Heart Health

    • Elderly woman with doctorCommon Misconceptions about Cholesterol
      Your cholesterol levels can have a major impact on your health. Since cholesterol can be both good and bad, it is important to know the facts about cholesterol. This article addresses some of the […]
    • Variety of nuts and avocadoGood vs. Bad Cholesterol
      What is “good” cholesterol? How does it differ from “bad” cholesterol? We often hear about “good” and “bad” cholesterol, but most of us don’t really know what makes one good and the other bad. […]
    • Young woman enjoying a saladAHA Cholesterol Website
      Understanding is the best method of prevention. The American Heart Association wants to make sure you understand what cholesterol is and how it can increase one’s risk of heart disease or stroke. […]
    • Family Tree graphicMy Family Health Tree
      Each of us can look in the mirror and see some of the physical traits have been passed on to us by our family members. These traits include our eye color, hair color and height. But those are not the […]
    • Scanner Pedometer deviceThe Power of Knowing Your Numbers
      Knowledge is power, and knowing the important numbers related to your heart health is powerful. If you simply know what your numbers are and track them over time, you can better understand what you […]
    • Happy smiling familyHispanics and Heart Disease
      Heart health is important for every American. Yet, Hispanics and Latinos are at even higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. It is for this reason that understanding what the many […]
    • Couple out for a walkCardiac Rehab Questions for Your Healthcare Professional
      Most heart disease patients can lower their risk of future heart problems by making changes to their health habits and paying attention to their treatment regime. However, such changes should be made […]
    • Elderly couple sitting on benchAHA Heart Health Website
      This website provides you access to information concerning many different heart conditions. Topics found here range from cardiac arrest to cholesterol and from diabetes to heart attack. Access any of […]
    • Father with son and grandsonIs heart disease or stroke in your family? If so, your risk may be higher.
      Did your father have a stroke? Did your mother have a heart attack? Did any of your grandparents have heart disease? Those might seem like random questions, but they’re very important when it […]
    • Doctor holding fabric shaped heartKnow the Risk Factors of Heart Disease and Stroke
      View in Spanish The Heart. It’s the center of our bodies, the beat to our lives and the source of our love — and it’s at risk. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of all Americans, […]
    • Young woman out for a jogManage Stress the Healthy Way
      View in Spanish When the phone is ringing, the house is a mess and everyone in the family needs something right away, it may seem impossible to slow down. Stress is a normal part of life that […]
    • Young woman using weight scaleEasy Ways to Measure Health Metrics
      View in Spanish Even if you feel healthy, it’s important to keep track of your health numbers so you’ll know if you’re at risk for chronic health conditions, especially if your […]
    • Photo of a hospital emergency signCan you identify a heart attack?
      View in Spanish Is it a heart attack or just heartburn? Is the pain in your arm from heavy lifting or is it something more serious? Would you know if you were having a heart attack? Unfortunately, […]
    • Family viewing laptopLearn How to Recognize and Treat Diabetes
      View in Spanish Diabetes is a serious condition that can hurt your heart and your overall health. Hispanics suffer disproportionately from diabetes, and more of our youth are becoming diabetic at an […]
    • Woman sleepingAre you getting enough sleep?
      View in Spanish We spend nearly a third of our lives asleep, but how much do we really know about sleep? Most adults need between six and 8 hours of sleep a day. Younger children usually require more […]
    • Happy family of three smilingSmoking Cigarettes: Not Worth the Risk
      View in Spanish Smoking is the single most preventable risk factor of premature death in the United States. Whether you’re trying to quit smoking or teach good habits to the children in your […]
    • Nurse and patient in a clinical environmentDon’t put off seeing your doctor
      View in Spanish If the last time you saw a doctor was more than a year ago, you should probably schedule an appointment as soon as you finish reading this article. No matter how old or how young you […]
    • Photo of avocadosGood Fats vs. Bad Fats: What’s the difference?
      View in Spanish The good, the fat and the ugly. Believe it or not, fat is a nutrient. Our bodies need it to store energy and to perform certain functions. But there are different types of fat. Some […]
    • Eva Gómez and Dr. Jorge CheirifGoogle Hangout with Eva Gómez and Dr. Jorge Cheirif
      View in Spanish Google Hangout on February 19th from 1-2pm CST Google Hangout with Eva Gómez (nurse and open-heart surgery survivor), Dr. Jorge Cheirif (cardiologist) and Estudiabetes.org on February […]
    • Vilma Andari profile photoGoogle Hangout with Vilma Andari
      View in Spanish Google Hangout on April 9th from 1-2 pm CST Google Hangout with Vilma Andari (an American Heart Association volunteer and nutrition expert) and Estudiabetes.org on April 9th from 1-2 […]
    • Happy smiling womenHealth Benefits of a Positive Attitude
      View in Spanish Look on the bright side. How often do you follow this advice when you are feeling down? There are more benefits to seeing the upside than just boosting your mood. Researchers are […]
    • Women out for a walk at the beachSwap Out Your Smoking Habit with These 10 Ideas
      When talking smoking cessation, it’s mind over matter! Studies have shown that the craving to smoke a cigarette only lasts a few minutes, so distraction is key. Here are some ideas to help you kick […]
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