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The Truth About 4 Popular Heart Health Supplements

Many people take supplements to protect their heart, but most supplements don’t provide the benefits that you think. Our expert weighs in on the most common ones.

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Are You Getting Enough (or Too Much) Calcium?

This slideshow offers tips for getting a just-right dose of calcium.

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Move More

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Why Exercise Isn’t Enough to Keep Your Heart Healthy

A workout routine is great for heart health, but there’s another thing you should do too. Learn why you need activity and how it’s different than exercise.

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Sitting Disease: How a Sedentary Lifestyle Affects Heart Health

The inactivity associated with our modern lifestyle can take a toll on your health.

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Stay Healthy

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3 Myths About Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drugs

Statin drugs can significantly lower your cholesterol. Despite a safe track record, many people have concerns regarding myths about statins that aren’t true.

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Heart Health Tips

Click through this slideshow for tips on preventing heart disease.

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Know Your Risks

5 Truths You Need to Know About Vaping

Smoking electronic cigarettes is often considered safer than regular smoking. Learn why vaping is still harmful, and why you should rethink taking it up.

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What to Do When High Cholesterol Runs in Your Family

A genetic disorder that causes high cholesterol from birth can lead to early heart disease. Learn how a simple test can tell if you have it.

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Diseases & Conditions

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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.

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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.

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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.