Healthy Heart

Learn how to eat smart and stay healthy

Diseases & Conditions

The Metabolic Syndrome

Overview The metabolic syndrome is the name of a cluster of risk factors that, when they appear together, […]

Atrial Fibrillation: Prevention, Treatment and Research

Overview Atrial fibrillation (often called “A-fib” or AF) is the most common type of abnormal heartbeat. In a […]

Congestive Heart Failure: Prevention, Treatment and Research

Overview Congestive heart failure (also called heart failure) is a serious condition in which the heart doesn’t pump […]


Eat Smart

How to Read Food Labels for a Heart-Healthy Diet

What’s worth knowing about the first ingredient listed on a food label? How can you decode the words […]

How to Eat Healthy When You Have No Time

You start with the best intentions: You bookmark healthy recipes, pick up kale and quinoa at the grocery […]

Fats and Your Food: Striking a Heart-Smart Balance

You don’t need to cut out all fat from your diet to eat in a heart-healthy way. But […]


Know Your Risk

ABCs of Knowing Your Heart Risk

Understanding the risk factors for heart disease can help you decide to take charge of your health, according […]

Surprising Body Cues That Could Be a Heart Concern

Many of us brush off fatigue, shortness of breath and other issues as simple aging, or we chalk […]

Special Heart Risks for Men

Men tend to develop coronary artery disease earlier than women. Some warning signs of heart disease, like erectile […]


Move More

ABCs of Moving More for Heart Health

Getting more exercise is one of the best things you can do for your heart. Johns Hopkins research […]

Why Exercise Matters for Your Heart

Whether you’re already in good shape or have experienced cardiovascular problems, Johns Hopkins researchers advocate ongoing physical fitness […]

Help Your Heart by Overcoming Common Exercise Excuses

Good intentions alone won’t give your heart the benefits of exercise. But these tips from a Johns Hopkins […]


Stay Healthy

6 Heart Health Mistakes Made by Women—and How to Avoid Them

Even though you think you’re being careful, it’s still easy to slip up when it comes to keeping […]

Decode Your Stress Management Skills

Almost everyone experiences some form of stress. Take this quick quiz to discover what Johns Hopkins research has […]

3 Myths About Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drugs

If you’ve swapped bad habits (hello, nightly takeout and binge-watching your favorite program) for good ones such as […]