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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.
Potassium's Sex-Based Benefits
Eating potassium-rich foods can offset some risk from too much salt in our diets. The benefit to women's blood pressure is not seen in men.
A Second Look at Salt
Anyone with high blood pressure knows that salt is not their friend. But certain heart failure patients need more, not less, salt.
Is a Sex Chromosome Behind Men's Shorter Life Expectancy?
Men's shorter average lifespan could be the result of a loss of Y chromosomes in their white blood cells, paving the way for heart disease.
The Sorry State of Americans' Heart Health
Heart health in the U.S. is getting worse. More of a problem: We know what to do about it, personally and societally, but tend not to act.
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