Latest by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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What Is Heart Failure?

One of the most common misunderstandings about heart failure is that the heart suddenly stops beating. The reality is that it happens over a period of time.

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The Physical Health Benefits of Sleep

Poor-quality sleep and sleep deprivation can increase affect heart health. Here are the physical health benefits of a good night’s sleep.

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Sleep Deprivation and Heart Disease

Studies show that poor-quality sleep and sleep deprivation increase high blood pressure risk, which can then lead to heart disease.

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How to Obtain a Quality Night's Sleep for Optimal Heart Health

Chronic sleep deprivation due to snoring and sleep apnea increases your risk of heart disease. Try these tips obtain a quality, healthy night’s sleep.

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The Effects of Snoring Go Beyond Heart Disease

Poor sleep due to snoring not only impacts inflammation, hypertension, and risk for heart disease, but also relationship and weight gain.

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Low-Calorie Sweeteners in a Heart-Healthy Diet

Using low-calorie sweeteners as an alternative is supported by those who have successfully maintained weight loss.

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Are There REALLY Benefits to Low LDL?

Efforts to lower LDL cholesterol seem to decrease the risk of cardiovascular events and heart disease but it is necessary to find the right level for you.

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Folic Acid and Heart Disease

What is folic acid? Folic acid is a synthetic form of the water-soluble vitamin B9; it plays an important role in energy production and the immune system. Folate is the natural form of this vitamin found in foods. There is debate surrounding which fo...

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Taking Your Blood Pressure Medication at the Right Time of Day?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 75 million Americans have high blood pressure (32 percent of Americans). Antihypertensive medication is a commonly prescribed treatment plan to control high blood pressure. There are many b...

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5 Tips to Protect Yourself From Zika Virus

Attention snowbirds, holiday travelers, and people who just aren’t ready to ditch their flip-flops Fall and winter are not without their benefits. These times of the year afford brisk walks without the incessant need to slap away flying nuisances. Mo...