Mediterranean Diet Beats Low-Fat for Heart Health
Following a low-fat diet may help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. A Mediterranean-style eating plan, however, may help you live longer.
Show a Little Love for Your Heart This Month
The heart keeps us going day in, day out, though we don't often stop and consider how to keep it going. Officials are encouraging people to devote time to heart health awareness this month.
Testosterone Treatment Tied to Heart Attacks
Low testosterone can mean reduced mood and muscle mass, but could it's treatment mean increased risk for heart troubles? This might be the case, according to the authors of a new study.
How HIV May Strike the Heart
By 2015, HIV patients are expected to be surviving to and past 50 years old. Therefore, these patients may need to be closely monitored for conditions tied to older age, such as heart disease.
Preventing Disease with Exercise
Your health care provider may emphasize the importance of exercise, but exactly how important is physical activity for staying healthy?
The Potential Myth of Vitamin D Supplements
Vitamin D supplements have been recommended to help prevent many serious conditions. But they actually might not be helping.
Surprising Side Effects of OTC Meds
If you are using over-the-counter medications, stay aware of these fifteen common side effects.
Home Blood Pressure Readings “Unmask” Heart Risks
High blood pressure can be a “masked” villain. Readings at a clinic may show normal blood pressure levels, while home readings may give a more accurate view of cardiovascular health.
Even if Stroke Strikes, Rx May Reduce Damage
Stroke risk runs high for individuals with atrial fibrillation. Taking blood thinners, however, may not only lower this risk, it may reduce the likelihood of brain damage if stroke happens anyway.
What Shingles Could Mean for Your Heart
Cases of shingles have been rising in recent years, even among younger individuals. And the disease may be increasing other health risks as well.