Why Are Heart Attacks and Strokes on the Rise in Young Adults?

After Luke Perry’s death from a massive stroke at age 52, many people asked how this could have happened. Wasn’t the “Beverly Hills, 90210” star too young for a stroke? And could this tragedy have been prevented? Perry joins a growing list of celebrities who have fallen victim to heart attacks or strokes before age 55, including Sharon Stone, Rosie …

Do You Have the Heart Attack Gene?

More than 50% of Americans carry one or more gene variants that dramatically raise their risk for heart attacks and strokes. The good news, however, is that even people with high-risk genes can avoid cardiovascular (CV) events by following the right personalized prevention plan. Not only can genetic testing reveal CV threats that may be lurking in your DNA, but …

For Vibrant Heart Health, Eat the Rainbow

Did you know that eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables can have amazing benefits, including lowering your risk for heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and several forms of cancer? What’s more, eating certain vegetables may be linked to better memory and longer life, recent studies suggest. Yet fewer than one in ten adults eat the recommended …