A UVA Heart & Vascular Center Initiative

The Problem With Processed Meat

Posted May 31, 2016

What’s a sub without salami? A pizza without pepperoni? If you’re a fan of these and other processed meats, it may be time to consider cutting… Read More


Potassium Keeps Sodium In Check

Posted May 12, 2015

Last time you had achy muscles, you probably reached for a potassium-rich banana. But did you know that in addition to providing muscle cramp relief,… Read More


Test Your Salt Knowledge

Posted October 13, 2014

When it comes to salt, a pinch here and a dash there can really add up, especially during the holidays when you’re eating a wide variety… Read More


How Much Salt?

Posted June 09, 2014

At a recent Club Red Heart Health Workshop, audience members had the chance to submit their most pressing questions.
Meet the Expert :
Brandy Patterson,… Read More


Spotlight On: Blood Pressure

Posted May 17, 2014

I’m concerned about my high blood pressure. What steps can I take to lower my numbers?
Blood pressure is an important indicator of one’s health, and it… Read More


Resting Heart Rate

Posted March 17, 2011

A Measure of Health
You may have heard the term “resting heart rate” but aren’t sure what it is and why it’s important. Your resting heart… Read More