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How to curb the at-home snack attack

Explore a dietitian's tips for keeping your nutrition on track.

Baking more than usual?

Enjoy all the pleasures of baking—without packing on the pounds.

One-stop shop for heart health

Preventive cardiology program aims to stop heart attacks before they happen.

Patient Story

‘A good pain’

For cardiac patients like Michael Thompson, counterpulsation is one of the toughest treatments they'll endure—but also one of the best.

Family history of heart disease?

An active lifestyle and a proper diet will always be your best defense against genetics.

Remote Amazon tribe may have healthiest hearts on earth

Days spent hunting, farming and eating unprocessed foods keeps their arteries clear.

Medicine for a broken heart?

Low-dose aspirin and a blood pressure drug could help combat adverse effects of bereavement.

Could endurance sports re-shape aorta?

A lifetime of high-demand exercises might enlarge this heart structure—but it's unclear if this is beneficial or harmful.

Stressed out at work? Your aFib risk may rise

Prolonged periods of unease and anxiety are likely to increase the risk of this heart condition.

Even your heart may benefit from extra education

People with more schooling tend to have less heart failure.

Scientists eye mechanisms in obesity, heart health

Study: Body fat around the arteries secretes a protein that becomes toxic to blood vessels.

‘Helping others, helping yourself’

Studies show volunteers receive many benefits, from improved cardiovascular health to lower cancer and depression rates.