Heart Rhythm Disorders in the Spotlight as World’s Top Researchers Tackle Growing Problem

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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Twelve thousand heart experts from around the world are converging this week on San Francisco to learn about best practices in heart rhythm diagnoses and treatments. It’s an important meeting for the two million Americans who suffer from atrial fibrillation –-the most common heart rhythm disorder.

5 Ways to Build a Support System Among Family Members

By Carrie Duford
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Building and maintaining a familial support system is important for your family's health, and the 2016 My Heart Challenge: Family edition participants are learning how a familial support system can make or break the success of their efforts to become more heart healthy. 

10 Common Signs of Menopause

By Lupe Cruz
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Menopause is a natural decline of hormones and reproductive hormones in women. It is defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period and marks the end of menstrual cycles. Most women begin to experience symptoms of menopause when they are between 40 and 50 years old, with the average age in the United States being 51 years old. Only about one percent of women start going through menopause before the age of 40.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

By Ali Spencer, RD
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Experience a little fall right now and fall in love with this Pumpkin Spice Smoothie recipe. Adding pureed pumpkin to your smoothie is not only easy; it’s nutritious! Pumpkin’s bright orange color results from the high levels of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene, an antioxidant, reduces your risk for many cancers, heart disease and macular degeneration.