February 1st, 2018

Gear Up for Game Day: 8 Heart Healthy Exercises You Can Do At Home

This Sunday is game day and for many people that means food, football and fun. Before you break out the game day snacks and find your spot on the couch, make time for an at home…

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February 1st, 2018

Sentara Heart and Ornish: Working Together to Reverse Heart Disease

Perhaps you have been diagnosed with heart disease. Or maybe you experienced a heart attack or had heart surgery. You know what a wake-up call it can be: A clear sign that it’s time to make…

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January 31st, 2018

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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January 30th, 2018

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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ways you are ambushing your heart

January 28th, 2018

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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January 27th, 2018

Did you Know Yoga Clears Your Mind AND Boosts Your Heart Health? Time to Get Stretching!

If the closest you’ve ever gotten to doing downward dog is maneuvering yourself to get the tiny Lego® piece that fell under the couch, maybe it’s time to reevaluate your exercise routine. Yoga, it turns out,…

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benefits of a plant based diet

January 26th, 2018

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

January 23rd, 2018

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

January 21st, 2018

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

January 20th, 2018

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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January 20th, 2018

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

January 15th, 2018

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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