Heart Disease

Costs of ‘Informal’ Caregiving for Heart Disease to Reach $128 Billion by 2035

Surviving a serious medical issue, something traumatic or life threatening, is often only the first step. After a heart attack or stroke, even surviving patients can often be left significantly debilitated. And unfortunately, even some who need round the clock care aren’t in a position to receive it from medical professionals. For many of these […]

When Heart Disease Runs in the Family, Exercise Tied to Lower Risk

Despite the best modern medicine can offer, the simplest, easiest, and most effective way to stay healthy is to exercise. Medical research continues to reinforce this finding, but a new study out of the United Kingdom tracked over half a million people and crunched the data in a very large burst of proof. When study […]

The Effect of Animal Protein on the Kidneys

Cardiac problems are still the number one cause of disability or death. Heart disease has stayed at the top of the list even as other medical issues have shuffled around below it. One of those that has bubbled up is kidney disease. Problems with the kidneys can be very serious, but are often overlooked until […]

New Technology May Find Heart Disease in Seemingly Healthy Patients

Researchers are working on perfecting a non invasive way to check for inflamed vessels and narrowing arteries which could also identify those most likely to suffer from cardiac conditions later on in life. The process uses a scale called the CT fat attenuation index (FAI) to help detect inflammation risks. It is done by looking […]

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Tips for a Healthy Heart

If you are serious about living a healthy life, you need to take proper care of your heart. The heart is one of the most important organs in the body, working even when you are asleep. Here are five great ways to keep your heart healthy.

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Six Pleasant Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and metabolic syndrome.  When it can’t be controlled through diet and exercise, most people turn to pharmaceutical drugs.  Fortunately, there are some science-backed complementary therapies that can help get you back in the normal range.  Here are six ways you can […]

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Women, Protect Your Hearts

Breast cancer may get a lot of publicity, but if you’re female, you should be more worried about heart disease. Coronary heart disease — the most common type — kills more women in the U.S. than any other health condition — one in four American women die of heart disease. Women are also more susceptible […]

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Oil Up! The Healthy Reasons to Use Olive Oil

Olive oil was once best known for its savory taste and versatility, but recently its popularity has skyrocketed as more attention focuses on its many healthy attributes. From helping your heart to improving your skin, olive oil has been linked to a variety of health benefits. Studies have connected daily consumption of olive oil to […]

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Myth: Eggs Are Bad for Your Heart

“Eggs are bad for your heart”. You’ve probably come across this line at some point – among your health-conscious friends, on your Facebook feed, or in the headline of a sensationalized diet article. As with most food myths, there’s a kernel of truth behind the idea.

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7 Foods That Lower Bad Cholesterol

High LDL cholesterol results in arterial plaque buildup, which can contribute to heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular disease. Luckily, there are many foods that can help keep bad cholesterol under control. Below are some of the most effective foods that anyone can add to their diet in order to reduce LDL cholesterol without sacrificing flavorful, […]