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How Heart Disease Differs for Women

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for both men and women in the United States, yet the condition is consistently labeled a men’s health issue. Find out how heart disease differs for women, and what you need to do to protect your health.
Dec 1st, 2022

How Sleep Apnea Impacts Heart Health

Sleep apnea causes you to temporarily stop breathing while you’re asleep. It may make you snore, not to mention feel exhausted in the morning! But did you know that sleep apnea can also impact the health of your heart? Read on to learn more.
Aug 1st, 2022

Lifestyle Hacks for Lowering High Blood Pressure

Hypertension affects millions of Americans, putting them at risk of life-threatening medical problems like heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. The good news: You can lower your blood pressure with a few simple steps, like these eight.
Jul 1st, 2022

Diet Do’s and Don’ts for Managing AFib

Those who suffer from atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, often have triggers, conditions that set off cardiac episodes. Some of these triggers come in the form of food and drink. Altering your diet can reduce the severity of AFib.
Jun 1st, 2022

What You Should Know About a Mini-Stroke

The term “mini-stroke” may sound less frightening than a stroke, but there are things you need to know about what happens when blood supply to the brain is briefly interrupted. Read on to learn more.
May 1st, 2022

Don't Ignore Angina: It's Your Wake-Up Call

When it comes to your cardiovascular health, you rarely receive advanced warning of a life-threatening event like a heart attack, But angina is one such red flag. And you should sit up and take notice.
Apr 1st, 2022

Facts and Myths About Statin Therapy

Are you still confused about the benefits versus the risks of statin medication for elevated cholesterol? Are the side effects dangerous? Can a statin cause diabetes? Read the facts about statins and what they offer for your heart health.
Mar 2nd, 2022

Does Stress Impact Your Heart?

The pressures of daily living seem inescapable, creating levels of stress that can wear you down. Can stress be severe enough to affect your health? It can, and along with other conditions, it can place a strain on your heart.
Feb 1st, 2022

Too Thin or Obese: How Weight Impacts Your Heart Health

Chances are you've heard that being overweight dramatically increases your risk of heart disease. Though not as common, being underweight also affects your heart health. Take a few moments to learn how your weight leads to serious heart problems.
Dec 1st, 2021

Take These Steps to Prevent Having a Stroke

A stroke, which is a blockage of the arteries leading into or within the brain, can be life-threatening. Learn all about the risk factors and the steps you can take to prevent having a stroke.
Sep 1st, 2021

5 Causes of Hypertension

Hypertension is called the silent killer, because it produces no symptoms until it reaches a crisis point. Knowing which factors affect hypertension can help you adjust your lifestyle to keep your blood pressure in check.
Aug 1st, 2021

Understanding the Dangers of Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a circulatory system disease that can lead to life-threatening conditions such as a heart attack or stroke. Keep reading to learn more about the dangers this silent disease causes.
Jul 18th, 2021

8 Reasons to Get an EKG

If your doctor needs to test your cardiac health, including the structure and function of your heart, an EKG is often the go-to test. Learn why an EKG is a useful tool, even if you’re not having symptoms.
Jun 29th, 2021

Why You Should Never Ignore Chest Pain

While your chest pain could be the result of any number of things going on in your body, you should never ignore it because it can indicate something serious. Here’s what you need to know about chest pain.
May 11th, 2021

What You Should Know about Post-Stroke Care

A stroke feels scary. While it’s definitely life-changing, proper post-stroke care can help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible. Here’s what you should know.
Apr 11th, 2021

What's Causing Your Chest Pain?

Is it heartburn or a heart attack? When you have chest pain, you’re not alone if you wonder what’s causing your pain. Though your chest pain may not be a serious health issue, it’s not a symptom you should ignore.
Mar 8th, 2021

Know the Signs of Atrial Fibrillation

If you’re living with atrial fibrillation, or AFib, proper care can be literally life-saving. Learn more about this condition and the treatment you need here.
Feb 12th, 2021

What to Expect from an EKG

An EKG is a basic diagnostic test for determining heart structure and function. Learn what to expect when your doctor recommends you get an EKG.
Dec 1st, 2019

Understanding Your Cholesterol Numbers

To understand your cholesterol numbers, you first have to crack the code on a few terms that show up on your report. Read on to discover more about words like HDL and LDL, and find out why they should matter to you.
Oct 4th, 2019

Why Heart Attacks Among Young People are on the Rise

Heart attacks are hitting a much younger crowd these days. The hard and fast lifestyle many young adults live today puts them at serious risk for heart attacks, and they don’t even know it. Learn the dangers and how to avoid them.
Sep 4th, 2019