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The Link Between College Binge Drinking and Heart Disease

College — a time many people consider “the best years of their life.” For many students, college is the first time they are given the opportunity to make their own decisions about how they live their day-to-day life. So it’s not surprising that this is the time when many students begin to drink or take advantage of alcohol.

How Can we Better Prevent Heart Disease in Women?

While many of us typically think about heart attacks as a “man’s disease,” heart disease (a leading contributor to heart attacks) is the most common cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

Heart Disease Facts for National Wear Red Day

It’s National Wear Red Day, held annually on the first Friday of February to raise awareness about heart disease in women. While heart disease can affect all walks of life, it is estimated that 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year.

Aspirin to Prevent Colon Cancer and Heart Disease

Earlier this week, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published new recommendations about aspirin to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and colon cancer.

Sleep Duration Not Linked to Heart Disease

As you may know, not getting adequate sleep can have profound effects on your health. Short term, sleep deprivation can result in higher blood pressure; long term, sleep deprivation can link to obesity and diabetes. But in a new report from the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), sleep duration has no effect on the development of heart disease.

February is American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the US. The good news? When people make healthy life choices and manage their health conditions - it can be prevented.

How Can You Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease This Summer?

Heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in America - with high blood pressure and high LDL cholesterol as key risk factors for the disease. While lowering blood pressure and cholesterol doesn’t just happen overnight, there are some immediate steps you can take to start reducing your risk of heart disease this summer - starting with a heart healthy diet. So in honor of National Men’s Health Week, at this weekend’s Father’s Day BBQ offer some of the below heart-healthy choices: