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Healthier Heart Challenge: Get Your Best Sleep

In week four of the challenge, we look at ways to eliminate bad habits that prevent you from getting your best sleep.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Does High Cholesterol Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

In a 2017 study, researchers found that women with a high cholesterol diagnosis were 45 percent less likely to develop breast cancer.

By PJ Hamel

Daylight Saving Time and Heart Disease Risk

You might think a one-hour change wouldn’t be much of a disruption. But it’s the suddenness of the change that can lead to significant health consequences.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Treating Hypertension in Kids

High blood pressure is a slow and silent disease—and sometimes develops in a population you might not expect.

By Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD

IBD and Heart Disease

As excess inflammation builds up the body, disease and other complications are born.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Salt Sensitivity: The Surprising Danger to Your Heart

Blood pressure in some people rises moderately to dramatically when excess salt is consumed. This can affect people with or without high blood pressure.

By Joseph Saling

Online Tool for Checking Heart Risks

An online tool can check your heart risks and shows what you can do to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Take Care of Your Arteries by Eating Breakfast

Breakfast, often called the most important meal of the day, may be crucial for maintaining healthy arteries.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Is There a Relationship Between Anxiety and Heart Disease?

Studies suggest anxiety disorders may be a viable precursor to heart complications due to prolonged stress on the body.

By Eileen Bailey

The Connection Between Your Heart and Thyroid

Thyroid problems are a common cause of heart-related symptoms and conditions that increase your risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke.

By Mary Shomon