- Podcast: 4 Heart-Related Conditions You Can Work to Prevent
Here’s a heart-stuttering statistic: Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies from heart disease. Many of those deaths could be prevented. How? Start with being better informed about what it takes to keep your heart healthy.
- Podcast: A Healthy Diet Still One of the Best Defenses Against Heart Attack
Suffering a heart attack is often a life-changing event. For a survivor, it may mean a lifestyle overhaul, such as exercising more and eating better. These changes can be hard to make – but are often crucial.
- Podcast: Americans’ Blood Levels of Trans Fats on the Decline
Thanks to a push by public health agencies like the CDC, some Americans are eating less trans fats. That’s good news for heart health, because trans fats raise the risk for cardiovascular disease.
- Podcast: Drugs for Adult ADHD Safe for the Heart
Young and middle-aged adults taking drugs for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) don’t seem to have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.
- Podcast: Healthy Habits May Help Heart and Block Cancer
Want to prevent both heart disease and cancer? Here’s how: Don't smoke, maintain a healthy weight, and control blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
- Podcast: Heart Disease Rates Dropping in America
Americans may be getting fatter, but their hearts are getting healthier, according to a new report from the CDC.
- Podcast: Hormone Combo in Contraception Boosts Heart Risk
Women who use birth control products that contain a combination of estrogen and progestin may double their risk for heart attack and stroke.
- Podcast: Is Marriage Good Medicine for Bypass Patients?
An intriguing new study finds that married people are more than twice as likely as single people to be alive 15 years after coronary bypass surgery.
- Podcast: Job Burnout May Be Hard on Your Heart
A lengthy to-do list, a fast-approaching deadline, conflict with a colleague—many people struggle with such on-the-job stressors. When constant and overwhelming, this stress can lead to job burnout.
- Podcast: Medication Mix-ups Common in Heart Patients
Half of people in the hospital for a heart attack or heart failure make a mistake with their medications within a month of going home. This is true even among people who get counseling and guidance from a pharmacist.
- Podcast: 'Million Hearts' Program Launched
U.S. health officials have set an ambitious goal: prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. The goal is both easy and hard; easy, because officials know the steps needed to improve heart health, and hard, because the program focuses on prevention.
- Podcast: More Americans Expected to Face Heart Failure
We're living longer these days. Unfortunately, a longer life doesn't necessarily mean a healthier one. Many Americans are struggling with chronic health conditions—and even more of us will in the future. Case in point: heart failure.
- Podcast: Multiple Blood Pressure Readings Give More Accurate Diagnosis
One reading at your doctor’s office is not enough information to accurately gauge your blood pressure, according to new research.
- Podcast: 'Silent,' Irregular Heartbeat Raises Stroke Risk
Even when a person has no obvious symptoms of atrial fibrillation (AF) – palpitations or a racing heart – AF may still make a stroke more likely. This is especially true if the person has other stroke risk factors, such as high blood pressure.
- Podcast: Some Signs of Aging Linked to an Unhealthy Heart
The old adage "You should never judge a book by its cover" may not hold up when it comes to your heart. Researchers recently reported that people with certain physical features related to aging, such as a receding hairline, may have unhealthier heart
- Podcast: Statins May Lower Cancer Risk, Too
If you have high cholesterol, chances are your doctor has prescribed you a type of medication called a statin. By lowering cholesterol, these pills help prevent heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S.
- Podcast: Stopping Daily Aspirin Increases Risk for Heart Attack
Up to half of all patients who take a daily aspirin to help prevent blood clots eventually halt their medication. That puts them at greater risk for having a heart attack.
- Podcast: The Heart Benefit of Berries
The sweet strawberry, the perfect bite-sized blueberry, the luscious raspberry—these palate-pleasing fruits are bursting with flavor. And something more: They contain anthocyanin—a potential heart-protecting chemical.
- Podcast: Young Adults Don’t Think About Heart Health
Nearly half of young adults in the U.S. say they are not concerned about heart disease or stroke and don’t believe their current behavior will affect their health later on.