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Heart Care

Your 4-Step Plan to Lower Blood Pressure and Prevent Dementia
A new study found that controlling blood pressure later in life protects both your cardiovascular system and your thinking and memory.

Manage Stress to Lower Your Stroke Risk
Under pressure? You’re not alone—one in four Americans say they’re so stressed they can barely function.

Should You Use Wearable Tech for Better Heart Health?
Wearable gadgets, such as an Apple Watch or Fitbit, have long been able to track your physical activity. But the new generation of tech is more intelligent about tracking your heart health, too.

Diagnosed with Heart Disease? Here’s What to Do Next
Diagnosed with heart disease? With lifestyle changes, medicine, and medical procedures, if needed, you can live a healthier life and reduce your risk for more serious issues. Here are some of the first steps you should take.

Want a Healthier Heart? Eat More Avocados
They are full of fiber, packed with potassium, and feature ample amounts of good-for-you fats. Avocados have long ranked highly on the list of nutritious foods.

Controlling Blood Pressure May Prevent ER Visits, Study Finds
No one enjoys going to the emergency room (ER). Sometimes there’s no avoiding the trip, but a lot of heart-related emergencies are actually preventable. The key is controlling your blood pressure.

Food Labels Can Help You Make Heart-Healthy Choices
Do your heart a favor: Fix shortcomings in your diet by scanning both sides of food packages when you shop.

Can You Sleep Your Way to a Healthier Heart?
If you’re like most Americans, your heart health is less than optimal. According to recent research, only about 20% of tickers are in tip-top shape.

Varicose Veins: More Than a Cosmetic Problem?
Bulging, twisted varicose veins can make you self-conscious about baring your legs. Sometimes, they limit more than your fashion choices. In certain cases, varicose veins can lead to more serious conditions.

Heart Troubles Increase Your Risk for Falls
When you’re first diagnosed with a heart condition, you’re likely to talk with your healthcare provider about lifestyle changes and medicines. But there’s another issue you might want to discuss: your risk of falling.

High Blood Pressure: Beyond the Numbers
In many ways, high blood pressure is a condition of facts and figures. After all, it’s defined by two digits: the pressure when your heart beats (systolic) over the pressure when it relaxes (diastolic).

Control Your Risk for Atrial Fibrillation
While you can manage certain risk factors for the condition, there are some you can’t control. Factors such as your family history, age, race, and sex all play a role.