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heart health

Guard against loneliness

If you’re feeling isolated or know someone who is, take steps to connect.

For heart attack recovery, follow doc’s orders

Survival improves dramatically for those who can stick to the guidelines.

Can statins stifle healthy habits?

Some who take medication for high cholesterol or blood pressure might stop exercising or gain weight in later years.

Chocolate: Friend or foe?

Enjoy this lovely treat in moderation, and your brain and heart might thank you for it.

New drug targets heart attack scars

In animal tests, the experimental medicine helped lessen the effects of scarring and promoted the formation of new blood vessels.

Patient Story

Lightening a heavy load

After undergoing a rare double-surgery to eliminate a blockage and restore blood flow, Marvin Lafountain is eager to resume his old life—minus the smoking habit.

Big factor in survival: Bystander action

Learn CPR so you can quickly step in to perform resuscitation. You may just save a life.

Lift today, enjoy a healthy heart tomorrow

Middle-aged men who maintain muscle mass may lower their risk of heart disease in later years.

Are you able to recognize heart attack symptoms?

Millions of Americans are unable to do so and therefore less likely to seek help when trouble arises.

Want to gain years? Master blood pressure

Study: A typical 50-year-old with hypertension could gain three extra years of life by aggressively treating the condition.

Heart patients, meet Omega-3s

Healthy fatty acids may deliver a brain power boost.

Time to look at your telltale gait?

How fast you walk might offer hints at how fast your body is aging.

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