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Your pregnancy and your future heart health

Did you know that high blood pressure during pregnancy is very highly correlated with heart disease later in life? I didn’t either, until after my heart attack. Not sure the ER doctors or possibly even the cardiologist I first saw that day were aware of this critical risk factor. When I was pregnant with my […]

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Seven things about my 30s I will not miss.

There are about two hours left of my 30s, and while my husband has been gleefully rubbing it in all day long, I wasn’t thinking much about it until I had some alone time in the car tonight (running errands and dropping off/picking up kids, natch). And mostly I was thinking about what I will┬ánot┬ámiss […]

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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.

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Plan a heart-healthy menu

When I was asked by The Heart Truth to be an ambassador for their heart-month series MyHeart28, I was happy to say yes — and even happier when I got my assigned day: Plan a heart-healthy menu. Yay for food, cooking, and family dinners! The best way to eat heart-healthy is to eat at home. […]

Women and Heart Disease

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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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Raise your voice

I like this new Go Red for Women video, because it is something we can … [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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Mushrooms Love Your Heart

I love this infographic shared by the Yale Heart Study this week. It … [Read More...]

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Pumpkin Fondue

The original recipe calls for brie, but I substituted light cream … [Read More...]

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Party Hearty

I don't think I'll ever get tired of heart-related puns. If you … [Read More...]

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A is for Apples

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

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Creamy Avocado Pasta

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