Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

By Tareq Harb MD

An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, or AAA, is an abnormal enlargement or bulge in the abdominal section of the aorta, the body’s largest artery that carries blood from the heart to all parts of the body. An aneurysm can cause the aorta to grow to several times its natural size, weakening it, and possibly causing it to rupture.

5 Exercises to Stay Active at Your Desk Job

By Meagan Kline

It can be hard to stay active when your job involves sitting for the majority of the day. It can be even harder if you had a sedentary job and are dealing with lymphedema, as well. Tina Brown, one of the participants in the My Heart Challenge: Mom's Edition, is doing just that. 

Heart-healthy Recipe: Bulgar Chickpea Salad

By Kary Woodruff

Bulgar wheat, which is like a cracked wheat, is a healthy source of fiber and protein. It's a wholesome whole grain, and this recipe is a great way to serve up bulgar wheat for your next family meal. Here's the recipe and video demonstration on how to prepare this simple recipe. 

4 Exercises for Your Next Trip to the Playground

By Meagan Kline

As the weather warms up, and you spend more time outside (like at the playground with your kids) – there’s no excuse to not boost your own activity!  Here are a few exercises that can keep you fit and busy at the playground while your kids run and play, too.