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Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage October 21, 2014

Electronic stethoscope amplifies sounds of breathing changes, thickening of heart muscle

Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes October 17, 2014

Identifying problems may prevent sudden cardiac arrest, new guidelines suggest

Race Doesn't Affect Obesity's Toll on Health October 14, 2014

Obese blacks were no more or less likely to die early than were obese whites, research shows

Sudden Cardiac Death a Risk for Women Living Near Major Roads: Study October 13, 2014

May be as big a factor as smoking, obesity and poor eating habits, research suggests

Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows October 13, 2014

Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

Obese Kids May Show Early Signs of Heart Trouble October 08, 2014

Study found they have higher blood pressure, higher levels of 'bad' cholesterol than normal-weight kids

Health Tip: Troubled by High Triglycerides? October 07, 2014

Risk factors include extra weight

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

Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery September 30, 2014

Study found younger patients fared worse if they did not have family, friends to help afterwards

Fish Oil Supplements Have Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat: Study September 30, 2014

Atrial fibrillation increases the risk for stroke, researchers note

FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use September 18, 2014

Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products

FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety September 17, 2014

Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study September 15, 2014

British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care

Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks August 26, 2014

Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women August 20, 2014

Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some August 20, 2014

People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests

Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says August 19, 2014

People who felt like they were a part of their community had lower risk of heart attack

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds August 18, 2014

Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

Common Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Risks for Surgery Patients August 12, 2014

People with atrial fibrillation have higher odds for stroke after an operation, study finds

For Heart Attack Survivors, More Exercise Isn't Always Better, Study Says August 12, 2014

Excessive walking, running may lose protective effect

'Ice Man' Mummy May Have Been at Risk of Heart Disease August 01, 2014

5,000-year-old remains found in Alps glacier contain DNA indicating increased cardiovascular risk

Some Jobs Harder on the Heart Than Others, Report Finds July 31, 2014

But having to search for work may be just as stressful, unhealthy, researchers add

Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes July 31, 2014

Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says

Heart Attack Patients Treated at Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes July 29, 2014

Timing of arrival at ER affects how quickly an angioplasty is done, research shows

Even Moderate Drinking Might Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat July 14, 2014

But the finding held true for wine and liquor only, not beer, researchers note

A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All July 11, 2014

New gene-focused review suggests that cutting down on drinking is always heart-healthy

More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review July 08, 2014

Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later July 03, 2014

Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

Latest Study Finds No Link Between Testosterone Supplements, Heart Attack July 02, 2014

Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say

Nursing Home Care May Be Out of Reach for Many Aging 'Boomers': Study June 30, 2014

Price tag for 1 year of institutionalized care is now about $84,000, federal report says

Quitting Smokeless Tobacco May Boost Survival After Heart Attack June 23, 2014

Swedish study found those patients were half as likely to die within two years

Testosterone Products Must Warn About Risk of Venous Clots: FDA June 20, 2014

Announcement comes as agency continues broader review of the popular supplements' effects on heart

Depression Doubles Odds of Heart Attack for Younger Women: Study June 18, 2014

And compared with older women and men, they are more likely to become depressed, researchers say

Insulin-Metformin Combo Tied to Poorer Survival in Diabetes Study June 10, 2014

Other experts dispute the study's conclusions

Heart Patients Without Artery Plaque Buildup Still Face Risks: Study June 04, 2014

They still have an increased likelihood of heart attack, death, researchers found

Some Breast Cancer Patients May Get Drug-Linked Heart Failure: Study June 03, 2014

But many aren't getting treated for the condition, researchers say

Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study June 03, 2014

But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

Take Heart: Mediterranean Diet Combats Type 2 Diabetes, Study Says June 03, 2014

It's especially beneficial to those at risk of heart disease, researcher contends

1 in 10 Heart Attack Patients May Have Undiagnosed Diabetes June 03, 2014

Recognizing and treating the disease early may prevent cardiovascular complications, study author says

More Hispanics Took Heart Meds After Medicare Part D Launch June 02, 2014

But only small increase was seen among black patients during same period, study found

Heart Attack in Middle Age May Be Tougher on Women June 02, 2014

Reasons aren't clear, but study found male survivors were healthier to start with

More Americans Working to Control Blood Pressure, Cholesterol: CDC May 29, 2014

But rates for these and other heart-healthy habits still fall far short of goals, agency says

Many Delay Blood Thinners After Stent Placement, Risking Death May 28, 2014

Going 3 days without Plavix triples odds of heart attack within a month, researchers say

Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart May 21, 2014

Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds

More Americans Hospitalized for Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds May 19, 2014

Most patients had several health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes, lung disease

There May Be Such a Thing as 'Too Much Exercise' May 15, 2014

Research suggests that moderate activity might be best for people with pre-existing heart disease

Prescription Drug Use Continues to Climb in U.S. May 14, 2014

CDC report says most common medications are for heart disease and high cholesterol

Researchers Shed Light on Link Between Stress, Heart Trouble May 13, 2014

Study suggests brain may be key to the connection between negative emotions and inflammation

Intensive Insulin Therapy Might Aid Diabetics After Heart Attack May 13, 2014

Study suggests tight blood sugar control ups survival, but recent medical advances may also play role

Counseling Urged for Obese People at Higher Odds for Heart Disease: Experts May 12, 2014

Talking over strategies for exercise, healthy diet can give individuals the motivation they need, panel says

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