For overweight or obese teens and 20-somethings, those extra pounds may already be contributing to future heart problems.
In general, people with a positive outlook tended to have lower blood pressure levels and healthier cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
Young adults who regularly engage in binge drinking may be putting their heart health at risk. Binge drinking is having 5 or more drinks in a row for men and 4 or more drinks in a row for women.
You might think you know what a heart attack looks like—you clutch your chest in pain and fall to the ground. But heart attacks don’t always stick to this script—especially in women.
Statins are medicines that reduce the amount of LDL cholesterol the liver produces. They also help lower the amount of LDL cholesterol already in your blood. Some statins can reduce inflammation as well.
Netflix. Amazon. Hulu. Whatever your vehicle for viewing your favorite shows, you may want to hit “pause” on your binge-watching habit. According to new research, people who often watch TV are more likely to develop dangerous blood clots than those who rarely tune in.
Exercise does have the power to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and increase HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Just remember this equation: aerobic activity + resistance training = boosted heart rate and better cholesterol levels.
Studies have shown that removing the ovaries during hysterectomy increases a woman’s risk for heart disease and other health problems. Now, a study published in the journal Menopause has found that women may face health risks even if they keep their ovaries.
A new study found that, within a year of returning to work, about a quarter of heart attack survivors were no longer working.
Women’s hearts may be especially vulnerable to the effects of stress. During a stressful experience, women showed a greater restriction in their blood vessels compared with men.
For years, high blood pressure (HBP), or hypertension, was diagnosed when blood pressure measured 140/90 mmHg or higher. But a new guideline lowered this number so that you can take steps to control your blood pressure earlier.