Heart & Vascular


FMD: Another Type of Blocked Artery

Fibromuscular Dysplasia is a disease that is characterized by abnormal cell development in the walls of different arteries. As a result, areas of narrowing (called...

April 28, 2014 / 3 min read


Added Sugars Amount to More Heart Risks

Getting too much “added sugar” in your diet can jeopardize your health. It can even increase your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. That’s the...

April 8, 2014 / 3 min read


Eat Your Vitamins

People growing up in the early 20th century were likely told to eat their vegetables.  As people turned to technology and “quick fixes” became the...

March 31, 2014 / 2 min read


Vital Facts on Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is a specific type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries leading from the heart to the lungs. It is different from...

March 24, 2014 / 2 min read


Men with 'Low T': Know Your Heart...

The media campaign by drug companies is one factor that is helping drive increased diagnoses of low testosterone. Also fueling this trend is an aging...

March 19, 2014 / 3 min read


New Ways to Mend Broken Hearts

Every February, hearts get all their glory. Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month focus our attention on both the symbolic hearts, representing love and relationships,...

February 24, 2014 / 3 min read


Women: Hypertension’s Dangerous Gender Bias

Pat Chehab, 68, speaks from the heart when she talks about cardiovascular disease.  And she uses her personal medical history to warn women about the...

February 17, 2014 / 3 min read


Enjoy a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and many of us will be eating chocolate and having romantic dinners in a fancy restaurant or at home. Since February...

February 13, 2014 / 3 min read


New Guidelines for Heart Disease, Stroke Prevention

The nation's leading experts on cardiovascular health have adopted new guidelines for preventing heart disease and stroke. They are now placing more focus on obesity,...

February 4, 2014 / 3 min read


Calcium: The Good vs. the Bad

While calcium is an element that is essential for living organisms, including humans, it also plays a factor in atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries,...

January 13, 2014 / 3 min read