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Caution: Women at Risk
Inequities in cardiac care mean that women with atrial fibrillation go undiagnosed longer and have a greater risk of stroke than men.
Fishy Fish Oil Claims
Fish oil supplements claim to protect heart and brain health, but there is no firm evidence for this. Get your omega-3s another way.
The Heart Changes Seen in Sedentary Kids
Over time, kids' inactivity can lead to an enlarged heart and cause fluid to build up in the body, increasing the risk of heart failure.
Behind the Higher Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Rates Seen Among Blacks
A variety of social, behavioral, and metabolic factors contribute to the fact that Blacks are more likely to die from heart problems.
An Atherosclerosis Gut Punch
Inflamed gums can lead to atherosclerosis. Now it looks like the same bacteria are in the gut and can do the same thing.
Healthy Eating, The Global Version
People eat very different foods around the world, and nutrition guidelines often miss this. These six healthy foods work worldwide.
Prescribe Food as Medicine to Cut Healthcare Costs
If food-insecure people with diabetes were given vouchers for fresh fruits and veggies, it would save billions of healthcare dollars.
Low Dose Aspirin and Anemia
A daily low-dose aspirin can reduce your risk of stroke and heart disease, but it has a less helpful effect on red blood cell counts.
A Toast to Heart Health
Light to moderate alcohol consumption seems to protect the heart by reducing anxiety. Cancer risk is a different story, however.
Fighting Exercise Inequality for Heart Health
Exercise benefits the at-risk hearts of seniors, the economically-disadvantaged and handicapped, but opportunities for activity are lacking.
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