Heart Disease

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Why You Should Get the Flu Shot If You Have Diabetes or Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease and diabetes can impact outcomes associated with the flu. But vaccination can improve those outcomes, said Dr. Donald Alcendor, an associate professor...

The Missed Warning Signs of an Unhealthy Heart

Did you know about the multiple missed warning signs of an unhealthy heart? Most of us only know to look out for the tightness...

Why Quality Heart Health Care Is Key for African Americans

Cardiovascular diseases, better known as heart disease, is the leading cause of mortality across the globe, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This...

Hypertension and Heart Disease: Everything You Need to Know

Hypertension is known as "the silent killer," as it frequently shows no signs or symptoms. Unfortunately, African Americans are more likely than White Americans...

Single Parents Have Increased Heart Health Risks

Nobody needs a study to tell them being a single parent is tough. "This is a group of people who are kind of carrying the...

Lack of Quality Housing Can Lead to Heart Disease

Lack of access to quality housing can be a steady stressor that increases the risk factors for heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular issues,...

Your Mouth, Your Health

You can learn a lot about your health from your mouth. Gum disease and diabetes go hand in hand. Diabetes can lower your body’s ability...

Is Reducing Stress Key to Heart Disease in Black Folks?

Researchers have long understood that African Americans experience a disproportionate level of high blood pressure and heart disease. As they've sought to understand why,...

Heart Patients and Coronavirus

The coronavirus should have everyone's attention by now, health experts say. And heart patients have extra reasons to be alert. COVID-19, which was first reported...

5 Eating Tips for a Healthy Heart

Nearly one-third of all deaths in the world can be attributed to heart disease. But many of these deaths could be prevented, according to emerging...

Legacy of Discrimination Reflected in Health Inequality

Risk factors that can lead to heart disease and stroke include obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. For African Americans, another issue also threatens...

Cocoa May Ease Peripheral Artery Disease Pain

Cocoa may be more than just a warm treat during chilly winter months. New research suggests it might ease the pain of walking for...

Menopause Worsens Heart Disease Risk

A marker for heart disease risk considerably worsens as women transition through menopause, a new study shows. Black women experience the accelerated decline earlier than...

A Happy Relationship Can Improve Your Health

Eighties rocker Huey Lewis was right: The power of love is a curious thing, and it might just save your life. Or at least...

Men: Slash Heart Attack Risk by 86 Percent

Four out of five heart attacks can be prevented by lifestyle changes What if we told you there was a way to reduce your chances...

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