February 14th, 2022

Heart Health, Well Being, and Learning What You Can Do to Lower Your Stress Level

Most of us are likely to experience stress in our everyday lives. Stress can be caused by any number of things such as lack of sleep, overworking, and illness. Stress may be manageable at times, but…

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February 5th, 2022

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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January 31st, 2022

What Heart Experts Say About Habits: Words Straight From the Heart

Maintaining healthy habits such as eating right and exercising are great ways to lower your risk of heart problems. What exactly are the habits that you can adopt for heart health?  We asked the heart experts…

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January 31st, 2022

The Heart-Healthy Grocery Shopping List

When you regularly eat nutrient-rich foods, you provide your body with the proper fuel it needs to function at its best capacity, allowing you to benefit from all the nutritional properties of your energy sources. Click…

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January 31st, 2022

7 Days to De-Stressing

Stress is a normal part of life, but excessive amounts of stress can be harmful to your physical and mental well-being. When your body is under too much stress, your brain sees it as a threat to your body.

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January 23rd, 2022

4 Key Habits for Reversing Heart Disease: The Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Journey

In early 2021, Joan Data had open heart surgery at a Sentara medical facility. She recovered in the hospital for three weeks, then went home to her husband and family. Joan received the best care possible…

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December 15th, 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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December 1st, 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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November 23rd, 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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November 15th, 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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