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high cholesterol

When ‘good’ cholesterol is bad for older women

How high is "too high" when it comes to HDL cholesterol?

Skinny in 20s, earlier menopause?

Young women who are underweight may have an increased risk of early menopause, potentially jeopardizing their health.

Speed is key when a stroke strikes

Getting help fast can save lives and lower disability.

Family history of heart disease?

An active lifestyle and a proper diet will always be your best defense against genetics.

Patient Story

Prescription for change

A new program gives low-income, chronically ill patients greater access to what they've been missing: Fresh fruits and veggies.

Does your height hinder heart health?

Maybe so. Study reveals that shorter men have higher risk for heart disease, but four risk factors within our control tend to trump height.

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.

Break the cycle

Change your medical future by following this sage advice from a doctor who has seen it happen.

One-stop shop for heart health

Preventive cardiology program aims to stop heart attacks before they happen.

Kids with asthma, allergies face heart risks

Risk doubles for high cholesterol and blood pressure, but danger to any one child is low.

Prescription drug use on the rise in U.S.

Many adults take five or more medications, often for preventable ills.

Patient Story

Have chest pain? ‘Wait and see’ won’t cut it

You can rationalize all you want when it comes to weird symptoms, but that stubbornness could kill you. Just ask Frank Stanley.