Healthy Heart

Go Red for Women Fashion Show

9:03 PM, Feb 2, 2014

February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke.

Advice would put fewer on blood pressure meds

12:58 PM, Dec 18, 2013

Fewer older Americans would take blood pressure medications under new guidelines published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Creating a Heart Healthy Holiday

11:17 AM, Dec 6, 2013

There is a lot of tradition around a holiday meal.

New heart guidelines could put more Americans on statins

10:20 AM, Nov 15, 2013

Twice as many Americans will be eligible for cholesterol-lowering drugs, based on controversial new heart guidelines from two of the USA's leading cardiovascular associations.

Testosterone treatments bad for your heart

7:00 PM, Nov 12, 2013

Testosterone treatments may increase risks for heart attacks, strokes and death in older men with low hormone levels and other health problems, a Veterans Affairs study suggests.

Grand Rapids Heart Walk will raise money to fight heart disease

4:49 PM, Oct 11, 2013

 The Grand Rapids Heart Walk is happening this weekend and organizers hope to raise money to fight heart disease.

Heart failure patients often return to the hospital

7:29 PM, Oct 8, 2013

Heart failure has one of the highest hospital readmission rates among medicare and medicaid patients.

Benefit planned in honor of a West Michigan Chef

6:07 PM, Sep 13, 2013

In his memory, area chefs have pulled together to start a Chef Mark Noseda Scholarship fund. The scholarship will help students attend GRCC's Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.

Protein may be key to sudden cardiac death

7:26 PM, Sep 10, 2013

Nearly 300,000 people die of sudden cardiac death every year in the United States and now researchers believe they know why.

Doctors getting closer to predicting heart attacks

7:03 PM, Aug 13, 2013

Spectrum Health recently participated in a study that identifies where a heart attack occurs now they are looking at how to stop one from happening.

Foods for a Healthy Heart

5:26 PM, Jul 9, 2013

Eating more fruits and vegetables is part of maintaining a healthy heart.

Surviving cancer can mean a damaged heart

2:46 PM, May 14, 2013

Some types of chemotherapy are so toxic that they damage the heart muscle.

Hair loss could mean heart disease

7:31 PM, Apr 9, 2013

Men who had extensive baldness were 48% more likely to have chronic heart disease.

Spectrum uses new method to prevent stroke

12:06 PM, Mar 28, 2013

A relatively new procedure done in Grand Rapids can help protect certain heart patients from having a stroke.