heart health

Softball player A.J. Andrews and actress Lyric Ross are using their platforms to spread awareness about heart disease.

Dina Piersawl’s life changed during the 2003 holiday season. The former athlete, who ate healthy and worked as a personal trainer, was diagnosed with heart disease. She didn't see it coming.

Because February is American Heart Month, it's only right that we highlight ways to keep your heart healthy.

Mmmm…what’s more soothing and relaxing as a nice cup of green tea? What’s even better is the fact that, according to study after study, those tiny little tea leaves may be packed with some very powerful potential health benefits. Why is tea so good for you? Tea leaves come from the Camellia sinensis plant. Tea’s […]

According to the CDC, black women are at least 50 percent more likely than white women to die of heart disease or stroke prematurely. And according to the American Heart Association, even though heart disease is the number one killer of woman, many women don’t know the signs that they’re experiencing heart trouble. In fact, […]

According to the American Heart Association, more than 40 percent of blacks have high blood pressure (HBP).Though doctors aren’t 100% sure why this is, they believe it may be linked to African Americans also having higher rates of obesity and diabetes. Researchers have also found that there may be a gene that makes African-Americans much […]

About 50 percent of men in the United States take vitamins and supplements, according to studies. In 2011, American consumers spent $30 billion on these over-the-counter nutritional items. The problem? Many popular vitamins and supplements aren’t FDA-regulated. Additionally, the Archives of Internal Medicine published a study last year that expressed concerns about people using supplements […]