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

Latest

Smoke Gets in Your Brain

If you smoke, are overweight, or have hypertension or diabetes, your brain health may be in jeopardy, according to a new study in the European Heart Journal.

By Diane Domina

Luke Perry's Death By Stroke Is a Wakeup Call For Gen X

If you think stroke is for your parents age, well, we’ve got news for you — you are the "parent's age" now. Stroke in your 50s is not uncommon, but it is preventable.

By Abby Gardner

Aspirin and Blood Thinners: A Dangerous Combo

An alarming number of people taking a blood thinner like warfarin also take aspirin without being directed to do so by their health care provider

By Diane Domina

How to Find a New Identity — and a New Career! — After a Heart Disease Diagnosis

Kelsey Gumm was diagnosed with a cardiac condition that ended her decade-long military career. The diagnosis was scary and so was the prospect of finding a new line of work.

By Pamela Kaufman

Heart Drug Recalls: What You Should Know Now

Drugs made from valsartan, losartan, and irbesartan purchased from suppliers in India and China have been recalled due to possible contamination.

By Stephanie Stephens

How Adding Nuts to Your Diet Can Improve Afib Symptoms

Nuts are rich in healthy fat, dietary fiber, and plant-based protein, and just one single serving per day can significantly help protect your heart.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Higher Cardiovascular Risk

Researchers report sulfonylurea and insulin drugs can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease compared to other drugs. Here’s what you need to know.

By Mary Shomon

Dizzy When You Stand Up? Too Much Sodium or Too Little?

A study conducted in Boston suggests increasing salt intake, the standard intervention to prevent dizziness upon standing, may instead raise the risk.

By Diane Domina

Cardiac MRI Can Detect Dangerous Heart Disease

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging may be a non-invasive alternative to stress echocardiogram and catheterization to assess coronary artery disease severity.

By Diane Domina

High-Risk HPV Linked to Heart Disease

High-risk strains of HPV linked to cancer may also be associated with cardiovascular disease, according to a study.

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.