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.
Having bariatric surgery is rewarding in countless ways. But myths about the surgery and about obesity itself persist. Here, we bust common myths and share facts you should know.
It may sound counterintuitive, but regularly making your heart work harder can actually lower your blood pressure and ease your heart’s burden. Find out how it works.
Blood pressure often rises with age. High blood pressure (hypertension) raises risks of heart disease, stroke and other problems. Find out what your numbers say about your risks and discover how to lower them as we “decode” blood pressure.
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Screening and treatment for hypertension and high cholesterol — two silent but dangerous conditions — are important for protecting your heart down the line.
A diet rich in whole grains may significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in overweight and obese adults who are younger than age 50, new research from Cleveland Clinic shows.
It’s important to diagnose and treat high blood pressure, which is also known as hypertension. It increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney failure and death.
Blood pressure and heart rate go hand in hand in most people’s minds. After all, these two vital signs usually are measured at the same time at the doctor’s office. But each measures distinctly different factors related to your heart health.
If you’re thinking about cutting back on the amount of salt you eat, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.
Salt is portrayed as the villain in many stories in the media that tout healthy eating habits. But not everyone needs to worry about restricting their salt intake.