Monthly articles designed to help you acheive your best health ever.
Jun 17, 2021 -
All may be fair in love and war, but the same can’t be said for matters of the heart. A heart attack—when blood doesn’t reach part of the heart muscle—is a medical emergency, but its symptoms vary from person to person.
May 24, 2021 -
For people with uncontrolled high blood pressure, the artery walls are constantly being damaged by the force of the blood rushing through them. Over time, the damage increases the risk for heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease.
Apr 22, 2021 -
The link between your head and your heart may be closer than you think. Stress, anxiety, and depression can all affect your heart health.
Mar 25, 2021 -
A lot has changed over the past year due to COVID-19. But one thing that has stayed the same is the importance of building healthy habits. That’s especially crucial when you have coronary artery disease (CAD) or congestive heart failure (CHF). Here’s how to prioritize taking your medicines and being physically active, pandemic-style.
Feb 23, 2021 -
About 40 million people in the U.S. take a statin drug. Statins are typically used to lower high cholesterol in the blood. But they have other important benefits, too. In fact, they may be prescribed for people with diabetes even when their cholesterol level is normal.
Jan 25, 2021 -
Do you feel dizzy when you stand? Even faint or fall down? These are all signs of a condition called orthostatic hypotension, which doctors have long linked to heart problems. Now, a new study suggests it might have consequences for the mind, too.
Dec 29, 2020 -
Even though marijuana is now legal in some states, you may be hesitant to tell your healthcare provider if you use it. But here’s a reason why you should: Marijuana may not be safe for everyone. In fact, the American Heart Association is concerned that using it regularly may have a negative effect on your heart.
Nov 19, 2020 -
Health experts advise almost everyone get an annual flu shot. But if you’re wavering, here’s another fact to consider: Doing so may protect your heart.
Oct 26, 2020 -
It can feel like your heart is flip-flopping, beating fast, or skipping beats. Atrial fibrillation (AF)—or irregular heartbeat—affects more than 2 million Americans.
Sep 22, 2020 -
Coronary artery disease (CAD) and congestive heart failure are two common heart conditions. They share many of the same risk factors. And some treatment approaches are helpful for both. But they also differ in important ways.