Do you need a statin? The best way to know is with a heart CT scan—it can reveal dangerous plaque calcification and help you decide.
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Pumping iron, resistance training—whatever you call weight work, research shows it can help keep your cholesterol in a heart-healthy range.
Quiz: When does chest pain signal a heart attack versus heartburn or something else? Take this quiz and find out!
The body’s largest organ is the lining of your blood vessels. Here’s how to take care of it—to prevent heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and more.
Life-saving blood-thinner drug warfarin can cause dangerous bleeding. Now a gene test reduces that risk.
If you’re a woman over age 75, statin drugs may be much more likely to…
Find out the top nine causes of swelling—what doctors call edema—in your hands, feet and abdomen. Some are minor, others deadly serious.
Walking hurts when you’ve got peripheral artery disease. The good news is, the right exercise can help—a lot. Read on.
Super-caffeinated beverages may give you more of a jolt than you bargained for—and wind up sending you to the ER.
New guidelines mean that 103 million American adults now have high blood pressure. That could be a recipe for over-treatment.
Chest discomfort that comes and goes…a fluttery feeling…sweating. What’s normal vs. signs that your heart is in trouble? Find out.
In her book, Dr. Bond Brill talks about plant sterols and psyllium seed husk—which can dramatically lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol.
In her book, Dr. Bond Brill recommends The Mineral Diet, which can help lower blood pressure.
Most people are aware that their cholesterol levels play an important role in determining how heart-healthy they are, but there’s more to it than that.
While exercise is great for the heart and is regarded as the single most important thing to do to prevent heart disease, this is not true in every case.
Exercising intensely when you’re angry or upset might seem like a great way to blow off steam. But it could be bad for your heart.
The arctic blast that brought tundralike temperatures to much of the country this winter has…
New blood pressure guidelines mean more people qualify for hypertension diagnosis. Here’s what that means for you…