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Run for your life gear: Wear it to share it

A few days after my first heart attack my brother came to visit me and went with me on my of my doctor-prescribed walks. We talked about running and genetics and why this happened and what it all means, and he said something super eerie, but nonetheless true: “Well, all I can do is be […]

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Screens down, laces up: EmpowerMEnt Challenge Week 4

I think this is my favorite week of the challenge — encouraging exercise and activity for everyone in the family. American kids ages 8-18 spend an average of 7.5 hours a day using entertainment media including TV, computers, video games, cell phones and movies. That puts them at all sorts of risk — high blood […]

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EmpowerMEnt Challenge Week 3: Skip the salt

This week’s EmpowerMEnt Challenge is a little bit harder that last week’s for the heart-loving foodie  — find ways to reduce the salt. The bad news: there is WAAAY too much salt in the American diet.  According to the Mayo Clinic, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting sodium to less than 2,300 mg a day […]

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Tri it, you’ll like it

If you start running for health or because it is on your bucket list (or to lose baby weight like I did, seven years ago), the first question, real or in your head, is always “are you going to run a 5K?” Once you’ve done that, the question becomes “how about a half?” and when you’ve […]

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

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Light and Tasty Pesto

Pesto, light? Pesto, reheatable? Pesto that holds at a buffet party … [Read More...]


A is for Apples

There is so much to say about living with heart disease. It's medical. … [Read More...]


Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

This complete meal recipe is a standout. It is easy, took just 45 … [Read More...]

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Goodest Pancakes

So named by Owen years ago the first time I made them. He took one … [Read More...]

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Pesto with Roasted Veggies

This is my invention, combining the Light and Tasty Pesto from the … [Read More...]