Key measurements reveal the health of your heart and cardiovascular system. Are your numbers where they should be? Tap on our interactive guide to find out.
The higher your BMI, the greater your risks of heart disease, stroke, hypertension and diabetes. Discover whether your score is in the healthy range as we “decode” BMI.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Preventive heart care specialist Leslie Cho, MD, answers this one.
Weight is not just a number on a scale. Often, we fixate on some magic number. But the reality of optimal, ideal weight is much more complex.
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