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cardiovascular health

Healthy for the long haul

As the retirement age continues to shift, Americans will need to maintain good health into their 70s and beyond.

The miracle of microalgae

As the world struggles to maintain traditional sources of omega-3, will the ocean's plant life emerge as a preferred source?

Fats and carbs—a balancing act

Your ideal diet won't necessarily entail fewer carbs and less fat. Researchers say moderation is key.

The power of a hearty nap

Study: Indulging in the occasional siesta might reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Want a fitter ticker? Drop the clicker

There's a direct link between a healthy heart and less TV time.

Got insomnia? Watch your heart health

A lack of sleep is associated with higher risk of heart disease—but the link might have more to do with genetics.

The upside to milk

Researchers dive into dairy fat to better understand its effects on diabetes and heart disease. The good news? Butter isn't so bad.

The bottom line on blood pressure

The top number typically gets all the attention. A new study suggests it's time to give the bottom number its proper due.

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.

Can DNA predict your heart health?

Indeed it could. Genetics may one day reign supreme when it comes to proactively identifying an individual's risks.

More than a fancy handstand

Yoga practitioners have long touted their craft as a path to optimal health for mind and body. Now researchers agree—there's a curious power to the downward dog.

Salve for an ailing heart: Tai chi

The simple, pain-free movements in this Chinese tradition may be exactly what heart attack survivors need to reclaim their health.