My Heart Matters Blog

May 30, 2019

Tips to Get 30 Minutes of Exercise Every Day

By: Diana Cagliero Exercise is one the best things you can do for your health! While we hear about how exercise can lead to great health […]
January 1, 2019

Vaping and E-Cigarettes: How do they affect my heart health?

Diana Cagliero, MAJanuary – February 2019 What is vaping? “Vaping” is breathing in the vapor produced by an e-cigarette, or other vaporizing devices such as vape […]
November 18, 2018

Nutrition Information Labels & Heart-Healthy Diets: Things You Should Know

By: Diana Cagliero, MA November-December 2018 Nutrition information labels can be puzzling. The informational boxes on theback of food products are often filled with hard-to-pronounce and […]
September 1, 2018

A Midlife [Symptom] Crisis

By Sara E. LoobySeptember-October 2018 During midlife, many women begin to experience symptoms related to menopause such as mood swings, sleep problems, and hot flashes. These […]
June 1, 2018

The Patient’s Voice

By Corinne RivardJune-July 2018 “We are living longer and our hearts are beating from the time we’re born until the time we die. So, we need […]
February 1, 2018

Women Supporting Women in the Community

By Corinne RivardFebruary–March 2018 “Women are silenced by HIV stigma, shame, and guilt and those women need other women to share their experiences and learn from […]
December 18, 2017

Smoking: Why and How to Quit!

By Corinne RivardDecember 2017–January 2018 Smoking has negative consequences on health and wellness, and studies have shown that people with HIV are more likely to smoke, […]
October 1, 2017

Q & A: Added Sweeteners, Added Health Problems??

By Corinne RivardOctober-November 2017 Adding sugar to our food and beverages makes them sweeter. Based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the major sources of […]
August 1, 2017

Hot Flashes and HIV: What Research Shows

By Corinne RivardAugust-September 2017 Since the advent of antiretroviral therapy, individuals with HIV are living longer and experiencing health-related changes associated with aging. For women, menopause […]
May 29, 2017

Stress Less with Just a Few Breaths

May – June 2017 Stress Facts Did you know that in the US …. ♥ Over 80 billion dollars of 2012 health care spending were attributable […]
March 1, 2017

Make a Healthy Heart a Part of Your New Start

March – April 2017 Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to improve your heart health? Now is a great time to improve your heart health […]
December 29, 2016

Walk Your Way to a Healthier Heart

December 2016 – January 2017 Did you know that walking can lower your risk of heart-related conditions as much as running? A study funded by the […]
August 1, 2016

“A Reprieve For Women: Embracing Inclusive Scientific Research”

August-September 2016 Check out this recent blog post from Health Affairs that highlights the importance of women’s participation in research that features the REPRIEVE study and […]
June 29, 2016

Participation of Women with HIV in Clinical Research Trials

June-July 2016 New research suggests women with HIV are under-represented in clinical research trials Dr. Mirjam J. Curno and colleagues recently published a study in the Journal […]
April 1, 2016

The heart health of women living with HIV matters!

April/May 2016 Did you know that women with HIV are 3 times more likely to have a heart attack than women without HIV? Even women who […]