You don't have to be an athlete to keep healthy.
A new study confirms even a little exercise benefits your heart! Activities like walking and gardening can help. Researchers found active adults had lower levels of inflammation in the blood, which increases the risk for heart problems. Even those who... more »
"It was a real shock," says a healthy looking 64-year-old John H. Robinson.
This past July he found himself on the surgery table of Dr. John Mehall at Penrose-St. Francis Hospital. Robinson had a prolapsed valve, an aortic aneurysm, and a blockage in his heart, all of which were... more »
Gently pressing down on the piano's pristine keys, the now nearly 46-year old Kim Davis looks radiant and healthy, but she has always felt that way.
"You see overweight people all over the place and, you know, sometimes you can dress a package enough that it doesn't look quite... more »
Many may think heart disease is a "man's disease" or perceive it as an "older woman's disease," but numbers are showing us otherwise.
According to the U.S. CDC and the American Heart Association , heart disease is:
- The number one killer of women and men in the U.S.... more »
It's that time of year again to go rummaging through your closet and pull out your best red. February is heart month and Friday, February 4, 2011 is the National Wear Red Day. Join the masses that will choose to wear red and show your support for battling heart disease.... more »
Over the long term, a low-carb diet works just as well as a low-fat diet at taking off the pounds - and it might be better for your heart, new research suggests.
Both diets improved cholesterol in a two-year study that included intensive group counseling. But those on the... more »
Grizzly bears often have 50% body fat and they sleep half the year. So why are their hearts so healthy?
Researchers at Washington State University are trying to figure it out.
During hibernation, bears have extremely low heart rates and can even turn off two of the four... more »