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American Heart Association

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  • Get to know your food labels

    You can ignore the carb counts, but pay strict attention to serving size, calories, and fat types. One of the keys to making better choices in your diet is learning to read a food label—not marketing promises such as "high fiber" and "heart healthy,"...
  • News Briefs: Harvard study says yes to eggs

    It looks like eggs may not be the cholesterol demons they've been made out to be. A recent Harvard study published Jan. 7, 2013, in BMJ finds that eating one egg a day is not associated with an increased risk of heart disease or stroke. One egg contains...
  • Ask the doctor: Are self-tracking devices effective?

    Q. It seems like more and more people are wearing various devices that measure how active they are. Is this really valuable, or is it just a fad? A. Being physically active surely is valuable. In fact, there is probably nothing more valuable that we...
  • Checking blood pressure at home pays off

    By Heidi Godman, Executive Editor,Harvard Health Letter Harvard Health Blog Do-it-yourselfers, take heart. Here's something else to do at home that can have a substantial benefit on your health: measure your blood pressure. It's easy, inexpensive, and...
  • Vegetarian diets may lower blood pressure

    Vegetarian diets may lower blood pressure
    People who eat a vegetarian diet tend to have lower blood pressure than non-vegetarians, according to a new review of past studies. Researchers said for some people, eating a vegetarian diet could be a good way to treat high blood pressure without...
  • The top 5 tests you probably don't need

    Some health screenings may do more harm than good. Certain health screenings, such as colonoscopies and cholesterol checks, are wise preventive measures. But other common tests may be unnecessary. "I think we're doing too much over­screening," says...
  • News briefs: Skipping breakfast hurts heart health, says Harvard study

    Are you skipping breakfast? You might want to rethink that behavior. A Harvard study published July 22, 2013, in Circulation found that men ages 45 to 82 who did not eat breakfast on a regular basis had a 27% higher risk of heart attack or fatal heart...
  • McDonald's offers fruits, veggies in place of value meal fries

    McDonald's offers fruits, veggies in place of value meal fries
    McDonald’s this week said it would offer value menu customers a side of salad, fruit or vegetables as an alternative to French fries in a move that some analysts attributed to an attempt to boost static sales. The arrangement will be set in motion...
  • 'Hands-only' makes CPR much simpler

    Q: Recently, I watched someone next to me faint. Fortunately, it was nothing more serious. But I froze. I yelled out, "Call 911!" but was afraid to do anything else. What if the next time I witness a cardiac arrest? I heard that CPR is not as...
  • Butter consumption in U.S. hits 40-year high

    Butter consumption in U.S. hits 40-year high
    It turns out America’s health fixation has been a boon for butter. Consumption of the creamy spread hit a 40-year high in the U.S. in 2012 as more Americans turned to natural foods and rejected products heavy in trans fats like margarine....
  • Want fruit with your burger? McDonald's expands anti-obesity push

    Want fruit with your burger? McDonald's expands anti-obesity push
    (Reuters) - Hold the fries, pass the salad. McDonald's Corp on Thursday said it would offer healthy options as part of its popular value meals, letting customers choose a side salad, fruit or vegetables instead of french fries. The announcement by the...