Heart Health

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

Why Your Gut Bacteria Matters for Heart Health

Did you know that the bacteria in your gut, also known as gut flora or gut microbiota, affects the health of your heart?

Heart Health Topics

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FDA Encourages Tech Industry, Okays Medical Apps

The FDA, working with digital companies to find new ways to empower consumers to take control of their health, approved two medical apps for the Apple Watch.

By Diane Domina

Heart Attacks, Strokes in Middle-Age: The Numbers Are Frightening

According to a Vital Signs report from the CDC, U.S. adults 35 to 64 are being hit hard by cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke.

By Diane Domina

The Heart Health Grocery Store Guide

A heart-healthy diet can improve cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure. Find foods at your grocery store that are considered safe for heart health.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Common Pain Med Linked to Serious Heart Problems

The nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) diclofenac is associated with an higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and other serious cardiovascular events.

By Diane Domina

Top Heart-Healthy Polyphenol-Rich Foods

Polyphenols are an essential nutrient for a healthy diet. Find the right foods at your grocery store that will add more polyphenols to your meals.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Top Heart-Healthy High Monounsaturated Fat Foods

Monounsaturated fat is an essential nutrient in a heart-healthy diet. Find foods at your grocery store that will add more monounsaturated fats to your meals.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

How Do E-cigarettes Affect Heart-Health?

Heart health risks have been associated with e-cigarettes. Learn how vaping compares to smoking regular cigarettes in terms of cardiovascular health.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Top Heart-Healthy Lycopene-Rich Foods

Lycopene is an essential part of a nutritious, heart-healthy diet. Find the right foods at your grocery store that will add more lycopene to your meals.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Top Heart-Healthy High Omega-3 Foods

Omega 3 is an essential part of a nutritious, heart-healthy diet. Find the right foods at your grocery store that will add more Omega 3 to your meals.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

If You Take an Aspirin a Day for Your Heart, Read This

The bottom line: We still don’t know if aspirin therapy lowers the rate of first heart attacks and strokes in people at moderate risk for cardiovascular events.

By Diane Domina

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.

Amy Hendel, P.A.

Health Writer

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