Heart Care

Getting the Most from Your Blood Pressure Medicinechevron_right
Learning you have high blood pressure can come as a surprise. After all, the condition usually has no symptoms. But once you’ve been diagnosed, taking steps to control it can protect your heart—and your health.

Small Diet Changes, Big Heart Benefitschevron_right
When you’re living with coronary artery disease (CAD), eating healthy can feel daunting. But a diet change doesn’t have to be drastic for it to have an impact. Small tweaks can go a long way in helping your health. Here’s how to get started.

Know the Warning Signs of an Aneurysmchevron_right
An aneurysm occurs when a weak spot in an artery wall starts to bulge out like a balloon. Some aneurysms develop slowly over a period of years. Many cause no problems.

Your 4-Step Plan to Lower Blood Pressure and Prevent Dementiachevron_right
A new study found that controlling blood pressure later in life protects both your cardiovascular system and your thinking and memory.

Manage Stress to Lower Your Stroke Riskchevron_right
Under pressure? You’re not alone—one in four Americans say they’re so stressed they can barely function.

Should You Use Wearable Tech for Better Heart Health?chevron_right
Wearable gadgets, such as an Apple Watch or Fitbit, have long been able to track your physical activity. But the new generation of tech is more intelligent about tracking your heart health, too.

Diagnosed with Heart Disease? Here’s What to Do Nextchevron_right
Diagnosed with heart disease? With lifestyle changes, medicine, and medical procedures, if needed, you can live a healthier life and reduce your risk for more serious issues. Here are some of the first steps you should take.

Want a Healthier Heart? Eat More Avocadoschevron_right
They are full of fiber, packed with potassium, and feature ample amounts of good-for-you fats. Avocados have long ranked highly on the list of nutritious foods.

Controlling Blood Pressure May Prevent ER Visits, Study Findschevron_right
No one enjoys going to the emergency room (ER). Sometimes there’s no avoiding the trip, but a lot of heart-related emergencies are actually preventable. The key is controlling your blood pressure.

Food Labels Can Help You Make Heart-Healthy Choiceschevron_right
Do your heart a favor: Fix shortcomings in your diet by scanning both sides of food packages when you shop.

Can You Sleep Your Way to a Healthier Heart?chevron_right
If you’re like most Americans, your heart health is less than optimal. According to recent research, only about 20% of tickers are in tip-top shape.

Varicose Veins: More Than a Cosmetic Problem?chevron_right
Bulging, twisted varicose veins can make you self-conscious about baring your legs. Sometimes, they limit more than your fashion choices. In certain cases, varicose veins can lead to more serious conditions.