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Good News for Patients With Sleep Apnea

Treating sleep apnea could bring you a better night's sleep -- and possibly a healthier heart. More...

From Research: Managing Prediabetes Cuts Heart Risks, Too

People who make lifestyle changes to prevent prediabetes from progressing may also lower their risk of dying of heart disease years down the road. More...

More Bad News for Niacin

Are you currently taking niacin to improve your cholesterol levels? If so, a conversation with your doctor may be warranted to determine whether you should continue taking niacin. More...

Should You Be Screened for an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?

If you're an older (aged 65 to 75) smoker or ex-smoker -- and especially if you're male -- you're at an increased risk for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a ballooning or bulging of the aorta wall that can rupture and be fatal 75 to 90 percent of the time. More...

Angina Self-Management Advice

It may start as a feeling of squeezing or suffocating in the midchest, with pain that shoots to the left arm. But it's not a heart attack, it's angina -- chest pain that's a symptom of heart disease. More...

Selenium Strikes Out

Selenium supplements are marketed for maintaining a healthy heart, but there is no evidence that the supplements decrease the risk of a heart attack. More...

The Confusing Advice About Salt Consumption

Are you confused about the benefits of eating less salt? Do you wonder if itís really necessary to dramatically cut salt intake to protect the heart? More...

Berries: A Wise Choice

According to a study published in Circulation (Volume 127, page 188), women with a high intake of a compound found in berries and certain other fruits and vegetables may have lower odds of suffering a heart attack. More...

What’s Your CRF?

Engaging in regular physical activity has long been recognized as a key ingredient to a healthy heart. That's because aerobic activities such as jogging, walking and bike riding can help improve blood circulation, insulin sensitivity and blood pressure, as well as assist in quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, managing stress and warding off depression. Unfortunately, many people aren't getting up and moving for their health. Ö More...

Heart Disease: Not Just For Men

Heart-health experts have spent a lot of time and effort alerting women to the dangers of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and educating them about heart attack symptoms. The hope was that, armed with this knowledge, women would have the necessary tools to help prevent heart disease and its complications. More...

Anger: Not Worth the Heartache

Do you have a temper? You may want to find ways to manage it: Outbursts of anger are associated with an increased risk for heart attack, and the more intense the outburst, the higher the risk. More...

Is It a Heart Attack, or a Broken Heart?

Many people have felt the pain of the metaphoric broken heart. But the broken hearts of songs and poetry also have a physical counterpart. Known medically as stress cardiomyopathy, its less clinical term is "broken heart syndrome." More...

11 Ways to Sneak Exercise into Your Day

You know how critical regular physical activity is. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recommends that healthy older adults should engage in at least two-and-a-half hours of moderate-intensity exercise a week to reap substantial health benefits. That translates to at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. More...

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