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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...