In this video we learn where to get information on cardiovascular health.
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Welcome to the Pulse 2.3: With Valentines Day right around the corner, many of us are thinking about matters of the heart. It's only fitting then that this organ in all its aspects takes center stage on icyou. February is American Heart Month, and we're watching cardiovascular disease survivors learning the risks and warning signs of heart attack and stroke, and protecting our emotional well-being from negative energy. On the American Heart Association, Charleston Heart Society page, you can hear first-hand from cardiovascular disease survivors. Like Matthew Chase, who was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He had three open-heart surgeries before he was four. Or watch Ashkia Harman. talk about her life living with a heart condition. and learn why she says being diagnosed was "not the end of the world." icyou is also a proud supporter of our local American Heart Association and its annual Heart Ball and Wine Auction, which raises funds for medical research and community education programs. These programs help combat the leading cause of death in the United States. For more information, go to www.americanheart.org. Learn your risks for developing heart disease and how you can prevent it from members of our community, like the Journal of the American Medical Association. The JAMA Report provides a number of stories about the latest prevention methods and treatments. Did you know that a weight loss shows promise for helping those with coronary heart disease? Or did you know that eating daily small amounts of dark chocolate may help lower blood pressure. So when you give your sweetheart dark chocolate this Valentines Day, you can rest assure that it's FOR the heart, just as much as it's FROM the heart! Of course, Valentines Day is a holiday that puts so many of our relationships in focus. Get tips on how to manage those "less than healthy" relationships from psychiatrist Dr. Judith Orloff. Dr. Orloff is author of the book 'Emotional Freedom,' in which she talks about how to avoid "emotional vampires" and how to deal with negative energy. Full Disclaimer, if you end a relationship this Valentines Day, you cannot blame it on a video you watched on icyou! Remember, you don't have to be an M.D. to know our team connects you to the best health video community on the web! Until next time, this is icyou-Intensive content for your health.