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Working for the Right Organization

Ruth Mercado didn’t feel her doctor was taking her symptoms seriously. Because she works for the American Heart Association, she knew she needed to find a new doctor – thank goodness she did.

Familial High Cholesterol & Pregnancy

Women with familial high cholesterol can typically conceive, carry to term and breastfeed – but there are still important things to consider.

When Protein Origami Goes Wrong

Understanding ATTR-CM, an underdiagnosed and previously untreatable cause of heart failure.

Setting and Achieving Health Goals

Improving health is part of the prescription for anyone with cardiac issues. Understanding how to set reasonable goals — and achieving them — can lead to living longer and a better quality of life.

Dramatic rise of e-cigarettes and new tobacco products poses major public health concern

A new generation of tobacco products threatens to addict a new generation of users to nicotine, a report warns.

Even ‘mild’ congenital heart disease poses risk later in life

A new study shows people with mild heart defects have an increased risk of cardiovascular problems later in life.

Living in a green, leafy neighborhood could cut heart attack risk

Spending your golden years in a place with lots of trees and other greenery can be visually pleasing – and it also might be good for your heart, according to a new study.

Safety of statins emphasized in new report

The benefits of the cholesterol-lowering medicine called statins far outweigh any risk of side effects, according to an analysis of decades of scientific research.

Are eggs good for you or not?

The egg is standard breakfast fare, but is it healthy?

Irregular sleep could negatively impact heart health

Night-to-night changes in when people get to sleep and how long they sleep could impact cardiovascular risk, according to a new study.

Traveling with Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that requires management, which can become a challenge when traveling. Our experts offer some tips on traveling by air or car.

How to sneak in healthy physical activity during a sedentary work day

Too much sitting around can bring heart health risks, but when your job has you sitting all day, what to you do?
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Heart News

Heart health news you can use about new scientific findings, public policy, programs and resources.

Heartfelt

Articles, poems and art submitted by heart disease survivors and their loved ones.

Life's Simple 7

Improving your health is as easy as minding seven simple health factors and behaviors. Tips and information to help you improve your health and enhance your quality of life.

Life Is Why

Everyone has a reason to live a longer, healthier life. These heart patients, their loved ones and others share their 'whys'. We'd love for you to share yours, too!

Simple Cooking

Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.