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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

A Cancer Survivor's Guide to Heart Health

Cancer treatments can lead to heart problems or complications. Learn more about steps you can take to decrease your cardiac risks after treatment.

By Katherine Malmo

Binge Drinking Linked to Heart Problems in Young People

Young people who frequently binge drink have significantly more risk factors for heart disease than their peers who don’t binge drink, according to research recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

By Diane Domina

Masked Hypertension: A Hidden Blood Pressure Danger

Blood pressure readings at the doctor’s office may be misleading for certain people with masked hypertension. Learn how you can get the most best picture of your blood pressure.

By Stephanie Stephens

Lose the Meat Habit: Eat Proteins That Do Your Heart Good

Plant protein, from nuts, seeds, and legumes, may be much healthier for the heart than meat protein. Find out how to add more plant protein to your diet.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Young, Obese, and 'At Risk' for Sudden Cardiac Death

A 2018 study on sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young people has identified risk factors, such as obesity, that may help improve screening and prevention.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Don’t Think Sleep is Important? Your Heart Says Otherwise!

There’s limited data about the joint effects of sleep duration and sleep quality on heart health. Here’s what we know about the importance of sleep for your heart.

By Martin Reed