heart disease

Auntie Fee, died this week via the number one way to die in America. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, half of black women age 20 and over have heart disease and only a third of us know this is our greatest health risk.

Despite decades of medical research and public campaigns to ease the problem, heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. One of…

Men in general aren’t exactly well known for always taking great care of themselves. But, when you think about it, every man owes it to…

Fat…you’re told they’re bad, then you’re told they’re good. So, which is it? Both. “Your body needs fat in order to function,” says Barbara Roberts,…

Millions of Americans, including middle-aged and older Americans, have a very protein-rich diet. But now, new studies have found something very interesting – while this…

CNN Breaking News is reporting from the LA Coroner’s office that the cause of death of pop icon singer Whitney Houston has been ruled accidental by drowning. Reports from the coroner’s indicate Houston has already been diagnosed with heart disease but cocaine was found in her system listed as as a factor of death. In […]

According to the American Heart Association, one in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure, the rate is higher in African Americans. Find out if you're at risk here.

Do you have any idea what keeps your hear ticking as it should? Check out some amazing and little known facts about your heart here.

Women who eat more white bread, white rice, pizza, and other carbohydrate-rich foods that cause blood sugar to spike are more than twice as likely to develop heart disease than women who eat less of those foods, a new study suggests.

"While people know stress plays a role in how they feel physically, they're often unaware that it is a risk factor for heart disease," says Suzanne Steinbaum, MD, an attending cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

Processed meats may increase a person's risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to research conducted at Harvard University. See what the findings of the study were and how you can take steps to help prevent these diseases.

VIA: WomensHealth.Gov Both men and women have heart attacks, but more women who have heart attacks die from them. Treatments can limit heart damage but they must be given as soon as possible after a heart attack starts. Ideally, treatment should start within one hour of the first symptoms. If you think you’re having a […]