Heart Health Topics


Tai Chi and Qigong Can Help Your Heart

Growing evidence shows that traditional Chinese exercise, such as tai chi and qigong, may benefit heart disease patients, both physically and mentally.

By Amy Norton

Omega-3 Fats Linked to Fewer Fatal Heart Attacks

People with high levels of omega-3 fats in their bodies are less likely to have fatal heart attacks, according to a recent analysis.

By Devon Schuyler

Mediterranean Diet Helps Heart Disease Patients, Too

Coronary artery disease patients who followed a Mediterranean-style diet were less likely to die prematurely or suffer a heart attack or stroke, research has found.

By Amy Norton

Can You Manage High Blood Pressure With Your Smartphone?

At least 200 smartphone apps are now available to help people monitor and control hypertension. But do they really work?

By Sherrie Negrea

The Best (and Worst) Fats for Your Heart

If you're confused about the best dietary fats for heart health, here's what you should know about which ones to eat, and which you should avoid.

By HealthAfter50

Preventing Travel-Related Blood Clots

Reduce your chance of developing a blood clot by making sure your legs aren’t immobile for too long.

By HealthAfter50

Can Cycling Prevent Heart Disease?

Biking—for pleasure or to get around town—is good for your heart, according to new research.

By HealthAfter50

The Dangers of Sitting Too Much

People who spend more than 10 hours each day sitting, watching TV, or driving are at higher risk for heart attack. Here’s what to do to counteract this.

By HealthAfter50

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Low vitamin D levels have been linked to increased risks of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and peripheral artery disease. Here's what you should know.

By HealthAfter50

Fish Oil May Help Heart Attack Recovery

Here’s what the latest research says about how fish oil may help you heal after a heart attack.

By HealthAfter50