Kelly Sosnowski (right) and her mother, Susan Hodgins, at an AHA Go Red for Women event in 2020. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Sosnowski) After taking her daughter to softball practice, Kelly Sosnowski popped over to the mall to run an errand. Walking inside, she felt a heavy pain in her chest and upper back. She…

(Kateryna Chernetska/iStock, Getty Images) From the moment in January when she first heard about the new coronavirus, Suzanne Kathro worried about catching it. In mid-August, she did. “That’s when the ghosting started,” said Kathro, 72, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. After she and her husband, Paul, got sick, some of their friends stopped communicating. “Just…

(adamkaz/iStock, Getty Images) Lea en español We interrupt your latest binge of breaking political news, fear-provoking campaign commercials and angry posts from your favorite pundit to report that politics can be stressful. That stress can be bad for your health. But – some good news here – you can take steps to manage it. If…

(dragana991/iStock, Getty Images) The percentage of heart attack survivors who experienced another one within a year fell between 2008 and 2017, according to research showing the greatest overall decline was in women. Yet, a separate new survey of women shows heart disease awareness also has dipped over the past decade among those younger than 65….

(Radachynskyi/iStock, Getty Images) A test that measures blood flow changes in the brain shows people with high blood pressure are more likely to experience poorer communication between brain regions than those with normal blood pressure, according to a small study. The research, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, also found those with…

(Klaus Vedfelt/DigitalVision, Getty Images) Young women are more likely than their male peers to have a stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed a claims database of insured people in the United States from 2001 to 2014, tallying the number of ischemic, or clot-caused, strokes based on hospital admissions. People with a history of stroke…

(American Heart Association) Lea en español Cholesterol can be confusing. But understanding it could help you live a longer, healthier life. So in honor of Cholesterol Education Month, we asked a pair of experts to clear up five common questions. Do my blood cholesterol numbers matter? “The answer is yes,” said Dr. Neil J. Stone,…

(Elena Brovko/iStock, Getty Images) Many commonly used medications can cause or worsen irregular heartbeats known as arrhythmias, and health care professionals need to pay attention to the risks, according to a new report. The American Heart Association scientific statement, published Tuesday in its journal Circulation, examined the effects of over-the-counter and prescription medicines, including some…

(Science Photo Library, Getty Images) People with psoriasis who were given an anti-inflammatory treatment saw a decrease in levels of high-risk plaque in their heart arteries over the course of a year, new research says. Chronic inflammation in people with psoriasis is associated with a higher risk of developing coronary artery disease, which can lead…

(American Heart Association) When it comes to healthy sources of protein, fish is the dish. An entrée like grilled white fish with avocado relish is tasty, easy to cook and good for your heart. “We recommend people to eat fish at least two times a week. It makes for a satisfying entrée that’s relatively low…