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If Sugar Is Toxic, How Bad Is All That Halloween Candy You Just Ate?

Sugar is toxic, but you probably didn't do permanent damage.

Does Your Birth Month Influence Your Disease Risk?

Apparently, it's not just astrologers who'd say yes!

Scary Medical Diagnoses Young Women Don't Expect

Learn the symptoms so you can protect yourself before serious health problems strike.

Procrastination Could Lead to Heart Disease

You might think this little tendency is harmless, but new research says over time, it could take a toll on your ticker.

Having This Number of Kids May Increase Heart Disease in Women

Find out how many pregnancies up your likelihood of cardiovascular woes—and what you can do about it.

High Cholesterol Foods Are Off the Dietary Hit List

Eggs, cheese, and red meat may not be as bad for your cholesterol and heart as officials thought. Find out why, and what it means for your meals.

Twitter Can Predict Rates of Heart Disease

A new study finds that Twitter can actually predict rates of one leading cause of death.

Healthy Living Tips from Death Experts Who Know

Real stories and disease-prevention secrets from pros who know the body inside and out: an anatomy professor and embalmer.

Why the Diseases That Are the Biggest Killers Get the Least Attention

The ALS ice bucket challenge has drenched the nation, but take a moment to learn about these surprising diseases that are killing Americans.

Should We Really End the War on Fat?

A recent Time magazine article has everyone questioning if saturated fat isn’t so bad. But let’s not get too carried away with the butter yet.

The Real Risk of Heart Attack During Endurance Exercise

For all the good running does for you, it’s often in the headlines as being bad for your health. So what’s the truth?

Ask Diet Doctor: Salt vs. Sugar

While you should limit your intake of both, one does much more damage to your body than the other.

Ask the Diet Doctor: How Much Saturated Fat Should I Eat?

Cutting back too much on this “bad” fat could actually do more harm than good.

Everything You Need to Know About Coconut Oil

Is this tropical fat an artery clogger, a weight-loss miracle, or simply a delicious way to bake and cook?

5 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

Controlling your blood pressure without drugs is easier than you think.

The Heart Attack Symptom You May Be Missing

Don't let what you've seen on TV and in movies fool you: A heart attack can sneak up on you, so learn the signs.

Eat This to Protect Your Ticker and Slim Down

The best food to shrink your waistline and protect your heart is versatile, filling, and inexpensive.

How Often Do You Really Need to See the Doc?

A review of studies reveals more frequent health check-ups could be detrimental to your health.

Were We All Wrong About Good Cholesterol?

High levels of your HDL or 'good' cholesterol may not lower your risk of heart disease after all.

3 Bizarre but True Stories About Heart Health

Are you more likely to suffer a heart attack while eating junk food? We went to the experts to find out the answer to this and more bizarre heart-related questions.

5 Things You Probably Don't Know About Women's Heart Health

You probably already know that February is American Heart Month. But we bet you probably don't know everything about heart health — especially when it comes to women.

Binge Drinking on the Rise: How Much Is Really Too Much?

Binge drinking is on the rise. But what are the health risks for those who drink two to three drinks a day but don't binge drink?

Take Charge of Your Heart Health Today

Studies show that there's an alarming increase in deaths among young people from heart disease. Keep your heart healthy with these simple tips today!

Two Sodas a Day Found to Raise the Risk of Heart Disease in Women

We all know that sugary soft drinks are full of empty calories. Now, a new study suggests that just two sodas per day increases your chance of developing heart disease, even if you don't gain weight.

Study Suggests HPV and Heart Disease Link

While certain strains of HPV have been linked to cervical cancer, a new study shows it could be linked to heart disease as well.

How a Python Might Cure Heart Disease

This time of year, when ghosts and goblins and other spooky things are on everyone's mind, you would probably see a photo of a python and think "horror film" — not "possible medical cure." But this Halloween, pythons are the subject of big heart health