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Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say February 27, 2015

Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries

Poor Response to Statins May Mean Clogged Arteries February 26, 2015

About 1 in 5 patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs doesn't benefit, researchers find

More Cases of High Blood Pressure in Less Affluent States February 26, 2015

The unemployed seemed to be at especially high risk, CDC researchers found

Long Sleep Time, Higher Stroke Risk? February 25, 2015

More than 8 hours a night linked to greater odds in study, but cause-and-effect not proved

Mental Illness, Homelessness Linked to Heart Disease in Study February 24, 2015

High smoking rates also considered a key contributor

Aspirin 'Resistance' May Make for Worse Strokes: Study February 23, 2015

Daily dose won't prevent dangerous clotting in some people, researchers say

Study Ties Saunas to Lower Risk of Death From Heart Disease February 23, 2015

More frequent use, longer times per session decreased odds even more, but cause-and-effect link not proven

'Calculators' Doctors Use May Overestimate Heart Risks, Study Says February 17, 2015

Such assessments should only be starting points for predicting risk, researcher explains

More Evidence That Even 'Moderate' Exercise Helps Women's Hearts February 16, 2015

A few sweat-inducing workouts per week are enough to cut risks in middle age, study finds

Kids Living in 'Stroke Belt' Not More Likely to Have Stroke: Study February 12, 2015

Children living in southeastern United States may not face same risk as older residents

Clot-Busting Drug May Be Safe for Those With 'Wake-Up' Strokes February 12, 2015

Small study may ease worry about use in people who feel symptoms upon waking, but more data needed

Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds February 12, 2015

Tied to raised risk of a severe stroke, poor recovery, researchers say

Parents of Young Stroke Victims at Risk for PTSD, Researchers Find February 12, 2015

In small study, almost a quarter met all criteria for the trauma-induced disorder

Mediterranean Diet May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Finds February 12, 2015

Researchers say healthy eating plan appears to cut odds of blood clot

Motorized Stationary Bike May Help With Stroke Rehabilitation February 12, 2015

Aerobic exercise improved outlook and helped patients regain everyday skills

Dehydration Linked to Greater Stroke Damage February 12, 2015

Thicker blood may be the reason why, study suggests

Some Stroke Survivors May Face Heightened Cancer Risk, Study Shows February 12, 2015

But cancer only affected about 2 percent of those in two-year follow-up period

Lower Blood Pressure Reduces First Stroke Risk: Study February 11, 2015

New research suggests keeping top number below 140

Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky, Studies Suggest February 11, 2015

Recent survivors more likely to make errors and have collisions in simulated tests

Eyes May Be Window to Outcomes After Stroke, Research Suggests February 11, 2015

Thickness of optic nerve's sheath seemed tied to odds for patient death during the study period

More Stroke Patients Getting Clot-Buster Quickly, Study Shows February 11, 2015

Many local hospitals now comfortable giving tPA drip, then shipping patients to advanced medical centers

U.S. Advisers Rethink Cholesterol Risk From Foods: Report February 10, 2015

Trans fats are a bigger threat to heart health, doctors and dietitians say

Depression After Stroke Linked to Troubled Sleep February 10, 2015

Korean study found low spirits a key factor in daytime sleepiness, nighttime awakenings

Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis February 10, 2015

Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure

Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers February 10, 2015

But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

FDA Approves New Device Aimed at Easing Stroke Risk February 09, 2015

ENROUTE system cleans out 'debris' in neck artery for those requiring better blood flow to the brain

New Device Cleared to Reduce Stroke Risk February 09, 2015

First approved device designed to enter artery through neck, not groin

Newly Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure? 3 Factors Affect Prognosis February 05, 2015

Systolic reading of 150 should prompt immediate action to prevent poor outcomes, study suggests

Ultra-Early Stroke Care Can Start With Paramedics: Study February 04, 2015

Pre-hospital approach is sure to be adopted, expert says

Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds January 29, 2015

The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily

Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study January 29, 2015

Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says

Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study January 27, 2015

Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say

Stroke Survivors Who Live Alone Face Higher Risk of Early Death: Study January 23, 2015

Men were particularly vulnerable in 12-year follow-up

Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems January 23, 2015

Study finds higher risk of heart disease, stroke in people with the skin condition

Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study January 20, 2015

Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

Neck Artery Stents May Not Be Worthwhile in 'Real World' Setting January 14, 2015

Study found a third of older patients died within two years of procedure

How Intense Efforts Boosted Heart Health for One Maine Community January 13, 2015

Better screening, control of high cholesterol and blood pressure cut deaths and hospitalizations, study finds

More Than 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately January 12, 2015

For many users, the odds of heart attack, stroke are lower than the risk of serious bleeding, study says

Blood-Thinning Drug Savaysa Approved January 09, 2015

Designed to treat dangerous clots and prevent stroke

FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Heart Rhythm Disorder January 09, 2015

Savaysa works like warfarin but carries less bleeding risk

Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk January 07, 2015

Threat was highest first three months after diagnosis, researchers say

Rotating Night Shift Work May Raise Risks of Heart Disease, Lung Cancer: Study January 06, 2015

Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but does suggest a link

Influx of Trainee Docs in July Doesn't Affect Stroke Care: Study January 05, 2015

Deaths, disabilities don't increase with arrival of med school grads

Diet Rich in Whole Grains Might Extend Your Life, Study Says January 05, 2015

Findings held even after researchers accounted for person's weight, age and smoking status

Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk December 18, 2014

Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb December 18, 2014

Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds

Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says December 17, 2014

Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability December 17, 2014

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study December 15, 2014

Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

FDA Approves Blood Test That Gauges Heart Attack Risk December 15, 2014

The screen is meant for people without history of heart disease, agency says

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