February is American Heart Month

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February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month.  Do you or someone you know has a heart health concern?  Here is a selection of heart health resources available from the library.

Heart 411 by Marc Gillinov and Steven Nissen
Starting with the basics of heart health, the authors discuss diet, exercise, risk factors, medicine, and more.  You'll also learn what is fact and what is fiction about heart disease and prevention.

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum's Heart Book by Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum
Did you know heart disease is a leading cause of death for women? Dr. Steinbaum, a leading cardiologist, writes what women should do to take care of their heart health. She also shares her experiences with her patients and tips for living a healthy life. It's not often you hear about heart disease reported in women so it's worth checking out.

The Living Heart in the 21st Century by Michael E. DeBakey, MD and Antoino M. Gotto, MD
Related heart risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol can affect your health. This book provides a wealth of information about current treatments, preventive medicine, lifestyle changes, and more. There is also a glossary of terms used in the book. If you're looking for detailed information about heart health, this book is a good resource.

The Acid Reflux Solution by Jorge E. Rodreiguez, MD
Have you had acid reflux, better known as heart burn, and wonder about how to manage it? In this book, Dr. Rodriguez explains how lifestyle changes and diet can help.  In the first half, you'll learn that medications are not always the answer and what you can do to manage acid reflux naturally.  In the second half, recipes for healthy and delicious meals include soups, seafood, poultry, pasta, and more.  Full color photos accompany the recipes.  You can manage heartburn!

The Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman, MD
Insulin imbalance is the major cause of weight issues, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.  This is better known as diabesity.  If you are looking for ways to lower your risk factors, Dr. Hyman explains what you can do to improve your health.  Topics include food addiction, myths that keep you sick, an action plan to treat diabesity, meal planning, and more.

Blood Pressure Down by Janet Bond Brill
Do you have high blood pressure and want to lower it?  Dr. Brill begins with the basics about blood pressure and lays out an action plan to lower your risks. Tips include how to cut salt, the benefits of adding foods such as spinach, yogurt, soy, exercise, and more.  Heart healthy recipes are included in the appendix.

Also, DC Public Library offers several health and wellness databases!  You can access them from the library, home, or work.