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American Heart Association

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  • EatingWell: Research shows 3 new benefits of drinking coffee

    Go ahead, brew and pour. Previous studies have shown that coffee can lower your risk of diabetes, liver cancer, Alzheimer's and skin cancer. Here are three new reasons to drink your coffee and feel good about it: 1. Boost your blood flow A new study...
  • Fitness Files: America's weight problem is a drag on insurance, the economy

    Hiking Crystal Cove State Beach on Monday morning, my friend Laurie asked, "Did you see the 'Bizarro' cartoon in Sunday's Times?" I hadn't, so she emailed it with the comment, "Not so funny funny!" Dan Piraro had drawn early man's progression, from...
  • All science is not equal

    All science is not equal
    Science has come a long way from the days when we believed the universe revolved around the Earth, lobotomies were the best treatment for depression and germs didn't exist. But while you probably won't read any studies of alchemy or bloodletting in...
  • The Year in Health: Key developments will have a lasting impact

    The year 2014 was filled with important health discoveries and developments. Here's what got our attention and will likely affect many of us in the future. IMPORTANT FINDINGS Two studies in 2014 took concepts we already knew about to a new level. One, a...
  • Cancer, heart disease, stroke deaths down, life span stays put

    Cancer, heart disease, stroke deaths down, life span stays put
    Heart disease and cancer, which cause of deaths of half of Americans who die each year, continued to loosen their deadly grip in 2013, while rates of deaths attributed to flu and pneumonia surged, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention said this...
  • Promises for the Heart

    Promises for the Heart
    Small changes can have a big impact in keeping yours healthy Did you already break your new year’s resolution to get in shape this year? Or maybe you didn’t even make one, knowing that it would get broken. Either way, there’s still...
  • Living With a Broken Heart

    Living With a Broken Heart
    “I’m probably tired from working too hard.” “I’m too young.” “This pain will pass.” It’s easy to dismiss the signs of heart disease, but ignoring them can cost you your life. According to the...
  • New Heart-Valve Surgery a Godsend to Those at Risk

    New Heart-Valve Surgery a Godsend to Those at Risk
    Of all the muscles in your body, the heart is the most important. It beats about 100,000 times a day, or about 35 million times in a year. That’s a serious workout. Yet, as we age, the heart faces more challenges. One of those is a condition...
  • Heart Smart Fats

    Heart Smart Fats
    There are four types of fat; some are good for you while others actually increase the risk of heart disease. Here are a few tips to help you know which fats support a healthy heart and which do not. The Bad Fats The most significant thing about...
  • Straight From the Heart

    Straight From the Heart
    Champion brings new meaning to running with heart She breaks across the finish line with a gigantic smile and only slightly out of breath. At 39, Jamie Napolitano is achieving the dream of a 10-year-old. She is a gold medalist, a champion for her...
  • Simple test at Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center helps take guesswork out of dieting

    What if there were a way to take the guesswork out of dieting? If you could pinpoint exactly how many calories you need to maintain a healthy weight? What if you discovered you could eat more in order to lose pounds? Health professionals at Riverside...