(rogerashford, Getty Images) The benefits of the cholesterol-lowering medicine called statins far outweigh any risk of side effects, according to a new analysis of decades of scientific research. In fact, side effects of statins are rare, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published Monday in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. Lynne Braun,…

Country singer Stephanie Quayle encourages women’s heart-health. She included a woman with heart disease in her latest music video, “Ugly.” (Photo by Rachel Deeb) The next time you listen to a soft, soothing song, put your hand over your heart. Count how many times it beats over the next minute. Then put on a loud, intense…