Born in 1948, and still going strong, the Framingham Heart Study has told us just about everything we know about how people get heart disease and strokes. But not without some controversies along the way.
All the money and fame and influence in the world won't make it OK for you to eat bacon cheeseburgers if there's a history of heart disease in your family. While celebrities get to take a pass on some of life's unpleasant experiences, no one has immunity against heart attacks.
The heart is the strongest muscle in the body, and though both men and women can experience heart problems as they age, certain factors in heart disease are unique to women. Learn what they are and how to handle them.
Your heart is quite possibly the most important organ in your body and taking good care of it can lead to a healthy life. Learn more about the common illnesses that affect the heart and what you can do to avoid them.
You can blame your family for psychological trauma, but you might want to look to them to find out your risk for heart disease. The No. 1 killer in the United States isn't pretty -- do you know what you're in for?