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Too Much Sex May Be Bad for Men’s Hearts

Sex is good for your cardiovascular health, right? Maybe not if you’re a man over age 57 and you’re having too much of it, or enjoying it too much.

By Melanie Haiken

Atrial Fibrillation: Are You at Risk?

Multiple factors can contribute to the development of the abnormal functioning of the heart’s chambers.

By HealthAfter50

AFib and Stroke Risk: What to Know

The stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation is up to seven times that of the general public. Find out if you need to follow a stroke prevention plan.

By HealthAfter50

5 Stroke Risk Factors for Women

You may have heard that heart attack symptoms can be different for a woman than for a man. But did you know that the same holds true for stroke?

By HealthAfter50

Eat Whole Grains and Live Longer?

New research associates eating whole-grain foods with an increased lifespan. Here’s how much you need to consume to reap the benefits.

By HealthAfter50

What's Your Heart Age?

You may feel young at heart, and know your chronological age, but do you know your heart’s biological age?

By HealthAfter50

How to Prevent a Stroke

New guidelines about what to eat, and more.

By HealthAfter50

6 Ways to Cut Your Stroke Risk

Updated guidelines reinforce why it’s so important to do these six things.

By HealthAfter50

Is Your Young Athlete's Heart at Risk?

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the most common cause of sudden death in athletes. It is a condition in which the heart experiences a heart rhythm abnormality and suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Why Belly Fat Is Dangerous

What does having excess belly fat mean if the rest of your body is at a normal weight? A lot, apparently.

By HealthAfter50