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heart

Ditch the remote, don the sneakers

Seniors can achieve tremendous health benefits by weaving a modest amount of activity into each day.

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.

Chocolate: Friend or foe?

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

Prevent injury—embrace the pre-shovel prep

Just because the snow is falling doesn't mean you should start digging. A warm-up, the right attire and a sensible pace can keep you safe.

Sip your way to health

Generations of tea-drinkers attest to the natural benefits of the world’s second-favorite drink.

Patient Story

‘I have my life back’

Kathy Hoseth battled inexplicable chest pains much of her life—until she finally found the cardiothoracic surgeon who could remedy her condition.

Little steps, large gains

Even a modest increase in fitness level can improve longevity and quality of life.

Growing threat for vets: Heart disease

A long-running CDC analysis has found veterans ages 35 to 70 suffer cardiovascular conditions at a greater rate than non-veterans.

More breakfast, less TV

If it's a healthy heart you're after, cut out the screen time and make your morning a priority.

A heart for thrill-seeking

Science has yet to support the notion that adrenaline-pumping activities like sky diving or roller coasters will somehow trigger a heart problem.

Patient Story

Finding a rhythm

When it came time for doctors to repair her damaged artery, knitting aficionado Betty Houtman found solace in her craft—and is now living more vibrantly than ever.

Heart-healthy cooking tips

A dietitian shares her secrets for tasty and good-for-you recipe ingredients that will spice up the kitchen.

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