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Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Helps Prevent Dementia

Aug 27, 2018

French study finds that seven factors related to heart health could reduce risk for dementia and cognitive decline.

Why Weight Loss Efforts Should Start at a Young Age

Aug 21, 2018

Overweight and obese teenagers can already display signs of suboptimal heart heath—higher blood pressure, increased cardiac output, larger hearts.

Mammograms Could Help Screen For Heart Disease

Aug 19, 2018
Calcification in the breasts and low bone density may identify women at increased risk for heart disease, study finds.

Strategies for Improving Diet and Improving Heart Health

Aug 18, 2018
Healthier individual choices and supportive health policies are both needed to combat the global threat of heart disease.

Children Should Avoid Diet Drinks, Advise Experts

Aug 15, 2018

Experts can’t say with certainty that artificially sweetened drinks are safe, based on a recent advisory from the American Heart Association.

Study Supports Exercising Outdoors Despite Air Quality Concerns

Aug 15, 2018

Danish study finds that the benefits of exercise far outweigh the potential risks from exposure to air pollution.

African-Americans are More Likely to Develop High Blood Pressure by Middle Age

Aug 09, 2018

Study highlights the need for early treatment and prevention.

African-Americans Face Lower Survival Rates After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Aug 08, 2018
Black survivors of sudden cardiac arrest are less likely to live five more years compared to white survivors, study finds.

Multivitamins Don't Protect Against Heart Disease, Study Shows

Aug 08, 2018

A review of 18 studies concludes that multivitamins have no cardiovascular benefits. 


Natural Alternatives to Cholesterol-Lowering Statins

Jul 25, 2018

Natural remedies can complement but not replace cholesterol-lowering drugs, experts explain.

Enhancing CPR Training to Help Save Lives

Jul 25, 2018

Better CPR training methods include repeat sessions, providing feedback to learners and providing more context about sudden cardiac arrest.

Obesity is Worse in Rural Areas Than Cities

Jul 24, 2018

Two U.S. studies find that both children and adults in rural areas face increased risk for obesity.

The Bottom Line on Added Sugars, Energy Drinks and Other Controversial Foods

Jul 23, 2018

The American College of Cardiology's prevention council issues an updated guide on controversial foods to help define a heart-healthy diet.

Resuming Work After Heart Attack Linked to Better Outcomes

Jul 20, 2018

Study finds that heart attack survivors who don’t return to work tend to face poorer health, financial hardship, signs of depression.

Marriage Helps Protect the Heart

Jul 20, 2018

Study of more than 2 million adults finds that being married significantly reduces risk for heart attack, stroke and death.    

Erectile Dysfunction Associated with Increased Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke

Jul 13, 2018
Men with erectile dysfunction should discuss their risk for heart disease with their clinician.

Study Confirms the Heart-Health Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

Jul 13, 2018
A second analysis reconfirms the results of a Spanish study demonstrating that a Mediterranean diet including olive oil and nuts can reduce heart risks. 

Health Literacy is Critical to Heart Disease Prevention

Jun 29, 2018
An American Heart Association statement addresses health literacy as a barrier to heart health. 

Loneliness is Bad for the Heart

Jun 29, 2018
A lack of social support is linked to poorer health outcomes in heart patients.

Is the Future of Heart Health Mobile?

Jun 24, 2018

Smartphone apps and wearable devices show great promise for the prevention and management of heart disease, but time will tell.

No Such Thing as Healthy Obesity

Jun 14, 2018
Both weight and metabolic health are key to preventing heart disease. 

South Asians Face Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Jun 14, 2018

Experts issue a statement focusing on the prevention and treatment of risk factors for heart disease for South Asians in the United States.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Seafood Help Prevent Heart Disease

Jun 13, 2018
The American Heart Association recommends 1–2 servings of fish per week to help prevent heart disease. 

OB/GYNs are Critical to Helping Fight Heart Disease in Women

Jun 12, 2018

Experts ask obstetricians and gynecologists to help educate their patients about heart disease.

Calculations of Cardiovascular Risk are Outdated, Study Finds

Jun 12, 2018

New Zealand study finds current tools greatly overestimate 5–year risk of developing heart disease.