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Foods That Contribute to a Healthy Heart

Beside exercise, eating healthy is the best method to fighting heart disease. Heart disease impacts 50 million Americans with more than 300,000 deaths from cardiac arrest every year. Research has shown positive effects of eating certain foods and supplements that can help battle heart disease. If yo

Heart Disease Terms

A comprehensive glossary of terms related to heart disease.

Bidi Smoking & Coronary Artery Disease

The health dangers of smoking cigarettes have been well documented and publicized. There is an alternative cigarette known as a bidi that is touted as a safer product because it is made of natural ingredients and contains less tobacco. Bidis may be just as harmful as regular cigarettes and contribut

Weight & Heart Disease

Larger portion sizes. Sweet, delicious desserts. The convenience of automobiles. All of these perks in life are great---except when they contribute to bulging waistlines and less time spent burning excess calories. Obesity is a leading contributor to heart problems. With a healthful diet and adeq

Percutaneous Renal Denervation for Resistant Hypertension

Transluminal radiofrequency ablation of renal nerves has recently been introduced into clinical medicine and has sparked substantial interest from affected patients and health care providers. Find out why the sparks of interest are flying.

Blueberries, Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

The information in this column is intended for informational purposes only, and does not constitute medical advice or recommendations by the author. Please consult with your physician before making any lifestyle or medication changes, or if you have any other concerns regarding your health.

Aortic Aneurysm

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of aortic aneurysms including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

Are You Keeping Your Blood Cholesterol Range in a Healthy Range?

Keeping blood cholesterol in a healthy range is an important tool in preventing catastrophic illnesses such as heart attack or stroke. In the bigger picture establishing a health cholesterol range plays an important role in arterial disorders such as atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease.

Heart Health - How to Cut Your Risk Factor For a Heart Attack

One thing we all live in fear of is the dreaded heart attack. Each year we read countless articles and watch various TV shows about the many things we should do and those things we should not due in order to prevent a heart attack. Though nothing is a guarantee in this article I will give you some t

Electrocardiogram (EKG, ECG)

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of electrocardiogram (EKG, ECG), including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

Heart Association Advises Docs to Downplay Alcohol's Benefits

Those killjoys at the American Heart Association have done it again: an AHA science advisory panel recommends that doctors soft-pedal the possible but unproven heart benefits of red wine in favor of the tried and true, but much less appealing steps of diet and exercise.

Beer Best Drink for Preventing Heart Disease

Hoist those tankards high. Dutch researchers report in a major medical journal that -- at least in terms of preventing heart disease -- beer is better than either wine or liquor, and all are better than water.