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Sodium & High Blood Pressure

People who gradually increase how much salt they eat and people who habitually eat too much salt both face an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Awareness is the First Step

Nearly half of Hispanic adults were unaware they have high cholesterol, and less than a third receive any kind of treatment for it, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

One Consequence of Unhappy Youth

For the first time, experts urge early monitoring for heart and blood vessel disease among teens with major depression or bipolar disorder, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement.

Moderate drinking in later years may damage heart

Moderate drinking in later years may damage heart

Calling 911 in rural areas leads to faster heart attack care

Calling 911 in rural areas leads to faster heart attack care

Minnesota initiative aims to reduce heart attacks

Minnesota initiative aims to reduce heart attacks.

Support group, home exercise improves mobility for PAD patients

Support group, home exercise improves mobility for PAD patients

Money Troubles Become Heart Troubles

Traumatic events, financial struggles may threaten women's heart health.

What’s In Your Blood Vessels?

If your "bad" cholesterol level stays the same or increases after you take statin drugs, you may have more blocked arteries than people whose levels drop, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

Hyperalertness & Hypertension

Insomniacs who take longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep face a greater risk of hypertension, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

Worrying Doesn’t Make Things Better

Stress may partly explain why young and middle-age women have a worse recovery after heart attack, according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

It Doesn’t Take Much

Middle-age women who are physically active a few times a week have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and blood clots than inactive women, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
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How Do I Increase My Good Cholesterol?

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