February 25th, 2021

8 everyday additions for a healthy heart

We’re sharing 8 everyday ways to add heart health to your life. By focusing on positive changes, we can all be more successful in maintaining our heart health. 

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February 24th, 2021

A Vascular Technologist’s Own Journey to Better Heart Health

Last May, Alex Lugo, a team leader for the Peripheral Vascular Laboratory at Sentara Leigh Hospital found himself at Sentara Heart Hospital not as an employee, but as a patient.

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February 11th, 2021

How Women Describe Heart Attack Symptoms

Most of us have seen what a heart attack looks like in the movies: lots of chest grabbing, panicked looks, and gasping. What most of us may not know, is that a heart attack may not…

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February 11th, 2021

Why Mindfulness Matters

Katie Abbott, MS, RDN, INHC Out of all the recommendations for preventing or treating heart disease, maintaining a healthy weight is at the top of the list. Excess weight may raise blood pressure, blood glucose, triglycerides,…

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February 1st, 2021

3 Ways to Sneak Protein into Your Diet


By Katie Abbott MS, RDN, INHCClinical Registered Dietitian NutritionistOrnish 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, protein is…

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January 28th, 2021

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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January 15th, 2021

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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January 4th, 2021

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 20th, 2020

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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January 10th, 2020

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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January 3rd, 2020

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 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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