A new genetic test revealed Kristen Criss had the same heart condition that took her mom’s life at 40. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Criss) Kristen Criss’ father died of complications from a stroke, her mother died from a heart condition at age 40 and her sister passed away at 33. Still, it would be many…

A new genetic test revealed Kristen Criss had the same heart condition that took her mom’s life at 40. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Criss) Kristen Criss’ father died of complications from a stroke, her mother died from a heart condition at age 40 and her sister passed away at 33. Still, it would be many…

(Claudia Totir, Getty Images) Adding tiny amounts of beetroot or dietary nitrate to salty food products might help prevent high blood pressure, according to a preliminary study of rats. While findings in animals may not translate to humans, researchers of the new study – released Thursday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension – hope…

(Claudia Totir, Getty Images) Adding tiny amounts of beetroot or dietary nitrate to salty food products might help prevent high blood pressure, according to a preliminary study of rats. While findings in animals may not translate to humans, researchers of the new study – released Thursday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension – hope…

Lisa Deck survived four strokes and brain surgery to become an advocate for others. When Lisa Deck was chosen as a Go Red for Women national spokeswoman in 2014, she was thrilled to have a larger platform to help raise awareness about heart disease and stroke. She had plenty of personal experience to draw from….

Lisa Deck survived four strokes and brain surgery to become an advocate for others. When Lisa Deck was chosen as a Go Red for Women national spokeswoman in 2014, she was thrilled to have a larger platform to help raise awareness about heart disease and stroke. She had plenty of personal experience to draw from….

(JGI/Jamie Grill, Getty Images) Stressful life events were linked to higher incidents of heart attack, stroke and other types of cardiovascular disease in African-American women, according to new research that also looked at whether a person’s resilience could help ward off the impact of stress. The study did not find a connection between resilience and…

(JGI/Jamie Grill, Getty Images) Stressful life events were linked to higher incidents of heart attack, stroke and other types of cardiovascular disease in African-American women, according to new research that also looked at whether a person’s resilience could help ward off the impact of stress. The study did not find a connection between resilience and…

(Cathy Scola, Getty Images) Diet doesn’t have to be a four-letter word. Most of the time, a diet implies weight loss and comes loaded with restrictions and perhaps even plans that aren’t very healthy. But new recommendations released recently by a team of health experts refer to diet with a different goal in mind: preventing…

(Cathy Scola, Getty Images) Diet doesn’t have to be a four-letter word. Most of the time, a diet implies weight loss and comes loaded with restrictions and perhaps even plans that aren’t very healthy. But new recommendations released recently by a team of health experts refer to diet with a different goal in mind: preventing…