If your heart skips a beat every time you treat yourself to black licorice — it may know something you don’t. In rare cases, black licorice can cause an irregular heartbeat. Find out how much is too much.
Your heart is a powerful pump. Disease can result in plumbing, wiring, structure and/or muscle problems. Our experts explain the four major types of heart disease and how they are treated.
If you’ve ever felt as though your heart is beating too fast, you know it can be scary. But these sensations don’t automatically signal something serious
If you have sleep apnea, you need to be concerned about the ill effects it can have on your heart.
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Our expert explains why you may need a cardio-oncologist if you have cancer to manage damage to your heart.
Bisphenol-A (BPA) is one chemical many Americans don’t want in their plastic bottles and food packaging. But the alternative, found in many “BPA-free” products, may not be much safer. What’s so bad about BPA? Research shows that BPA from plastic containers can leach into food and beverages (and then into human bodies). That’s bad because … Read More
It’s your physical and your doctor is coming at you with a cold stethoscope, ready to listen to your heart. But what does your heart have to say? Potentially, a lot. Comprised of four chambers and four valves, one of the heart’s most important jobs is to keep blood flowing in one direction. The valves … Read More
We often look forward to scary movies, and we’ll talk about being “scared to death.” The truly scary thing is that fear with consequences so extreme may be rare, but it can happen. Intense emotion can trigger a heart attack in susceptible individuals. But even people without an underlying heart problem can literally be scared (almost) to death. It … Read More