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heart disease

You may think of heart disease as a problem for adults, not for your young children. But, the CDC says obesity affects 1 out of every 6 U.S. children. Diet and exercise habits started in childhood can begin a lifetime of heart health . . . or a lifetime of heart damage. Some of the…

heart attack

Life after a heart attack can be hard. Many people who have had a heart attack feel overwhelmed, scared, and unsure about the future. Enter cardiac rehabilitation. This health program can help survivors recover. But too few take advantage of it, a recent study found. Using cardiac rehab Researchers from the CDC set out to…

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, heart disease kills 1 out of 4 women in the U.S. Heart attacks and their aftermath tend to be more deadly in women. More women than men die within a year of having a heart attack. This may happen because women are generally older than men when they suffer…