(Ariel Skelley/DigitalVision, Getty Images) Everybody knows being sedentary is bad for your heart. But a new study suggests watching lots of TV might be particularly bad for African Americans – and it was linked to more of a risk than having a job that requires sitting all day. The study published Wednesday in the Journal of…

(Tetra Images/Getty Images) Asian Americans are more likely to have better overall cardiovascular health than white Americans, but they lose that standing when the comparison is made using a lower, Asian-specific threshold for body mass index, according to new research. Asian Americans are one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States. They make up…

(Ariel Skelley/DigitalVision, Getty Images) Everybody knows being sedentary is bad for your heart. But a new study suggests watching lots of TV might be particularly bad for African Americans – and it was linked to more of a risk than having a job that requires sitting all day. The study published Wednesday in the Journal of…

(Tetra Images/Getty Images) Asian Americans are more likely to have better overall cardiovascular health than white Americans, but they lose that standing when the comparison is made using a lower, Asian-specific threshold for body mass index, according to new research. Asian Americans are one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States. They make up…

(nito103 via Depositphotos) The impact of hormone therapy on the heart health of transgender men and women has been the subject of several studies published within the last year. But medical experts and researchers aren’t ready to sound the alarm just yet. “We have to recognize that hormones can be lifesaving therapy for trans people,”…

(nito103 via Depositphotos) The impact of hormone therapy on the heart health of transgender men and women has been the subject of several studies published within the last year. But medical experts and researchers aren’t ready to sound the alarm just yet. “We have to recognize that hormones can be lifesaving therapy for trans people,”…

(Enigmangels via Depositphotos) Race matters when it comes to who is more likely to have a stroke and to die from one. For American Indians, just how much it matters has been unclear due to a lack of research. But results of a new study indicate they are more likely than white Americans to have…

(Enigmangels via Depositphotos) Race matters when it comes to who is more likely to have a stroke and to die from one. For American Indians, just how much it matters has been unclear due to a lack of research. But results of a new study indicate they are more likely than white Americans to have…

(Roland Magnusson/EyeEm, Getty Images) In recent years, medical experts have been awakening to the specialized needs of LGBTQ people. But one of the most significant barriers to their care can sometimes be right in their doctor’s office. Jamison Green knows this firsthand. “One of the worst things is actually just anticipating having to explain yourself,”…

(Roland Magnusson/EyeEm, Getty Images) In recent years, medical experts have been awakening to the specialized needs of LGBTQ people. But one of the most significant barriers to their care can sometimes be right in their doctor’s office. Jamison Green knows this firsthand. “One of the worst things is actually just anticipating having to explain yourself,”…