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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

Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat December 12, 2014

Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it

Heart Attacks Rose in N.J. in Hurricane Sandy's Wake December 12, 2014

Jump in residents' stress, physical exertion may have played a role, researchers say

Memory Lapses May Signal Stroke Risk: Study December 11, 2014

Link was seen mostly in people with higher levels of education, researchers said

BPA in Canned Goods May Raise Your Blood Pressure: Study December 08, 2014

Finding is latest to raise health concerns about the common estrogen-like chemical

Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study December 05, 2014

Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say

Brain Scans Yield Clues to Future Stroke Risk December 04, 2014

Those with damage due to lack of blood flow more likely to suffer recurrence

Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks November 21, 2014

Study finds higher odds for death, hospitalization for patients with atrial fibrillation

Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly November 21, 2014

Patients were six times more likely to get clot-busting drug within 'golden' hour of first symptoms in German study

Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice November 18, 2014

Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on

Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk in Those With Abnormal Heartbeat November 17, 2014

People with atrial fibrillation should consider alternatives to commonly used NSAIDs, experts say

Certain Heart Dysfunction More Likely in Hispanic Women With Many Kids: Study November 17, 2014

But findings are preliminary and more study is needed, experts say

Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk November 17, 2014

Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels

Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study November 17, 2014

Benefits of combination outweigh potential risks, experts say

ER Visits for Common Irregular Heartbeat Are Rising, Study Finds November 17, 2014

While U.S. hospital admissions for atrial fibrillation were up, death rates were down

More Americans Controlling Their High Blood Pressure November 17, 2014

Government researchers report the numbers are looking better, but national goal not yet reached

Could Too Much Medication for Irregular Heartbeat Raise Dementia Risk? November 17, 2014

Study found patients who showed signs of overtreatment were twice as vulnerable

Heart Device May Cut Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat: Study November 17, 2014

Mesh implant keeps clots that can form in left heart chamber from traveling to the brain, researcher says

Bed Position Matters for Stroke Patients, Report Shows November 06, 2014

But clear guidelines aren't available, researcher says

Certain Painkillers Tied to Raised Risk of Death After Stroke November 05, 2014

Celebrex and other COX-2 inhibitors should be prescribed with care, experts say

Irregular Heartbeat Doubles Risk for 'Silent Strokes,' Review Suggests November 04, 2014

Finding might explain link between atrial fibrillation, poorer thinking and memory, researchers say

Prescribe Blood Thinner Pradaxa With Caution, Study Warns November 03, 2014

Bleeding risk appears greater than anticipated

Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle October 29, 2014

Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say

Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds October 13, 2014

Many Americans suffer from multiple conditions related to cigarettes

Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk October 08, 2014

Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests

Technology Helps 'Locked-In' Stroke Patient Communicate October 08, 2014

Brain-computer interface allows paralyzed man to express words, researcher says

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC October 08, 2014

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

Health Risks After Stroke May Linger for at Least 5 Years: Study October 07, 2014

Canadian study suggests patients may need to be more closely monitored over the long term

Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD, Study Finds October 02, 2014

Fear, depression and anxiety might follow a transient ischemic attack, researchers say

Study Compares Tissue-Based or Mechanical Replacement Heart Valves October 02, 2014

Devices had similar results for patient stroke or death, but tissue version was linked to less bleeding

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