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Facebook launches preventive health tool with AHA support

Facebook launches preventive health tool with AHA support

Billions of people use Facebook every day, and more and more, they’re using it to find information.

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Stroke survivor offers inspiring message of Thanksgiving

Stroke survivor offers inspiring message of Thanksgiving

This guest blog was written by Kimberly Torella, a Stroke Survivor and Volunteer for the American Heart Association – Kern County Division

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family for a delicious meal and reflect on what we’re thankful for. In October 2016, my perspective on life was changed in an instant. At 29, I survived an ischemic stroke (when a blood vessel to the brain is blocked) that paralyzed the left side of my body.

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Transforming the foodscape through innovation — your vote counts

Transforming the foodscape through innovation — your vote counts

The American Heart Association is working to create a world of longer, healthier lives through better nutrition for all. That’s why we’re encouraging innovative leaders across the foodscape to improve our food supply and provide healthier foods that taste good and are good — for our families, our communities and our planet.

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Pumpkin seeds are a healthy snack

Pumpkin seeds are a healthy snack

This Halloween, don’t toss those tasty seeds you’re scooping out of the stringy guts of the jack-o'-lantern. They’re an easy and delicious snack even the kids will love. Store-bought pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are easy to eat and loaded with nutrients — but they may be loaded with salt as well. When they come straight from the source, pumpkin seeds are lower in sodium and have more of the minerals that make them so nutritious.

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Can a plant-based diet help you live longer?

Can a plant-based diet help you live longer?

We know we can add color with fruits and vegetables at every meal, but could we see even more health benefits from eating a mainly plant-based (vegetarian or vegan) diet? According to new research, the answer may be a hearty “yes!”

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“Sharing” to raise awareness about mental health

“Sharing” to raise awareness about mental health

The topic of mental health is making headlines, which may bring it some needed attention. Greater awareness and less stigma can help shed light on this pervasive problem. And maybe we’ll begin to treat our mental well-being the same as our physical well-being. After all, a healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body.

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Move more with an outdoor adventure club

Move more with an outdoor adventure club

If you like to spend time in nature, an outdoor adventure club may be just the thing to get you moving more. It’s a fun and social way to get more physical activity, and it can help keep you motivated to exercise.

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Why we need to ban flavored e-cigarettes and tobacco products now

Why we need to ban flavored e-cigarettes and tobacco products now

Chances are you’ve heard a lot about vaping and electronic cigarettes lately. From mysterious and deadly illnesses to congressional hearings and state bans, the news has focused on tobacco marketing tactics and what we don’t know about flavored tobacco and e-cigarettes. Here’s what we do know.

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Can you really grow an edible garden indoors year-round?

Can you really grow an edible garden indoors year-round?

Indoor gardening is definitely having a moment. And it’s gone high-tech, making it easier than ever to grow your own fruits, vegetables and herbs without a yard, sunlight, rain, soil – or even a green thumb!

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