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heart health

Testing for atrial fibrillation? There's an app for that.
What do you get when you combine a smartphone app with a hand-held wireless single lead heart monitor (ECG)? A cheap and accessible method of testing...
sudden cardiac death
A new report in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology confirms the ECG as the best way of screening young athletes for risk of sudden cardiac death.
World Heart Day
CVD is the leading cause of death globally, claiming more than 17 million lives each year. However, at least 80% of premature deaths from CVD could...
repairing heart with hydrogels
A heart attack can lead to eventual heart failure. But a team of scientists has been working to find a way to shore up the heart's weakened areas,...
healthy heart
Advice to stay "young at heart" might be worth taking a little more literally. Researchers have found that a healthy heart may help prevent a decline...
dark beer
Do you plan to drink a few pints of Guinness for St. Patrick's Day? Well, good news, everyone! Dark beers offer several unexpected health perks.
table salt
Just because you don't reach for the salt shaker doesn't mean you aren't consuming too much sodium. In fact, according to the American Heart...
Too much of anything — even a good thing — can be bad for you. Even exercise. Well, specifically high levels of intense exercise, which may be cardio...
Whether you’re meeting your snuggle buddy for a romantic dinner, gearing up for a besties’ night out or hanging with the DVR until this holiday blows...
Stress is usually categorized under mental health, but it can manifest in physical ways as well — and the long-term effects can be serious.

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