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6 Healthy Heart Splurges

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.

Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

Ready to take action to lower your high blood pressure? Start with these lifestyle changes.

5 Heart Numbers You Need to Know

5 Heart Numbers You Need to Know

A Johns Hopkins heart disease expert shares what your body and lifestyle are trying to tell you through health numbers.

5 Healthy-Heart Steps That Take Just Minutes

5 Healthy-Heart Steps That Take Just Minutes

A few simple habits can help you protect your heart to live a longer, healthier life—starting now.

How to Reduce Cholesterol: New Medication Options

How to Reduce Cholesterol: New Medication Options

PCSK9 inhibitors are a new class of medication that shows a lot of promise for lowering cholesterol. But is there more that you need to know? A Johns Hopkins expert suggests questions to bring to your doctor.

Heart Medications: The Power of a Team Approach

Heart Medications: The Power of a Team Approach

A multifaceted approach is common (and smart) for heart disease treatment and prevention. Discover how different types of heart medications can work together for the most benefit.

Understanding Your Target Heart Rate

Understanding Your Target Heart Rate

Monitoring your heart rate while you’re exercising can help you get key benefits without overdoing it. Johns Hopkins experts walk you through what you need to know.

ABCs of Keeping Heart Healthy

ABCs of Keeping Heart Healthy

Lifestyle changes that are within your control can change the course of your heart health in dramatic ways, Johns Hopkins research shows. Learn how you can substantially lower your risk of dying from heart disease—or any related cause.

How Statin Drugs Protect the Heart

How Statin Drugs Protect the Heart

Statin drugs are often prescribed to safely lower the risk of heart attacks, stroke and hardening of the arteries. What exactly are these drugs and how do they work?

Five Ways to Sleep Well and Protect Your Heart

Five Ways to Sleep Well and Protect Your Heart

Poor sleep can worsen the risk factors for heart disease. Find out what you can do to improve both the quality of your sleep and how much sleep you get.

For Your Heart: Stay Calm and Cool

For Your Heart: Stay Calm and Cool

Learn what Johns Hopkins researchers recommend for managing your anger in healthier ways.

 Decode Your Stress Management Skills

Decode Your Stress Management Skills

Take this quick quiz to discover what research shows to be the best, heart-friendliest ways to cope with stress in your life.

5 Heart Health Mistakes Made by Men—and How to Avoid Them

5 Heart Health Mistakes Made by Men—and How to Avoid Them

You mean well. But it’s still easy to slip up when it comes to keeping your heart at its best. To help, the heart health experts at Johns Hopkins identify the key areas that trip up men most—and tell you how to get on a healthier track.

Do Your Heart a Favor—Get More Sleep

Do Your Heart a Favor—Get More Sleep

Turning in early and getting a sound night’s rest don’t exactly rank high on the to-do lists of most adults. Yet researchers at Johns Hopkins say there’s a strong case to be made that sleeping better leads to a healthier heart. Here’s what’s key.