The American Heart Association held its Red Dress concert in NYC, including a special appearance by cardiac arrest survivor Damar Hamlin.

Following the cardiac arrest scare with Bronny, teen son of NBA icon LeBron James, we wanted to share 7 proactive tips that can save a life.

HOW to ENTER PROMOTION. Participants can enter the She Did That with Heart $1,000 Cash Giveaway by going to or www.rickeysmileymorningshow or and click the link to take the pledge. The pledge is a reminder to make selfcare a priority and to improve heart health. They will then submit a screen shot of their pledge entry along with their name, email, and phone number for consideration.

February is national heart health month, and heart disease is an issue in the Black community. Russ talks to Senior Policy Adviser for Nursing Practice and Work Environment with the American Nurses Association (ANA), Kendra McMillan, who is also a Registered Nurse with a master’s degree in Public Health, about this topic. McMillan says that […]

According to a recent study, American soldiers tend to have worse heart health than civilians of similar ages. Even though army soldiers have to be in tip top shape only about 30% of them were found to have ideal heart health.  On the other hand about 50% of civilians have ideal heart health.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watch is now fulfilling its promise to let people take EKGs of their heart and notify them when they have an irregular heartbeat. Apple announced the heart features in September, but didn’t make them available until Thursday. The new features have been given clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug […]

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Angela Bassett recently opened up to TheGrio about her partnership with For Your SweetHeart, a nationwide movement to raise awareness about the link between type 2 diabetes and heart disease. According to the report, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death associated with diabetes, and Bassett knows about this link all too well, as the actress lost […]

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Despite decades of medical research and public campaigns to ease the problem, heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. CDC stats report that nearly 44% of African American men and 48% of African American women have some form of cardiovascular disease that includes heart disease and stroke. As part of our Urban One #REPRESENT Men’s Health Initiative, […]

WHAT CAN YOU EAT TO DECREASE YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE? A heart-healthy diet is one which is low in carbohydrates, cholesterol, and saturated fats but high in fiber, protein, and ‘good’ fats such as omega-3 fatty acids. A vegetarian diet which follows these principles is healthiest, however diets which include lean meats can also […]

Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., is Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he oversees the third largest institute, with an annual budget of approximately $3 billion and nearly 1,000 employees. Dr. Gibbons has made many scientific contributions and received several patents for innovations in […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart attacks and broken hips cause much suffering and worry as people grow older. This year, Medicare wants to start changing how it pays for treatment of these life-threatening conditions, to promote quality and contain costs. Beneficiaries and family members may notice a new approach. Hospitals and doctors in dozens of communities […]

  Dr. William A. Cooper, M.D. is the founding medical director of Cardiovascular Surgery at WellStar Health Systems which is rated among the top 15% of cardiac surgery programs in the U.S. He graduated from the 6-year BA/MD program from University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed postgraduate training in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery […]