Podcast: More Americans Expected to Face Heart Failure
We're living longer these days. Unfortunately, a longer life doesn't necessarily mean a healthier one. Many Americans are struggling with chronic health conditions—and even more of us will in the future. Case in point: heart failure.
- Podcast: Job Burnout May Be Hard on Your Heart
A lengthy to-do list, a fast-approaching deadline, conflict with a colleague—many people struggle with such on-the-job stressors. When constant and overwhelming, this stress can lead to job burnout.
Podcast: The Heart Benefit of Berries
The sweet strawberry, the perfect bite-sized blueberry, the luscious raspberry—these palate-pleasing fruits are bursting with flavor. And something more: They contain anthocyanin—a potential heart-protecting chemical.
- Podcast: 4 Heart-Related Conditions You Can Work to Prevent
Here’s a heart-stuttering statistic: Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies from heart disease. Many of those deaths could be prevented. How? Start with being better informed about what it takes to keep your heart healthy.
- Podcast: A Healthy Diet Still One of the Best Defenses Against Heart Attack
Suffering a heart attack is often a life-changing event. For a survivor, it may mean a lifestyle overhaul, such as exercising more and eating better. These changes can be hard to make – but are often crucial.
- Podcast: Statins May Lower Cancer Risk, Too
If you have high cholesterol, chances are your doctor has prescribed you a type of medication called a statin. By lowering cholesterol, these pills help prevent heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S.
- Podcast: Some Signs of Aging Linked to an Unhealthy Heart
The old adage "You should never judge a book by its cover" may not hold up when it comes to your heart. Researchers recently reported that people with certain physical features related to aging, such as a receding hairline, may have unhealthier heart
Podcast: Medication Mix-ups Common in Heart Patients
Half of people in the hospital for a heart attack or heart failure make a mistake with their medications within a month of going home. This is true even among people who get counseling and guidance from a pharmacist.
- Podcast: Hormone Combo in Contraception Boosts Heart Risk
Women who use birth control products that contain a combination of estrogen and progestin may double their risk for heart attack and stroke.