People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease. Clouding this issue, the FDA recently issued a warning that statin therapy may be associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. What gives?
Having a child is generally a natural, healthy event, but women with heart problems face special medical challenges during pregnancy and delivery. Consult with your cardiologist to assess whether pregnancy puts you at risk.
A major new study links testosterone replacement therapy to increased risks of heart attack, stroke or death. Why this should be a warning to both patients and doctors.
Only half of the 78 million adults in the United States who have high blood pressure have it under control. This is cause for concern as high blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease.
Cardiac rehabilitation can serve as a powerful prescription for better heart health. While many people think that this therapy is limited to patients who have had surgery or heart attacks, it can benefit many others, too.
Did you know you may be consuming extra calories that can lead to weight gain if you’re not getting enough sleep? Research in the last 50 years is unearthing just how important sleep is to heart health.
From fish oil to a “heart disease gene,” misconceptions about heart health abound. The truth is most Americans don’t know what steps they should take to keep their heart healthy. Find out what’s myth vs. fact to proactively take steps to prevent heart disease.
Fried chicken is one of the ultimate comfort foods, but it can still be a risky mixture of saturated fat and refined carbs. Modify your favorite recipe with these tips for a healthier option.
The Mediterranean diet has long been known to be a heart-healthy way to eat. New research shows that the diet also may protect against the clogging and hardening of the arteries that supply blood to the extremities.
An unhealthy lifestyle and diet can increase the risk of heart disease, but for some people, genetic traits can stack the cards against them from birth. Find out more about testing and prevention.