(Dean Mitchell/E+, Getty Images) People who watch less TV and are physically active live more years free of heart disease, according to a new study. Past research has shown people who are highly physically active tend to live more years free of cardiovascular disease. But researchers of a study published Monday in the Journal of…

Cherie Craft shares a laugh with a child at Smart from the Start, the Boston organization she founded to help economically disadvantaged children. (Photo courtesy of Cherie Craft) This is supposed to be a story about an inner-city Boston organization that helps economically disadvantaged children prepare to join the school system by age 5. So…

(andresr/E+, Getty Images) Researchers have identified a protein that may be a risk factor for both high blood pressure and breast cancer. Previous studies have found women with high blood pressure have about a 15% increased risk of developing breast cancer compared to women with normal blood pressure. High levels of the protein GRK4 (G-protein…

(Westend61, Getty Images) Incorporating pumpkin pulp or seeds into a healthy diet may help reduce blood pressure levels, according to a new study using rats. The research, presented Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, compared the effect of a control diet to one that contained pumpkin pulp or…

(PeopleImages/E+, Getty Images) Here’s a reason to warm up to the idea of hot yoga: It could possibly help lower blood pressure, a small study suggests. Regular, room-temperature yoga has been shown to have a positive effect on blood pressure. But researchers at Texas State University in San Marcos said little was known about hot…

Heart attack survivor and “So You Think You Can Dance” judge Nigel Lythgoe at an American Heart Challenge event in San Diego in May. (Photo by Sheri Tennison Berg for AHA) Reality TV brought fame and fortune to Nigel Lythgoe. So, it’s no surprise he can spin entertaining tales about the real-life drama he experienced…

(33ft/iStock, Getty Images Plus) Tim Tyrrell talks about football like a man who loved every minute of his six years in the NFL. He relishes stories of the devastating hits he leveled. He’s proud of the way he could get knocked out, shake it off and get right back into the game. He loved the…

(DenisTangney/E+, Getty Images) Americans who live in counties with high poverty rates are more likely to die from heart failure compared to people living in more affluent areas, new research says. The prevalence of diabetes and obesity largely explained the link, said the researchers, whose work was published Wednesday in the Journal of the American…

(Robert Nicholas/OJO Images, Getty Images) How long people stay in school may play a significant role in predicting how well those with coronary heart disease will fare, according to new research that linked lower levels of school completion with a higher risk of heart attack and death. Education level has been known to influence people’s…

Sarah Jane Stallings with her husband, Bo. (Photo courtesy of Stephanie Parsley) One of the first things Sarah Jane Stallings did when she and her husband, Bo, took over the CrossFit gym in her hometown of Russellville, Arkansas, earlier this year was to start a Fit over Fifty program. Sarah Jane, who goes by SJ,…