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Changing the way we view women's heart attack symptoms

Both women and medical professionals need to change the way they think about the signs of a heart attack, experts say.

Both women and medical professionals need to change the way they think about the signs of a heart attack, experts say.

Sleep habits, like diet and exercise, should be included in a tool used to measure our risk for heart disease.

How a happy relationship can help your health

Loving relationships aren't just the stuff of candy hearts – they have significant influence on our physical health.

Heart Insight monthly e-newsletter replaces quarterly issues

This Heart Insight Summer 2020 issue will be the final quarterly issue of our digital magazine. But we’re not going anywhere!

Working too much could lead to high blood pressure

People who put in long hours at the office may be more likely to have high blood pressure, which could cause heart disease, a new study shows.

Diets low in cholesterol can help reduce heart disease, stroke risk

Although research doesn't support a specific numerical limit on cholesterol from food, eating less is best, according to a new advisory.

Could fish oil fight inflammation?

Properly formulated enriched fish oil supplements may increase the levels of anti-inflammatory molecules in the bloodstream, according to a new study.

Heavy drinking may cause heart damage before symptoms appear

Drinking too much alcohol may cause heart injury, stretching of the heart wall and inflammation before symptoms arise, according to a new study.

Why AHA's 2030 goal is so important

The American Heart Association’s new 10-year goals are extremely ambitious: to extend health live expectancy for people everywhere by 2030.

Sleeping less than 6 hours may raise risk of cancer, even death

Adults with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke who don't get at least six hours of sleep a night face serious health risks, new research suggests.

Taking blood pressure at home may better predict heart problem in black adults

Despite high blood pressure levels, few young adults are being treated for the disease.

These diets helped women with diabetes cut heart attack, stroke risk

Cardiovascular disease is a serious threat to women who have diabetes, but diets like Mediterranean and DASH could help them, new research shows.
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