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How to Eat Healthy When You Have No Time

Eating out doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your health. Learn how to make smart choices at restaurants, fast-food joints and at home.

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5 Heart-Healthy Food Swaps

Exchange food with minimal nutritional value for healthy foods that satisfy cravings for crunchy, sweet or meaty bites and also provide heart-health benefits.

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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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Diabetes Medications That Treat Heart Disease, Too

New research found that certain diabetes medications can also treat heart disease. If you have diabetes, you should learn more about these options.

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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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Know Your Risks

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Fight Inflammation to Help Prevent Heart Disease

Chronic inflammation is a major contributor to heart disease. Learn how it leads to heart attacks and strokes, and what you can do to reduce inflammation.

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Is Sex Dangerous If You Have Heart Disease?

If you have heart disease, you may be worried that sex will trigger a heart attack. Sexual activity raises your heart rate, but it also provides heart-healthy benefits. Learn when it’s safe to engage in sex and when it’s too risky.

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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.