Heart disease, usually thought of as blockages in the arteries that can cause a heart attack, can describe any medical condition affecting your heart.
Lifestyle and home remedies
Don't have time to exercise? Too tired to work out? Check out these easy ways to increase your physical activity.
Quitting smoking is hard, no question. Use these tried-and-true strategies to help you quit, and refer back to them as often as needed.
Why are whole grains better than refined grains?
When you're trying to quit smoking, cravings can be powerful. Use these 10 strategies to help resist tobacco cravings.
Stress is your body's response to the demands of the world. Identifying your personal triggers is the key to effectively managing your stress.
Before you plunge into a weight-loss program, see if you're truly ready to change.
When you identify unhealthy ways of reacting to stress, you can begin to control the stress, rather than letting it control you.
Tests and diagnosis
A coronary angiogram uses special X-rays to examine the inside of your heart's blood vessels. Find out what to expect when you have the procedure.
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