Heart Health - Prevention

David Andrews

When David began experiencing discomfort in his chest, he drove himself to the emergency room. It was there that he got the wake-up call of his life.

Thyroid Conditions and Heart Disease: What’s the Connection?

Common thyroid problems could increase your risk of heart disease. Are you at risk?

Understanding Chest Pain and Other Heart Attack Symptoms

From chest pain to tiredness, here’s what you need to know.

Women, Men, and Heart Disease

Heart disease affects men and women differently—and for women, symptoms of a heart attack may be subtle and difficult to detect. Learn more.

Men with Baldness at the Crown May Be More Prone to Heart Disease

Studies have shown a link between specific patterns of male baldness and the development of coronary heart disease. However, there isn't a clear explanation for the association. Should you be concerned?

5 Heart-Healthy Ways to Use Garlic

It's tough to beat the health benefits of garlic—it fights inflammation, cancer, hypertension, and even has anti-coagulating properties. Read on for delicious ways to incorporate more garlic into your diet.

5 Heart-Healthy Ways to Enjoy Kale

Kale is a versatile, nutrient-packed powerhouse that may be the healthiest food in your fridge. Learn how to enjoy this dark green oxidant-fighting machine.

Tofu: Perfect Health Food...or Not?

As a soy food, tofu is a terrific source of vegetable protein. But in addition to helping to prevent certain health problems, it may actually cause some others.

Keep Your Heart Healthy in Every Season

Heat, humidity, and bitter cold can be difficult for anyone. But if you have a heart condition, changes in the weather can be downright dangerous. Learn how to keep your ticker safe.

What Type of Body Fat Is Most Dangerous?

More than one third of adults and nearly one in five children are obese. However, not all fat is created equal.

Do You Have Too Much of This Type of Fat?

Excess abdominal fat, especially visceral fat, may be a risk factor for some serious health problems. Fortunately, you can take measures to improve your health. Here's how.

Secondary Hypertension: Get the Facts

Could your high blood pressure be a side effect of another medical condition? Learn more about this form of hypertension.

Diet, Bacteria, and Your Heart

The foods you eat can end up hardening your arteries, but not in the way you think.

Thick Blood: What Are the Risks?

People with thicker (more viscous) blood have a higher chance of heart problems and even type 2 diabetes. Learn more about the connection.

Air Pollution May Up Your Cardio Risk

Did you know your surroundings could increase your chances of suffering a heart attack or stroke? Here's why.

Sustainable Seafood Best Bets

Because of increasing threats to ocean ecosystems, many popular seafood items are not as sustainable as they could be. In addition, because of toxins in their water, several species could endanger your health if you eat too much of them.

Angioplasty: What to Expect

It's a minimally-invasive procedure performed for the purpose of opening narrow or blocked arteries. Here's the info you need.

Is It Heart Valve Disease?

According to the American Heart Association, approximately 5 million Americans develop heart valve disease (HVD) each year. Here are the different types of HVD along with risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options.

Snoring May Mean Serious Health Risks

New study suggests snoring may be more than just a nuisance. Read on to learn about its connection to heart attack and stroke.

Health Benefits of the Prickly Pear Cactus

Here are a few healthy reasons to try this fruit, vegetable, and flower all wrapped into one.

6 Surprising Health Benefits of Beer

Beer gets a bad rap. But it can be a healthy beverage as long as it's enjoyed in moderation.

Transient Ischemic Attacks: What You Need to Know

Sometimes referred to as "mini strokes," TIAs are temporary and cause no permanent damage. But they can be a warning sign of bigger problems to come.

6 Life-Changing Medical Breakthroughs on the Horizon

From the harvesting of stem cells without embryos to a pill that delays aging, we've rounded up a few of medicine's amazing advances coming down the pike.

Protect Your Teeth and Gums as You Age

In between visits to the dentist, take these precautions to keep your mouth in tip-top shape.

5 Important (But Rarely Explained) Medical Terms, and What They Mean

Struggling to understand what your doctor’s saying? Here are some helpful translations.

Get "Cultured" and Help Your Heart

To reduce your risk of hypertension, take a look at these healthy facts about yogurt.

Fix Your Muscle Cramps, and Figure Out What's Causing Them

Ouch! Ease those sharp muscle spasms, and try these preventative tips including keeping hydrated.

How to Take Aspirin the Safe Way

Get the health benefits without upsetting your stomach.

Could Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Also Prevent Depression?

Commonly used to prevent coronary heart disease, statins may also lower the risk of major depression.

The Limits of "Good" Cholesterol

A research study uncovered new information about the protective powers of HDL, or "good", cholesterol.
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