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External link Happy Heart! Happy Life! Exit Disclaimer
Septenber 30 is World Heart Day. To mark the day and keep people healthy Senior Navigator has put together heart disease prevention techniques.
External link New Approaches to Chronic Disease Exit Disclaimer
an NIH-funded multimedia consumer education Web site, offers in-depth, evidence-based information, resources, research summaries and original online exercises for patients to manage heart disease, diabetes and chronic pain. The site is available in English and Spanish.
External link Fruits and Veggies Matter: Eat a Variety of Fruits & Vegetables Every Day
Fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that may help protect you from chronic diseases. Compared with people who consume a diet with only small amounts of fruits and vegetables, those who eat more generous amounts as part of a healthful diet are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases, including stroke and perhaps other cardiovascular diseases, and certain cancers.
External link COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has developed a national campaign - Learn More Breathe Better - to increase awareness and understanding of COPD and its risk factors and to underscore the benefits of early detection and treatment in slowing the disease and improving the quality of life.
External link The Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Coalition - Saving Limbs and Lives Exit Disclaimer
This coalition is an alliance of leading health organizations, vascular health professional societies, and government agencies that have united to raise public and health professional awareness about lower extremity P.A.D. Its main goal is to improve the prevention, early detection, treatment, and rehabilitation of people with, or at risk for, P.A.D.
External link Diseases and Conditions Index for Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
This web page includes useful diagrams that will illustrate the progression of peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.). PAD occurs when a fatty material called plaque (plak) builds up on the inside walls of the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the head, internal organs, and limbs.
External link Stay in Circulation: Take Steps to Learn About P.A.D. Exit Disclaimer
Did you know that one in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has peripheral arterial disease, or P.A.D.? It develops when arteries in your legs become clogged with plaque — fatty deposits that limit blood flow to your legs. This web site is the first national awareness campaign to increase public and health care provider awareness of P.A.D. and its association with other cardiovascular diseases.
External link NIH Senior Health Heart Attack Information
This web site will allow you to answer your frequently asked questions about heart attacks. It will also detail the causes and risk factors as well as the diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks. This web site has built-in features that will allow you to skip navigation, increase/decrease text size, turn contrast off/on, or turn speech off/on.
External link NHLBI Your Guide To Better Health Series Exit Disclaimer
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has developed The Your Guide series featuring compelling testimonials from people about their real-life experiences with heart disease and sleep disorders.
External link The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders. Since October 1997, the NHLBI has also had administrative responsibility for the NIH Woman's Health Initiative.
External link NIH NHLBI Launches "The Heart Truth" Web site Dedicated to Women and Heart Disease
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has launched "The Heart Truth", a Web site dedicated to educating women about the dangers of heart disease – the #1 killer of American women.
External link CDC State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
In 1998, the U.S. Congress provided funding for CDC to initiate a national, state-based heart disease and stroke prevention program with funding for eight states. Currently, 32 states and the District of Columbia are funded, 21 as capacity building programs and 12 as basic implementation programs.
External link MyPyramid.gov
This is a very new tool where people could go and find all the information they need to make healthy and smart choices for eating, tips to add physical activity to their lives, and create a plan to live by. MyPyramid's central message is "Steps to a Healthier You." MyPyramid replaces the Food Guide Pyramid introduced in 1992, and is part of an overall food guidance system that emphasizes the need for a more individualized approach to improving diet and lifestyle.
External link CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) Exit Disclaimer
NPIN provides information about HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and tuberculosis (TB) to people and organizations working in prevention, health care, research and support services.
External link National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) 2001 National Cholesterol Education Month Kit - NHLBI
This Web-based kit contains a wealth of educational materials for consumers on cholesterol levels and risks for heart disease.
External link National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) public education campaign, "Act In Time to Heart Attack Signs."
The campaign offers educational materials on heart attacks, survival, reduction of risks and prevention for both the public and health care professionals.
External link Cardiovascular Information for Patients and the General Public
This site provides a compilation of consumer guides on cardiovascular disease and health, including brochures, fact sheets and related publications.
External link Keep the Harmony Within You-Check Your Blood Pressure
A series of easy-to-read fact sheets designed to help consumers reduce their chances of having a heart attack or stroke.
External link Treat Your Heart to a Healthy Celebration
A series of easy-to-read fact sheets designed to help consumers reduce their chances of having a heart attack or stroke.
External link American Indian and Alaska Native: Help Your Heart
A series of easy-to-read fact sheets designed to help consumers reduce their chances of having a heart attack or stroke.
External link African American Women and Heart Disease
The National Women's Health Information Center's section on heart disease information for African American women provides links to guides, brochures and fact sheets about the disease.
External link National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's Minority Population Gateway
The Gateway provides quick, easy access to information and resources in four key areas: cardiovascular health, asthma, sleep and minority populations.
External link New Campaign to Increase the Chances of Heart Attack Survival
New Campaign to Increase the Chances of Heart Attack Survival
External link Heart Disease and Medications
Sometimes, medications may be needed to help prevent or control coronary heart disease (CHD) and so reduce the risk of a first or repeat heart attack. But, if medications are needed, lifestyle changes still must be undertaken. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is given a quick review of some of those medications.
External link What Is a Heart Attack?
A heart attack occurs when the supply of blood and oxygen to an area of heart muscle is blocked, usually by a clot in a coronary artery. Often, this blockage leads to arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat or rhythm) that cause a severe decrease in the pumping function of the heart and may bring about sudden death. If the blockage is not treated within a few hours, the affected heart muscle will die and be replaced by scar tissue.



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