Cutting back on salt? Your food can still be tasty. There are many ways to create flavorful food without using salt. Use these tips to make your food anything but bland.
“Don’t shy away from spices,” says nutritionist Katie Cavuto, MS, RD. “A dash of cumin or a pinch of curry powder creates a lot of
Eating heart-healthy foods may be easier than you think. You don't need to measure or weigh everything or consult calorie books and food labels before every meal. You can fit a healthy diet into a busy lifestyle. It can be as simple as 1-2-3. Just focus on these three areas, says Katie Ferraro, MP
Someone in the prime of their life -- a professional sports star, teen athlete, marathon runner, or other seemingly healthy person -- isn't supposed to collapse and die from heart disease. But it occasionally happens, making sudden cardiac arrest front-page news. The rare nature of sudden cardiac ar
When it comes to the heart’s health, there are some things you can’t control -- like getting older, or having a parent with heart disease. But there are many more things you can do to lower the chances of sabotaging your ticker. “An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure in this instanc
When you’ve experienced the irregular beating of your heart from atrial fibrillation (AFib), you may feel unsure about revving up your heart rate with exercise. Take comfort from the experts. They say physical activity is usually good for people with AFib, but it’s still wise to take precautions. Be
A heart condition such as atrial fibrillation, heart failure, high blood pressure, or even high cholesterol can put a lot of stress on you. What's worse, you may be feeling stressed about being stressed. "It can be a vicious cycle -- stress can make heart conditions worse," says N.A. Mark Estes, M
You collapse without warning. Your heart stops beating, and blood stops flowing to your brain and other organs. Within seconds, you stop breathing and have no pulse. This is sudden cardiac arrest.
The immediate cause of most sudden cardiac arrests is an abnormal heart rhythm. The heart’s electrica
Researchers are developing new ways to check your heart health. Two tests are available now; an interesting third is on the horizon.
This blood test checks 23 genes to suggest whether or not you have heart disease. It may help doctors need fewer tests that have more risks, including angiograms, one
Preventing a heart attack is a lot easier when you -- and your doctor -- know exactly what's going on in the vessels that carry blood throughout your body. Are they blocked with plaque or free-flowing? To find out, your doctor may recommend a high-tech imaging test that shows a clear image of your a
It’s dramatic when someone has a heart attack on television or in the movies. But in real life, symptoms can be more subtle and difficult to identify. And because heart attack and angina symptoms are so similar, it may be hard to tell what's going on. But knowing the differences -- and the reasons b