Despite major advances in drugs and medical treatments, maintaining a healthy diet, being physically active, and not smoking are still the best approaches to preventing heart disease. Improving your diet lowers your risk for heart disease in many ways, including helping to lower high cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar and insulin levels, as well as preventing obesity and improving the function of your heart and blood vessels. Fortunately,…Learn More »
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Lower your blood pressure! Eat more soy to prevent a stroke! Increase your intake of omega-3’s! Exercise 30 minutes a day!
Every day, you hear such advice and more. But is it all beneficial for you and your heart? And what are some simple ways to follow these recommendations? And are their alternatives better suited for you?
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The Harvard Heart Letter, from Harvard Medical School, gives you easy to implement, actionable advice to improve your heart’s health. Whether you’re looking to reverse your genetic risk of heart disease, lower your cholesterol or prevent a second heart attack, the Harvard Heart Letter will help you:
- Identify hidden sodium in a restaurant menu
- Avoid painkillers with dangerous side effects
- Control your blood pressure without drugs
- Incorporate easy movement exercises into your daily routine
- Discuss surgery and treatment options with your cardiologist
Each month, the doctors at Harvard Medical School give you the latest advice and recommendations in the pages of the Harvard Heart Letter. Easy-to-read, clear and concise, Harvard Heart Letter is like a monthly conversation with your favorite doctor.
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From the editors of the Harvard Heart Letter. The following are links to online information mentioned in past issues of Harvard Heart Letter or to extra information we couldn't fit into the printed version.
- Atrial ablation on video
- October 2011 references and further reading
- Screening tests to identify problem drinkers
- Finding a yoga teacher
- November 2010 references and further reading
- Reporting drug, device problems to the FDA
- February 2009 references and further reading
- Links to Home INR monitoring information
- Six minutes to save a life
- Tracking down generic alternatives to brand-name drugs
- Calculating your heart attack risk
- January 2009 references and further reading
- Links to resources for creating a personal health record
- December 2008 references and further reading
- Folic acid and folate in foods
- More reading on resistant hypertension
- Do you have sleep apnea?
- Harvard Heart Letter November 2008: References and further reading
- More information on no-surgery valve repair
- More information on the long QT syndrome
- Ask the Doctor: Guidelines for preventing future strokes after a stroke or TIA
- Checking up on apo B and non-HDL cholesterol
- June 2006 HeartBeat references
- April 2006 HeartBeat references
- Problems with the Pyramid
- Write a letter for MRI-safe pacemakers and ICDs
- Check your fitness
- March 2006 HeartBeat references
- Reading about peripheral arterial disease
- Statement on sterols