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Healthy teeth can mean a lot more than a pretty smile

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

How your teeth are faring as you age can also indicate how your heart is doing.

The idea of oral and heart health being connected has been proposed for more than a century.

Numerous studies have looked at how oral health affects overall health, and some have […]

March 29th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Patients, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Healthy teeth can mean a lot more than a pretty smile

Eat healthy, exercise, sleep enough to manage stress

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

With income tax time fast approaching and spring school and work activities dominating daily life, stress can creep in.

How you respond to that stress makes a difference in your mental and physical health.

Excessive stress can lead to emotional and physical symptoms, such as muscle tension, […]

March 28th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Physical Activity|Tags: , |Comments Off on Eat healthy, exercise, sleep enough to manage stress

To dye for: Dip eggs into palettes of fruits and vegetables to add flavor and color naturally

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Put a twist on making colorful eggs this season that is to dye for.

Add pigment to eggshells this Easter holiday in an old-fashioned, natural way by using fruits and vegetables. Plus, if you offer up the produce to eat while you’re at it, it will be making […]

March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Prevention|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on To dye for: Dip eggs into palettes of fruits and vegetables to add flavor and color naturally

Grill masters beware: High-heat cooking, overly done meat could increase high blood pressure risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Eating grilled or barbecued meats too often, and cooking those meats too well done, could increase the risk of high blood pressure, according to new research.

A study released Wednesday compared people who eat open-flame, high-temperature cooking more than 15 times a month with […]

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Nutrition, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Grill masters beware: High-heat cooking, overly done meat could increase high blood pressure risk

Liftoff: Astronauts need extra exercise and calories in space

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It takes physical activity to stay heart-healthy on Earth and even more to stay healthy in space.

The lack of gravity in space causes hearts to slightly expand and work differently, said NASA astronaut and geophysicist A.J. “Drew” Feustel, who is scheduled to take off for […]

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Physical Activity|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Liftoff: Astronauts need extra exercise and calories in space

Millions could see health benefits with changes to federal nutrition program, report finds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than 40 million Americans who rely on a government nutrition program face risks for major health problems because the program lacks nutrition standards, according to a new report.

The report released this week by the Bipartisan Policy Center found there are still “untapped opportunities” to […]

March 12th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Prevention|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Millions could see health benefits with changes to federal nutrition program, report finds

Harmful health effects of excessive sodium unchanged by other nutrients, study finds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Eating nutrients like proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and amino acids has no apparent effect on excessive sodium’s negative impact on heart health and blood flow, new research shows.

The results affirm that lowering sodium intake can reduce high blood pressure, one of the major risk factors […]

March 5th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition, Research, Sodium|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Harmful health effects of excessive sodium unchanged by other nutrients, study finds

7 healthy, tasty recipes everyone will love

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, we’ve put together a sampling of easy-to-make recipes that are packed with flavor. These dishes make satisfying meals for everyone, and it just might inspire the younger ones in the family to spend more time in the kitchen — […]

March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Recipes|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 7 healthy, tasty recipes everyone will love

Brrrr-ing on the healthy tips for the rest of winter

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s been a brutal winter across much of the country, and if you’re not hunkering down just trying to keep warm, you’re likely looking for fun ways to break the cabin fever.

Whether you’re braving the elements for sports-watching parties, warm drinks with friends, or more […]

March 1st, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Physical Activity|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Brrrr-ing on the healthy tips for the rest of winter

Social entrepreneur sprouts urban farming program to help inner city children live healthier lives

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Ryan Dunn said he always noticed a common issue as a social entrepreneur helping children in Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina: Sugar was everywhere but healthy options were scarce.

“You see these kids going to school every day with a [soda and candy] bar and then […]

February 28th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, multicultural, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Social entrepreneur sprouts urban farming program to help inner city children live healthier lives