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Flu Vaccines Help the Heart
Having a flu shot protects you from more than the flu virus; it can prevent heart problems, too. So why do so few hospitals offer it?
Don't Slack Off on BP Meds
Blood pressure medications really do save lives. If your doctor has prescribed them, you want to take them.
Sleep Helps the Heart
A lack of sleep stimulates inflammation and stiffens your arteries. There are ways to get more Z's.
A Woman's Heart
Women's hearts don't get the respect they should. Too often issues like hypertension and high cholesterol are left un- or under-treated.
Poverty and Prevention
Income plays a big role in who does and doesn't get preventive heart care.
When local teams lose, ER admissions for heart attacks go up, suggesting a new way of looking at the agony of defeat.
Rehab with a Beat
Recovering from a stroke is often a long, tedious process involving countless repetitions. Adding music really helps.
Soda's Shot to the Heart
You wouldn't eat a pound of bacon, but drinking soda daily may wreak havoc on your lipid levels in much the same way.
Meat and the Microbiome
As meat is digested in the gut, it breaks down into a metabolite that increases the risk of heart disease. Plant-based foods don't do this.
The Pepperoni Papers
Conflicting recommendations about eating meat have generated confusion and controversy. A massive new study makes things clearer.
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