Heart Health

To protect your heart, ditch the idea of “healthy obesity”

To protect your heart, ditch the idea of “healthy obesity”

The so-called “healthy obesity” refers to a condition in which people are obese but have no metabolic syndrome (e.g., type 2 diabetes, high blood...
5 ways to measure your heart disease risk

5 ways to measure your heart disease risk

Am I at risk for heart disease? It’s a question all people should be asking themselves, regardless of age, weight, race or gender. The best...
The seven heart disease risk factors you can control

The seven heart disease risk factors you can control

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in developed countries. Through advances in medicine and surgery, as well as an awareness of heart...
Meditation could help reduce heart disease risk

Meditation could help reduce heart disease risk

Meditation has the potential to reduce some risk factors for heart disease. And the gold standard for lowering risk remains a heart-healthy lifestyle and following...
Foods that protect against heart disease

Foods that protect against heart disease

It is important to be informed on the most beneficial foods and nutrients to maintain a heart-healthy diet. According to the American Heart Association, heart...
Why high blood cholesterol is so harmful

Why high blood cholesterol is so harmful

To understand high blood cholesterol, it helps to learn about cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the body. Your...
What you should know about high blood cholesterol

What you should know about high blood cholesterol

To understand high blood cholesterol, it helps to learn about cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the...
A new contributor to heart disease

A new contributor to heart disease

Medical professionals have long known that the buildup of plaque in arteries can cause them to narrow and harden, potentially leading to a whole...
How menopausal hormone therapy affects your heart health

How menopausal hormone therapy affects your heart health

Until recently, it was thought that menopausal hormone therapy could ward off heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer, as well as improve a woman’s quality...
What causes heart failure

What causes heart failure?

Conditions that damage or overwork the heart muscle can cause heart failure. Over time, the heart weakens. It isn’t able to fill with and/or pump...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
From 275 to 155 a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic...
3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

I love breakfast. It is exceptionally rare for me to miss breakfast, and when I do, I am in a prickly mood most of the...
A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists...