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Heart Month Tip 17: Make a Play Date
Exercise, Prevention 2/17/2012

Most of us get together with friends or go on dates for activities that center on eating and food. [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] Make it a point to try something else instead – when was the last time you swung on a swing? Rode bikes or went…

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Heart Month Tip 16: Give Your Heart Some Zzzz
Prevention 2/16/2012

Your heart needs rest, too! Though often overlooked, sleep supports and promotes all your body’s functions. It’s even important for weight-loss. Yet making sure you get right amount and the right kind can be challenging. Try one of these for a good night’s rest: Restorative yoga: One or two relaxing…

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Heart Month Tip 15: Something’s Fishy
Nutrition, Prevention 2/15/2012

Pick one day every week that you’ll eat fish, either grilled or baked. [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] Fish, especially salmon, is a great source of protein and heart-healthy omega-3s. You can also find heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids in tuna, halibut, herring and mackerel.

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Heart Month Tip 14: Have Some Wine and Chocolate
Nutrition, Prevention 2/14/2012

Treat yourself to a glass of red wine with some dark chocolate. [caption id="attachment_3086" align="alignright" width="263"] Celebrating Heart Month[/caption] Try to get chocolate with 55% or higher cacao. Wine and chocolate are a great source of antioxidants. Just don’t go overboard and indulge too much.

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New Heart Valve Treatment Uses Hybrid OR video post
Patient Stories 9/13/2011

Sidestepping a Third Open-Heart Surgery “For the most part, I live the life of an average 24-year-old graduate student,” says Brandon Conroy. But like others born with congenital heart defects, he’s also in the hospital a lot. He has been through two open-heart surgeries: The first at age 5 to…

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