American Heart Association

Stress management may enhance cardiac rehab, improve recovery


Adding stress management to cardiac rehabilitation improves recovery in people with heart disease, researchers reported Monday.

Cardiac rehabilitation programs do not routinely offer stress management, but that could change should demand increase, said the study’s lead researcher James A. Blumenthal, Ph.D., professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences […]

Heart attack survivor learns value of managing stress


It had been another stressful day for Manny Rodriguez. Hoping the pressure in his chest and shortness of breath would subside, he rested on the couch after putting his daughters, Maritza and Sofia, to bed on that August night in 2014.

That’s when he felt a […]

Positive lifestyle changes could reverse aging on a cellular level

 Comprehensive lifestyle changes could increase the length of telomeres, the ends of chromosomes that control cell aging, according to a pilot study published in The Lancet Oncology. The findings may lead to a better understanding of how lifestyle changes could reverse aging on a cellular level. 

Telomeres are DNA-protein complexes at […]

Keep Calm and Organize On

This post is an ode to the organizers. Those of you who have immaculate desks at work, color code your entire closets or label everything in your homes– including the label maker.  In honor of National Get Organized week, I salute you.

I have never been one of those people. […]

Take a Break and Celebrate Your Health

With a history of heart disease in my family, I know it’s important to take care of my heart – and to share what I know about heart health with those around me. That said, sometimes it’s easy to ignore with all the other things that need to be […]