Anyone with high blood pressure should aim for a low-salt diet, but a heart doctor says healthy people don't have to worry as much about salt.
Heart Healthy Living
Stay informed about heart, vascular and thoracic topics in this continuation of The Beating Edge blog from our Heart & Vascular Institute, which is ranked No. 1 in heart care in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
E-cigarette fans say they are a safer, tobacco-free alternative to smoking cigarettes. But vapers still inhale nicotine and a new study suggests nicotine directly damages heart cells.
New studies show links between small particulate matter in air pollution and atrial fibrillation and blood clots in the lungs. Learn more.
No time to exercise? Biking to work can turn your commute into a daily workout that boosts heart health and clears your head.
Nothing says home better than oatmeal cookies. You can adjust this recipe to your liking: Add your favorite dried fruits or chopped nuts or change the spice to ginger or cinnamon.
Exercise is good for you, but some extreme athletes can push past healthy limits. A recent study shows some athletes have higher rates of heart problems than people who exercise more moderately.
This portobello mushroom sandwich is packed with flavor thanks to a mix of tangy, flavorful balsamic vinegar dressing, fresh basil and tomato, red onions and roasted red peppers.
Are you one of those super fans whose adrenaline really gets pumping while rooting for your favorite sports team? If so, you could be at a slightly higher risk for a cardiac issue: Find out why.
Antioxidants in pecans may help promote heart health according to a study published in the January 2011 issue of The Journal of Nutrition.
Lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes, may help repair heart patients' damaged blood vessels. But supplements containing lycopene may also have side effects. For now, enjoy fresh tomatoes instead.