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?

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Healthier Heart Challenge: Release Your Stress

In week five of the challenge, we look at the best ways to relieve and eliminate stress that can improve your heart health.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Healthier Heart Challenge: The Wrap Up

Your biggest obstacle to heart health is sustaining these new habits long-term. Here are some scenarios you may encounter and some possible solutions.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Your Thyroid and the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

If you have high-normal levels of thyroid hormone within the reference range, research now confirms that you face an increased risk of atrial fibrillation.

By Mary Shomon

Healthier Heart Challenge: Change Up Your Diet

In week three of the challenge, we examine diet, which can be one of the hardest changes you make. Try adding these heart-healthy food choices to get started.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Is Your High Blood Pressure or Heart Drug on the Recall List?

Since July 2018, a number medications used to treat hypertension and other heart conditions have been recalled by the manufacturers, according to the FDA.

By Diane Domina

Updated High Cholesterol Guidelines: What's New?

The latest cholesterol guidelines may not have made the New York Times Best Sellers list, but they definitely have the attention of the medical community.

By Stephanie Stephens

Want to Live Longer With Heart Failure? Get That Flu Shot

New research shows that getting an annual flu shot reduces the risk of premature death from heart failure, particularly in patients 65 and older who already have compromised circulation and other health complications.

How the Mediterranean Diet Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Women who follow a Mediterranean- diet high in plant foods and olive oil and low in meats and processed foods have a 25 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease than women who eat a typical American diet.

By Diane Domina

Wake Up! Too Much Sleep Could Harm Your Heart

While the adverse health effects of lack of sleep are well documented, a study suggests too much sleep may raise your risk for cardiovascular disease and death.

By Diane Domina

Miscarriage Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk

Two categories of women more likely to develop heart disease: Those who experience pregnancy loss and don’t have children and women have five or more children.

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.