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High-Risk HPV Linked to Heart Disease

High-risk strains of HPV linked to cancer may also be associated with cardiovascular disease, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

How Raspberries Can Help Lower Cholesterol

A one cup serving of raspberries contains just 64 calories, 8 grams of dietary fiber, and 54 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Psoriasis Medicine May Lower Heart Disease Risk

In people with psoriasis — a chronic skin condition — biologics may help prevent heart disease, according to an observational study.

By Diane Domina

Statins Can Lower Heart Risks in People Over 75 Too

According to an analysis of 28 clinical trials, statins lower the risk of major cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke, even in people over 75.

By Diane Domina

FDA Issues Warning About Blood Thinner Test Strips

The FDA is warning that certain test strips used with medical devices to monitor blood levels of warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) may provide inaccurate results.

By Diane Domina

Heart Disease Now Affects Nearly Half of American Adults

According to the AHA's Heart and Stroke Statistics — 2019 Update, 48 percent of adults in the U.S., about 121.5 million people, have heart disease.

By Diane Domina

How 2018's Top Food Trends Affect Your Health

Kale and kombucha were top food trends in 2017. Learn what’s up for 2018, and how the latest food fads can help if you have a chronic illness.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Lymphoma Can Raise Your Heart Failure Risk

Having lymphoma or breast cancer was linked to a three-times higher risk of developing heart failure within five years of initial diagnosis.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Healthier Heart Challenge: Release Your Stress

In week five of the challenge, we look at the best ways to relieve and eliminate stress that can improve your heart health.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Healthier Heart Challenge: The Wrap Up

Your biggest obstacle to heart health is sustaining these new habits long-term. Here are some scenarios you may encounter and some possible solutions.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.