Why It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

Most people associate cigarette smoking with breathing problems and lung cancer. But smoking also is strongly linked to cardiovascular disease – and the habit can drastically shorten your life.

3 Ways That Laughter Can Give You a Healthier Heart

Laughter, happiness and a sense of humor actually can help you to stay healthy. Research suggests laughter can decrease stress hormones, reduce artery inflammation and increase your ‘good’ cholesterol.

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5 Heart Disease Risk Factors That Are Within Your Control

Some risk factors for heart disease — such as advancing age, or a family history — are beyond your control. Others are completely up to you. Managing these controllable risk factors can go a long way toward reducing your risk of developing heart disease.

22 Amazing Facts About Your Heart (Infographic)

Your heart. You probably don’t think about it often, yet it continues to pump with its faithful, steady beat — carrying blood to all your organs. Find fun, amazing facts about your own ticker.

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Is Your Blood-Clot Filter Overstaying Its Welcome?

When you’re at risk of dangerous blood clots, your doctor will usually prescribe blood-thinning medicine. But if drugs aren’t an option, a temporary filter placed below your kidneys can protect you. Learn when these filters should be removed.

How to Shorten the Wait for Heart Transplant

Heart transplant is the best treatment for people with end-stage heart failure. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough donor hearts to go around. Many patients die waiting for one. But Cleveland Clinic heart transplant specialist Eileen Hsich, MD, has proposed a way to fix the problem.