic Syndrome

A Low Carbohydrate High Fat diet (defined as either less than 26% of total energy intake coming from carbohydrates or less than 130 grams of carbohydrates per day) may not be the best dietary choice for everyone. It has, however, been shown to be as safe and effective, if not more so, than High Carbohydrate Low Fat diets, for people with high cholesterol, diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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