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. 

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.

The Difference Between Anxiety and Panic Attacks

By Ted Wander, MD
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It’s normal to feel anxious when facing a challenging situation, such as a job interview, a tough exam, or a blind date, but when that anxiety becomes persistent, it may be something more serious.

Because anxiety disorders are a group of related conditions rather than a single disorder, they can look very different from person to person. However, there are two main types of anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder (panic attacks).