(Moyo Studio/E+ via Getty Images) Lea en español You’ve had a bad breakup, a rotten day at work or you’re just too exhausted to cook. You’re craving comfort, something to soothe your mood. So, you reach for … a salad? Probably not. But if it’s happiness you want, those leafy greens are a far better…

(barmalini/iStock via Getty Images) Eating at least one avocado each week may lower the risk of developing heart disease, new research suggests. The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found those who regularly ate avocados had a lower risk for heart disease than people who rarely ate the popular fruit….

(AlexandraFlorian/iStock via Getty Images) Lea en español Believe it or not, there are thousands of varieties of rice, with colors ranging from black to purple to red and more. Of course, the type of rice most of us know best is white rice. You may have heard some people say rice isn’t nutritious or it…

(John Lund/Stone via Getty Images) More than two-thirds of people who have a type of heart attack not caused by a blood clot also may have undiagnosed heart disease, according to a small study from Scotland. The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, focused on people who had what’s known as…

Congenital heart defect survivor Henry Johnson (center) and two of his care providers, Dr. Marko Vezmar (right) and nurse practitioner Jocelyn Berbee. (Photo courtesy of Stephanie Johnson) Stephanie Johnson waited in her hospital room for her newborn son, Henry, to return from one last test. Her husband, Tyler, started bringing belongings to the car as…

(Klaus Vedfelt/DigitalVision via Getty Images) The major ingredients of a heart- and brain-healthy diet are fairly well-established: fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, fish and low-fat dairy. Research shows people who stick to this eating pattern are less likely to get sick and more likely to live longer free of chronic disease. So why…

Heart attack and stroke survivor Romi Singh. (Photo courtesy of Romi Singh) Since he was a teenager living in England, Romi Singh devoted his life to airplanes and flying. At 16, he became a glider pilot with the Royal Air Force Cadets. When his family moved to Canada, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Cadets….

Heart disease survivor Ashley Breaux with her family. From left: daughter Charlotte Breaux-Purtle, partner Brandon Purtle, Ashley and daughter Claire Breaux. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Breaux) As a nurse practitioner who is passionate about helping patients make better lifestyle choices, Ashley Breaux admits she may be a bit more anxious about her own health than…

(Science Photo Library, Getty Images) Lea en español What do blueberries, spinach and dark chocolate have in common? They’re all rich in flavonoids, the chemical compounds found in plants that give them color – and medicinal powers. Research shows flavonoids provide a wide range of health benefits, from fighting cancer and lowering the risk for…

(American Heart Association) The death rate for people who have a tear in a major artery coming out of the heart – aortic dissection – has been rising over the past decade, especially among women and Black adults, new research shows. And while death rates for women increased faster, older men continued to face an…