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Get Up: Sitting All Day is Bad for Your Heart

This February I shared nine ways you can Go Red during American Heart Month (and beyond) to make a difference for yourself and others. This series will provide more information and resources on each of them. Today’s post: Get up. I would never start smoking, so why would I start sitting? This post is republished from […]

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Get Connected: Find Heart Disease Information and Support

This February I shared nine ways you can Go Red during American Heart Month (and beyond) to make a difference for yourself and others. This series will provide more information and resources on each of them. Today’s post: Get connected. I started this blog just a few days after getting home from the hospital after my […]

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The Vegan Experiment: Lauren’s Pesto Pasta with White Beans

During the month of January, my brother Mike’s family decided to try eating vegan and I asked if I could share some about their experiment and their favorite recipes. I’m really excited to report on their month from the perspective of the kids — Oliver, 10, Natalie, 8, Jenna, 7, and Lauren, 4. Today’s reporter: Lauren Name: Lauren […]

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The Vegan Experiment: Jenna’s Sweet Potato Burritos

During the month of January, my brother Mike’s family decided to try eating vegan and I asked if I could share some about their experiment and their favorite recipes. I’m really excited to report on their month from the perspective of the kids — Oliver, 10, Natalie, 8, Jenna, 7, and Lauren, 4. Today’s reporter: Jenna Name: Jenna Thorson […]

Women and Heart Disease

Get connected to heart disease information and resources

Get Connected: Find Heart Disease Information and Support

This February I shared nine ways you can Go Red during American Heart … [Read More...]

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Get Checked: Women’s Risk Factors for Heart Disease

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Go Red Day 2015

Everyone Goes Red for Wear Red Day 2015!

Wear Red Day gets bigger and better every year! Thank you to everyone … [Read More...]

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My post on Huffington Post: We all fit the profile

This year I am serving as a national spokeswoman for Go Red for Women, … [Read More...]

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National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 6

This Friday is National Wear Red Day! Will you wear red with me? It's … [Read More...]

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How to Go Red in 2015

This is my advice for making the most of American Heart Month. I hope … [Read More...]

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Anything you can do I can do better . . .

When I was a kid I loved the playground taunt "anything boys can do … [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...]

Eating Heart Healthy

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Curry-Maple Nuts

I have a new love of my life: these spicy and sweet curried nuts. I … [Read More...]

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Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Soup

I bought a big, beautiful cauliflower at the farmer's market on … [Read More...]

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Guest Post: Choosing and using a CSA share

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

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Fish Tacos

Assemble-your-own meals always mean everyone's happy and I'm … [Read More...]

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Light and Tasty Pesto

Pesto, light? Pesto, reheatable? Pesto that holds at a buffet party … [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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No Substitutions

It's a rare recipe that turns out well when you substitute a low-fat … [Read More...]

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Homemade Chicken Fingers

I bought this little American Heart Association kids cookbook because … [Read More...]