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  • 1. Top 10 Myths about Cardiovascular Disease The American Heart Association explains that the key to preventing heart disease is managing your risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high total cholesterol or high blood glucose and the best way to find out if you have one of these conditions is through screening tests during regular doctor visits.
  • 2. Restaurant Operating Tips Restaurant Operating Tips from the American Heart Association.
  • 3. Making the Switch Making the Switch
  • 4. Levels of Cholesterol The levels of cholesterol.
  • 5. Frying without Trans Fat Frying without Trans Fat from the American Heart Association.
  • 6. Controlling Cholesterol With Life's Simple 7 Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn how to controll cholesterol with some simple steps from Life's Simple 7.
  • 7. Deep-Frying Tips Deep-Frying Tips
  • 8. Marinated Vegetable Salad Try our low-cholesterol recipe for Marinated Vegetable Salad.
  • 9. Butter, Butter Blend and Bakers Margarine (For Restaurants and Bakeries) Butter, Butter Blend and Bakers Margarine (For Restaurants and Bakeries)
  • 10. Understanding Heavy-Duty Fry Oils Understanding Heavy-Duty Fry Oils
  • 11. Roll-In/Flake Margarine - Pastry/Danish/Croissant (For Restaurants & Bakeries) Roll-In/Flake Margarine - Pastry/Danish/Croissant (For Restaurants & Bakeries)
  • 12. Baking without Trans Fat Baking without Trans Fat from the American Heart Association.
  • 13. Control Cholesterol with Life's Simple 7 The American Heart Association helps you learn to control cholesterol levels using these simple tips.
  • 14. Fats and Oils: AHA Recommendation The American Heart Association gives this recommendation for econsuming fats and oils.
  • 15. Bunless Beef-and-Bean Burgers These burgers taste so great that you won?t miss the extra meat?or the buns!
  • 16. Choosing Fry Products Choosing Fry Products
  • 17. Savory Sweet Potato Fries Savory seasonings provide zesty flavor to vibrantly colored, nutrition-rich oven-fried sweet potatoes.
  • 18. No-Bake Veggie Lasagna Stacks If you like lasagna but don?t want to spend a lot of time baking it, you?ll love that this recipe uses the stovetop and the microwave
  • 19. Trans Fat Conference Trans Fat Conference
  • 20. Healthy Heart Quizzes The American Heart Association offers these heart-health quizzes to test your knowledge of heart attack, sodium, high blood pressure, diabetes, physical activity, medication, fats, cholesterol and HIV.
  • 21. New Prevention Guidelines Newly-announced guidelines focus on the assessment of cardiovascular risk, lifestyle modifications to reduce cardiovascular risk, and management of cholesterol and body weight.
  • 22. Black Bean and Brown Rice Salad Fresh cilantro adds its clean taste and lime juice provides a tangy zing to this fiber-rich salad.
  • 23. Layered Mexican Casserole Try our low-cholesterol recipe for Layered Mexican Casserole.
  • 24. A History of Trans Fat The American Heart Association explains the History of trans fat.
  • 25. Potato and Egg Scramble A topping of stewed tomatoes adds a zesty zip to this hearty potato and egg breakfast dish.
  • 26. Lettuce-Wrap Tacos with Black Beans and Corn Try our low-cholesterol recipe for Lettuce-Wrap Tacos with Black Beans and Corn.
  • 27. The Dish: Get the Big Fat Picture According to the American Heart Association, your saturated fat consumption should be less than 7 percent of your daily calories and your trans fat consumption less than 1 percent.
  • 28. The Dish: Personal Daily Calorie and Fat Limits The Dish: Personal Daily Calorie and Fat Limits from the American Heart Association.
  • 29. The Dish: Artificial or Natural? Taking in Trans Fats The Dish: Artificial or Natural? Taking in Trans Fats from the American Heart Association.
  • 30. Greek Meatball and Orzo Soup Shredded carrot adds moistness to these meatballs, which are the stars of this satisfying soup.
  • 31. The Dish: Dig In for Better Dining Out The American Heart Association offers these tips to a healthier dining out experience.
  • 32. Jim Zanos Read how Jim is managing his cholesterol.
  • 33. Elaine McCracken "In December of 1999, I was diagnosed with focal myocarditis. You might say that saved my life." Read Elaine McCracken's story.
  • 34. The Dish: Heart-Healthy Holiday Shopping The holiday season is here, and with it come all the usual temptations. From holiday parties to family dinners, savory treats are everywhere, making it hard not to indulge. But that?s OK ? our goal at the American Heart Association is to help you choose more heart-healthy indulgences and limit foods with high levels of ?bad? saturated and trans fats.
  • 35. B. Michael Thorne Read Mike Thorne's story about managing cholesterol.
  • 36. The Dish: Phasing Out Trans Fat in New York City The Dish: Phasing Out Trans Fat in New York City from the American Heart Association.
  • 37. Cholesterol Personal Stories Real patients share their experiences with lowering their cholesterol levels.
  • 38. Bad Fats Brothers' Downloads Bad Fats Brothers' Downloads
  • 39. Linda Pena Growing up on the U.S.-Mexico border, Linda Peña never thought twice about the cholesterol-laden fried beef tacos that were a staple in her family. Now she knows that poor heart-health doesn't have to be a way of life. Read her story of survival.
  • 40. Omega-6 Fatty Acids A recent American Heart Association science advisory concludes that omega-6 fatty acids ? found in some vegetable oils, nuts and seeds ? are a beneficial part of a heart-healthy eating plan.
  • 41. Meet Trans The American Heart Association explains trans fat.
  • 42. Cholesterol and Other Educational Brochures The American Heart Association offers these health education packets and brochures with content designed to help you better understand your treatments, successfully manage your condition and reduce your risk.
  • 43. The Dish: Making the Change to a Heart-Healthy Life This issue of The Dish from the American Heart Association features guest columnist David Hagedorn, a chef and food columnist for The Washington Post. David shares how a heart attack changed his life, especially his diet.
  • 44. Symptoms, Diagnosis & Monitoring of High Cholesterol Three simple steps: get tested, make a plan and follow your doctor's recommendations to manage your cholesterol.
  • 45. Safeguard your children from heart disease and stroke_1277477874666 High blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity and smoking have always been "adult" topics. But many children have the same risk factors as their parents. This brochure will help parents understand that childhood behaviors lead to adult behaviors. It will support efforts to curb the risk in children.
  • 46. Drug Therapy for Cholesterol The American Heart Association explains the different cholesterol medications for lowering high cholesterol including Statins, HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, Selective cholesterol absorption inhibitors, Resins, bile acid sequestrant, bile acid-binding drugs, Lipid-Lowering Therapies.
  • 47. Prepared Foods & Mixes without Trans Fat The American Heart Association offers these resources of Prepared Foods & Mixes without Trans Fat for restaurant professionals.
  • 48. Patient Education Resources for Healthcare Professionals The American Heart Association helps your patients learn about heart disease and cardiovascular conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, congenital heart defects, diabetes, heart failure, stroke, cardiac arrest, cardiac rehab, peripheral artery disease, pad, cardiovascular conditions of childhood, HIV, hiv and your heart, tools, resources
  • 49. Life's Simple 7 Brochure (Spanish) A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's seven steps for achieving ideal cardiovascular health. Encourages the reader to take the My Life Check® assessment and create an action plan for a healthier life.
  • 50. Artichoke, Red Bell Pepper, and White Bean Salad on Fresh Spinach Leaves A sprinkling of feta cheese enhances this quick-to-fix red, white, and green salad.
  • 51. Hyperlipidemia The American Heart Association explains that if you have too many lipids ? or fats ? in the blood that's called hyperlipidemia. Learn what you can do.
  • 52. Lemon Green Beans with Parsley and Almonds Try this low-cholesterol recipe for Lemon Green Beans with Parsley and Almonds.
  • 53. Answers by Heart Fact Sheets: Lifestyle and Risk Reduction The American Heart Association offers these Answers By Heart patient information sheets answer important questions about quitting smoking, improving your diet, increasing physical activity, and controlling cholesterol and high blood pressure.
  • 54. Heartburn or heart attack? Even though they share some common symptoms, the American Heart Association explains the difference between heartburn and heart attack.
  • 55. My Personal Health Tracker Features tracking charts that encourage people to monitor their cholesterol, blood pressure, weight and glucose at each doctor?s visit. Allows tracking of medications and other vital health data. Also includes tips for lowering your risk for heart disease.
  • 56. Strawberry Breakfast Mousse Strawberry Breakfast Mousse recipe from The American Heart Association
  • 57. Answers by Heart Fact Sheets: Cardiovascular Conditions The American Heart Association offers these Answers By Heart patient information sheets that cover a range of cardiovascular conditions including angina, arrhythmia, atrial fibrilation, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack and heart failure.
  • 58. Good vs. Bad Cholesterol What is good cholesterol? What is bad cholesterol? The American Heart Association explains LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, ldl, hdl, cholesterol, good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, Lp(a), triglycerides, triglyceride levels, cholesterol levels, high density lipoprotein, low density lipoprotein, prevention of high cholesterol, getting your cholesterol tested, hyperlipidemia, atherosclerosis, and much more.
  • 59. For Your Children Brochure: Safeguard them from heart disease and stroke High blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity and smoking have always been "adult" topics. But many children have the same risk factors as their parents. This brochure will help parents understand that childhood behaviors lead to adult behaviors. It will support efforts to curb the risk in children.
  • 60. Meet Sat The American Heart Association explains saturated fats.
  • 61. How To Get Your Cholesterol Tested The American Heart Association explains how to get your cholesterol checked, when to get your cholesterol checked and other useful cholesterol screening information.
  • 62. Fats 101 The American Heart Association explains all you need to know about the different types of fats; good and bad.
  • 63. Public Cholesterol Screening (Adults and Children) The American Heart Association urges all Americans to have their physicians determine their total and HDL blood cholesterol levels. This is very important for those people with a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure or stroke. Learn more about Public Screenings.
  • 64. Common Misconceptions about Cholesterol The American Heart Association common misconceptions regarding cholesterol levels.
  • 65. More Cardiovascular Conditions The American Heart Association helps you learn about heart disease and cardiovascular conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, heart valve disease, congenital heart defects, diabetes, heart failure, stroke, cardiac arrest, cardiac rehab, peripheral artery disease, pad, cardiovascular conditions of childhood, HIV, hiv and your heart, tools, resources
  • 66. Keep Track of Your Heart Health The American Heart Association provides this list of downloadable resources and tools for your heart health.
  • 67. Easy Food Tips for Heart-Healthy Eating Brochure This brochure shows practical ways to get cholesterol and fat out of your diet. It recommends healthy foods, tells how to read nutrition labels, and gives daily fat intake guidelines.
  • 68. Cholesterol Resources For Professionals Find cholesterol resources for you and your patients.
  • 69. Monounsaturated Fats The American Heart Association explains the heart-healthy benefits of monounsaturated fats.
  • 70. My Fats Translator The American Heart Association allows you to figure out your daily calorie and fat limits and offers suggestions on smart substitutions you can make for better heart health with the My Fats Translator.
  • 71. Understanding and Improving Cholesterol Brochure This brochure incorporates the latest guidelines to set people straight about a confusing subject: cholesterol! LDL, HDL, triglycerides, omega-3 fatty acids - everything is clarified and explained.
  • 72. Crunchy-Crusted Salmon Fillets Buttermilk helps tenderize the salmon and keep it moist as it bakes. The coating of whole-grain oats and almonds adds a nutritious crunch.
  • 73. Better Fats Sisters' Downloads The American Heart Associations offers these Better Fats Sisters' Downloads to help explain the better fats.
  • 74. Restaurant FAQs Restaurant FAQs
  • 75. Hey Kids, Learn About Cholesterol The American Heart Association offers these tips for kids on how to keep their cholesterol under control with Life's Simple 7.
  • 76. Easy Food Tips for Heart-Healthy Eating Brochure (Spanish) This brochure shows practical ways to get cholesterol and fat out of one's diet. It recommends healthy foods to substitute for unhealthy ones, tells how to read nutrition labels, and gives daily guidelines for fat intake. A convenient reference everyone should keep right next to the refrigerator!
  • 77. The Dish with Dr. Eckel Get the inside scoop on the Face the Fats campaign, and share some of the latest information on the world of dietary fats from past American Heart Association president, Dr. Eckel.
  • 78. Cholesterol Abnormalities & Diabetes The American Heart Association explains that people with diabetes are more prone to having unhealthy cholesterol levels, which contributes to cardiovascular disease or heart disease.
  • 79. Family History and Heart Disease, Stroke The American Heart Association explains that knowing your family history is very important when it comes to understanding your risk for heart disease and stroke, but having a family history of it does not mean it is imminent that you will get it too.
  • 80. Recipes for Cholesterol Management Healthy recipes from The American Heart Association to help you manage your cholesterol.
  • 81. Life's Simple 7® | Control Cholesterol The American Heart Association explains that Controlling cholesterol levels is one of Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and how a few simple changes can help you avoid high blood cholesterol.
  • 82. FATS: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly The American Heart Association helps you understand the various types of fats; what's good, bad and what the AHA recommends.
  • 83. Life's Simple 7 Brochure A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's recommendations for healthy living: avoid tobacco smoke, monitor high blood pressure, eat food low in cholesterol and saturated fats, be physically active, maintain a healthy weight, and have regular medical exams. 4 pages, 4" x 8?"
  • 84. Salad with Curried Chicken and Fruit Make a chicken salad with creamy apricot-curry sauce, spoon it over crisp salad greens, and top it all with crunchy sliced almonds for a delightful lunch or dinner entrée.
  • 85. Fats & Oils The American Heart Association explains the different types of fats and which are better for heart health.
  • 86. The Power of Getting Patients Involved When you connect your practice and your patients to Heart360.org, you?re helping them take charge of their health.
  • 87. Keith Ahrens' Story of Survival After a heart attack, Keith learned about sustainable heart-healthy eating, getting regular physical activity and changed his life.
  • 88. Protein and Heart Health Most of us are getting far more protein than we actually need. Meat is high in saturated fat and can raise blood cholesterol levels. The American Heart Association helps you find a balance with fruits, vegetables and protein.
  • 89. Understand Your Risk for High Cholesterol High cholesterol is just one heart disease risk factor. The American Heart Association helps you to understand your risk for high cholesterol.
  • 90. Fats and Oils The American Heart Association introduces the Meet the Fats program to explain the various types of fats; good and bad.
  • 91. Cooking for Lower Cholesterol How can you lower high cholesterol? The American Heart Association offers these tips to cooking low-fat and low-cholesterol foods that help you manage your blood cholesterol level and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.
  • 92. Trans Fats The American Heart Association clears up the confusion about trans fats.
  • 93. Chilled Asian Asparagus Spears A cool and tangy change from the usual cooked asparagus, this dish is perfect as a complement to an entrée or as an elegant party appetizer.
  • 94. The Power of Knowing Your Numbers Learn how the power of tracking your numbers can help you to live a longer and healthier life.
  • 95. The Better Fats Sisters The American Heart Association introduces the Better Fats Sisters.
  • 96. Meet Mon The American Heart Association explains monosaturated fat.
  • 97. About Cholesterol What is cholesterol? The American Heart Association helps you understand your cholesterol levels, what is good cholesterol what is bad cholesterol, the difference between LDL and HDL cholesterol, and more.
  • 98. Chicken Rotini Salad with Rosemary Chicken Rotini Salad with Rosemary recipe from The American Heart Association
  • 99. Eating Fish for Heart Health The American Heart Association recommends eating fish twice a week to improve heart health.
  • 100. Chicken Pizza Sauté Opt for this creative one-dish meal when you crave the flavor of pizza but want less cholesterol, fats, sodium, and calories than you get with traditional pizza.


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