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No bones about it: Dogs are good for your health
The unconditional love shown by dogs and their need for regular exercise are a boon for physical and mental health. Learn about the benefits of dog ownership and why they're doggone fun.
Genetic testing gives insight into cardiac conditions
Inherited genetic mutations can predispose you to develop certain cardiac conditions. Identifying genetic variants that increase the risk of these diseases allows you to make informed health choices.
Tips for safe snow shoveling
Snow shoveling can be great winter exercise. But to avoid injury, it's important to do it correctly. Try these tips as you tackle snowy driveways and sidewalks.
When to see a cardiologist
Talking with your primary care provider about as chest discomfort, shortness of breath and fainting can determine if you need a referral to a cardiologist for individualized treatment.
Heart disease in women: Symptoms, risk factors
Women all of ages should take heart disease seriously. The more you know about the nation's No. 1 killer of women, the better. Test your knowledge about heart disease in women.
Heart procedure provides solution to worry
Julie Wesson's atrial fibrillation diagnosis was an unexpected component of her retirement plans. Her determination and research led to a procedure to address her elevated stroke risk.
Tips to keep stress from hurting your heart
Stress can wreak havoc on your health, impacting your risk of developing serious issues like heart disease. Identifying your stress triggers is the first step in the stress management process.
Interval training for heart health
Interval training makes your heart alternate between working hard and recovering. Learn why this style of training has big benefits, and get started with a training plan.
Youth athletes shouldn't skip a beat when it comes to heart health
As the seasons change, youth athletes transition gear from one sport to the next. Intense training changes an athlete's heart over time. Read what parents and athletes should know about heart health.
From davenport to dance floor: New life for patient with heart condition
Lewey Christopherson's heart condition kept him from doing his favorite things. Learn how the care he received from his cardiologists has him doing the two-step again.
Cyclist changing gears after heart health scare
While preparing for a ride, Becky Brooks had stabbing chest pain. The cause was an aortic dissection, which can be fatal if not treated right away. Read how her heart team got her back on the road.
What should I do if I might be having a heart attack?
Tightness in your chest, pain in your jaw and shortness of breath. Are these signs you're having a heart attack? Learn why recognizing the symptoms and calling 911 are vital during a heart attack.