Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that nearly one-fourth of cardiovascular disease-related deaths are preventable, and regular exercise plays an important role in reducing one’s risk. Running experts share tips on how to get moving and stay motivated.
Chagas disease is spread by an insect known as the kissing bug. An estimated 8 million people in Central and South America are infected, but the disease has also been reported in several American states — Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Arizona, and Massachusetts.
Binge drinking has been identified as a new risk factor for developing high blood pressure and high cholesterol in men, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Not all fats are created equal, and Omega-3 fatty acids are downright good for you.
Aiming to hit 10,000 steps daily on your pedometer? That benchmark, while a worthy goal, likely isn’t enough to ward off extra pounds or protect yourself from heart disease. Personal trainer Fairfax Hackley explains.
New research offers evidence that 12 percent of deaths in the U.S. are caused by diabetes or its complications, making it the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer.
A local chief of cardiology offers assurances on blood pressure advice, saying there is no “one size fits all” solution. There are a few different guidelines.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a fully-dissolving heart stent from Abbott Laboratories for the treatment of coronary artery disease.
Despite years of public awareness campaigns, celebrity spokeswomen and red dress events, nearly 1 out of 2 American women cannot correctly pinpoint heart disease as the leading cause of death among females, says the CDC.…
The analysts at HealthGrove found the top 25 most heart-healthy foods by ranking them on their Heart Healthy Index scores.
Some carefully chosen foods can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol and lower the risk factors for heart disease — the leading cause of death in the U.S.
New research from Boston University finds that people who stay active during their 40s and 50s maintain brain size as they age.
In a recent survey of the public’s understanding of heart failure, most got the facts wrong. Do you know the warning signs for this increasingly common disease?
Heart health tips from Dr. Allen Taylor, chief of cardiology with MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute.
The holidays don’t have to be an unhealthy time of year. You can improve your sleep, lower stress levels and even reduce your risk for heart disease by remembering the “true meaning.”
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.