Discover the truth about focused health questions in our “Short Answer” series. Cardiologist Brian Griffin, MD, answers this one.
Heart disease causes more U.S. deaths yearly than all types of cancer combined. Yet myths about heart disease and its prevention persist. Discover the facts behind the fiction.
You may think that your heart is as old as you are, but it’s possible that your heart is aging faster than your chronological age.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but the risk is higher for African-Americans. Find out what factors are at work and how to reduce your risk.
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Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization for people over age 65. But there are factors that put younger men and women at risk. Learn more about risks and prevention.
We all want to be heart-healthy, and ensuring healthy levels of cholesterol — a fat, or lipid, carried through the bloodstream — is the first step. Learn the steps that you can take to lower your risks of heart attack and stroke.
Did you know that triglycerides are not a type of cholesterol? But high levels of this blood fat are also linked to coronary heart disease. Find out if your levels put you at risk and learn how to lower them as we “decode” triglycerides.
Are certain vitamins or supplements beneficial for peripheral artery disease (PAD)? Find out which supplements are safe to take and which ones can be risky when you have PAD.
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.
What a difference a gene makes. It may mean hours of calm, enhanced focus, or developing a headache, palpitations, anxiety or an upset stomach. Learn the difference between “fast metabolizers’ and “slow metabolizers,” and get tips on making coffee.