Heart Smart Living
Heart Smart Living

Cardiologist, author, and heart health expert Dr. Sarah Samaan offers advice on how to live a heart smart life.

  • Aug 08 2011

    Six Steps to Curb the Obesity Epidemic

    The Trust for America’s Health, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, recently released a chilling report on obesity in America. Aptly titled "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future," the 124 page document details...

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  • Aug 04 2011

    Breast Cancer and Your Heart

    Heart disease kills more than six times as many women as breast cancer, and the risk of heart disease is rising in women under 50. Despite the efforts of the American Heart Association, many women still believe that breast cancer is their grea...

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  • Aug 01 2011

    Erectile Dysfunction? Maybe it’s Time to See a Cardiologist

    It has been estimated that one in three men over the age of 50 will experience erectile dysfunction (ED) from time to time. As men age, the likelihood of ED rises, in part due to a natural decline in testosterone levels. However, for many men,...

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  • May 12 2011

    Muscle Strength and Your Heart Health

    There is no question that aerobic exercise benefits the heart and the brain, but less is known about the effects of weight training and muscle strength on our heart health. A number of small studies have found important health benefits, even in el...

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  • Mar 21 2011

    Exercise to Keep Your Brain Healthy & Memory Sharp

    You have no doubt heard that it is important to exercise your mind in order to keep your brain healthy and performing at its optimal capacity. Usually, this advice refers to mental activities such as working on puzzles, playing cards, reading b...

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  • Feb 16 2011

    The Heartbreak of Insomnia: Sleep and Heart Health

    As a cardiologist, I am all too well acquainted with sleep deprivation, so a recent spate of research on the effects of sleep on heart health has been an eye-opener for me. It’s a no-brainer that lack of sleep can make you less alert, but did y...

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About the Author


MD, FACC

Dr. Samaan is an acclaimed cardiologist, writer, and heart health educator.

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