Risk factors for heart disease include high cholesterol and family history but cigarette smoking is the major lifestyle intervention that can damage the heart.
Metabolic syndrome signals someone is at greater risk for heart disease and other problems. Get checked.
There is a new study that is definitely going to get a great deal of attention and it is certainly controversial. The report finds that gruesome images on cigarettes actually discourage smoking.
According to a Japanese study of 68,000 men and women, those who quit before age 35 had the same risks of future problems as those who never smoked.
According to a new study, smoking fewer than five cigarettes a day, commonly known as light smoking, triples the risk of dying of heart disease or lung cancer in men. In women the increased risk of lung cancer was five times greater.
There are four stages of COPD from mild to severe and as the symptoms worsen the amount of coughing and production of phlegm or mucus increases.
Air pollution is now considered a risk factor for heart attacks, based on dozens of studies. The quality of the air we breathe plays a role in both the short term and the long run.