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Weight Loss: A Little Could Do a Lot
For overweight patients, attempting to shed those extra pounds can be daunting. But even dropping a few can have profound health benefits, new evidence suggests.
Depressed? Here's Another Reason to Work Out
The idea that exercise could help depressed patients isn't a new one. But what could be a new idea is that it could also help their hearts.
How We Eat: The Salty Truth
Are you eating too much salt? According to new evidence, it's very likely. {C}
Southern Diet, You’re Giving Me a Heart Attack
Your mouth may like fried chicken and gravy, buttered rolls and sweet tea, but what about your heart?
Global Sodium Intake Exceeded Recommendations
Salt is a pantry staple and an ingredient present in many recipes. But too much of the seasoning can lead to high blood pressure and the potential for other serious heart conditions.
Too Much Exercise May Be a Bad Thing
Cardiovascular exercise like running or walking has a number of health benefits. But too much exercise may be unhealthy, especially after a heart attack.
PAD Patients Got Moving with Dark Chocolate
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) reduces blood flow to the limbs, which can make it painful to walk for some patients. Eating a certain tasty treat before going on a walk may ease some of that pain.
Mediterranean Diet Might Be Good for Arteries
Could consuming the healthy fats, fish and perhaps even red wine of the Mediterranean diet help prevent a certain artery disease? Maybe so, according to a new study.
Fitness May be Key for Heart Disease Patients
Fitness is important to many people, but new research hints that it might be an issue of life or death to some patients with heart disease.
Using Your Feet to Build Up Weak Legs
Limbs slowed and weakened by arteries with plaque build-up can benefit from exercise. Sometimes, patients with those problems have no choice but to create their own exercise plans.