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Cardio-Oncology: Heart-Smart Cancer Care

Find out more about cardio-oncology, a specialty that focuses treating and preventing heart complications from cancer treatments.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

How Much Coffee Is Safe to Drink?

Drinking coffee can lead to complications if you have one of these conditions. Learn the ideal amount of coffee you should drink for your health.

By Ask HealthCentral

The Connection Between Your Heart and Thyroid

Thyroid problems are a common cause of heart-related symptoms and conditions that increase your risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke.

By Mary Shomon

Is There a Final Word on Saturated Fat and Heart Health?

First they were bad for you, then they were okay, and now they’re a strong risk factor of heart disease—which is it?

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Obesity Raises Infection Risk After a Bypass

If you're obese, you have an increased risk of heart disease, but you also have a higher risk of post-surgical infection from heart surgery.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

How Depression and Anxiety Can Harm Diabetes Patients

Depression and anxiety are more common in people with type 2 diabetes. Those conditions, which tend to coexist, increase heart disease risk.

By Lauren Arcuri

How Does Sex Affect Your Heart Health?

Check out these statements on sex and the heart to determine if they are true or false.

By Alisha Bridges

Risks of Sleep Apnea for Angioplasty Patients

Have you had an angioplasty? And do you have sleep apnea? Patients with well-controlled apnea fare better than those whose symptoms go untreated, a study shows.

By Amy Norton

Don't Let High Blood Pressure Ruin Your Vision

High blood pressure can damage small blood vessels that supply the retina, an area at the back of the eye that’s essential to vision. Here’s what to know.

By HealthAfter50

How Kidney Function Affects the Heart

New research supports the idea that even small reductions in kidney function may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

By Devon Schuyler