High-protein diets are everywhere, but not all protein is created equal. For heart health, experts say the key is moderation and choosing wisely. “Very high intake of meat, especially processed red meat, is not good for overall health,” said Dr. Jyrki Virtanen, author of a recent study on protein consumption. “Those who are used to…

Annabelle Jimenez (left) received the New York Lifestyle Change Award from Macy’s executive vice president Molly Langenstein at the 2018 Go Red For Women Luncheon in New York City. (Photo courtesy of Annabelle Jimenez) Annabelle Jimenez’s knees ached constantly. Her back, too. She knew why. Having long struggled to control the quality and quantity of…

A new study in mice raises another concern about the danger of e-cigarettes in humans after experiments showed that short-term exposure to the device’s vapors appeared to increase the risk of clot formation. A higher risk of clots forming can lead to a greater chance of having a stroke or heart attack. In the study…

Making healthy choices during any decade of life increases the chances of staying healthy as you age. It’s never too late to embark on a healthy lifestyle, even in your 40s, 50s and 60s. Taking steps during those decades to reduce the risk of heart disease and other chronic illnesses can help your quality of…

Summer is a time for barbecues and other outdoor fun, but it’s also a time for sweltering heat. And experts say everyone, especially the elderly and very young, need to know how to limit the sometimes-deadly effects of high temperatures. The ancient Greeks and Romans called the sultriest days of summer the “dog days.” The…

Black adults are substantially more likely than white adults to develop high blood pressure by age 55, found a study that followed nearly 4,000 people for 30 years. High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke, and the findings may provide insights as to why black Americans have higher death rates…

Millions of Americans take multivitamins as a quick fix for the nutrients missing from their diets. Some may think they’re good for heart and brain health. But the popular supplements don’t prevent heart disease or stroke, a new study shows. The findings, the researchers said, will hopefully convince the estimated one-third of Americans who buy…