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Are Beta Blockers Safe to Use in Early Pregnancy?

Beta blockers, the class of drugs that helps control heart rhythm, treat angina, and reduce high blood pressure, are safe to use in the first trimester of pregnancy and are not associated with a significant risk of birth defects.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

One, Two, Three Meds in One: Game-Changing Blood Pressure Pill

High blood pressure often requires multiple medications, but they could be combined into one pill to simplify treatment plans.

By Stephanie Stephens

Don't Take It Sitting Down: Sitting Harms Your Heart and Health

Sitting too much can cause poor blood circulation increase inflammation. Learn how an active lifestyle can prevent obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

By Stephanie Stephens

Top Heart-Healthy Polyphenol-Rich Foods

Polyphenols are an essential nutrient for a healthy diet. Find the right foods at your grocery store that will add more polyphenols to your meals.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Top Heart-Healthy High Monounsaturated Fat Foods

Monounsaturated fat is an essential nutrient in a heart-healthy diet. Find foods at your grocery store that will add more monounsaturated fats to your meals.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Top Heart-Healthy Lycopene-Rich Foods

Lycopene is an essential part of a nutritious, heart-healthy diet. Find the right foods at your grocery store that will add more lycopene to your meals.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Top Heart-Healthy High Omega-3 Foods

Omega 3 is an essential part of a nutritious, heart-healthy diet. Find the right foods at your grocery store that will add more Omega 3 to your meals.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

If You Take an Aspirin a Day for Your Heart, Read This

The bottom line: We still don’t know if aspirin therapy lowers the rate of first heart attacks and strokes in people at moderate risk for cardiovascular events.

By Diane Domina

Top Heart-Healthy Niacin-Rich Foods

Niacin is an essential part of a nutritious, heart-healthy diet. Find the right foods at your grocery store that will add more niacin to your meals.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Top Heart-Healthy Magnesium-Rich Foods

Magnesium is an essential part of a nutritious, heart-healthy diet. Find the right foods at your grocery store that will add more magnesium to your meals.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN