5 things you should do when there's poor air quality

By Denitza Blagev MD
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According to a recent study, when air pollution levels are high, people are more likely to have a heart attack.  This study adds to many others already showing that during periods of air pollution people with chronic lung and heart disease, such as asthma, COPD, or heart failure, are especially at high risk for an exacerbation, or worsening, of their disease.  Long term, poor air quality affects us all.  It increases our risk of developing certain kind of cancer, asthma, and even death.​

Guide to Choosing Heart-healthy Snacks

By Kary Woodruff
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Earlier today I had the opportunity to host a webcast on heart-healthy grocery shopping and dining out. One of the questions submitted by one of the MyHeart Challenge: Play at Home Edition contestants was, "During the week I often grab granola bars, crackers, pretzels for snacks. I'm realizing that I'm eating too many carbs. What are some healthy alternatives I can buy to grab when I'm on the go?" Here are some great tips for snacking on the go.