Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases encompasses conditions of the heart and blood vessels. The term includes heart disease, the number one cause of death in women. READ MORE

Cardiovascular Diseases

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis occurs when your arteries narrow and become less flexible, which happens when plaque collects on the inner walls. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments
Cholesterol

Cholesterol

High blood cholesterol is a major women's health issue. One in three Americans has high cholesterol, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments
condition & treatment image

High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the amount of force your blood exerts against the walls of your arteries. High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when your blood pressure is elevated over time. Left untreated, it can damage your small blood vessels and organs and lead to heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure and circulatory problems. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments
Stroke

Stroke

A stroke—also referred to as a brain attack—occurs when a part of the brain is injured by a disturbance to its blood supply. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments
Mother With Adult Daughter In Park Together

No, Latinos Don’t Actually Have Less Heart Disease – a New Large Study Refutes the Longstanding ‘Latino Paradox’

For at least three decades, studies have shown that Latinos have better heart health than other people, but new research calls that into question

Your Health
Figure of man with brain and red heart

How Mental Health Affects Your Heart

Stress, depression and anxiety can affect your heart as well as your mind. What’s the connection between mental health and heart disease, and how can you reduce your risk?

Your Health
 closeup of Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Bruce Willis

What Is Aphasia? An Expert Explains the Condition Forcing Bruce Willis to Retire From Acting

In a message posted on Instagram, Willis’ daughter, Rumer Willis, said that the condition was “impacting his cognitive abilities.”

Your Health
illustration of teens

Is Your Teen Anemic?

If your teen seems extra tired or cranky, it could be iron deficiency anemia (IDA)

Created With Support
exhausted businesswoman fall asleep at workplace

Why Daylight Saving Time Is Unhealthy – a Neurologist Explains

Moving our clocks ahead each March is connected with serious negative health effects

Self-Care & Mental Health
XX-Chromosomes with DNA carrying the genetic code

The Sex of Your Cells Matters When It Comes to Heart Disease

Sex and gender disparities in cardiovascular disease are rampant

Conditions & Treatments
Smiling young pregnant woman

Heart to Heart: How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Heart Health Throughout Your Life

Complications during pregnancy are far from temporary when it comes to your health, but there are things you can do to reduce your risk

Pregnancy & Postpartum
Related Articles
little girl with her mother during PCR test of COVID-19 in a medical lab
iStock.com/peakSTOCK

How the Pandemic’s Unequal Toll on People of Color Underlines US Health Inequities – and Why Solving Them Is so Critical

Racial and ethnic minorities have borne significantly higher risks of Covid-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths than white people

Your Health
Fresh mixed fruits background.Organic fruits multicolor background.
iStock.com/leonori

Sugar Detox? Cutting Carbs? A Doctor Explains Why You Should Keep Fruit on the Menu

Ripe berries and sugar crystals are both sweet, but one offers much more than just calories

Nutrition & Movement
New Mom Holds Her Infant to Her Chest

Preterm Delivery Puts Moms at Risk, Too

What one woman didn’t know about preterm delivery, heart disease and diabetes almost killed her

Created With Support