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The benefits of being vaccinated against COVID far outweigh the tiny risk of heart inflammation associated with mRNA vaccines, even for men.
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.
The Eyes, An Early-Warning System for Overall Health
Your eyes can reveal your risk of a stroke or heart attack. But some eye conditions don't show up until it's too late. Over 40? Get checked.
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
A Heart Medication Appears to Help Reduce Alcohol Use
A drug used to treat high blood pressure and heart problems also reduced Veterans' alcohol consumption. Is it a treatment for alcoholism?
Pick Up the Pace
Walking 10,000 steps a day is good for your heart and general longevity. And there's something even better — going a little faster.
Healthy Hearts for the Faithful
African Americans are at high risk for cardiovascular disease. But the odds are far better for those who identify as spiritual or religious.
Walk It Off — No Pain, No Gain
Peripheral artery disease makes walking painful. The alternative -- not walking -- ensures that the pain and immobility will only get worse.
The Meat-Gut Microbiome Connection
Red meat gets lots of bad press, but the fats in meat may not be only thing behind the harm it can do to our hearts. Our gut plays a role.
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.
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