Know Your Risk

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 […]

5 Truths You Need to Know About Vaping

If you have thought about trying to kick a smoking habit, you’re not alone. Nearly seven out of […]

Erectile Dysfunction and Your Health: 5 Things You Need to Know

Most men don’t like to talk about it, but erectile dysfunction is surprisingly common. More than 30 percent of men […]

What to Do When High Cholesterol Runs in Your Family

Understanding Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) Because high cholesterol doesn’t have any symptoms, it’s not something that’s commonly on people’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Managing High Blood Pressure: A Personalized Approach

Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension) is an important factor in reducing the risks associated with heart disease. But […]

5 Things You Should Know about Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

Atrial fibrillation, commonly known as AFib or AF, is a condition that causes the upper chambers of the […]

Cholesterol: 5 Truths to Know

How much of what you hear about cholesterol is true? Check out these cholesterol facts that might surprise […]

5 Heart Facts That May Surprise You

How dangerous is physical inactivity, really? How does the risk of heart disease compare with that of other […]

Heart Rhythms: What’s Normal Versus Cause for Concern?

Many things can affect your heart rhythms throughout your life, usually in ways that will not harm you. […]

Weight: A Silent Heart Risk

A recent, eye-opening study finds that much of the cardiovascular disease seen in severely overweight people is driven […]

Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Don’t Underestimate Stress

Many different kinds of stress can be surprisingly harmful to your heart. A Johns Hopkins expert helps you […]

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 […]

Special Heart Risks for Men

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

The Number One Way to Reduce Heart Risk

Johns Hopkins research finds that quitting smoking (or never starting) is the leading lifestyle factor that can make […]

Women: How Controlling Blood Sugar Benefits Your Heart

A high blood sugar level is commonly associated with diabetes. But did you know that it’s also related […]

Heart Disease: Do You Know the Warning Signs?

Sometimes the first sign someone has that something is wrong with his or her heart health is a […]

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 […]

Is Sex Dangerous if you have Heart Disease?

If you have heart disease, it’s normal to be worried about having sex. You may be concerned about […]

Calculating Your Cholesterol

Striking the right balance in your cholesterol levels matters. Now, thanks to a new, more accurate assessment developed […]