Risk Factors


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.

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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

Atrial Fibrillation: Symptoms and Causes

Not everyone who develops atrial fibrillation will experience symptoms, but for those who do, they can range from mild to severe.

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COPD May Raise Cardiac Death Risk

People who have COPD for a longer time and experience frequent flare-ups are at greatest risk.

By HealthAfter50

6 Causes of High Blood Pressure

One in three Americans has high blood pressure, and lifestyle factors account for 90 to 95 percent of cases.

By HealthAfter50

High Blood Pressure Symptoms to Watch For

Blood pressure is known as the “silent killer” because most people with hypertension experience no symptoms.

By HealthAfter50