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Good Fats and Bad Fats for Heart Health

Not all fats are created equal. These are the fats you should eat, and some to avoid, for optimal heart health.

By HealthAfter50

The Health Risks of a Broken Heart

A broken heart may be more than just a metaphor for emotional pain. People who have lost a spouse or partner are at a higher risk for heart attack or stroke.

By HealthAfter50

The Alcohol Facts You Need to Know

Moderate alcohol consumption has some undeniable health benefits, including a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

By HealthAfter50

The Link Between Sugar and Hypertension

Excessive amounts of sugar, not salt, may be more strongly and directly linked to hypertension and the risk of developing cardiovascular problems.

By HealthAfter50

Treating Peripheral Artery Disease

Leg pain—in both women and men—could signal the presence of peripheral artery disease, a cardiovascular disorder characterized by insufficient blood flow to the legs.

By Beth Kassanoff, M.D.

5 Stroke Risk Factors for Women

You may have heard that heart attack symptoms can be different for a woman than for a man. But did you know that the same holds true for stroke?

By HealthAfter50

How to Shake the Salt From Your Diet

There’s no denying it—Americans consume twice the recommended amount of sodium they need every day.

By HealthAfter50

How to Prevent a Stroke

New guidelines about what to eat, and more.

By HealthAfter50

How to Prevent a Heart Attack

Small lifestyle choices can keep your heart beating strong, and it doesn’t take a strict diet or grueling workouts.

By HealthAfter50

6 Ways to Cut Your Stroke Risk

Updated guidelines reinforce why it’s so important to do these six things.

By HealthAfter50