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CHD Awareness Week begins in Wisconsin

MADISON - Feb. 7 is the first day of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Week in Wisconsin. While CHD is the most common birth defect, not everyone has heard of…

Health Minute: Holiday heart syndrome

'Tis the season of holiday parties, powered by fatty, salty hors d'oeuvres with plenty of booze to wash them down. Spoiler alert, that's not great for your heart.

Supplements probably aren't helping your heart, research suggests

More than half of adults report using dietary supplements, but new research suggests that most vitamins and minerals don't do anything for heart health. Some products, according to a review of hundreds of existing studies, may even increase the risk of stroke.

Daily low-dose aspirin no longer recommended for older adults

If you're a healthy older adult looking for ways to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, don't turn to that age-old standby: daily low-dose aspirin. It's no longer recommended as a preventative for older adults who don't have a high risk or existing heart disease, according to guidelines announced Sunday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

Recognize heart attack signs

Most heart attack victims wait two hours or more after symptoms begin before seeking treatment, and that delay can be deadly.

How to cook smarter

A healthy diet can help alleviate three major risk factors for heart disease. Find out what such a diet entails.

Tips for lowering your cholesterol

Having a high cholesterol can put you at greater risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. If your cholesterol is high, consider using these suggestions to help you lower it.