Miss-Diagnosed: Heart disease is the number one killer of women, yet it’s often hidden

Miss-Diagnosed: Heart disease is the number one killer of women, yet it’s often hidden

By Laura Drucker Who do you picture when you think of a typical heart disease patient? Most people think of…

Occasional skipped beats are common, rarely worrisome

Occasional skipped beats are common, rarely worrisome

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I have occasional skipped beats. It feels like…

Learn how to stay in the sodium safe zone

Learn how to stay in the sodium safe zone

Harvard Health Letters How’s your sodium intake? Most health-conscious adults already know that sodium raises blood pressure–and that high blood…

Up for Grabs

Up for Grabs

An adventure through the evolving science of organ transplantation By David Himmel It is late morning in early May 2014.…

Pump It Up: All your heart-healthy ingredients are right around the corner

Pump It Up: All your heart-healthy ingredients are right around the corner

By Donna Shryer From spring’s first warm breeze through summer’s last blast of hot, hair-frizzing humidity, Chicago’s 77 communities serve…

­­The Un-sexiest Disease in the Room

­­The Un-sexiest Disease in the Room

Why is the idea of improving our heart health so unattractive to us? By Alex Lubischer The problem with cardiovascular…

Act Fast to Help Stroke Care

Act Fast to Help Stroke Care

By Eve Becker Last January, Mark Kirk woke up with a headache. It worsened as the morning progressed, followed by…

Going for Seconds

Going for Seconds

Complex medical issues may require more input than your doctor can provide. By Patrick Kenney We tend to think of…

Have a Heart

Have a Heart

When the heart fails, it’s time to consider a transplant By Terri Yablonsky Stat Glenn Bovard didn’t realize he’d had…

Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart

A conversation about heart health with Loyola’s Dr. Binh An P. Phan by David Himmel Men and women are different.…