Heart Health - Management

Should Kids Be Screened for High Cholesterol?

Get the experts' take on this much debated matter of the heart.

DIY Blood Pressure Monitoring

Here's how to track your blood pressure at home for greater accuracy and better treatment.

The Link Between Nerve Damage and ED

Nerve damage doesn't only affect the legs, fingers, and the toes. It can also result in erectile dysfunction (ED), or impotence. Read on to find out how you can prevent ED from affecting you.

8 Factors That Contribute to Erectile Dysfunction

If you have Erectile Dysfunction (ED), getting your sex life back on track is probably a top priority. As a first step, consider whether these lifestyle changes are at the root of your sexual woes.

Your Heart's Favorite Mineral?

This mineral helps your heart maintain a steady rhythm and promotes normal blood pressure. It's being studied for its role in preventing and managing such heart ailments as hypertension (high blood pressure) and cardiovascular disease.

Top 3 Anger Triggers and Ways to Deal With Them

Although the act of men expressing their anger is typically accepted as normal, the truth is that venting one's anger in an unhealthy manner can be a burden on your relationships.

How to Combat Fluid Retention

Fluid retention is a common occurrence. Here are 10 lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce or eliminate excess fluids.

Exercise: Just What the Doctor Ordered?

Physicians and fitness experts are teaming up to help patients exercise their way to wellness.

Many Seniors Leave Hospital Without Their Regular Meds

An alarming number of older patients fail to continue taking their regular medications after they return home, particularly if they spent time in intensive care.

Atrial Fibrillation: Know the Signs, Prevent Complications

During atrial fibrillation, the heart's two upper chambers beat out of sync with the two lower chambers. Learn about the potential causes and complications of this condition.

Anemia: The Most Common Nutritional Deficiency

Too little iron in the body can affect many body functions, but most physical signs and symptoms don't show up until iron deficiency anemia occurs.

Pass on Salt? Maybe Not

One study questions the need for salt restrictions.

10 Easy Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

There are simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing high cholesterol and manage the problem if it occurs.

3 Heart-Healthy Habits With Zero Deprivation

Pizza? Drinks? TV? Your favorite indulgences can be made heart healthy, if you do them right.

Add This Kind of Fiber for Less Belly Fat

Visceral fat, the type found around the waist and belly and surrounding the vital organs, poses much more of a health risk to you than fat that's right under the skin. But upping a particular type of fiber in your diet could help you get rid of it.

Why You Might Need Cardioversion

If you have a fast or irregular heartbeat, cardioversion may be what the doctor orders.

10 Ways to Spruce Up Your Salad

If you find yourself munching on the same old lettuce and tomatoes day in and day out, maybe it's time for a salad makeover.

Health Advice at the Hair Salon

Over the last few years, some hair salons and barbers have been dispensing more than just trims. They've been giving out health advice, too.

Temporary Blood Pressure Spikes: How to Handle Them

An occasional increase in blood pressure above your average reading is not usually a cause for alarm. But, over time—and if those spikes in your blood pressure occur frequently enough—they can cause damage to your blood vessels, heart, and kidneys the same way having chronically high blood pressure can.

Is a Heart Stent Right for You?

Here's the essential info you need to know about this common procedure used to relieve symptoms from heart artery blockages.

Is Taking a Daily Aspirin Right for You?

The benefits of taking a daily low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke have been well publicized, but is taking an aspirin a day right for you?

Could Tangerines Prevent Obesity?

This juicy little fruit contains a substance that may help prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9: The Basics

Omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids confer a variety of health benefits when consumed on a regular basis and in the right amounts.

Chemo and Heart Failure

One chemo side effect is the potential to increase patients' risk for heart failure, particularly in those who already have heart disease. Here's what you should know and what you can do.

Daily Aspirin Therapy: Right for Diabetes?

Taking a daily aspirin could be good for your health... or it could be bad for your health. There are advantages for those living with diabetes, but there are also risks.

Why Worrying Hurts Your Heart

What is it about chronic worrying and anxiety that increases the likelihood of suffering a heart attack? And how can you take steps to reduce that risk?

Belly Fat: Could Plant Oil Help?

New research suggests that a particular plant oil might be a powerful weapon in the fight against obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Can Eating This Prevent Vascular Disease?

A new study shows that there may be added heart benefits to including these foods in your daily diet.

Your Kitchen Makeover for Heart Health

Taking stock of the kinds of foods in your pantry and refrigerator and replacing the ones that increase your risk for cardiovascular disease with nutritious, flavorful whole foods, will help you and your family make heart-smart food choices and reduce your risk of heart disease.

Living with Dumping Syndrome

If you've had surgery to remove part of your stomach or had gastric bypass surgery to help you lose weight, you may be susceptible to this condition.
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