Posts Categorized: Heart Health

Have a holly jolly healthy holiday

We are entering that beloved time of year…the holidays; a time for visiting with family and friends, putting up decorations, and lots and lots of eating. This time of year it is easy to get carried away with all the wonderful food–the turkey or ham, the pies, the cookies, the dressing. Then, following the holidays,…
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Foods your taste buds and heart will love

High fat foods may be what your taste buds love, but your heart may not always agree! High fat foods, such as bacon, sausage, potato chips and butter—just to name a few, can cause your cholesterol to go up and lead to unwanted pounds. Healthy fats, which include monounsaturated fats such as olive oil, canola…
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How my heart beats

The heart is a pump that is constantly beating to deliver blood through tubes (blood vessels) to all parts of the body. For the heart to be an effective pump, the heart’s “plumbing system” and “electrical system” must both work correctly. The plumbing system of the heart consists of: Tubes bringing blood to the heart…
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What to do when your child has palpitations

Just as it is often the case, children have their own unique ways of describing symptoms that we, adults, would commonly report as palpitations. A teenager may complain of “fluttering” in the chest or “heart racing,” while a 7-year-old may report his “heart is beeping fast.” A toddler or infant likely will say nothing at…
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