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

The Truth About Heart Vitamins and Supplements

Vitamins and supplements get a lot of hype as a way to promote heart health. But do they […]

ABCs of Eating Smart for a Healthy Heart

Following a heart-healthy diet can be easy when you know the basics of eating wisely. Johns Hopkins researchers […]

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 […]


Know Your Risk

Heart Truths: Is It a Health Hack—or a Heart Hurt?

In some cases, very small habit changes can make a big difference in your heart health. But in […]

Are Your Relationships Putting Your Heart at Risk?

Caregiver stress, divorce anxiety, a family feud … relationship strains can affect your cardiovascular health. A Johns Hopkins […]

ABCs of Knowing Your Heart Risk

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


Move More

Exercise Motivation Your Heart Will Love

Exercise provides big benefits for your heart—if you get into a routine and stick with it. A Johns […]

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 […]


Stay Healthy

ABCs of Keeping Heart Healthy

Lifestyle changes that are within your control can change the course of your heart health in dramatic ways, […]

How Statin Drugs Protect the Heart

Statin drugs are often prescribed to safely lower the risk of heart attacks, stroke and hardening of the […]

Five Ways to Sleep Well and Protect Your Heart

Poor sleep can worsen the risk factors for heart disease. Find out what you can do to improve […]