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Matters of The Heart

Posted by CaraVita Staff on February 8 2016 | 5 minute read

written by Dana Herron

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Topics: Heart Health, Health & Nutrition

A Doctor’s Guide to the Heart

Posted by CaraVita Staff on February 3 2015 | 6 minute read

February is, as you may have heard, American Heart Month. In honor of this growing and important awareness month, we've asked Dr. Forrest Smith MD to outline the heart, it's factors, and how to prevent negative outcomes at home.

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Topics: Heart Health, Guest Blogger

Red Wine and Heart Health

Posted by CaraVita Staff on February 13 2014 | 1 minute read

The ice is melting, and we have all run out of wine! On your next trip to the grocery store, keep in mind that while it is not recommended to take up drinking, if you already do, red wine can possibly have heart healthy benefits. According to the Mayo Clinic, red wine, in moderation, contains antioxidants that may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of "good" cholesterol and protecting against artery damage.

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Topics: Heart Health, Health & Nutrition

Heart Healthy Chicken Pot Pie

Posted by CaraVita Staff on February 12 2014 | 3 minute read

You may be searching your cupboards trying to piece together dinner tonight (if you are like us). Do you have some spare vegetables, chicken breast and flour? This list of ingredients is long, but maybe you can mix-and-match your pantry to create a heart healthy version of the American Heart Association's Chicken Pot Pie:

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Topics: Heart Health, Health & Nutrition

How to Eat Out and Be Heart Healthy

Posted by CaraVita Staff on February 6 2014 | 1 minute read

Our friends at the American Heart Association have some helpful tips for eating out at your favorite restaurant, while staying heart healthy. We are going to offer several easy recipes for you this month if you like to cook, but everyone likes to eat out. Many restaurants offer special heart healthy menus and you can make most dining experiences heart healthy with a few tips.

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Topics: Heart Health, Health & Nutrition, Featured

Vitamins For Your Heart: What to Buy & What to Avoid.

Posted by Nancy Marvin on March 2 2011 | 1 minute read

A recent Consumer Report Guide advises selecting supplements that carry the "USP verified" label. That means the nonprofit U.S. Pharmacopeia vouches for the "quality, purity, and potency of dietary supplement finished products, dietary supplement ingredients, and pharmaceutical ingredients."

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Topics: Heart Health, Health & Nutrition, Senior Treatments, Senior Care