Cardiologist, author, and heart health expert Dr. Sarah Samaan offers advice on how to live a heart smart life.
Jun 25 2012
Your Daily Commute Could Be Making You Fat
City life isn’t for everyone, but for many, that’s where the work is. In Dallas, Texas, where I live, it’s not unusual for folks to drive 50 miles or more each morning from their quiet homes out in the country to the frenzied bustle of downtown...
Jun 20 2012
Discussing End of Life
The call often comes in the middle of the night, and usually goes something like this: “Doctor, we have a 67 year male who was found down at home. CPR has been in progress for 45 minutes, and he’s been shocked five times. We finally have a puls...
Jun 18 2012
Krill Oil or Fish Oil: What’s the Difference?
Omega-3 fatty acids are best known for their heart protective properties and their ability to lower triglyceride levels, but they also help to keep the skin supple and the eyes bright. Omega-3 fats are critical to the healthy development of the...
Jun 13 2012
Best Practices for a Healthy Heart Step 6: Supplements and Herbs
My book, Best Practices for a Healthy Heart: How to Stop Heart Disease Before or After it Starts, was published this spring by The Experiment publishing house, and is distributed by Workman. In the book, I outline seven important steps that wil...
Jun 11 2012
Dietary Fat and Dementia Risk
Saturated fats may be harmful but olive oil may protect the brain The conventional advice to choose a low-fat diet has taken a beating in recent years. While all forms of fat are equally caloric, different types of fat can have distinctly di...
Jun 07 2012
Overweight Kids and Heart Disease
National study shows high prevalence of risk factor for overweight kids and heart disease Heart disease is commonly considered a disease of middle and older age, but a new study finds that an alarming number of kids now carry dangerous risk f...
Jun 05 2012
Omega-3 Supplements and Heart Health: Little Benefit for Those with Established Heart Disease
Omega-3 products are the most commonly used supplements in America (excluding vitamins and minerals), according to a 2007 survey conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In fact, between 2002 and 2007, the sa...
Jun 04 2012
Calcium and Your Heart Health
Osteoporosis (or thinning of the bones) is a major health concern for older adults. To try to improve bone health, calcium is routinely recommended for those over the age of 50 by doctors and other medical practitioners. However, two recent ana...
Jun 01 2012
Your Pregnancy Can Predict Your Future Heart Health
Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) affects more than one in 12 pregnant women, and new statistics suggests that as many as one in seven may develop gestational diabetes. While these problems arise during pregnancy and generally resolve after ...
May 31 2012
Best Practices for a Healthy Heart, Step 6: Know Your Options
My book, Best Practices for a Healthy Heart: How to Stop Heart Disease Before or After it Starts, will be released in June by The Experiment publishing house. In the book, I outline seven important steps that will help you to achieve optimum he...