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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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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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Nutrition

9 Superfoods for High Blood Pressure

Adding these heart-healthy bites to your diet could help you keep your BP in check.

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Surprise! These Foods Are Sneaky-High in Sodium

From breakfast to dessert, salt pops up in the strangest places. Here’s how to be smart about your intake, without sacrificing flavor.

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Holiday Cooking & Recipes

9 Ways to Slash Salt From Your Holiday Meals

Whether you’re hosting or guesting, here’s how to be sodium-smart without missing out on the good stuff.

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8 Foods That Lower Cholesterol

Lower your LDL (bad cholesterol) and boost your HDL (good cholesterol) by adding these foods to your grocery list.

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Medication

Will an Aspirin a Day Help Your Heart?

Maybe. Maybe not. Either way, new research says you may want to rethink the old habit.

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Nutrition

11 Tips for Eating Out With High Cholesterol

Restaurant menus are tricky when you’re watching your cholesterol. Use these strategies so you can have your (whole-wheat, fruit-topped) cake and eat it, too.

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Risk Factors

Want to Make Better Food Choices? Do This at Night

If sleep is fleeting—especially if you’re a woman—you may be more likely to adopt heart-harming eating habits, according to new research. Here’s the 411.

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Symptoms

Heart Attack vs. Panic Attack: Do You Know the Difference?

Symptoms of a panic attack are often quite similar to those of a heart attack. Find out how to tell them apart and when you should call 911.

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Why COVID-19 Is Dangerous if You Have Heart Disease

Getting the coronavirus is bad news for anybody. But people with certain underlying conditions, including heart problems, are especially at risk for serious complications. Here’s what you should know.

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Debunked! 9 Myths About High Blood Pressure

From salt shakers to glasses of wine, misconceptions about high blood pressure persist. Here’s what experts want you to know about keeping yours in check.

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
Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens is a digital journalist, audio/video producer and host, specializing in health and celebrities.