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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.

By HealthAfter50

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.

By HealthAfter50

Exercise Before Heart Attack Boosts Survival

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

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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.

By Berkeley Wellness

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.

By Pete Kelly

3 Tips for Safer Running After 50

Running can be tough on your joints, especially at age 50 and up. Up to half of all runners report an injury annually. Take these steps to stay safe.

By Sandra Gordon

Inpatient Rehab Is Best for Stroke Recovery

The intensive, multidisciplinary treatment required after a stroke can be provided most efficiently in an inpatient rehabilitation facility.

By Sherrie Negrea

Tweaking the DASH Diet for High Blood Pressure

Substituting full-fat dairy products for lowfat or nonfat versions on the DASH diet does not reverse the health benefits of this eating plan, says a study.

By Sherrie Negrea

Stress Management May Aid Heart Attack Recovery

Adding stress management to cardiac rehabilitation may bring extra benefits to people recovering from heart complications or surgery.

By Amy Norton

New Nutrition Labels Focus on Heart Health

Nutrition Facts labels will focus on added sugars and other nutrients that affect heart health, based on a better understanding of diet and chronic conditions.

By Amy Norton