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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.

Salmon is one food rich in vitamin D.

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.

Fish oil supplements may help after heart attack.

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.

Fish, nuts, and other ingredients that provide healthy fats.

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.

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.

woman drinking wine in front of fireplace

The Alcohol Facts You Need to Know

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

Spoon of sugar.

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.

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.

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?

salt

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.