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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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Risk Factors

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?

The Latest

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Nutrition

Should You Say No to Paleo?

A new Australian study found people who followed the so-called “caveman diet” had twice the amount of a key biomarker linked to heart disease. Here’s what you need to know.

Kimberly Ketter and Shaun Rivers
Living With

Double Diagnosis

These twin sisters share almost everything, but they never imagined they'd share the same heart condition.

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Diagnosis

The Big 3: These Are the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Health Conditions

Errors in diagnosis are all too common—that’s why it's important to learn how to advocate for yourself in the doctor’s office. Here’s what you need to know.

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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.

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Treatment

15 Minutes Can Make all the Difference When You Have a Stroke

Getting prompt treatment after a stroke could save your life. Learn the signs here.

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Risk Factors

These Eating Habits Could Endanger Your Heart

When (and if) you eat certain meals throughout the day could have serious implications for your cardiovascular health, according to new research.

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Prevention

Eat Your Way to Stronger Heart

Heart failure is a serious condition that affects millions of adults in the U.S., but this new study gives us one clear-cut way to lower our risk.

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Prevention

Simple Swaps to Healthy Up Your Diet

How to kick processed foods out of your life—and save your heart too.

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Lifestyle

25 Cups of Coffee a Day Is (Kind of) OK

... For your arteries, that is. We dig into new research to see what it means for the rest of your body.

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Living With

A Beauty Queen Fights Heart Failure

Mom and caregiver Sandra Holloway survived two heart-failure emergencies—now she's dedicated to helping others avoid them.

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.