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Phthalates Hit the Heart, Hormones, and the Economy
Our exposure to phthalates -- found in cans, cosmetics and packaging -- is greater than we thought. It's worse for the economy, too.
The Benefits of Checking Blood Pressure at Home
People with high blood pressure do best when they monitor their pressure often. They find this is easiest when they take their BP at home.
No Signs of Heart Disease? Not so Fast
Over 40 percent of adults with no obvious signs of heart disease still had some degree of plaque buildup.
Weighing the Heart Risks of mRNA Vaccines
Two kinds of heart inflammation have cropped up among a small percentage of COVID vaccine recipients. Here's what parents should know.
Urban Zoning with Heart
Affordable housing is also a public health issue. Inclusive zoning reduces rates of heart disease in vulnerable communities.
Ready, Set a Goal!
There are two keys to exercise success. One involves who sets your goals. The other is about how gradually or quickly you pursue them.
Voluntary Reductions of Salt and Sugar Would Bring Huge Health and Economic Gains
Modest reductions in the sugar in packaged foods and beverages could prevent millions of heart problems, save $4 billion in healthcare costs
A-Fib and Alcohol
Drinking alcohol is risky for people who occasionally experience an irregular heartbeat. Even one drink can trigger an episode of A-Fib.
Don't Stay Thirsty — Hydrate for Heart Health
Drinking too little fluid in midlife is associated with a risk of heart failure in later life. Stay hydrated: Aim for a couple quarts a day.
Listen to Your Gut, Protect Your Heart
We now know more about what makes a high fat diet so damaging to our cardiovascular systems. It begins in the gut.
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