Design a cholesterol-crushing diet

Choose oats, healthy nuts, beans and plant-based foods to bust cholesterol. Stay away from processed meats, creams and butter.

‘We knocked on doors, and doors flew open’

Twenty-four years ago, a little girl from Ukraine came for heart surgery. Now she pays a return visit.

4 principles of heart-smart exercise

Physical activity is a leading defense against high blood pressure. Learning the fundamentals of fitness can keep you healthy and safe.

Stay active with these 5 must-do moves

Conquer achy joints, slower metabolisms and decreased muscle strength by using movement to your advantage.

Patient Story

Forging a future

Bariatric surgery gave a Michigan couple the edge they needed to shed pounds. But the real progress came when they confronted their lifelong emotional burdens.

The skirmish over soy

As the FDA reexamines the claim that soy products may reduce heart disease risk, some scientists say relabeling would be a mistake.

Patient Story

‘Never, ever thought I would have a stroke’

In rehab therapy, 35-year-old Tyrone Bell gives his all, working to regain function of his left leg and arm.

Body shape—a gauge of heart health?

Researchers suspect women who have apple-shaped bodies are at increased risk of heart trouble.

Want to live longer? Shorten your tube time

A sedentary life opens the door to all manner of health troubles—but long periods in front of the TV are especially bad.

30 minutes to a healthier you

Study: Even a modest amount of exercise lowers the odds of dying from this deadly type of stroke.

Salt and processed meats—the deadly duo

Cutting these two items from your diet could be your first step in warding off heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

A growing group: Active Americans

Study finds sizable jump in number of U.S. residents, rural and urban alike, who are ditching couch time in favor of fitness.

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