How Weight Loss Is Good For The Heart

When the heart is being taxed in the job of pumping blood throughout the body, sometimes the blood stalls and forms clots. Relieving the load on the heart makes blood clots less likely to form. Fat that surrounds the heart and belly are particularly negative for good heart health. 

Even people with a weight approaching normal with the so-called "beer belly" are at higher risk for heart problems. Losing 10 to 20 pounds in these cases can also be beneficial.
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What Can You Grill Besides Meat?

When you think of firing up the grill, usually it brings to mind thoughts of burgers, steaks, brats or a variety of other meats.

But there are plenty of other foods that are delicious right off a piping hot grill! Consider adding some of these to your repertoire.
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Must Read: Mother Continues To Fight For AEDs Nine Years After Son's Tragic Death

Today's must read story comes out of Gambrills, Maryland. Nine years ago, Connor Freed drowned at a local pool, and died after a lifeguard failed to utilize the AED on hand. 

Ever since then, his mother, Debbie Freed, has been working hard to raise money and awareness through the Connor Cares Foundation to make AEDs and AED training more readily available. 

 Check out the story here.
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Must Read: Doctors Want To Make AEDs More Available

At AEDs Today, we talk a lot about the benefits of AEDs and the advantages to having them in as many buildings and public places as possible.

But don't take our word for it. There are plenty of medical professionals out there who agree with us.

It's pretty simple: AEDs are easy and safe to use, but they have to be available to make a difference. 

Read the full article on why doctors want AEDs to be more readily available here.
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Declare Your Independence From Bad Heart Health Habits!

Summertime is just around the corner. Summertime means to many people vacation time and party time. But while they are experiencing all the fun and the sun of summer, does anyone think about cardiovascular time?

The heart is an organ that gets neglected from a person's youth until the doctor declares 20 or 30 years later that heart disease is a reality. It is true that eventually the body wears out and falters, but is it possible to delay the number one killer of both men and women? 

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