Tracking Your Heart Rate: Tools to Use

Heart rate monitors tell how well the heart is working at rest and when challenged. Measuring and recording heart rate is now easier to do than ever before.
Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD

Cardiac Rehab Is Not As Daunting As You Might Think

Credit: Thinkstock Cardiovascular rehabilitation (rehab, for short) has a simple purpose: to recondition a muscle that is worn down, out of use, or recovering from injury. Your heart. If you tore your ACL, or if you were training your body for its fi...
Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD

Heart Disease Is #1 Killer of Women - Go Red to Affect Change

Credit: Thinkstock Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women? It is. Heart disease is the cause of one in three women’s deaths each year. It takes the lives of more women than all forms of cancer combined. When we break it down, we fi...
Teri Robert

Selenium and Heart Disease

Credit: Thinkstock Selenium is a trace mineral found in soil and naturally present in many foods. The recommended dietary allowance for selenium is the same for men and women: 55 micrograms (mcg) daily for anyone 14 years of age or older. Selenium pl...
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Know Your Healthiest Holiday Cooking Fats and Oils

Credit: Thinkstock The holidays are the most fattening time of year for most Americans. We stock our kitchens with butter and oils, to prepare giant family feasts and holiday treats. We now know that it’s okay — even advised — to embrace a certain am...
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN