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Whether you are living with heart disease or are hoping to improve or maintain your heart health, our blog has you covered. Here, you'll find a variety of articles related to heart-healthy topics such as diet, exercise, disease prevention and more.

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Broken heart syndrome
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted
Cardiologist Mark Wiley, MD, discusses the physical effects of broken heart syndrome.
Take smoking cessation to heart
Take Smoking Cessation to Heart
About 20% of all deaths from heart disease in the U.S. are directly related to cigarette smoking. Get tips to kick the habit.
Could your diet be harming your heart? How Your Healthy Diet Hurts Your Heart 
Many popular diets may not be ideal for good heart health. Here's why.
The underlying cause between the risk factors for heart disease - high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and smoking - inflammation
The Inflamed Heart
Find out how the foods you eat and your fitness routine can create a hotbed of cardiovascular inflammation.
Could a good night's sleep also mean a healthier heart? Sleep Better for a Healthier Heart
Recent studies have linked sleep apnea to atrial fibrillation – a serious heart condition that causes chaotic heartbeats.
Studies show that sugar isn't so sweet when it relates to your heart health The Not-So-Sweet Truth About Heart Disease and Diabetes
Adults with diabetes are 2 to 4 times more likely to suffer from heart disease than a nondiabetic. Learn how you can reduce your risk.
The nutritional advantages of whole grains have been linked to everything from lower weight to reduced risk of chronic conditions Great Grains
Whole grains can reduce your chance of developing heart disease by 25%. Find out how you can go with the grain.

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