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Stroke Risk Factors: A Growing Threat
In spite of stroke-prevention efforts in recent years, stroke risk factors appear to be becoming more common, according to a new study.
Alcohol: A Little Could Do Your Heart Good
An evening libation could be a whole lot more than just an opportunity to relax.
Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the US, but watching for certain risk factors may help give your heart a chance.
What's Good for Diabetes May Be Good for the Heart
For those with type 2 diabetes, keeping blood sugar levels under control can seem like walking a tightrope. But that delicate balancing act may benefit more than just blood sugar.
Common Syndrome May Boost Heart Risk
When the symptoms of metabolic syndrome combine, they can lead to heart disease or even death. But those with diabetes and high blood pressure may face the highest risk.
How the Food on Your Plate Might Affect Your Heart
The healthy choices you make at breakfast, lunch and dinner don’t just make you feel better — they could be adding years to your life.
How a Healthy Heart May Keep You Mobile
A heart-friendly lifestyle is one of your best bets for preventing strokes and heart attacks, and it may help many stay mobile and independent for longer as they age.
Healthy Life May Help Heart Health More Than Pills
Before reaching for the medicine cabinet, consider cleaning up your diet — it may save your life.
How Your Childhood Could Affect Your Heart Health
You may have more to thank your parents for than just your height and eye color. The way they raised you might affect your heart health as an adult.