Heart Health News & Features
Tai Chi Lowers Blood Pressure More than Cardio, Study Says
- Workplace Flexibility Lowers Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
November 15, 2023 — If you're more flexible after the pandemic in how and when you do your work, there’s good news: Researchers have found a compelling link between workplace flexibility and a lower risk of diseases of your heart and blood vessels.
- Laughter Really Is Good for the Heart, Study Finds
August 28, 2023 — A study found that people who engaged in “laughter therapy” had less inflammation and improved heart health.
- Long-Term Vitamin D Supplements Might Cut Heart Attack Risk
July 5, 2023 — The possible benefit was slight but significant in a huge trial involving people 60 or older who took the supplement for 5 years.
- Mental Illness Before Age 40 Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke
May 9, 2023 — People diagnosed with a mental health disorder in their 20s or 30s have a higher risk of a heart attack or stroke later in life, according to a new study.
- Keto, Paleo Diets Rank Low for Heart Health, Report Says
April 28, 2023 — The top-10 listing was released Thursday in the journal Circulation and is the first time the American Heart Association has ranked popular diets
- Young Black Women Have Increased High Blood Pressure Risk
March 5, 2023 — Black women are twice as likely as white women to have uncontrolled high blood pressure when they are between the ages of 20 and 50 years old, according to new data from the American Heart Association.
- Despite Progress, Black Americans See Heart Health Disparities
February 22, 2023 — Increased rates of heart failure and stroke disproportionately affect Black Americans, even though overall rates of coronary heart disease are not significantly different than those found in non-Hispanic white peers.
- Expert Q&A: What’s New in Heart Disease Prevention
Some ways to boost heart health have sound science to back them up. Others are pure hype. See what an expert says about the latest ways you can prevent heart disease.
- What I Wish I Had Known Before Having a Heart Attack
These survivors' stories have valuable lessons you can take away for your own heart health.
- How Job Stress Affects Your Heart
What's the connection between job stress and your heart's health? And what you can do to minimize those risks?
- Heart Stem Cell Study: Researcher's Perspective
WebMD interviews the University of Louisville's Roberto Bolli, MD, on his heart stem cell research to help treat heart failure after heart attack.
- Stem Cells Healing Hearts
WebMD reports on a clinical trial using patients' own heart stem cells to help heal their heart failure after heart attack.
- Caring for Someone With Heart Disease
Are you caring for someone with heart disease? Find tips and strategies for caregivers.
- Amazing Facts About Heart Health and Heart Disease
Do you know much your heart weighs? How often your heart beats? Read on to learn little-known – but truly amazing – facts about the human heart.
- 10 Ways to Protect Your Heart From the Tolls of Recession
The wild stock market ride, rising foreclosure rates, and increasing layoffs may give you a queasy feeling in your stomach, but it’s your heart that is really at increased risk during the recession.
- Top Heart Health Stories of 2008: Readers' Choice
The 10 most viewed heart-related stories on WebMD for 2008.
- Three Heart-Healthy Makeovers
Three at-risk people who turned their heart health around.
- Test Your Atherosclerosis Smarts
Take WebMD's five-minute quiz to see just how much you understand about atherosclerosis and heart disease.
- Imaging the Heart: The New Frontier
New advances in MRIs, CT scans and echocardiography reveal the mysteries of the malfunctioning heart.
- Key Numbers for Heart Health
Your blood pressure, cholesterol, and waist size can forecast your risk for heart disease. Here's how to get those numbers where you want them.
- A Vacation Away Keeps the Doctor at Bay
Surveys Show Americans Don't Use Their Leave Time