Heart Disease

The heart is one of the most vital organs. Learn about how to care for it with our articles on heart disease causes, signs and prevention.

This Is the Day or Month You’re Most Likely to Have a Heart Attack

Scientists have given us yet another reason to hate Mondays.


Being Overweight Can Actually Be Good for You—Especially After a Heart Attack

For some people, being overweight may help them live longer.


This Infographic Shows What a Heart Attack Looks Like Depending on Your Race and Gender

The best way to survive a heart attack is to get immediate help, but that only works if you know...


How Shingles Can Increase Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

A shingles outbreak can be bad news for your heart.


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How One Session of Hypnotherapy Finally Ended this Woman’s Debilitating Fear of Spiders

Before she discovered the practice, she nearly suffered a heart attack every time she spotted a spider.


Attention Paleo Dieters: If You Don’t Use This Spice, Your Heart Is at Risk

A common kitchen spice can offset a scary side effect of a fat-heavy diet, per new study findings.


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The 5 Medical Tests for Your Heart that Can Save Your Life

Want to know your heart disease risk? These heart tests will give you a much better—and earlier—sense of where...


Got Gray Hair? It Could Mean Your Heart’s In Trouble

A silvery mane may lend you a distinguished look, but it could also be a serious health warning.

The Painkiller You’re Popping Like M&Ms Could Lead to a Heart Attack

Researchers warn that "harmless" painkillers could increase your risk of cardiac arrest by a third.


Broken Heart Syndrome Is Real—and It’s One of the 5 Heart Conditions Most Common in Women

Heart disease is the number one killer of women and is on the rise among women ages 29 to 45....


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8 Chest Pains You Might Mistake for a Heart Attack

Identify the other causes of chest pain, from heartburn to pneumonia, to determine whether you're having a real...


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Could Your Cold Medicine Give You a Heart Attack?

Achoo! Tempted to reach for some over-the-counter relief? Here's what you should know about the research on NSAIDs and heart...


Here’s How to Have Your Most Heart-Healthy Day

Improving your heart health doesn't mean overhauling your routine. Here are some easy ways to incorporate heart-boosting activities to your...


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Sex After a Heart Attack: 7 Things You Need to Know

If you've had heart surgery or a heart attack, the thought of resuming your sex life can make...


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11 Silent Signs of Heart Trouble You Shouldn’t Ignore

If you can usually finish a run with ease, but are suddenly hit with severe fatigue, it could be a...


Study: Pessimism Could Literally Hurt Your Heart

Negative thinkers could have a higher risk of dying from coronary heart disease.

7 of the Top Drug-Free Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

Tiny, spherical LDL particles bring cholesterol directly to your cells. When LDL levels are too high, you risk developing a...


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8 Signs You’re Eating Too Much Saturated Fat

Foods with saturated fat and trans fat may lead to high cholesterol and heart disease. Are you eating...


9 Physical and Emotional Ways Heart Disease Is Different for Women

Heart disease is the number-one killer of women (and men) in America, but men are more likely to be diagnosed...


A Doctor Explains: Why 75 Is the Magic Number for Healthy Arteries

Lipidologist Larry Kaskel, MD, urges his patients to use the number 75 to gauge their heart health. How do your...


4 Easy, Natural Ways to Make Your Heart Stronger

Holistic heart doctor Joel K. Kahn, MD, explains how time spent outdoors can be good for preventive heart health.

A Cardiologist’s Guide to Smart Statin Use

Our holistic heart doc weighs in on the benefits and risks of using statins to lower blood cholesterol levels.


The Sobering Connection Between Obesity and Heart Disease

New studies and research show how your weight plays a huge role in the health of your heart.


6 Healthy Numbers You Need to Know

Take control of your health by learning these six numbers; they'll help with everything from losing weight to protecting your...


5 Foods that Lower Cholesterol Naturally

Whittle your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, and keep your heart healthy with these amazing artery defenders.


Bar Food That’s Good for Your Heart (Seriously!)

1. Choose tortilla chips Corn and tortilla chips may not sound heart-friendly, but a University of Alabama study found that


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Eat for Better Cholesterol: 12 Essential Foods

1. Salmon, along with other fatty fish like mackerel, sardines, and tuna, contain omega-3 fatty acids. They help stabilize heart