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6 Ways Your Friends Can Make You Healthier

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 11.16.2016 | Healthy Living

Did you know that friendship is actually good for your health? Studies show that friendships can have an overwhelmingly positive effect on physical an...

The Election Self-Care Detox

Dr. Karuna Sabnani | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Dr. Karuna Sabnani

For the past umpteen months, we have all been inundated with dramatic news of one of the most heated and unusual elections in our lifetime.

Sudden Cardiac Death In Athletes

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 10.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

The heart is a muscular organ about the size of a closed fist that functions as the body's circulatory pump. The heart is divided into four chambers. ...

The Woman Who Should've Been Fully Aware Of Her Heart-Health Risk ... But Had To Be Scared Straight

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

During American Heart Month, I had the pleasure of hosting a group of amazing women at the Red Dress Awards luncheon. Knowing that each of these peopl...

The Ingredient That's Worse Than Sugar -- And 2 Others To Watch For | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 09.30.2016 | OWN

The One to Avoid Between Now and 2018 The ingredient: Partially hydrogenated oils, otherwise known as trans fats What you should know: These types of ...

An Idiot's Guide To Surviving A Heart Attack

Greg White | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Greg White

I run at 100 miles per hour. One day it comes to a halt. My phone rings -- which always freaks me out. I think my phone is only a camera or a way to...

Nourishing Foods For A Healthy Heart

Mascha Davis MPH, RDN | Posted 09.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Mascha Davis MPH, RDN

Here's how you can incorporate more of these essential nutrients into your diet:

These Jobs Are Linked To The Worst Heart Health

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.12.2016 | Healthy Living

Truck drivers and social service workers have something in common: The people who work in these two occupations are the least likely to be heart healt...

The Graveyard Shift Might Actually Turn You Into A Corpse

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living

Sorry, night workers. The graveyard shift can do a whole lot of damage to your waistline. Working nights ups your risk of diabetes, cancer and heart d...

Surviving Cardiac Arrest Could Depend On Your Gender

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Women in cardiac arrest in the U.S. are less likely than men to receive life-saving treatments, and less likely...

Most Strokes Are Preventable

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Remember, strokes are preventable. Be informed. Knowledge is power. Make a commitment to be empowered in your health!

Why Can't We Hear Our Hearts Beat? Here's How Our Brain Turns Down the Volume

Inverse | Posted 05.11.2016 | Science

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Sarah Sloat Think about the times you've been able to sense your heart -- the puttering, lub-dub...

Can Artificial Intelligence Identify Your Next Heart Attack?

Abhinav Sharma | Posted 04.29.2016 | Science
Abhinav Sharma

On a recent overnight shift in the emergency room, a woman who was having vague abdominal pain and chest discomfort for several days was referred to me. When her symptoms began, after searching google, she came up with a diagnosis list that included everything from influenza, to Zika, to lupus.

How Your Work Shifts Affect Heart Health

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - People who occasionally work night shifts may be at a slightly increased risk of heart disease, according to a ...

12 Percent of People Will Be Diagnosed With This Life-Threatening Heart Disease

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

Hyde is not alone in suffering from heart health issues -- in the U.S., cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of both women and men, responsible for 25 percent of deaths annually. Heart valve diseases are among the reasons for concern: five million Americans are diagnosed with heart valve disease every year.

This Common Ingredient Is Making You Extremely Bloated

Teen Vogue | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

Salt is impossible to avoid, no matter how hard you try. If you've eaten food prepared by someone other than yourself, you've probably eaten more salt than you should; if you've eaten food prepared by yourself, you've probably done it too.

Doctors Reveal Who Can Really Benefit From An Aspirin A Day

Reuters | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.12.2016 | Fifty

Many adults who have never had a heart attack or stroke should take aspirin every day to keep it that way, new U.S. guidelines say. People in their 50...

A 2-For-1 Deal? Mammograms Also Reveal Heart Disease Risk

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Reuters Health - Mammograms performed to check the health of the breasts could also give clues to the health of the heart, researchers say. That’s b...

Healthy Heart May Also Mean Healthy Brain

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living

Reuters Health - If you eat right, exercise and take care of your heart, you may also be doing good things for your brain, a U.S. study suggests. Rese...

Let's Move at the Speed of Ease

Deborah Rozman Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah Rozman Ph.D.

Doesn't it seem like the speed of life just keeps increasing? What happened two days ago can often feel like a week ago. Sometimes our emotions can't keep up and we feel stressed and overwhelmed. It's important to learn how to slow down on the inside even if we have to move fast on the outside.

Attention Dieters: Heart Healthy Is The New Skinny

Dawn Zier | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Dawn Zier

In the end, shedding a few pounds may not make you look or feel like a runway model. But it will help you live a longer and healthier life. That's some serious validation. Maybe we can even work to make it the new skinny.

Beyond Heart Health Month -- 5 Reasons to Go to the Doc

Caryn Fine Sullivan | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Caryn Fine Sullivan

We all have somebody in our lives who rarely goes to the doctor, claiming they are too busy or feel fine. Or maybe that person schedules appointments only to continually bump or reschedule them. I've seldom been that person and because of it, I'm thriving today.

If Coffee Doesn't Cause Heart Palpitations, Why Does It Feel Like My Heart Will Explode?

Inverse | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Yasmin Tayag Coffee lovers rejoiced when researchers reported on Tuesday that caffeine doesn...

No Chest Pain? You Still Might Be Having a Heart Attack

Mary Buchan | Posted 02.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary Buchan

Chest pain is still the most common sign of a heart attack, but studies have shown that women are more likely than men to have other symptoms instead.

February Is a Time for Celebrating Black History, Heart Health...and Clinical Trials?

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 02.12.2016 | Black Voices
Society for Women's Health Research

By Andrea L. Lowe, MPH, SWHR Health Policy and Public Health Liaison February is both Black History Month and American Heart Month. In support of bo...