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Want to Make Better Food Choices? Do This at Night

If sleep is fleeting—especially if you’re a woman—you may be more likely to adopt heart-harming eating habits, according to new research. Here’s the 411.

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Heart Disease an Issue? Be Careful With Marijuana

Whether its use is for fun or function, new research has found a too-significant-to-ignore link between using weed and cardiovascular health.

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For a Healthy Heart, Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth twice a day—and flossing!—may do more for your body than just brighten your smile.

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A Beauty Queen Fights Heart Failure

Mom and caregiver Sandra Holloway survived two heart-failure emergencies—now she's dedicated to helping others avoid them.

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Double Diagnosis

These twin sisters share almost everything, but they never imagined they'd share the same heart condition.

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This Triathlete is Living with Heart Failure

Doctors aren't exactly sure what caused his heart to weaken, but a lack of answers has done little to slow him down. Learn the lessons that can come from living with heart failure.

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The Link Between Heredity and Heart Failure Risk

Researchers evaluated heart failure risk in adults who were adopted to assess the impact of genetic and environmental factors on heart failure risk.

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Can Exercise Help Reduce Heart Failure Risk?

A study from the American Heart Association’s journal found that more exercise was better in preventing heart failure.