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Heart Attacks in Pregnant Women and New Moms Are on the Rise

Heart attack risk in U.S. women during pregnancy, birth, and the two-month postpartum period increased 25 percent from 2002 to 2014, say researchers at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine in New York City.

By Diane Domina

The Connection Between Your Heart and Thyroid

Thyroid problems are a common cause of heart-related symptoms and conditions that increase your risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke.

By Mary Shomon

6 Triggers of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The condition doesn’t just affect war veterans—it can be triggered by critical illness, too, and can slow recovery.

By Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.

8 Tips for Taking Daily Aspirin

A low-dose aspirin a day could very well keep heart disease and cancer away, research suggests. If you plan to start a daily aspirin regimen—or if you’re already on one—keep these eight safety tips in mind.

By James L. Weiss, M.D.

Sex After a Heart Attack

While sex before a heart condition might have been easy, things change after any coronary diagnosis or event. Here’s what you need to know.

By HealthAfter50

Stronger Warning About NSAIDs and Your Heart

A decade ago the Food and Drug Administration warned that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. The FDA is now strengthening its warning on prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) labels.

By HealthAfter50