Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, answers this one.
Most people know about common risk factors for heart attack, but there are other risk factors that put certain people at risk, or put people at risk under certain conditions. Learn about lesser-known risk factors and who is likely to be affected.
Every year, more than 730,000 Americans have a heart attack. To save your life or the life of someone you love, you need to respond to symptoms right away.
When glucose builds up in your blood, it damages blood vessels and nerves. Discover what your fasting glucose level says about your risk for heart disease and stroke. Then find out how to lower your risk as we “decode” fasting glucose.
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Having an “apple” shape, where fat sits around your middle, is more dangerous for your heart than having a “pear” shape, where fat sits around your hips. Find out if your waistline puts you at risk as we “decode” waist circumference.
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.
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.
It can be a challenge to fit in the recommended 30 minutes of exercise five days each week. But a new study shows that cramming in all of your weekly exercise on the weekends may still be doing your body some good.
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.
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.