Heart Health - Prevention

Higher Education May Cut Your Heart Attack Risk

Can the amount of education you have impact your risk for heart disease? According to a study in the journal Heart, the answer may be yes.

Men at Highest Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

New information from a comparison of three major heart studies is showing a disturbing trend in men s heart health.

Can Orange Juice Make Your Heart Healthier?

The health benefits of orange juice may exceed what you thought you knew.

Are there additional measures that I can take to prevent suffering from a heart attack?

Mark Alberts, M.D., answers a reader's question about additional measures he can take to reduce his risk of suffering from a heart attack.

Kudzu Root May Reduce Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

Find out how a Japanese vine could help manage metabolic syndrome and decrease your risk of heart disease.

Heart Attack Rates Increasing for Women

Although middle-age men still have higher rates of heart attacks and heart disease than middle-age women, a recent study suggests that the gap might be closing.

Salt and Stroke: Even a Little Might Be Too Much

Sodium is essential, but too much of anything is bad news for your body. Now, studies show that intake of salt needs to be even less than previously thought to ward off the risk of stroke.

Would You Know If You Had a Stroke?

More than 700,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, making it the third leading cause of death in this country. But would you even know if you had one?

Vitamin D and Heart Risk

This essential nutrient is famous for creating healthy bones, but recently has been in the spotlight for other benefits.

Ginkgo Biloba for Your Heart?

Ginkgo Biloba may soon find its claim to fame as a benefactor in preventing heart disease.

How Noxious is Noise to Your Heart?

A new study has found that people who live near roads with heavy traffic are more likely to have high blood pressure than those who reside in more tranquil areas.

The Incredible Heart Benefits of Avocados

Learn about the wonders that avocados can do for your heart.

Obesity as Dangerous as a Lifetime of Smoking

Surely being overweight can't be nearly as bad for you as a smoking habit. Well, think again.

The Blood Pressure-Alzheimer's Connection

Results from a study published in the journal Neurology suggest that high blood pressure may cause memory problems--and even raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

The Job Stress and Stroke Connection

Men who feel stressed at work are at a greater risk of having a stroke.

Panic Attacks and Mitral Valve Prolapse

Many believe that panic attacks and mitral valve prolapse are linked. But is this the truth? Read on to get what the studies are really saying.

Want to Lower Your Blood Pressure? Eat More Melons

Nutritionists are touting melons as an important food in the fight against high blood pressure.

Migraines and Heart Problems: What's the Link?

Migraines may be linked to an elevated risk of heart attack and stroke.

The Heart-Healthy Benefits of Grapes

Read on for the reasons why this fabulous fruit is more than just your average snack.

Are You Screening Your Heart Enough?

Here's a breakdown of heart health screenings you should be sure you're getting.

Can Certain Foods Really Prevent Heart Disease?

A cereal that lowers cholesterol? A tea that prevents heart disease? If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Triglycerides and Nerve Damage in Diabetics

For the first time, a simple blood test may hold the answer

How to Raise Your Good Cholesterol Naturally

Here, simple ways to improve your numbers with no medication necessary.

How Snoring Can Hurt Your Heart

Did you know that in addition to being a nighttime nuisance, snoring can also be downright dangerous?

A Daily Aspirin: Beneficial or Dangerous?

Although an aspirin a day can minimize your risk of heart attack and stroke, it doesn't come without its set of risks.

Extra Weight May Benefit the Heart

Some studies show that in heavy patients who have cardiovascular disease, obesity may play a protective role. But is this recent realization an invitation to indulge?

A Heart-Healthy Reason to Breastfeed

Research shows that women who nurse have a lower incidence of cardiac disease.

10 Easy Ways to Eat More Lean Protein

Here, simple ways to ensure you're getting enough of the good stuff into your diet.

The Heart Benefits of a Lengthier Menopause

Recent findings suggest that a lengthier change of life may have one big advantage: a healthier heart.

Guys: Are You at Risk for Stroke?

Health officials assert that cardiovascular disease is preventable in many cases. Find out if you re at risk for stroke and what you should or must do about it.