• Heart and Vascular

    What the new blood pressure scale means for you

    1/11/2018

    In November 2017, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology revised their blood pressure guidelines. As a result, hypertension, or high blood pressure, has been redefined.

  • Heart and Vascular

    Heart palpitations: Should you be worried?

    12/14/2017

    Different people describe the feeling of heart palpitations in different ways. For some, they may feel like a flutter, while others say it feels like their heart is flip-flopping in their chest. For others, heart palpitations feel more like throbbing or pounding. 

  • Heart and Vascular

    Unexpected heart attack triggers

    11/14/2017

    While diet and exercise (coupled with medication, when necessary) are still the best ways to manage your heart health, it’s good to be aware of these lesser-known heart attack triggers.

  • Heart and Vascular

    The next steps to a healthy heart after a heart attack

    10/24/2017

    If you've recently had a heart attack, you may feel scared, confused and overwhelmed. You probably have a lot of questions about your road to recovery. The good news is there are a few concrete steps you can take to prevent another heart attack in the future.

  • Heart and Vascular

    How the heart benefits from a daily aspirin

    9/21/2017

    Does an aspirin a day keep heart problems away? Aspirin (or acetylsalicylic acid) may be a common over-the-counter medication, but for some people, daily doses can help reduce their chances of experiencing a heart attack or stroke.

  • Heart and Vascular

    Heart health in your 50s: Seven steps to a healthy heart

    8/15/2017

    50th birthdays are a milestone to be celebrated, but there's so much more life to live. Take preventative steps today to preserve and improve health, and enjoy the next decades of life.

  • Heart and Vascular

    Summer heat and the heart

    7/10/2017

    The hot, humid days of summer aren’t just unpleasant — they can be dangerous to your health. Spending too much time in the heat can lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion and, in rare instances, potentially deadly heatstroke.

  • Heart and Vascular

    How can you tell if you have high blood pressure?

    6/19/2017

    What are the symptoms of high blood pressure? You can have high blood pressure for years without knowing it.

  • Heart and Vascular

    Can you recognize the symptoms of a heart attack?

    5/22/2017

    Although heart attacks can be fatal, the good news is that immediate medical treatment saves the lives of many heart attack victims.

  • Heart and Vascular

    8 heart health tips for women of all ages

    3/24/2017

    To protect your long-term health, women of all ages should follow these eight tips to keep their hearts healthy.

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