(Sebastian Kaulitzki/Science Photo Library, Getty Images) People with heart failure who eat a diet high in foods that cause inflammation are twice as likely to end up in the hospital or die as those who eat foods known to reduce inflammation, new research shows. “If people with heart failure can reduce the amount of pro-inflammatory…

(JGI/Jamie Grill, Getty Images) The years in a woman’s life leading to menopause are a critical time for preventing heart disease, according to a new report that summarizes the latest science on this midlife transition and its connection to cardiovascular risks. The most recent data on the years just before menopause – a time when…

Stroke survivor Lawnae Hunter in rehab. (Photo courtesy of Lawnae Hunter) Lawnae Hunter was ecstatic to escape snowy Oregon and her hectic schedule for a 10-day Christmas vacation with her son, daughter-in-law and then-9-year-old granddaughter in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The foursome savored lounging by the pool, combing the beach for seashells and sampling…

(Yuliya Apanasenko/iStock, Getty Images) If you think the teenagers in your life have been eating a lot of unhealthy food – you’re probably right. U.S. adolescents get about two-thirds of their calories from ultra-processed food, and the more they eat, the worse they score on important measures of heart health, a new study says. Nutritionists…

(American Heart Association) Lea en español Women are less likely than men to receive CPR from a bystander. But why? The reluctance, new research suggests, may be fueled by worries of being accused of sexual assault or doing physical harm. Knowing people’s secret fears is the first step to dispelling them, experts say. The insights…

(Oliver Rossi/Stone, Getty Images) Heart disease and depression are interwoven, and a new study is helping unravel that connection by linking depression with poorer scores on seven important measures of heart health. The research included more than 4,000 people taking part in a national survey who had been screened for depression using a basic questionnaire….

Peripartum cardiomyopathy survivor Jessica Grib with her family. From left: Jessica, daughter Amelia, son Noah and husband Kevin. (Photo by Heather Wellmeier Photography) Jessica Grib noticed being a lot more tired with her second pregnancy. She felt winded easily and couldn’t catch her breath when lying down. Near her delivery date, she started having issues…

(VeselovaElena/iStock, Getty Images) Lea en español The football teams taking the field on Thanksgiving will bring shrewd strategies and meticulous game plans to make sure they finish the day healthy and successful. As we tackle one of the year’s biggest feasts, should we do the same? On the one hand, it’s just one day. “If…

(zoranm/E+, Getty Images) Lea en español For people who have heart disease, getting a flu shot greatly reduces the risk of dying or developing serious heart-related complications, a new analysis shows. The meta-analysis of 16 randomized and observational studies covered the experiences of more than 237,000 people. It concluded those with heart disease who were…

(Jackyenjoyphotography/Moment, Getty Images) Black and Hispanic people made up nearly 60% of COVID-19 hospitalizations in a new study, a disproportionate number that researchers attribute to societal structures reinforcing health disparities among racial and ethnic groups. The study looked at data from 7,868 people hospitalized for COVID-19 between Jan. 17 and July 22 at 88 U.S….