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Do healthy relationships help us live longer?

Do healthy relationships help us live longer?

Huey Lewis was right: The power of love is a curious thing, and it might just save your life. Or at least make it longer and healthier.

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How a Real Woman took charge to lose weight and get healthy

How a Real Woman took charge to lose weight and get healthy

This guest blog post is by Michelle Emebo, a Real Woman spokesperson for the AHA’s Go Red for Women movement.

At a scheduled doctor’s appointment in my third trimester of pregnancy, my blood pressure was much higher than usual. My doctor asked me to take my blood pressure every day and call the office if the reading got any higher. At my follow-up appointment the next week, my blood pressure was still high. I knew it could lead to more serious complications not only for me but for my unborn daughter.

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Tell Big Vape to #QuitLying

Tell Big Vape to #QuitLying

It’s time to hold the vaping industry accountable for lying to kids about vaping and nicotine addiction. That’s why we launched #QuitLying, a campaign to call out the deception and reveal the truth behind Big Vape’s haze of misinformation.

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Make breakfast better: Three tips for healthy morning meals

Make breakfast better: Three tips for healthy morning meals

This guest blog post is by Angela Stancil, a Registered Dietitian and AHA volunteer.

Studies show that eating breakfast can affect performance, focus, energy and weight. But making healthy choices at the start of a busy day can be tough. Use these tips to help simplify your morning routine.

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How to Prevent Flu and Colds

How to Prevent Flu and Colds

This guest blog post is by Dr. Miriam Alexander, Medical Director of Employee Health and Wellness at LifeBridge Health in Maryland.

The start of a new year is a great time to renew your commitment to stay healthy all year long. Protecting yourself and your family from colds and the flu is an excellent start.

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12 Simple Ways to Eat More Fruits & Vegetables

12 Simple Ways to Eat More Fruits & Vegetables

This guest blog post is by Michele Weinstein, a nutrition blogger and AHA volunteer.

Maya Angelou said, “Do your best until you know better, and then when you know better, do better.” It’s easier said than done to make healthy changes to what we eat. It can help to take small steps toward a new lifestyle or diet plan rather than changing it all at once.

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Stop surprise medical bills

Stop surprise medical bills

When you need medical care, the last thing you want to think about is the bill — and whether you can afford it.

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Healthy, delicious mocktail drinks for ‘Dry January‘ and beyond

Healthy, delicious mocktail drinks for ‘Dry January‘ and beyond

Trying to lighten up this New Year’s Eve? Or planning to take part in Dry January? (It’s a popular movement to abstain from alcohol for a month and a good way to recover from any holiday overindulging.) We can help with some simple, refreshing mocktail recipes that will rival your favorite adult beverages.

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Keep your healthy habits through the holidays

Keep your healthy habits through the holidays

This guest blog post was written by Gia Fey, a fitness trainer and AHA volunteer.

If you have trouble maintaining healthy habits during the winter, you’re not alone. There may be more parties, more chances to stay out late and more comfort foods to tempt you. It’s important to enjoy this magical time of year but also to find balance. Here are some tips for staying healthy through the holidays.

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