February 28th, 2019

“Who Has Your Heart?” A Game Show with Heart Toured Hampton Roads to Find Out

Our host Bobby Hollywood (of Hot 100.5 fame) was all over Hampton Roads during Heart Month, meeting pairs of best friends, coworkers, and spouses. He found out just how well they know each other- and learned…

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February 28th, 2019

Using Food to Reverse Heart Disease

You’ve heard it before: Load up on the broccoli, scale back on the burgers and fries. It’s no secret that what you eat can either help or harm your heart health. But when you follow the…

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February 26th, 2019

4 Factors that Increase Heart Attack Risk for Women

By Jessica L Waddell MSN, FNP Nurse Practitioner Despite messages about heart-healthy lifestyles, one in four women will die of heart disease this year. Sadly, the majority of women who die from sudden heart attacks will…

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February 21st, 2019

3 Ways to Sneak Protein into Your Diet

By Katie Abbott MS, RDN, INHC Clinical Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Ornish Lifestyle Medicine™ When our parents told us we needed to eat protein to be big and strong, they weren’t just making it up. After all,…

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As soon as heart patient Krista heard her nurse’s voice, memories of comfort flooded in.

February 20th, 2019

Remembering the kindness and the care that saved a life

When Krista, just 44, collapsed at a restaurant in Hampton one August evening, no one suspected a heart problem. After all, she had attended an exercise boot camp earlier in the day, as she often did.

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February 19th, 2019

4 Foods and Drinks That Are Doing You More Harm Than Good

By Katie Abbott MS, RDN, INHC Clinical Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Ornish Lifestyle Medicine™ If you sneak maraschino cherries out of the jar for a quick, sweet snack, you should probably think twice. Maraschino cherries have the…

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February 12th, 2019

VIDEO | Know Your Numbers for Heart Health

By Jessica L Waddell MSN, FNP Nurse Practitioner To protect ourselves from cardiovascular disease, we must know our “numbers,” including blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI and waist circumference. Yearly physicals can help us keep tabs on these…

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February 8th, 2019

Who Has Your ❤️ Heart?

Staying healthy and accountable is more fun together. This Heart Month, grab your best friend, spouse, or parent and head out for a walk, cook a healthy meal together or discuss your family’s health history. Heart…

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February 4th, 2019

How Relieving Stress Can Help Heal Your Heart

If you experienced a cardiac event – such as a heart attack, bypass surgery, heart valve repair or coronary stenting – you have probably heard over and over about the importance of “lifestyle changes” to improve…

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February 1st, 2019

Top 10 Healthy Game Day Snacks

Hear the words “Game Day snacks” and healthy isn’t what usually comes to mind. But oh contraire! That doesn’t have to be the case. You can look out for your heart health and your taste buds…

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February 26th, 2018

VIDEO | Family History and Heart Health

By Jessica L Waddell MSN, FNP Nurse Practitioner We all know eating healthy and exercising can go a long way toward our heart health, but we also must contend with factors we can’t control – our…

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February 20th, 2018

VIDEO | Part 2: Learning Why Family History Matters

The story continues as Jenna, a Sentara Healthcare employee, learns why it’s important to know your family history when it comes to heart disease.

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