What Happens During a Heart Attack?

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What Is a Heart Attack? A heart attack happens when the blood flow to your heart is suddenly reduced or cut off. Your blood carries oxygen to the heart. During a heart attack, your heart muscle doesn’t get the oxygen … Continue reading

Surprising Sources of Hidden Sugar

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Pasta Sauces They taste savory, not sweet — but many pasta sauces have between 6 and 12 grams of sugar per half-cup serving. That’s the same amount you’d get from a chocolate chip cookie. The American Heart Association recommends that … Continue reading

Saturated Fat: 5 Rules You Should Follow

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Real Life Nutrition A Fresh Take on “Good for You” Maybe you’ve seen headlines declaring that the war on saturated fat is over. The media was buzzing about recent research showing that people who eat less saturated fat tend to … Continue reading

10 Mammogram Myths and Facts

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Putting Off Your Mammogram? Your Reasons May Be Weaker Than You Think You may have a million excuses not to get that annual mammogram, but your reasons may not be as good as you think. Don’t blow off your appointment … Continue reading

Nutrients All Women Need

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Women, Nutrition and Health Care Reform Calcium Calcium is all about building strong bones. It’s really important as women age. The Affordable Care Act requires most plans to cover testing for many women over 60, who have a greater chance … Continue reading