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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. 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.
  • 3. Marinated Vegetable Salad Try our low-cholesterol recipe for Marinated Vegetable Salad.
  • 4. Control Cholesterol with Life's Simple 7 The American Heart Association helps you learn to control cholesterol levels using these simple tips.
  • 5. Bunless Beef-and-Bean Burgers These burgers taste so great that you won?t miss the extra meat?or the buns!
  • 6. Savory Sweet Potato Fries Savory seasonings provide zesty flavor to vibrantly colored, nutrition-rich oven-fried sweet potatoes.
  • 7. 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
  • 8. Polyunsaturated Fats The American Heart Association explains polyunsaturated fats.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. Black Bean and Brown Rice Salad Fresh cilantro adds its clean taste and lime juice provides a tangy zing to this fiber-rich salad.
  • 12. Layered Mexican Casserole Try our low-cholesterol recipe for Layered Mexican Casserole.
  • 13. Potato and Egg Scramble A topping of stewed tomatoes adds a zesty zip to this hearty potato and egg breakfast dish.
  • 14. Lettuce-Wrap Tacos with Black Beans and Corn Try our low-cholesterol recipe for Lettuce-Wrap Tacos with Black Beans and Corn.
  • 15. Greek Meatball and Orzo Soup Shredded carrot adds moistness to these meatballs, which are the stars of this satisfying soup.
  • 16. Jim Zanos Read how Jim is managing his cholesterol.
  • 17. Elaine McCracken "In December of 1999, I was diagnosed with focal myocarditis. You might say that saved my life." Read Elaine McCracken's story.
  • 18. B. Michael Thorne Read Mike Thorne's story about managing cholesterol.
  • 19. Cholesterol Personal Stories Real patients share their experiences with lowering their cholesterol levels.
  • 20. 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.
  • 21. 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.
  • 22. 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.
  • 23. Symptoms, Diagnosis & Monitoring of High Cholesterol Three simple steps: get tested, make a plan and follow your doctor's recommendations to manage your cholesterol.
  • 24. 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.
  • 25. 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.
  • 26. 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
  • 27. 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.
  • 28. 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.
  • 29. 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.
  • 30. Lemon Green Beans with Parsley and Almonds Try this low-cholesterol recipe for Lemon Green Beans with Parsley and Almonds.


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