What You Need to Know About Obesity

If you or a loved one has obesity, here are some facts to help you understand this common disease

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Environmental and Societal Factors, Not Just Diet and Exercise, Contribute to Obesity

Healthcare providers need to look at more than what's on the plate to understand obesity

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Too Much Sitting Is Bad For You — But Some Types Are Better Than Others

Chronic excessive levels of sedentary time have been linked to greater risk of diabetes, heart disease, mortality and even some cancers

Your Wellness

Clinically Speaking: Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider About Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

What do you need to know about diabetes and heart disease? Dr. Nieca Goldberg suggests questions to ask if you have either or both conditions.

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The Connection Between Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Women's Health

Type 2 diabetes greatly increases your chance of developing cardiovascular disease, and the two share many risk factors. Luckily, you can make changes to lower your risk for both.

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My Heart Attack at 43 Was Terrifying. Then It Changed My Life for the Better.

I was a healthy, active woman with no family history of heart disease when I had a heart attack

Real Women, Real Stories

Clinical Trials Need a Broader Approach to Improve Osteoarthritis Outcomes

Risk factors, racial disparities and sex differences should all be considered

Policy

Do You Need to See a Cardio-Oncologist?

Lifesaving treatments can increase the risk of heart disease. A cardio-oncologist can help keep your heart healthy while you fight cancer.

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Sexual Health and Your Heart

Here's what you need to know about resuming sexual activity after a cardiovascular event

Expert Perspectives

Not Skipping a Beat

Six-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Amy Grant opens up about her recent heart surgery

Your Health

What Are Women’s Views About High Blood Cholesterol?

HealthyWomen recently ran a survey of over 1,100 respondents in partnership with Esperion to better understand women's views on high blood cholesterol.

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Important Questions to Ask Your Health Care Professional About High Cholesterol

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, so it's important to discuss risk factors and high cholesterol with your health care provider.

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Statins Worked for My Parents, but They Didn’t Work for Me

Teresa experienced pain in her legs, knees and hips and didn't realize it was the statins she was taking to manage her high cholesterol.

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Because of My Congenital Heart Disease, I'm Part of the 20% at Serious Risk from COVID-19

If you’re lucky to be strong and healthy, this is why what you do matters, and why our future lies with you.

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