Heart Health

The Flu Vaccine Is A Heart Vaccine

Flu shot helps reduce risk of heart disease and stroke in Escambia and Santa Rosa

Two studies presented by the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress have shown that getting a flu shot can cut your risk of heart attack or stroke by 50%. Clinical trials involving 3,227 patients, half of whom were diagnosed with heart disease and averaged 60 years of age, found that 50% were less likely to suffer a major…

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LEAP…RUN…MOVE for your HEART!

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Knowing about blood pressure, getting it checked and eating heart-healthy foods are all well and good. But there’s one more piece to the happy-heart puzzle we need you to know: MOVE YOUR BODY. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of physical activity every day. That’s totally do-able. You spend that much time on Facebook…

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Top Ten Foods for a Happy Heart

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Eating with your heart in mind might seem like an inconvenient or daunting task, but doctors insist you can reduce your risk of heart disease with a consistent diet of these fresh foods, full of heart-healthy fats and antioxidants. WebMD says fresh produce is the cornerstone for a heart-healthy diet. Those smart picks help wipe…

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