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Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth March 17, 2017

Days spent hunting, farming and eating unprocessed foods keeps their arteries clear, researcher says

New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High March 17, 2017

Repatha, inclisiran lowered cholesterol levels even further, but first costs about $14,000 a year to take

Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes March 16, 2017

Using cholesterol-lowering medications up to and on operation day linked to better survival rates in study

Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later? March 13, 2017

Study found small link, but researchers not sure if treatments or underlying health problems to blame

Fish Oil Pills May Help After Heart Attack, Specialists Say March 13, 2017

But review does not find it can help prevent heart problems

Heart Disease Kicks in Earlier for Obese People March 09, 2017

Study found that weight did not affect life span as much as quality of life

Bad Diets Tied to 400,000 U.S. Deaths in 2015 March 09, 2017

Adding healthy foods such as nuts, seeds, vegetables, whole grains might help prevent premature demise, researchers suggest

Depression May Hasten Death in Years After Heart Diagnosis March 08, 2017

Mental health screening recommended over the long term, study suggests

More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure March 08, 2017

If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts March 01, 2017

Both are healthy goals, but getting active may reap even more benefit, study finds

Youth With Type 2 Diabetes Often Face Complications February 28, 2017

This growing group has double the problems as peers with type 1 disease, study finds

Review Raises Questions About Herbal Meds for Heart Problems February 27, 2017

While popular among patients, they haven't been proven safe or effective in clinical trials, study says

Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age? February 22, 2017

Diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking may set you up for Alzheimer's, research suggests

Heart Disease Linked to Anxiety, Negative Feelings February 21, 2017

And that's especially true for women, study suggests

Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too February 21, 2017

While trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen

5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk February 15, 2017

Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report February 14, 2017

American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

Genes Tied to Belly Size Also Linked to Heart Disease February 14, 2017

Large study found association, but did not prove cause and effect

Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart February 14, 2017

Blocked arteries can restrict blood flow to the legs, feet, kidneys -- even brain, specialists say

Calcium Buildup in Young Arteries May Signal Heart Attack Risk February 08, 2017

Even small amount in 30s, 40s appears to boost the odds, study finds

Too Many Americans Have High Blood Pressure, Doctors Warn February 07, 2017

With February designated National Heart Month, now is a good time to get checked, treated

What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack February 03, 2017

Don't ignore chest pain and seek medical attention immediately, heart specialists say

Fat Near the Heart a Hazard for Postmenopausal Women January 31, 2017

Study ties 'paracardial' fat to raised risk of hardening of the arteries

Snowstorms May Bring Blizzard of Heart Troubles January 30, 2017

Study finds higher rate of hospital admissions for heart attack, chest pain 2 days after storm

U.S. Heart Failure Rates on the Rise January 26, 2017

And heart disease remains the nation's leading killer

Blood Levels of Meat-Linked Chemical Tied to Odds of Heart Trouble January 11, 2017

Produced when meat, eggs and dairy are digested, TMAO may trigger plaque buildup in vessels, researchers explain

High Blood Pressure Increasing Worldwide January 10, 2017

And health risks may appear even at levels once considered safe, researchers contend

Diabetes Takes Biggest Bite Out of U.S. Health Care Spending December 28, 2016

Top 5 diseases, conditions accounted for $437 billion in 2013

Women Fare Better Than Men After a Heart Valve Replacement December 19, 2016

While women initially have more complications, chances of survival are higher, study says

Does a Little Daily Drinking Really Help the Heart? November 29, 2016

Study found no evidence that moderate intake keeps arteries clear

A Little Alcohol Each Day May Cut Your Risk of Stroke November 24, 2016

But drinking doesn't curb risk of every kind of stroke, and heavy drinking increases the danger, study finds

Heart Attacks Up in New Orleans Post-Katrina November 18, 2016

One hospital reported 3 times more heart admissions after the 2005 storm compared to before

CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death November 17, 2016

Good news is that many can be prevented

Pessimism May Take Unwelcome Toll on the Heart November 17, 2016

Study suggests that glum folks have higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease

'Yo-Yo Dieting' Hard on Older Women's Hearts: Study November 17, 2016

But at least one nutrition expert says it's too soon to draw conclusions

U.S. Heart Disease Rates Fell 20 Percent Since 1980s: Study November 14, 2016

Researchers chalk it up to better meds, prevention efforts

Craving Salt? Your Genes May Be the Reason, Study Suggests November 14, 2016

Inherited distaste for bitterness could make people reach for the shaker, putting heart at risk

Weight-Loss Surgery Brings Bigger Heart Benefits to Women: Study November 04, 2016

Researchers suggest their bodies may respond differently than men after procedure

Heart Group Advises Personalized Nutrition Counseling October 27, 2016

Providers should take ethnic, cultural and individual preferences into account

Review Says Calcium Supplements Won't Harm the Heart October 24, 2016

Other physicians urge caution, however, and say these findings aren't conclusive

Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk for Post-Op Problems October 17, 2016

Certain patients should be checked for the disorder before having surgery, researchers say

Anger, Heavy Exertion: Fast Track to a Heart Attack? October 10, 2016

But researchers suggest that artery-clogging plaque has to be present to increase risk

Fitful Sleep May Take Toll on Older Women's Hearts October 06, 2016

Before and after menopause, less sleep linked to plaque buildup in blood vessels, study found

Tighter Blood Pressure Control Could Save 100,000 U.S. Lives: Study September 15, 2016

High-risk adults would benefit from intensive program to lower systolic reading

Early Menopause Linked to Higher Heart Disease, Death Risks September 15, 2016

Findings highlight need for certain women to discuss hormone therapy with their doctor, researchers say

Want Better Heart Health? There's an App for That August 31, 2016

Smartphones can help keep you on track with lifestyle changes

Drug-Coated Stents Don't Improve Patient Survival, Large Study Reports August 31, 2016

But, the pricier devices do lead to fewer repeat heart procedures

Mediterranean Diet Shows Its Protective Powers in Heart Patients August 30, 2016

Those who ate more produce, fish, olive oil were less likely to die during study period

Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer August 29, 2016

While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds

Stress May Take Greatest Toll on Younger Women's Hearts: Study August 24, 2016

Female heart disease patients under 50 were 4 times more likely than male peers to show effects, study found

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