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Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study September 19, 2014

But keeping blood pressure in check does, researchers say

FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use September 18, 2014

Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products

FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety September 17, 2014

Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

Study Links Potassium to Fewer Strokes in Older Women September 04, 2014

But it's not clear if foods rich in this nutrient actually caused the lower risk

Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks August 26, 2014

Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests August 25, 2014

Link may lie in impaired blood circulation to the brain, researchers say

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids August 20, 2014

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women August 20, 2014

Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some August 20, 2014

People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds August 18, 2014

Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

Severe Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds for Stubborn High Blood Pressure August 15, 2014

The two conditions may be interconnected, study finds

Less Educated Smokers at Greatest Risk for Stroke, Study Finds August 14, 2014

Highly educated smokers seemed less vulnerable to effects of unhealthy habit over 14 years of follow-up

Children Prescribed Growth Hormone May Face Stroke Risk Later: Study August 13, 2014

Parents should discuss pros and cons of treatment with their child's doctor, researchers suggest

Common Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Risks for Surgery Patients August 12, 2014

People with atrial fibrillation have higher odds for stroke after an operation, study finds

Mental Decline Often Precedes a Stroke, Study Finds August 07, 2014

Study suggests assessing seniors' memory, thinking skills to identify those at risk

Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke? August 07, 2014

American Heart Association releases statement saying risk may be increased if artery wall is torn

Speedy Delivery of Clot-Busting Drug Helps Stroke Patients Avoid Disability August 06, 2014

Big review of the data shows the power of tPA, and the necessity of quick treatment

High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later? August 04, 2014

Study shows a link, but it's unclear if medications in midlife will ward off dementia

'Ice Man' Mummy May Have Been at Risk of Heart Disease August 01, 2014

5,000-year-old remains found in Alps glacier contain DNA indicating increased cardiovascular risk

Some Jobs Harder on the Heart Than Others, Report Finds July 31, 2014

But having to search for work may be just as stressful, unhealthy, researchers add

Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes July 31, 2014

Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says

Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows July 15, 2014

But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

Even Moderate Drinking Might Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat July 14, 2014

But the finding held true for wine and liquor only, not beer, researchers note

A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All July 11, 2014

New gene-focused review suggests that cutting down on drinking is always heart-healthy

Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds July 10, 2014

Anger didn't seem to have an effect, researchers noted

More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review July 08, 2014

Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

Experts Reject Routine Screening for Narrowed Neck Arteries July 07, 2014

Widespread testing in healthy adults would lead to too many unnecessary follow-up procedures, panel says

Latest Study Finds No Link Between Testosterone Supplements, Heart Attack July 02, 2014

Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say

After Stroke, Spouse May Also Need Care June 26, 2014

If couple disagrees about recovery rate, partner can become depressed, study finds

Heart Monitoring May Prevent Some Strokes, Study Suggests June 25, 2014

Irregular heartbeat that causes some attacks is often tough to detect, doctors say

Testosterone Products Must Warn About Risk of Venous Clots: FDA June 20, 2014

Announcement comes as agency continues broader review of the popular supplements' effects on heart

Rising Stroke Rate for Blacks in South Carolina, Study Finds June 19, 2014

Increase in stroke risk factors such as diabetes and high blood pressure may be to blame, researchers say

Stroke Prevention for Women: Start Early June 17, 2014

As new guidelines take hold, doctors are focusing on cutting risk at a younger age

Study Questions Use of Beta Blockers Before Heart Bypass Surgery June 16, 2014

But at least one specialist says the finding shouldn't alter current procedures

Diets Rich in Protein May Help Protect Against Stroke June 11, 2014

Study found lean animal proteins like fish showed most benefit

Insulin-Metformin Combo Tied to Poorer Survival in Diabetes Study June 10, 2014

Other experts dispute the study's conclusions

More Hispanics Took Heart Meds After Medicare Part D Launch June 02, 2014

But only small increase was seen among black patients during same period, study found

There's No 'Obesity Paradox' for Stroke, Study Finds June 02, 2014

Earlier findings suggesting that extra weight might be protective don't stand up, researchers say

Heart Risks Depend on Which Blood Pressure Number Is High: Study May 30, 2014

Researchers also discovered lifetime heart risks were greater even with medications to treat the condition

More Americans Working to Control Blood Pressure, Cholesterol: CDC May 29, 2014

But rates for these and other heart-healthy habits still fall far short of goals, agency says

Size of Brain Aneurysm Doesn't Predict Chances of Rupture: Study May 23, 2014

Smoking may be a greater risk factor, researchers report

Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart May 21, 2014

Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds

Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Stroke Risk in Women, Too May 20, 2014

Later onset of the sleep disorder may have led to an underestimation of women's risk, study suggests

Exercise Aids in Stroke Recovery May 20, 2014

Regular activity, such as walking, afterwards improves memory and quality of life, suggest experts

People With High Blood Pressure Often Have a 'Salt Tooth' May 16, 2014

Small new study suggests that some may have an unhealthy preference for saltier food

Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of 'Silent Strokes' May 15, 2014

Treating migraines might reduce stroke risk, researchers suggest

There May Be Such a Thing as 'Too Much Exercise' May 15, 2014

Research suggests that moderate activity might be best for people with pre-existing heart disease

Prescription Drug Use Continues to Climb in U.S. May 14, 2014

CDC report says most common medications are for heart disease and high cholesterol

Counseling Urged for Obese People at Higher Odds for Heart Disease: Experts May 12, 2014

Talking over strategies for exercise, healthy diet can give individuals the motivation they need, panel says

Know the Signs of Stroke May 10, 2014

Follow the FAST rule, experts advise

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