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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

Mediterranean Diet Helps Heart Disease Patients, Too

Coronary artery disease patients who followed a Mediterranean-style diet were less likely to die prematurely or suffer a heart attack or stroke, research has found.

By Amy Norton

Heart Patients Should Protect Their Eyes

Eye protection is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you’re told you need a procedure to open a blockage in one of your heart’s arteries.

By Amy Norton

Can You Manage High Blood Pressure With Your Smartphone?

At least 200 smartphone apps are now available to help people monitor and control hypertension. But do they really work?

By Sherrie Negrea

Preventing Travel-Related Blood Clots

Reduce your chance of developing a blood clot by making sure your legs aren’t immobile for too long.

By HealthAfter50

Can Cycling Prevent Heart Disease?

Biking—for pleasure or to get around town—is good for your heart, according to new research.

By HealthAfter50

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.

By HealthAfter50

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.

By HealthAfter50