Lifestyle and home remedies
High stress levels at work can steal the joy from life. Learn how to turn the tables on job stress, starting today.
Can't afford a gym membership? Use these tips to get in shape without breaking your budget.
Learn ways to trim the fat from meat and poultry without sacrificing taste and enjoyment.
Having a plan to stop smoking or using other tobacco may help you quit for good. Here's how to put a quit-smoking plan in place.
Convert your thoughts into actions by setting realistic and attainable weight-loss goals.
Finding time for fitness can be tough. Start by making it convenient.
Discover why saying no may be the single most important strategy you can use for stress relief.
When you're trying to quit smoking, cravings can be powerful. Use these 10 strategies to help resist tobacco cravings.
Before you plunge into a weight-loss program, see if you're truly ready to change.
Angina is a common type of chest pain caused by coronary artery disease. Unstable angina can be a warning sign of a heart attack.
Sick to your stomach? Nausea and vomiting usually pass quickly but sometimes result from long-term or serious conditions.
Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.
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.
Echocardiogram allows your doctor to see your heart in motion. Here's what you need to know about the test.
An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a test that provides valuable clues about your heart health. Here's what you need to know about the test.
You may need a Holter monitor test if an electrocardiogram can't tell your doctor if you have a heart problem. Find out what's involved.
A nuclear stress test is used to diagnose heart conditions by comparing images of your heart during exercise and while at rest.
Treatments and drugs
Coronary angioplasty and stents can reopen clogged heart arteries if buildup of plaques is causing chest pain, shortness of breath or a heart attack.
Daily aspirin therapy can be a lifesaving option, but it's not for everyone. Get the facts before considering a daily aspirin.
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