Woman having heart attack symptoms, clutching heartDid you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States? Although it’s often thought of as a man’s disease, heart disease kills roughly the same number of men and women each year.

woman doing exercises for a healthy heartWe’ll start with the bad news first: Only one in five of us get the proper amount of exercise to stay healthy.

The good news? There’s no time like the present to change that – February is American Heart Month.

woman eating healthy at a restaurant If you’re like most of us, you eat out for lunch or dinner at least once a week.

The problem? Chefs don’t always have our heart health in mind when preparing their specialties – just look at those cheese-covered appetizers or half-pound burger next to a mountain of fries.

heart healthy diet The foods and beverages we put in our mouths play a large role in the health of our hearts.

With February being American Heart Month, it’s a good time to revisit any lapsed New Year’s resolutions to eat better.

woman with seasonal affective disorder

Cloudy skies, shorter days and sub-freezing temperatures don’t exactly lend themselves to feeling jovial, but for some, winter brings about a real case of the blues.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression linked to season changes – most often, these feelings begin in the fall and persist throughout the winter although they could be tied to any seasonal change.

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Although nearly 13,000 American women are diagnosed with potentially fatal cervical cancer every year, it is highly preventable with some basic proactive measures.