Results for "Heart Health"

Better Me
How Atrial Fibrillation Could Affect Your Heart’s Health
Your heart beats more than 100,000 times a day, on average. But sometimes, those heartbeats can be erratic. You may find that your smartwatch picks up...
Jun 25 1
Teach Me
Why Your Doctor Might Want You to Wear Compression Socks
Compression socks or compression stockings are tightly fitting knee-high socks that can help your blood flow. They lightly squeeze your legs, making it...
May 31
Teach Me
How Drinking Alcohol Could Affect Your Heart’s Rhythm
Typically, your heart beats along at a regular pace between 60 and 100 beats per minute. If your heart beats slower or faster (and you’re not exercising),...
May 15
Better Me
You Just Found Out You Have High Blood Pressure. Now What?
You’ve probably had your blood pressure checked countless times. It’s a routine part of health care. Even your dentist might check your blood pressure....
May 13 1
Better Me
Broken Heart Syndrome: When Intense Stress Feels Like a Heart Attack
Sudden high levels of stress can take a toll on your heart. Sometimes, events like the death of a close family member or friend, domestic abuse, intense...
Apr 20
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3 Foods High in Cholesterol but Good for Your Health
Cholesterol—especially the cholesterol found in certain foods we eat—has long been misunderstood, even villainized. At one time, we were told to avoid...
Apr 04
Teach Me
The Big Differences Between Systolic and Diastolic Heart Failure
Our hearts beat about 100,000 times each day (maybe more if you enjoy horror movies). Despite being extremely complex, our hearts are exceptionally reliable....
Mar 23
Teach Me
What Is Thirdhand Smoke and Why Your Child May Be at Risk
It’s usually easy to tell whether someone has recently smoked in a room or not. That stale odor always seems to “stick” around. Even when a smoker moves...
Mar 17
Better Me
Lipedema: A Commonly Misdiagnosed but Real Condition
For months now, you’ve been hitting the gym every day, eating right and getting plenty of rest. You’re seeing the gains you’re making in your upper body,...
Mar 10
Advise Me
Hey, Ladies! You’re Never Too Young to Focus on Heart Health
As a woman, you may be well aware of your risk for breast cancer and other female-related diseases, but what about your heart? Unfortunately, heart disease...
Feb 24