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Stress May Undermine Heart Benefits of Exercise March 04, 2015

Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter

Another Study Finds Mediterranean Diet May Cut Heart Risks March 04, 2015

People who followed it closely were 47 percent less likely to develop disease

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Stem Further Damage After Heart Attack March 04, 2015

Survivors who took large, daily dose of prescription-only capsules showed less decline in heart function

Early Studies See No Heart Risk From Testosterone Therapy March 04, 2015

But experts agree more research is needed, especially in light of FDA warning

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

Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack February 24, 2015

Study participants, from 30 to 55 years old, said they were reluctant to trigger false alarm

Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study February 24, 2015

If you're taking anti-clotting drugs, you should avoid meds like ibuprofen and Celebrex, doctors say

After Blowing Their Stack, a Heart Attack February 24, 2015

Explosive anger increased risk 8-fold, study found

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

Light Activity a Boost to Seniors' Hearts February 18, 2015

Low-level movement helps even those with limited mobility, study says

Newer Blood Thinner Beats Heparin for Certain Heart Attacks February 17, 2015

Swedish study finds fondaparinux is effective, and reduces bleeding risk

'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

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

Effectiveness of Implanted Defibrillators May Depend on Patient's Age February 10, 2015

They extended survival in those at high risk for sudden cardiac death, but those over 70 saw less benefit, study found

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

Stress May Make Recovery From Heart Attack Harder for Younger Women February 09, 2015

Study found women were prone to greater levels of stress than men

Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks February 09, 2015

Study found high levels of substance linked to inflammation in caregivers who felt anger, blame

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

Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study January 30, 2015

These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says

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

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

72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says January 28, 2015

Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices

ER Patients With Chest Pain May Not Always Need Heart Tests: Study January 26, 2015

Such screenings didn't predict who would have later heart trouble, researchers report

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

Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Risk for Heart Failure? January 20, 2015

Study found an association for middle-aged people, but experts stress that heavy drinking is never healthy

Weightlessness in Space May Lower Blood Pressure in Astronauts January 16, 2015

But shifting of blood to upper body may also strain heart, study shows

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

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

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

Little Change in Fast Food Calorie Counts, Salt Content December 31, 2014

Researchers tracked popular items from 3 major chains from 1996-2013

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

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

Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65 December 05, 2014

Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

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

Could a 'Mediterranean' Diet Extend Your Life? December 03, 2014

Study points to genetic signs that the antioxidant-rich regimen might boost longevity

More Advanced Emergency Care May Be Worse for Cardiac Arrest Victims: Study November 24, 2014

Good CPR, getting to hospital fast resulted in better outcomes than using sophisticated methods

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

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

A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart November 20, 2014

Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects November 19, 2014

New technology might make for better-prepared doctors, 'fewer surprises' in the OR, experts say

Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims November 19, 2014

Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged

Coordination of Heart Attack Care Trims Time to Treatment: Study November 19, 2014

Survival rates were boosted even when just minutes were saved getting blocked arteries opened

Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study November 19, 2014

California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

Chasing, Tackling Suspects Raises Cops' Odds of Sudden Death November 19, 2014

Overall risk to any one officer remains very small, researchers stress

Wireless ECG Speeds Up Heart Attack Treatments, Study Shows November 18, 2014

Qatar researchers found ambulance-to-angioplasty times cut dramatically with trans-satellite device

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

Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics November 18, 2014

Proper management of disease is best way to reduce heart attack risk, researchers say

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