Health Center - Heart Health

Small lifestyle changes can go a long way in preventing heart disease and stroke, so learn more and start protecting yourself today. If you're living with heart disease, read up on management strategies, from who should be part of your medical team to treatment options to consider.
Heart Disease Guide

What You Need to Know to Prevent Heart Disease

woman heart healthyHeart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in America. Yet, many women continue to underestimate their risk of developing heart disease

The good news is that heart disease can be prevented. You can significantly lower your risk of heart disease—by as much as 82 percent—by adopting sensible health habits. So, no matter what your age, now is the time to start taking steps to improve your heart health. This goes for your children and other family members, too. Read on to learn how to fight the increasing rates of obesity and inactive lifestyles—major risks for health conditions associated with heart disease.

Factors That Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease

Heart disease includes heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases. What makes a person more likely to develop heart disease? The following are known risk factors for heart disease: