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Gift packages and hand weights.

Best Fitness Gifts for a Chronic Illness

Do you know someone with arthritis, breast cancer, or heart disease who's trying to stay in shape? Try these great illness-specific gift suggestions.

Blood pressure log and pen.

Should I Start a Blood Pressure Log?

Keeping a blood pressure log is easy with free apps, and it helps your doctor get your medicines just right.

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When to Take Blood Pressure Drugs

Taking hypertension medication at the right time of day may lower your diabetes risk.

Woman checking her blood pressure.

Open Heart Surgery Recovery Milestones

Healing after open heart surgery takes a year, but a few milestones to help guide patients along the way.

Young woman with chest pain.

After a Heart Attack: Transitioning to Survivorship

As people survive heart attacks at younger ages, learning to live as a heart survivor becomes more relevant to patients and caregivers.

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Adjusting to Life with an ICD

People with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators are at risk for depression and anxiety, which can affect their outcome and quality of life.

How to Remember to Take Blood Pressure Medicine

How to Remember to Take Blood Pressure Medicine

Remembering to take your blood pressure medicine is important so that you can manage your condition and reduce your risk of complications and side effects.

Healthcare: Man clutching his chest in pain, possible heart attack

Exercise Before Heart Attack Boosts Survival

Study suggests that a regular exercise habit before a heart attack improves survival and prognosis.

Blood Pressure Monitors: Wrist vs. Arm

Blood Pressure Monitors: Wrist vs. Arm

The American Heart Association does not recommend the use of wrist models to measure blood pressure. Here’s why.

Oatmeal and fresh berries are a healthy morning meal.

Best Time to Eat for Heart Health

Irregular eating can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Here’s what you should know.