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Heart Health

Heart disease kills more women than cancer. Learn how to keep your heart healthy through exercising, eating a healthy diet and keeping your blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check.

This story will help you save your own life. That's because one in four deaths in the U.S. each year are caused by heart disease, making it the number one killer of women.

The best things you can do for your heart, right now.

Chances are your handbag is better equipped to deal with a broken nail than a heart attack, according to a new survey.

Up to one in five people experience acid reflux every week. But by separating fact from fiction when it comes to heartburn, you can extinguish the flames for good.

We're going to shock you with astonishing facts about the top health threat to women. Because what you don't know about heart disease really can hurt you.

Perhaps you already know that heart disease kills more women than breast cancer — more than all cancers combined, in fact.

Clyde Yancy, M.D., president of the American Heart Association, shares the simple secrets for lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and achieving heart health.

Surprise! A bean burrito and a cup of hot cocoa are just a few of the options that will help slash your blood pressure, cholesterol, and homocysteine levels.

Statins, diuretics, calcium channel blockers. Are these the wonder drugs of the 21st century or simply the easy out when it comes to high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure?

Gail O'Connor's mother was only 46 when she died of a heart attack, leaving behind two young children. Gail doesn't want history to repeat itself.

Stroke is often thought of as an old man's disease. But more women than men die from it, and many factors (birth control pills, hormone therapy and pregnancy) put us at risk.

Cut back on saturated fat, eliminate trans fat and up the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Confused? Don't worry, we've done the translation for you.

These good-for-you foods can lower your cholesterol, blood pressure and heart disease risk. They can help you lose weight, too.

Sure, doctors are good at doling out advice, but do they really practice what they preach? Here, six leading cardiologists (who are also moms) share how they help their own kids be heart-healthy.