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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

Why Your Gut Bacteria Matters for Heart Health

Did you know that the bacteria in your gut, also known as gut flora or gut microbiota, affects the health of your heart?

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Heart Attacks, Strokes in Middle-Age: The Numbers Are Frightening

According to a Vital Signs report from the CDC, U.S. adults 35 to 64 are being hit hard by cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke.

By Diane Domina

How Do E-cigarettes Affect Heart-Health?

Heart health risks have been associated with e-cigarettes. Learn how vaping compares to smoking regular cigarettes in terms of cardiovascular health.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Hypertension and MS: What You Need to Know

Recent studies show that hypertension affects between 17 to 30 percent of people with MS. Find out more about the link between multiple sclerosis and high blood pressure.

By Lisa Emrich

High LDL Cholesterol Raises Heart Disease Risk Even in ‘Healthy’ People

Even without other risk factors, adults are at increased risk for heart disease if their LDL cholesterol is high, according to the American Heart Association.

By Diane Domina

Heart Disease Prevention for People With Diabetes

Diabetes may put you at an increased risk of heart disease. Learn what you can do to reduce your risks and improve your cardiovascular health.

By Mary Shomon

Diabetes and Heart Risk Assessment

If you have diabetes, you might be at a higher risk for heart disease. Take this assessment to learn more about how to prevent heart complications.

By Lisa Fields

Exercise and Heart Failure Risk: How to Get Active

He may have heart failure, but Rev. Adam Leeper also has a great sense of humor. Learn how Adam has incorporated exercise into his lifestyle to help him manage his condition.

By Stephanie Stephens

Severe Eczema and Heart Health: What You Should Know

Eczema can affect more than your skin. Recent studies show a connection between severe eczema and heart problems. Find out what you can do to protect yourself.

By Eileen Bailey