Steven Nissen, MD

Steven Nissen, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. In 2007, TIME Magazine named him “one of the 100 most influential people in the world.”

Why Marriage Can Improve Your Odds of Surviving a Heart Attack

Marriage can be good for your health, with benefits that include a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and a longer life. New research suggests that married people who have heart attacks are more likely to survive and spend fewer days in the hospital immediately after.

Should You Obsess About Salt?

If you’re thinking about cutting back on the amount of salt you eat, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.

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3 Natural Ways to Control Your High Blood Pressure

Want a natural way to control high blood pressure? In some cases, drug-free methods work just as well as prescription drugs, and without any side effects. Here are three methods that experts recommend.

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Why You Should Consider Volunteering for Medical Research Trials

We have very good treatments for some conditions — but unfortunately, not for all. We need to develop new therapies to help patients who do not achieve the maximum benefit from available drugs. That’s one reason to consider volunteering for a clinical trial.

A New Era in Cholesterol-Busting Drugs (Video)

Could PCSK9 inhibitors, a new class of cholesterol-busting drugs, be right for you? Here are 4 things you need to know about these powerful drugs, which can help lower your bad (LDL) cholesterol by up to 50 to 70 percent.