Are You Getting the Right Dose of Your Medication?

If you’re one of the 226 million Americans who take prescription drugs to treat heart disease or other conditions, a new genetic test called MyPGt can help your healthcare provider personalize your care, so you get the safest and most effective medications at the right dose. Soon to be available at the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center, the test …

Gluten-free Diets–Healthy or Harmful for Your Heart?

You’ve probably seen headlines contending that according to a new study, gluten-free diets are “bad for your heart,” “raise heart attack risk,” “do more harm than good” and should be avoided by everyone except the 3 million Americans with celiac disease, a digestive disorder that damages the small intestine. People who have it cannot eat gluten, a protein found in …

A Diet Based on Your DNA

What’s the best diet for weight loss and cardiovascular wellness? When researchers compared four popular low-carb or low-fat diets, the results were puzzling. Over a 12-month period, some study participants lost 30 or more pounds on each of the diets, while others gained 10 pounds. What the researchers inadvertently proved was that the one-size-fits all approach doesn’t work for weight …

What 92% of Women Don’t Know About Screening for Heart Disease

Very few women are aware of the right age to start screening for heart disease, the leading cause of death in American women, according to a new national survey by Orlando Health. Despite a recommendation by the American Heart Association to begin heart screenings at age 20, only 8% of the women polled thought these crucial heart health checkups should …