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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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 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 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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February 12th, 2018

VIDEO | Part 1: Discovering a Family History of Heart Disease

Watch the story of how an 18-year-old, now 28, discovered her family history of heart disease and learned how it would impact her life. #28DaysofHeart

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February 2nd, 2018

ODU Athletics Teams with Sentara Heart on Student-Athlete Cardiac Program

A program, spearheaded by Sentara Heart cardiologist George Sarris, to screen all incoming student-Athletes for potential heart disease, is currently being implemented at Old Dominion University (ODU). The heart testing services provided, electrocardiograms (EKGs) and echocardiogram (ECHOs),…

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February 2nd, 2018

Pulmonary Hypertension: Diagnosis, Symptoms and Treatment

Pulmonary arterial hypertension—a progressive, life-threatening, debilitating form of pulmonary hypertension—is high blood pressure of the lungs due to narrowing of the pulmonary arteries. It forces the right side of the heart to pump so hard to…

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