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EmpowerMEnt Challenge

The start of a new school year is the perfect time to get back into a healthy schedule — enough rest, enough exercise, healthy food, and good habits. Starting tomorrow, the EmpowerMEnt Challenge of the American Heart Association calls on families to start preventing heart disease in the next generation — right now and at […]

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When the right choice is not a choice

“Heart disease is a lifestyle disease that can be largely prevented through healthy choices.” You may have seen that phrase or heard it — I certainly have, and to some extent it is true for those privileged enough to have choices. But what about those for whom there are no choices — who live without […]

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And then it was three

Today is the third anniversary of the day that I ceased to be me, just me, and became me, the survivor. And what’s extraordinary about today is that it was totally, in every way, ordinary. I worked (at home; no childcare today). I made breakfast and lunch for my boys. I escorted a tentative new […]

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Raise your voice

I like this new Go Red for Women video, because it is something we can all do. Tell other women to know their risk, know the signs, and seek care. Because the women in our lives are one of our biggest strengths.

Women and Heart Disease

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Raise your voice

I like this new Go Red for Women video, because it is something we can … [Read More...]

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Your pregnancy and your future heart health

Did you know that high blood pressure during pregnancy is very highly … [Read More...]

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What 10 years can do

Go Red for Women celebrates its 10th birthday this year. In the 10 … [Read More...]

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Take the myHeart28 Challenge!

Welcome to American Heart Month! I am partnering with The Heart Truth, … [Read More...]

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How to Go Red in 2014

It's heart month time again! This year is my third American Heart … [Read More...]

Eating Heart Healthy


Creamy Avocado Pasta

Since my heart attack, I have occasionally eaten ice cream (I think … [Read More...]

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Spicy Sausage and Polenta

Cooking Light photo. See original recipe here. This makes huge … [Read More...]

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Pumpkin Bread

Adapted from 100 Days of Real Food Ooo this one is so good! It has … [Read More...]


North African Meatballs

This is as comforting as your favorite meatloaf, but interesting and a … [Read More...]


Guest Post: Choosing and using a CSA share

Today is the last day of February! I will actually miss this … [Read More...]