HEART HEALTH

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statins

Are Statins Really Worth Taking for High Cholesterol?

Some people are reluctant to take these life-saving drugs for various reasons. What does science have to say about these concerns and others surrounding statins?

covid effects

Coronavirus May Have Lasting Impact on the Heart

People with underlying heart conditions may be more susceptible to changes caused by COVID-19, says UH cardiologist Eiran Z. Gorodeski, MD, MPH. What you need to know.

obstructive sleep apnea

The Link Between Heart Health and Good Sleep

Sleep and heart health are closely related. Those who do not get sufficient sleep or do not get quality sleep are more likely to have cardiovascular problems.

geography and heart disease

U.S. Heart Failure Deaths Linked to Socioeconomic Status

A new study from University Hospitals shows that a person’s address can help predict their chance of mortality from heart disease.

child blood pressure

Preventing High Blood Pressure Begins in Childhood

Help your child tackle these three big risk factors for high blood pressure.

inherited cardiac abnormalities

How Your Genes Can Influence Your Heart Health

Most of us are aware that heart problems can result from lifestyle choices or medical conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure. But another potential influencer on your heart health could lie in your genes.

congenital heart defects

How Early Detection of Congenital Heart Defects Keeps Your Baby Safe

You have already counted each tiny finger and toe. A simple, painless test can make sure your baby’s heart is healthy, too.

wood fire

Why a Wood-Burning Fireplace Could Be Hazardous To Your Health

Burning wood in your fireplace all winter may feel nostalgic and keep you warm, but smoke from those fires can also cause health problems.

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