benefits of a plant based diet

February 26th, 2017

Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

There’s a lot of buzz lately about the benefits of eating a plant-based diet. And with good reason: There’s increasing evidence that people who eat this way live longer, healthier lives—with lower rates of diabetes, obesity…

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stress reduction

February 23rd, 2017

Reduce Stress to Improve your Heart Health

Chronic stress is related to all sorts of diseases—including heart disease. In fact, at least 50 percent of doctor visits have some connection to the stress in our lives. Your body’s nervous system Your nervous system…

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janie cough that was so much more

February 21st, 2017

The Cough That Was So Much More

Janie was usually in great shape and at age 66, proud to compete in triathlons. But after months of a lingering cough, she could barely carry a chair to the beach. Three doctor’s visits later, she…

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what is a stress test

February 20th, 2017

What is a Stress Test?

If your doctor has recommended that you get an exercise stress test, you may have questions about how and why the test is performed. The good news is that a basic stress test is a safe,…

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February 20th, 2017

If Your Heart Doctor Had 3 Wishes…

Of all of the authority figures we encounter in our lives – our parents, teachers and bosses – there’s someone else we should readily abide by: our heart doctor. Why? Because he or she has the…

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milton hugate hampton roads tavr

February 15th, 2017

A Fast Recovery After a Quick Fix

Milton Hugate has always been an active person. At age 83, he still likes to mow his yard and his neighbor’s. Living in a rural area of Virginia with large lawns, the mowing is no easy…

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women and heart attacks

February 14th, 2017

Women and Heart Attacks: When to Call 911

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Yet there is still a misconception that heart attacks are primarily a man’s issue. Different heart symptoms, but just as serious One reason for the misconception may…

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exercise at home

February 10th, 2017

Resolution Revival: 8 Heart Healthy Exercises You Can Do At Home

Barely a month into 2017 and already experiencing skip-the-gym guilt? It’s OK, we get it. But don’t give up yet – being short on time doesn’t have to mean neglecting your fitness. We’ve got your resolution…

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February 3rd, 2017

From Treatment to Cure: Overcoming Afib

One morning at work, 48-year-old Julie Williams’ heart rate soared from a normal 60 beats per minute to 170 beats. Her accelerated heart beat continued for nearly four hours and the longer it lasted the more…

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health facts

February 1st, 2017

By the Numbers, 8 Health Facts That Might Surprise You

Think you know your own survival odds? You might be surprised.  The odds of being killed by a shark: 1 in 300,000,000 The odds of being crushed by a falling vending machine: 1 in 112,000,000 The…

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January 30th, 2017

Top 10 Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

Hear the words “Super Bowl 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 on…

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ways you are ambushing your heart

January 28th, 2017

Top 5 Ways You’re Accidentally Ambushing Your Heart

Here’s the bad news: when it comes to controlling our heart’s fate, we can’t control all of the factors that affect our heart health, like heredity and medical history. However, there are some risk factors for…

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