February is a good time to take stock of your heart health, given that the American Heart Association has declared it to be Heart Health Month, and, more importantly, that heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the US. It’s often hard to keep track of the latest and most accurate info on how to keep your heart healthy. For some up-to-date info, and cardiac myth-busting, check out this recent post from physicians at the University of Connecticut’s Calhoun Cardiology Center. The essentials, of course, remain the same: keep active and exercise, and of course, watch your diet. Some of the latest research findings underscore that even if you start exercising in your mid-to-later years, it’s still beneficial for your heart. And as for food? Some hospitals are now experimenting with teaching their congestive heart failure patients how to cook, in order to avoid hospital re-admissions and to put these patients on a path to better health. Poached pears instead of pills? Take a look at this culinary plan Here.