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cardiovascular health

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.

Here’s your wakeup call

Doctors warn of sleep apnea’s outsized role in aggravating—and in some cases creating—a host of ailments.

Study: Wristbands are often imprecise

Doctors say that if you're a heart patient, you should not rely on these devices for an accurate reading.

Study: Tighten blood pressure standards

Adults at greater risk of heart disease would benefit from lower systolic readings.

Skipping meds greatly ups heart patients’ risk of stroke

Fatal strokes seven times more likely if drugs to control blood pressure, cholesterol aren't taken as prescribed.