July 22, 2014: High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics
Risk even greater for people whose diabetes isn't well-controlled, study finds

July 21, 2014: Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery
Older age, past stroke among factors that boost short and long-term odds of post-op stroke, study finds

July 16, 2014: Niacin Doesn't Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds
Talk with your doctor about whether or not you should keep taking it, expert advises

July 15, 2014: Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows
But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

July 15, 2014: Surgery Soon After Stroke Can Be Risky: Study
Best to wait at least nine months after stroke to have elective procedure, researchers advise

July 14, 2014: Even Moderate Drinking Might Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat
But the finding held true for wine and liquor only, not beer, researchers note

July 11, 2014: A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All
New gene-focused review suggests that cutting down on drinking is always heart-healthy

July 10, 2014: Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds
Anger didn't seem to have an effect, researchers noted

July 08, 2014: More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review
Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

July 07, 2014: Experts Reject Routine Screening for Narrowed Neck Arteries
Widespread testing in healthy adults would lead to too many unnecessary follow-up procedures, panel says

July 02, 2014: Latest Study Finds No Link Between Testosterone Supplements, Heart Attack
Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say

June 26, 2014: After Stroke, Spouse May Also Need Care
If couple disagrees about recovery rate, partner can become depressed, study finds

June 25, 2014: Heart Monitoring May Prevent Some Strokes, Study Suggests
Irregular heartbeat that causes some attacks is often tough to detect, doctors say

June 20, 2014: Testosterone Products Must Warn About Risk of Venous Clots: FDA
Announcement comes as agency continues broader review of the popular supplements' effects on heart

June 19, 2014: Rising Stroke Rate for Blacks in South Carolina, Study Finds
Increase in stroke risk factors such as diabetes and high blood pressure may be to blame, researchers say

June 17, 2014: Stroke Prevention for Women: Start Early
As new guidelines take hold, doctors are focusing on cutting risk at a younger age

June 16, 2014: Study Questions Use of Beta Blockers Before Heart Bypass Surgery
But at least one specialist says the finding shouldn't alter current procedures

June 11, 2014: Diets Rich in Protein May Help Protect Against Stroke
Study found lean animal proteins like fish showed most benefit

June 10, 2014: Insulin-Metformin Combo Tied to Poorer Survival in Diabetes Study
Other experts dispute the study's conclusions

June 02, 2014: More Hispanics Took Heart Meds After Medicare Part D Launch
But only small increase was seen among black patients during same period, study found

June 02, 2014: There's No 'Obesity Paradox' for Stroke, Study Finds
Earlier findings suggesting that extra weight might be protective don't stand up, researchers say

May 30, 2014: Heart Risks Depend on Which Blood Pressure Number Is High: Study
Researchers also discovered lifetime heart risks were greater even with medications to treat the condition

May 29, 2014: More Americans Working to Control Blood Pressure, Cholesterol: CDC
But rates for these and other heart-healthy habits still fall far short of goals, agency says

May 23, 2014: Size of Brain Aneurysm Doesn't Predict Chances of Rupture: Study
Smoking may be a greater risk factor, researchers report

May 21, 2014: Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart
Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds

May 20, 2014: Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Stroke Risk in Women, Too
Later onset of the sleep disorder may have led to an underestimation of women's risk, study suggests

May 20, 2014: Exercise Aids in Stroke Recovery
Regular activity, such as walking, afterwards improves memory and quality of life, suggest experts

May 16, 2014: People With High Blood Pressure Often Have a 'Salt Tooth'
Small new study suggests that some may have an unhealthy preference for saltier food

May 15, 2014: Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of 'Silent Strokes'
Treating migraines might reduce stroke risk, researchers suggest

May 15, 2014: There May Be Such a Thing as 'Too Much Exercise'
Research suggests that moderate activity might be best for people with pre-existing heart disease

May 14, 2014: Prescription Drug Use Continues to Climb in U.S.
CDC report says most common medications are for heart disease and high cholesterol

May 12, 2014: Counseling Urged for Obese People at Higher Odds for Heart Disease: Experts
Talking over strategies for exercise, healthy diet can give individuals the motivation they need, panel says

May 10, 2014: Know the Signs of Stroke
Follow the FAST rule, experts advise

May 09, 2014: Exercise Crucial for Women's Heart Health After 30, Study Finds
Australian researchers, using long-term data, find physical inactivity the most likely predictor of heart disease in women

May 08, 2014: Zontivity Approved For People at High-Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
Drug designed to reduce blood clots

May 08, 2014: Fruits and Veggies May Lower Stroke Risk
Aim for at least four to five a day, experts advise

May 06, 2014: Daily Aspirin Regimen Not Safe for Everyone, FDA Warns
It may cause more harm than good in those who have not experienced heart problems or stroke

May 01, 2014: Southeastern States Have Highest Rates of Preventable Deaths
Modifiable risk factors could help combat scourges like heart disease, cancer, CDC says

April 23, 2014: Pot Smoking May Pose Heart Dangers, Study Suggests
But some believe the study is flawed

April 23, 2014: Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care
Studies looked at improvements in ER, specially equipped ambulance that could deliver clot-busting drug

April 23, 2014: A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy
Less than a glass a day may also help the heart in those who already have kidney disease, researchers found

April 22, 2014: Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone
Saying no to surgery, radiation tied to better outcomes in study of abnormal brain connections

April 21, 2014: Thinking, Memory Problems Tied to Blockages in Neck Artery
Researcher suggests more aggressive treatment might be warranted

April 16, 2014: Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults
But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report

April 09, 2014: Certain Prescription Painkillers Tied to Higher Risk of Irregular Heartbeat: Study
Dutch researchers looked at rates of atrial fibrillation and NSAID use in older adults

April 07, 2014: Stroke Often Missed in ERs, Study Finds
Women, minorities and younger adults most likely to be misdiagnosed

April 07, 2014: Stem Cells Show Promise for Stroke Recovery
Early study found they can be safely transplanted into the brain; 2 patients showed significant improvement

April 07, 2014: Beans, Lentils, Peas: Your Recipe for Lower Cholesterol?
Review of 26 studies finds one serving per day tied to healthier arteries, especially in men

April 03, 2014: Insomnia May Raise Stroke Risk, Especially for Younger Adults
Researchers in Taiwan found strongest connection among people younger than 34

April 03, 2014: Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study
But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add