Healthy Heart

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Diseases & Conditions

High Blood Pressure: Prevention, Treatment and Research

Overview We all have “blood pressure.” This simply refers to the way blood pushes against the walls of […]

High Cholesterol: Prevention, Treatment and Research

Overview Cholesterol is a natural component in everyone’s blood. However, when you have too much of this fatty […]

The Metabolic Syndrome

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

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Eat Smart

The Truth About 4 Popular Heart Health Supplements

Watching your cholesterol levels is a smart idea, especially since one in three people have high levels of […]

Are You Getting Enough (or Too Much) Calcium?

Most people associate calcium with a healthy skeleton. Indeed, the mineral is essential for keeping your bones healthy, […]

Obesity, Sugar and Heart Health

Over the last half century, obesity rates have skyrocketed. In 1962, 46 percent of adults in the U.S. […]

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Know Your Risk

Difficult Pregnancies and the Risk of Heart Disease

High blood pressure and smoking are well known as important risk factors for heart disease. But there’s another […]

The Heart Test You May Need—but Likely Haven’t Heard of

Meet the coronary calcium scan, an accurate test that can help determine your future risk of heart attack […]

Older Adults and High Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

High cholesterol is well known as a risk factor for heart disease. Surprisingly, though, some research has shown that […]

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Move More

7 Heart Benefits of Exercise

Did you know that physical activity can be as beneficial to your heart as medication in many cases? […]

The Yoga-Heart Connection

A growing body of research from Johns Hopkins shows that practicing yoga can lower stress and help those […]

Why Exercise Isn’t Enough to Keep Your Heart Healthy

You may know how much you exercise every day. You might even know exactly how many steps you’re […]

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Stay Healthy

Better Care for All

Heart disease treatment is an evolving science. Prior to the early 1990s, the medical consensus was that cardiovascular […]

Dementia and Heart Health: Are They Related?

Eating nutritious foods, being physically active, managing high blood pressure and high cholesterol — you probably already know […]

6 Healthy Heart Splurges

Making heart-healthy choices shouldn’t be drudgery. In fact, a Johns Hopkins heart disease expert says it can be […]

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