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April 10, 2015
A diet full of heart healthy foods can help lower your risk of heart disease. Learn which types of fruits, vegetables, meats, and grains are best for you.
Medically Reviewed by Heart and Vascular Institute
Categorized as: Heart and Vascular Health, Nutrition
Tagged with: blood pressure, cholesterol, coronary artery disease, heart disease, heart healthy foods, Heart-Healthy Recipes
March 7, 2015
Learn about a ventricular assist device (VAD), also known as an artificial heart. Find out how these devices can help people with heart failure.
Categorized as: Heart and Vascular Health
Tagged with: blood pressure, coronary heart disease, heart, heart attack, heart failure, vad, ventricular assist device
February 27, 2015
Learn about how the nicotine in e-cigarettes affects your heart. Discover your added risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease, and find out how to quit.
Tagged with: blood pressure, e-cigarettes, emphysema, heart, heart attack, heart disease, lung cancer, nicotine, Tobacco
Article - 3 Minute Read
February 7, 2015
Check out this blog post for a few easy tips to help you when choosing a gym. Learn what kind of fitness center might be best for you, based on your goals.
Medically Reviewed by Sports Medicine
Categorized as: Fitness, Living and Wellness
Tagged with: aerobics, blood pressure, cholesterol, fitness, gym, healthy lifestyle, joining a gym, personal trainer
January 16, 2015
Learn more about one of the most primitive areas of your brain – the brain stem. Discover all of the aspects of your body influenced by the brain stem.
Medically Reviewed by Neurosurgery
Categorized as: Neurosurgery and Brain Health
Tagged with: blood pressure, Brain Stem, Cerebellum, digestion, heartbeat, Medulla Oblongata, midbrain, pons, sleep cycles, spinal cord
Article - 1 Minute Read
January 4, 2015
Learn about how heart screenings can provide life-saving information about your health, and where to get a heart screening.
Tagged with: arrhythmia, blood pressure, BMI, body mass index, cholesterol, heart screenings, Maggie Dixon, Maggie Dixon Classic
December 23, 2014
Sometimes laughter is the best medicine. Learn how laughter can impact your heart and overall health in a positive way during this holiday season.
Tagged with: blood pressure, cardiovascular health, chemicals, energy boost, heart attack, heart disease, Heart Health, Laughter, New Year's Day, stress, stroke, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
October 27, 2014
Learn about how your brain and body reacts to fear, and discover why your pulse quickens, adreneline increases, and hormones make you feel like superman.
Categorized as: Family Health, Neurosurgery and Brain Health
Tagged with: adrenaline, afraid, amygdala, blood pressure, brain, brain chemical, fear, glutamate, hypothalamus, thalamus
February 9, 2014
Learn more about the common causes of dizziness and how you can avoid feeling dizzy or light-headed from the experts at UPMC.
Tagged with: blood pressure, blood sugar, dehydration, dizziness, dizzy, labyrinthitis, light-headed, nausea, vertigo