Your Heart Wants (Needs) More Sleep!

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Practically everyone wishes they were getting more and better sleep, mostly because it feels so good and life goes more smoothly when you feel rested. Those are compelling reasons to take steps to improve your sleep hygiene (as it’s called) right there – but when you look at the strong connection between a good “sleep life” and a healthy heart, going to bed earlier, starting tonight, should move to the top of your “to-do” list!


The Difference in Heart Attacks Between Men and Women

By Brad Gillman
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When it comes to heart attacks, there is not just one symptom. It could be the well-known chest pain, a throbbing arm, or could even just be a toothache.

Heart attack signs are not stereotypical. There certainly can be the visual signs of the grabbing chest or arm that we know. Yet those are not the only things to keep your eye on. Not every heart attack patient is the same and it can differ based on if it is a man or woman.

Heart-healthy recipe: Peanut butter banana roll

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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Parents are often looking for simple snacks for their kids. Here's a recipe and video that shows you just how simple a heart-healthy snack can be to prepare - and how quickly the snack can be devoured. 

The Dangerous Connection Between Diabetes and Heart Attacks: Are You At Risk?

By Brady White
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People with diabetes face greater risks of heart attacks, heart failure, and stroke — but often, their diabetes is undiagnosed or untreated. 

Now, a new study has found that ensuring heart attack patients are promptly diagnosed and treated for diabetes makes a significant difference in preventing future heart problems.

How to Control Your High Blood Pressure

By Intermountain Healthcare
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High blood pressure affects one in three adults. However, many don’t know they have it because symptoms usually don’t manifest until the condition becomes severe, giving high blood pressure the name “silent killer.”

 

Blood pressure is the force at which blood presses against artery walls, moving the blood through your body. High blood pressure is defined as being above 140/90, and it has negative health effects that can become serious. It damages artery walls by hardening and weakening them, encouraging plaque to build up. It can weaken and enlarge the heart by making it do more work. High blood pressure also puts people at serious risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and diabetes, contributing to almost 1,000 deaths each day.