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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

How Kidney Function Affects the Heart

New research supports the idea that even small reductions in kidney function may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

By Devon Schuyler

Coronary Artery Disease: 11 Ways to Cut Your Risk

The more risk factors you have for coronary artery disease, the greater your chance of developing it. Here are 11 ways to cut your risk and help your heart.

By HealthAfter50

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