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WINTER 2016 CONTENTS
Hungry or Coping?
Emotional eating happens when we don’t
like how we’re feeling and eat because
eating makes us feel better temporarily.
Psychologist Mark Gorman gives us the
skinny on emotional eating.
It’s possible to have atrial fibrillation a long
time without knowing. Dr. Pamela McCabe
explains AFib and some of the new things
we’re learning about it.
A Tale of Two Mothers
Janice Taylor lost her mother at age 10,
but thanks to technology, her inherited
heart disease did not deprive her
daughters of a mother.
1 On My Mind
Heart Insight Editorial Board Chair, CLYDE W.
YANCY, fills you in on this month’s issue
2 Heart News
Newsworthy notes from the world
of cardiovascular health
6 Heart Felt
Our readers share their experiences with
heart disease from their own perspective
34 Life’s Simple 7
Seven simple ways to improve your health
and enhance your quality of life
40 Life is Why
Sabrina Robinson’s why is her patients
44 Simple Cooking
Crockpot chicken tacos, BBQ pulled pork
sliders, slow cooker sauerbraten
46 Heart Resources
Up and At ‘em!
Cardiac rehab may cut the rate for
readmission to the hospital after a
heart attack by half. Cardiac rehab
specialist Pat Dunn explains how it
works and what to expect. Heart
attack survivor Julie O’Leary shares
how cardiac rehab made a difference
in her recovery.
Cover photo: Lacey Wroblewski