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One-stop shop for heart health

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

Powdered supplement? Be cautious

There’s no proven benefit to dry scooping—so don't try it, doctors say.

The power of the humble potato

Often scorned, the lowly spud is actually a nutrition powerhouse.

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.

‘Helping others, helping yourself’

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

Must love dogs

Want to avoid a heart attack or lift the cloud of depression? The benefits of owning a pooch may surprise you.

Fighting flu? Mind your heart

Decongestants and other medicines used to treat cold and flu symptoms can sometimes exacerbate high blood pressure or heart problems.

Scientists eye mechanisms in obesity, heart health

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