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Heart Health

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about different heart related conditions, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

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Medication

It's Time to Rethink That Aspirin-a-Day

Have you heard? There are brand new guidelines regarding taking aspirin to help prevent heart disease. Here’s what you need to know.

The Latest

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Teeth

For a Healthy Heart, Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth twice a day—and flossing!—may do more for your body than just brighten your smile.

Jang Jaswal

A Gift of the Heart

After suffering several major heart attacks, a transplant was Jang Jaswal's last hope. After just three months on the list, he received his new heart—and his life changed in ways he never could have imagined.

woman taking pill
Risk Factors

Lower Breast Cancer Risk With High Cholesterol?

In a surprising twist, women with high cholesterol are 45 percent less likely to develop breast cancer, according to this study. What does this mean?

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Risk Factors

Diabetes and Heart Risk Assessment

If you have diabetes, you might be at a higher risk for heart disease. Take this assessment to learn more about how to prevent heart complications.

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Cholesterol

An Avocado a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

You know what they say about apples—one a day will keep the doctor away—but a new study finds this old saying could apply to avocados, too.

Heart

Expanding the Options

Innovative treatments for heart and vascular conditions.

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Risk Factors

Heart Disease Prevention With Diabetes

Diabetes can increase your risk of heart disease. Learn about the links between diabetes and cardiovascular health, and get tips on how to reduce your risk.

Mature Adult Woman Walking Dog On The Beach
Cholesterol

The Best Ways to Lower Triglycerides

Getting your triglycerides back into a healthy range often requires a one-two punch: healthier habits plus medication. We'll walk you through your options.

Fresh salmon with ice
Cholesterol

Have High Triglycerides? What You Need to Know About Omega-3s

We'll just go ahead and say it: Omega-3s may be your magic bullet for high triglycerides. Learn how much—and what type—to take.

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Cholesterol

11 Sneaky Habits That Can Raise Triglycerides

You exercise and try to eat right, but your doc is still telling you your triglycerides are too high? Maybe it’s those less-than-obvious habits (looking at you coffee drinks!) that are to blame.

Meet the Experts

Amy Hendel, P.A.
Health Writer

Amy Hendel P.A.,The HealthGal, is a medical/lifestyle reporter, nutrition/fitness expert, Health Coach/brand ambassador.

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
Health Professional

Lisa Nelson RD provides step-by-step guidance to lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure, so you live life and enjoy your family for years to come.

Stephanie Stephens
M.A., Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens is a digital journalist, audio/video producer and host, specializing in health and celebrities.