For years, we’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But scientific support for that idea has been surprisingly meager, and a spate of new research at several different universities — published in multiple articles in the August issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition — could change the way we think about early-hours eating.
New research may lead to new drugs for heart disease.
In the battle against atherosclerosis, the stakes remain high. Scientists have made exciting medical advances, but the disease persists as a leading cause of illness and death in the United States. This year alone, atherosclerosis will contribute to about 1.2 million heart attacks among Americans.
It’s hard to believe that the triathlon has only been an Olympic sport since the millennial games in Greece. The sport seems bred for inclusion in the world’s biggest athletic show of muscle. Triathletes swim, run, and bike their way to the finish like, and train like Olympians to get there. Since being initiated as an official Olympic sport, triathlon participation has skyrocketed, but you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to enjoy this challenging and rewarding sport. You don’t even have to do all three legs; participate in one of Miami’s many open triathlons, marathons or swimming events to test your mind, body and feel like a real champ.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends and fans of Robin Williams. He was an amazing Artist and Icon and will continue to be recognized as one of the greatest Actors and Comedians in history.
It is common for you to feel sad or depressed after a heart attack, cardiac surgery or procedure, recent hospitalization, or new diagnosis of heart disease. These emotions may be the result of not knowing what to expect or not being able to do simple tasks without becoming overly tired.
If you’re a generally healthy 20-something, chances are the only time you really worry about your heart is when you’re going through a breakup. (Hey, we feel your pain). But your ticker deserves more attention than that—especially considering around 600,000 people in the U.S. die from heart disease every year, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women in this country. And simply being young doesn’t protect you from heart disease risks.
About 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, and even drink wine with meals, a large and rigorous new study has found.
For years now we have been providing Free Health Screenings for the underserved throughout the State of Florida and educating about prevention. Cardiovascular Disease is still the number 1 killer in the United States and our mission is clear and defined. This year we have made some internal changes to better provide services and develop new programs to reach more people in need and equally important, support research through our grants.
As we have become a connected society with more people using their mobile phones to not only communicate but also consume media including daily updates, news and videos we have made a commitment to improve our online presence. Our newly designed website will be updated daily and with its' responsive mobile platform makes it easy to engage online. Our initiatives on social media include #stopheartdisease #spinfortheheart #giveback #makefloridastateoftheheart and #pushcpr follow us: Tumblr Twitter Facebook Instagram
We continue to strive to make a difference in communities throughout Florida and we are excited about the future.
For inquiries about joining our team as a volunteer or ambassador contact:
Director of Development and Multicultural Affairs
(305) 535-3681 Direct
Running for as little as five minutes a day could significantly lower a person’s risk of dying prematurely, according to a large-scale new study of exercise and mortality. The findings suggest that the benefits of even small amounts of vigorous exercise may be much greater than experts had assumed.
The incidence of stroke in the United States has declined significantly over the past two decades, a new analysis has found. The article released by the NY Times (read it here) is even more compelling evidence how further research, education and prevention is important for fighting Heart Disease. Florida Heart is dedicated to this cause and will continue to educate the public as well as provide Free Health Screenings for the underserved throughout the State of Florida as we continue our research programs.