New research is spurring exciting developments in the microbiome, the trillions of bacteria that make up communities living in our bodies. Scientists are exploring how being aware of imbalances in these bacteria could lead to new diagnoses and treatments. All this could have a positive impact on people’s health.
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While many people take statins to protect their heart health, these drugs often are misunderstood — especially when it comes to the safety of these life-saving medicines.
As soon as a man begins experiencing ED, he should see his primary care physician. The first order of business is to look for risk factors for heart disease.
Getting older doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy heart. Here are seven ways to protect your heart as you age.
Can’t seem to lose weight, no matter how hard you try? Don’t think you’re cursed with a slow metabolism. You’ve got more power than you think. The key is to master your mitochondria.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re thinking about cutting back on the amount of salt you eat, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.