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Raising Awareness About Heart Disease

Raising Awareness About Heart Disease Kristen Patton knew something was wrong when she felt a searing pain in her jaw one night while feeding her infant daughter. But at only 40, she didn’t expect her symptoms were those of a heart attack. When her husband found her unresponsive, he called 911. Uncovering a Rare Heart…
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Daylight Savings Time May Impact Your Heart Health

Daylight Savings Time May Impact Your Heart Health In a recent interview with KXAN’s Erin Cargile, Dr. George Rodgers, a cardiologist at the Ascension Seton Heart Institute, explains a surprising correlation between daylight savings time and an increased risk for heart attack and stroke. During the first two days following daylight savings time, research shows that…
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Heart Health Screenings for Former NFL Players

Heart Health Screenings for Former NFL Players When thinking about the health concerns of former NFL players, concussions or other physical injuries are what typically come to mind. Yet, heart health is an important factor to keep an eye on for all athletes as well. To this end, Ascension Seton teamed up with the Living Heart…
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How Much Exercise Should You Do for a Healthy Heart?

How Much Exercise Should You Do for a Healthy Heart? The word ‘exercise’ can be scary for many people, even if most of us know that staying active is important for our health. While you should probably be getting more exercise than you are right now, how much is enough? Exercise Recommendations The Surgeon General and the American Heart…
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10 Components of a Heart Healthy Diet

10 Components of a Heart Healthy Diet Fueling your body with heart healthy foods is the first step in preventing cardiovascular disease. Here are some of the most essential components of a heart healthy diet: 1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such certain fish, nuts or beans, can reduce your risk…
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