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Tasty Tips for a Healthier Heart

Tasty Tips for a Healthier Heart

If you enjoy a nibble on dark chocolate to satisfy a craving, you’re also helping your heart with every bite. The tasty treat is known to improve blood flow and reduce blood pressure. URMC Nutritionist Sarah Merritt suggests incorporating it, and other heart-smart foods, into your diet.

5 Ways to be Heart Healthy Every Day

5 Ways to be Heart Healthy Every Day

A decision to live well often prompts personal changes—such as losing weight, eating right and exercising more—to rise to the top of our to-do lists. UR Medicine Heart and Vascular Cardiologist Dr. Kevin McGrody shares five practical lifestyle choices to support your wellness goals.

Heart Attack Warning Signs May Vary in Women

Heart Attack Warning Signs May Vary in Women

When it comes to the warning signs of a heart attack, men and women are not created equal. UR Medicine Cardiologist Dr. Rebecca Schallek says women and men can experience heart attacks very differently and it’s important to know the range of symptoms.

Blood Pressure Stats: Why Your Numbers Count

Blood Pressure Stats: Why Your Numbers Count

About half of all Americans have above-normal blood pressure, whether they know it or not. This quiet, pervasive condition can have a devastating effect on our bodies. UR Medicine cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano explains what your blood pressure numbers mean and why they matter. 

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

A Day for Quitters: Great American Smokeout

Quit smoking—even for one day—and you will take an important step toward a healthier life, one that can reduce your risk for cancer as well as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout aims to encourage and support smokers in quitting.