(Westend61, Getty Images) This story is part of Eat It or Leave It?, a series that provides a closer look at the pros and cons associated with certain foods and drinks – and cooking options if you decide to eat them. As one of the trendiest foods in the produce aisle, microgreens are known for…

(Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/DigitalVision, Getty Images) People who have strokes or mini-strokes often experience a wide range of sleep disorders in the months that follow, a problem that can put them at increased risk for subsequent strokes, an analysis shows. Sleep problems – including insomnia, troubled breathing while asleep, restless legs in the evening and…

(janulla/iStock, Getty Images) The news that rapper and record executive Dr. Dre is recovering from a brain aneurysm has many people wondering: What is a brain aneurysm? What can be done about it? And what are the warning signs? The explanation begins with an important clarification: An aneurysm is like a bubble in the wall…

(Yagi Studio/DigitalVision, Getty Images) Lea en español Patti Ghezzi knows the risks posed by the pandemic. She also knows that her 14-year-old daughter thrives in the company of her friends. So Ghezzi and her family did something many other Americans have attempted: They became part of a “pod,” or “social bubble,” with two other Atlanta…

(andresr/E+, Getty Images) Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs during chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer may help protect older women from heart damage, new research shows. The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found women in their late 60s and 70s who took statins while receiving chemotherapy medicines known as anthracyclines were half…

Maddie Ramon had three open-heart surgeries before she was 2. (Photo courtesy of the Ramon family) Madeline “Maddie” Ramon is used to being asked about the scars that can often be seen poking out the top of her shirt. “When I was younger, I had a heart problem and I had heart surgery,” she tells…

(XiaoYun Li/DigitalVision Vectors, Getty Images) It’s no surprise that one health topic dominated the list of the most-read stories of the year – the COVID-19 pandemic. Likewise, coronavirus safety tips topped the list of most-watched videos. TOP STORIES 1. What heart patients should know about the coronavirus The coronavirus should have everyone’s attention by now,…

(American Heart Association) At a time when many people are stress-drinking, a New Year’s Eve sangria that’s alcohol-free is a healthy way to say farewell to 2020. Filled with vitamins and fiber, this fresh fruit “mocktail” recipe is a nutritious alternative to what people usually drink before and after singing “Auld Lang Syne.” “It’s got…

(Malorny/Moment, Getty Images) Lea en español Deep in their hearts, everyone has to be looking forward to a fresh start in 2021. And who would know better about matters of the heart than a cardiologist? We asked some of the nation’s best about resolutions – what they’re planning for themselves, and what they wish their…

Frankie Saldivar was born with three holes in his heart. (Photo courtesy of Maria Saldivar) After months of bed rest, then an emergency delivery six weeks early, Maria and Francisco Saldivar were relieved and elated when they saw their baby boy. Soon, their fears returned. Doctors discovered that Francisco “Frankie” Saldivar Jr. was born with…