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House Calls video host, Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, Chief Medical Officer for Prevention at the American Heart Association, answers your important questions about managing your heart and brain health to help you live a longer, healthier life.

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Dr. Eduardo SanchezWe at House Calls understand you have a lot to manage in your daily lives and want to make managing your heart and brain health easier. Whether you want to prevent or better your health, House Calls can address your questions with answers that will fit into your daily routine. American Heart Association House Calls host, Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, Chief Medical Officer for Prevention, carefully reviews your question and offers science-backed advice on heart heath habits and conditions, such as:

  • Diet, Nutrition and Healthy Eating
  • Sleep
  • Flu, Covid, and RSV
  • Importance of Learning CPR
  • Hypertension and High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Attack and Stroke Recovery
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease and Menopause and other Life Stages

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Do fad diets really help you lose weight and get healthy?

Healthy eating isn’t about quick fixes or all-or-nothing solutions. Popular diet plans such as paleo, keto or Atkins claim to help you lose weight and improve health. A balanced eating pattern based on the best science is key to managing weight successfully over the long term and having a healthy heart. Dr. Charlotte Markey, a Rutgers University psychology professor and a specialist in body image and eating behaviors, joins House Calls to discuss how to tell the difference between a healthy eating plan and an unhealthy fad diet.

What you need to know about vaping

The increase in e-cigarette use, or vaping, particularly among young people, is a dangerous trend with real health risks. The liquid used in e-cigarettes usually contains harmful substances such as nicotine, heavy metals, and known carcinogens such as formaldehyde that can have negative effects on lung health, cardiovascular health, and overall well-being. In this episode, Dr. Eduardo Sanchez discusses the dangers of e-cigarettes, the alarming increase in vaping among young people, and how you can get help to quit smoking and vaping.

Women vs. Men Heart Attack Symptoms

The signs of a heart attack are different for women. As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women may experience other symptoms that are typically less associated with heart attack, such as shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain. Women are also more likely to ignore their symptoms. Dr. Eduardo Sanchez shares what you should know about heart attacks in men and women.

The differences between flu, COVID, strep throat and RSV

Flu, COVID-19, strep throat and respiratory syncytial virus (known as RSV) have similar cold-like symptoms, and they all affect the respiratory system, but there are some key differences. In this episode of House Calls: Real Docs, Real Talk, Dr. Eduardo Sanchez explains in detail the symptoms of these diseases, how they are treated, and how practicing good hygiene can prevent their spread.

Is heart disease genetic?

Heart disease and related conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol run in families. It's important to know your family history and share it with your doctor. Even with a family history of heart disease, lifestyle changes can help you live a longer healthier life. Find out more from Dr. Eduardo Sanchez in this episode of House Calls: Real Docs, Real Talk.

Recovering after a heart attack

The risk for another heart event or stroke is higher during the first 90 days after a heart attack. The first few months after a heart attack is also an important time to address rehabilitation and recovery, to work with doctors, therapists and the health care team to reevaluate daily habits, and to focus on taking care of physical and mental health. Dr. Eduardo Sanchez shares what you should know in this episode of House Calls: Real Docs, Real Talk.

Ask Dr. Sanchez Your Heart and Brain Health Questions

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