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Should Heart Patients Try Detox Diets?

Detox or cleanse diets may not be the safest way to lose weight with heart disease. Learn how you can take a safer approach to weight loss.

By Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD

Healthier Heart Challenge: Get Your Engines Running

In week two of the challenge, you will set new goals to improve heart health through walking and aerobic exercise.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Healthier Heart Challenge: Check Your Vitals

Start the first week of the heart health challenge by scheduling an appointment with your doctor to help you assess your heart health status so you can begin changing your habits.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Foodie Gifts for Heart Patients

Check out these creative kitchen gift ideas that can help make food enjoyable again for someone you know that has had a cardiac event.

By Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD

The Emotional Toll of Heart Disease

Mental health issues following heart disease events are, sadly often not the focus of follow up care. But, in fact, these issues are common and treatable.

By James Vitarius, MD

Best Fitness Gifts for a Chronic Illness

Do you know someone with arthritis, breast cancer, or heart disease who's trying to stay in shape? Try these great illness-specific gift suggestions.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Should I Start a Blood Pressure Log?

Keeping a blood pressure log is easy with free apps, and it helps your doctor get your medicines just right.

By Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD

When to Take Blood Pressure Drugs

Taking hypertension medication at the right time of day may lower your diabetes risk.

By HealthAfter50

Open Heart Surgery Recovery Milestones

Healing after open heart surgery takes a year, but a few milestones to help guide patients along the way.

By Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD

After a Heart Attack: Transitioning to Survivorship

As people survive heart attacks at younger ages, learning to live as a heart survivor becomes more relevant to patients and caregivers.

By Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD