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Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s? July 19, 2017

Following lifestyle recommendations in young adulthood pays off later, study says

'Smart' Robot Technology Could Give Stroke Rehab a Boost July 19, 2017

State-of-the-art harness shows promise in early trials

More Evidence That Midlife Weight Gain Harms Your Health July 18, 2017

Risk of diabetes, heart disease rises when waistlines widen slowly, study finds

Not All Plant Foods Are Equal July 17, 2017

Analysis found that only healthy fruits, vegetables and grains guarded against heart disease

Working Too Much Might Tip Heart Into Irregular Rhythm July 14, 2017

Study shows a link between on-the-job hours and atrial fibrillation, but couldn't prove cause-and-effect

Docs Should Counsel Even Healthy People on Diet, Exercise, Experts Say July 11, 2017

Influential panel urges doctors to talk to low-risk adults about lifestyle

CPAP Mask Not a Prescription for Heart Troubles July 11, 2017

Device helped with sleep apnea, but didn't cut deaths from cardiovascular causes, study finds

Viagra Might Make for a Safer, More Effective Stent July 11, 2017

In animal study, coating the artery-opening devices with the drug kept vessels clear longer

'Simple 7' Steps Can Help Improve Blood Pressure in Blacks July 05, 2017

Adherence to the American Heart Association guidelines may help prevent stroke, study finds

Is Shingles Tied to Heart, Stroke Risk? July 05, 2017

More research is needed, but doctors should warn patients, researchers say

Heavy Teens May Be Setting Themselves Up for a Stroke June 28, 2017

But kids who lose weight by age 20 can cut their chances, study suggests

Early Care by Cardiologist May Lower Stroke Risk for A-Fib Patients June 26, 2017

They're likelier to prescribe blood thinners than primary care doctors, study finds

Study Challenges Touted Link Between Eczema and Heart Disease June 26, 2017

Researcher now probing whether more severe cases of the skin disorder increase odds of heart problems

Too Few Women, Docs Understand Dangers of Heart Disease June 22, 2017

It kills more than all cancers combined, but study says many overlook the risk

Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors June 22, 2017

Study found they face health risks from continued exposure

Big Gap in Cancer Deaths Between Rich, Poor Countries June 22, 2017

Poorer nations need greater access to effective health care and prevention programs, researchers say

Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke June 21, 2017

International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs

Vaccine Curbs High Cholesterol in Mice June 20, 2017

Cardiologists call the results 'exciting,' but stress that only research in humans can confirm the findings

Horse Therapy Could Rein In Stroke's Damage Years Later June 15, 2017

Study found animal's movement improved gait, balance for survivors

Home Blood Pressure Monitors Wrong 7 of 10 Times: Study June 14, 2017

Checking your device against ones used at your doctor's office may be advised, experts say

Nighttime Airport Noise May Raise Heart Risks June 14, 2017

More research needed to confirm that exposure to aircraft noise is the cause of health issues

Patient's Education Level May Be Key to Heart Risk June 12, 2017

As the number of diplomas rose, odds of cardiovascular issues declined, study found

It's Snakes to the Rescue for Heart Patients June 08, 2017

Venom from one slithery serpent might be source of a better blood thinner, early research suggests

Advances Against Heart Disease Haven't Reached America's Poor: Studies June 07, 2017

Results are 'shocking,' expert says

Moving Toward a Better Blood Pressure Pill June 05, 2017

Combining low doses of multiple drugs might work for some, study finds

Cirrhosis Could Raise Stroke Risk June 05, 2017

Average yearly rate of the attacks doubled in people with the liver disease, study found

Meth Addicts' Hearts May Improve If They Quit May 30, 2017

Only those who stopped using the drug reaped cardiac benefits, researchers say

Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure May 25, 2017

Infections, clotting disorders, history of high blood pressure puts women with preeclampsia in jeopardy, study says

Hospitals Vary in Moving Stroke Patients to Comfort or Hospice Care May 25, 2017

Study found doctors more apt to suggest it sooner for older, white, female and uninsured patients

Sleepless Nights Could Pose Heart Risk Dangers May 24, 2017

Less than 6 hours a night doubled chances of dying from heart disease, stroke, study suggests

Could Chocolate Guard Against an Irregular Heartbeat? May 24, 2017

13-year study finds lower odds for atrial fibrillation in people eating moderate amounts of the treat

Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist May 17, 2017

They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows

Heart Disease the No. 1 Killer Worldwide May 17, 2017

Low-cost, effective treatment programs are needed, researcher says

'Healthy Obese' May Be a Myth May 17, 2017

Higher risk for heart problems detected in new study

Angela Bassett Puts the Spotlight on Heart Health May 16, 2017

Award-winning actress' mother had type 2 diabetes and died from heart issues

Heart Health Might Be a Matter of Geography May 16, 2017

U.S. counties where cardiovascular death rates are high or low sometimes sit side-by-side, study finds

Better Treatment Might Prevent Hundreds of Thousands of Strokes May 15, 2017

Study says too many people aren't getting meds to fight atrial fibrillation, a major cause of these attacks

Blood Thinners May Prevent Dementia in Atrial Fibrillation Patients May 12, 2017

Even people with a low risk of stroke could benefit, researchers say

Speed Is Key When a Stroke Strikes May 12, 2017

Getting help fast can save lives, lower disability, neurologists advise

Busiest Docs Get Best Results With Heart Valve Surgery May 02, 2017

Patients more likely to receive repair than replacement from the most experienced surgeons, study finds

Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends May 01, 2017

Study found it was linked to longer, disease-free life

1 in 3 Americans May Have Had Warning Stroke Without Knowing It May 01, 2017

Study authors say learn the signs and symptoms that mean you need immediate medical help

Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese April 24, 2017

Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

Conflicting Statin Guidelines Leave Millions in 'Gray Zone' April 18, 2017

Doctors, patients often confused by differing advisories on the cholesterol-lowering drugs

Another Downside to Unemployment: Stroke Risk? April 13, 2017

Findings from Japan point to health benefits of job security

Trans Fat Bans May Have Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Rate April 12, 2017

Pending FDA regulations should remove nearly all of this unhealthy substance from your diet, experts say

Many Americans Don't Know How to Handle High Cholesterol April 11, 2017

Survey found they know it raises heart risks, but are confused, discouraged about how to lower it

More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study April 10, 2017

Researchers cite rise in blood pressure and diabetes, but one specialist questions the findings

Who Really Needs All Those Heart Tests? April 07, 2017

Overtreatment may lead to excess worry and worse outcomes, report says

Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds? April 06, 2017

Exercise and other lifestyle adjustments should be tried first, Consumer Reports advises

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