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A Fast Route to Cardiovascular Health
A vigorous walk of 7 minutes or so does more for your heart than a leisurely stroll for twice as long. To know what's enough, try singing.
DIY Blood Pressure Monitoring
People with high blood pressure need to get into the DIY spirit and make it a habit to check their pressure regularly. Do it at home
Loneliness and Isolation Harm the Heart
Loneliness and social isolation are not the same, but they both can put you at risk for heart attacks and strokes. Ways to ease the burden.
Herbal Supplements Trigger a Heart Arrhythmia
Some people load up on herbal supplements, thinking they are harmless. Not true, as a recent case makes clear.
Go For a Low Pressure Pregnancy
Preeclampsia is a danger to mothers-to-be and their infants. Eating more of a Mediterranean diet can cut the risk of it by 25% or more.
Coffee Has Heart
Coffee beans deliver over a 100 compounds that benefit the heart and cardiovascular system. A cup -- or three -- is a win for your heart.
The Fruit of Paradise
Eating a half an avocado two or three times a week can cut your risk of heart attack and stroke by up to 20 percent. Try it on toast.
Are Statins the Answer?
Recent findings call into question the value of statins, drugs widely prescribed to lower LDL cholesterol.
Vary Your Proteins, Lower BP
Eating a variety of proteins -- from whole grains, meat, poultry, fish, eggs and legumes -- seems to help keep blood pressure in check.
Binge-Watching and Blood Clots
Sitting curled up in front of the TV can set you up for blood clots. If you're caught up in a series you don't want to leave, move around.
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