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Obesity, Sugar and Heart Health

If you’re concerned about protecting your health and your heart, take a closer look at the sweet stuff in your life.

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Alcohol and Heart Health: Separating Fact from Fiction

Does a glass of wine a day keep the doctor away?

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Move More

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Exercise: Good for Heart Health Too!

The benefits of exercise go well beyond the numbers on the scale.

A Heart-Smart Approach to Marathons and Vigorous Exercise

Recent studies warned of a link between marathon running and heart risks. Here’s what the results really mean—and how to approach this and other intense activities with heart health in mind.

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Stay Healthy

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Dementia and Heart Health: Are They Related?

Unhealthy arteries are thought to play a role in heart disease and cognitive problems.

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6 Healthy Heart Splurges

Making heart-healthy choices shouldn’t be drudgery. In fact, a Johns Hopkins heart disease expert says it can be downright enjoyable.

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Know Your Risks

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Older Adults and High Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

You always need to watch your cholesterol, no matter your age.

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Managing High Blood Pressure: A Personalized Approach

The best approach to treating high blood pressure depends on the person being treated.

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Diseases & Conditions

The Metabolic Syndrome

The metabolic syndrome is the name for a cluster of risk factors that raise your risk of heart disease, heart failure and other conditions.

High Blood Pressure: Prevention, Treatment and Research

One in three American adults have a potentially dangerous condition known as high blood pressure, where blood moves more forcefully through the arteries than it should.

Atrial Fibrillation: Prevention, Treatment and Research

With atrial fibrillation, disorganized electrical signals cause the upper two chambers of the heart to quiver, contracting in a very fast and irregular way.

Congestive Heart Failure: Prevention, Treatment and Research

Congestive heart failure (also called heart failure) is a serious condition in which the heart doesn’t pump blood as efficiently as it should.

High Cholesterol: Prevention, Treatment and Research

Cholesterol is a natural component in everyone’s blood. However, when you have too much of this fatty substance, it’s considered a major risk factor for heart attack, heart disease and stroke.

Coronary Artery Disease: Prevention, Treatment and Research

Coronary artery disease is extremely common and is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.