Heart Insight is a brand new magazine for patients, their families and caregivers. It is published quarterly by the American Heart Association. I just read their premier issue and it's very engaging and easy to read.
This is a magazine that needs to be in the hands of every person who has heart disease, diabetes, or stroke or who has risk factors for developing those diseases. There was a section that discussed portion sizes and you'd be amazed at what actually constitutes a portion size. When you see a picture of three dice next to a cheese portion, it looks pretty small. There was an interesting article on making sense of food nutrition labels. They can be very challenging and furstrating unless you know exactly what to look for. I think they did a great job in making it simple for the average person. The magazine is FREE to all! You simply need to go to their website: www.heartinsight.com and enter your information and you will receive the next Heart Insight magazine.
As a cardiovascular nurse, I am excited that this publication comes from a very reliable source, the American Heart Association. They are committed to public education and outreach and I applaud them.