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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Top Heart-Healthy Magnesium-Rich Foods

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

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

High LDL Cholesterol Raises Heart Disease Risk Even in ‘Healthy’ People

Even without other risk factors, adults are at increased risk for heart disease if their LDL cholesterol is high, according to the American Heart Association.

By Diane Domina

‘Average’ Salt Intake Doesn’t Harm the Heart

Dietary salt alone doesn’t put most people into a higher risk category for health problems like heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure (hypertension).

By Diane Domina

Top Heart-Healthy Potassium-Rich Foods

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

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Heart Disease Prevention for People With Diabetes

Diabetes may put you at an increased risk of heart disease. Learn what you can do to reduce your risks and improve cardiovascular health.

By Mary Shomon

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.

By Lisa Fields

Exercise and Heart Failure Risk: How to Get Active

He may have heart failure, but Rev. Adam Leeper also has a great sense of humor. Learn how Adam has incorporated exercise into his lifestyle to help him manage his condition.

By Stephanie Stephens

Extra Weight Affects the Heart in Young Adults

Research suggests young adults who are overweight can experience high blood pressure and changes to the heart that can increase heart disease risk later in life.

By Diane Domina

Effects of Low-Carb Diets in Men and Women

Low-carb diets can affect men and women differently, say researchers and one key difference may help women with prediabetes reduce their heart disease risk by cutting carbs.

By Diane Domina

Top Heart-Healthy Vitamin D Rich Foods

Low vitamin D levels may contribute to risk factors for heart disease. Learn how to get the recommended amount of vitamin D from these heart-healthy foods.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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.