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Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay August 17, 2016

Study finds people who are active and eat well have fewer brain effects linked to the disease

Task Force Calls for More Study Into Risks, Benefits of Kids' Cholesterol Screening August 09, 2016

Panel does recommend screening kids for obesity starting at age 6

Heart Risk Factors Rise <i>Before</i> Menopause August 03, 2016

'Danger zone' for women earlier than thought, study finds

Fat May Not Hike Heart Attack Risk: Study August 01, 2016

But it does raise diabetes risk, research with twins found

1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays July 25, 2016

Study suggests need for better management of other health problems

Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts July 19, 2016

Risk factors improved after just 10 days of sugar restriction, study finds

9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds July 18, 2016

High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor

Health Before a Stroke Is Big Predictor of Second Attack July 14, 2016

Getting hypertension, cholesterol under control could be key to avoiding later dementia, too, study finds

Study Cites the Fats That Could Shorten Your Life July 05, 2016

High levels of animal-based saturated fats were tied to earlier death, unsaturated fats seem healthier

Is U.S. Government Subsidizing Fattening Foods? July 05, 2016

Study found Americans who ate the most grains, dairy and livestock products had more health issues

Men Face Greater Risk of Cardiac Arrest: Study June 30, 2016

Heart disease tends to develop earlier than it does in women, researchers say

Inherited Cholesterol Disorder Significantly Boosts Heart Risks June 30, 2016

Untreated, the condition also makes arteries age decades faster, study reports

Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane, Report Warns June 29, 2016

Obesity, diabetes epidemics may be to blame, doctors say

Just a Little of Statins' Effect Enough to Help Heart: Study June 20, 2016

Driving cholesterol down to very low levels produced no extra benefit

For Better Heart Care, Get a Pharmacist on Your Team June 16, 2016

Canadian study highlights a potential opportunity to improve public health

Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans June 15, 2016

Better control of risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure likely behind the change

More Evidence That Smog a Heart Threat May 24, 2016

Study found 3 months of exposure linked to higher cholesterol levels, especially for those with diabetes

Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease May 17, 2016

Former Super Bowl MVP focuses on daily exercise and limiting red meat, salty foods

Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study Suggests April 25, 2016

But it's not clear if they could reduce symptoms more or help you live longer than your doctor can

A Few Key Steps Can Protect Your Heart <i>and</i> Kidneys April 07, 2016

Study cites smoking, body fat, exercise, blood pressure among factors to pay attention to

Skipping Meds Greatly Ups Heart Patients' Risk of Stroke: Study March 28, 2016

Fatal strokes seven times more likely if drugs to control blood pressure, cholesterol aren't taken as prescribed

A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging Brain March 16, 2016

Study found seniors who met more heart-healthy goals showed less decline in thinking skills

Genetic High-Cholesterol Condition More Common Than Thought March 14, 2016

Researchers say finding shows early treatment is important to avert heart attack

Tai Chi Could Be a Healthy Move for Your Heart March 09, 2016

Traditional Chinese exercises might reduce depression, improve quality of life for heart patients

MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds March 09, 2016

High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and depression among common co-existing conditions

Poor Sleep May Not Add to Cholesterol Problems, Study Finds March 03, 2016

The one possible exception: people who take sleeping pills for insomnia, researchers say

Seven Steps Toward a Healthier Heart February 19, 2016

Eating better, exercising and managing cholesterol can help reduce your risks

Cholesterol in Eggs May Not Hurt Heart Health: Study February 16, 2016

Research also finds other dietary cholesterol doesn't appear to up heart disease risk

Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens February 09, 2016

But obesity still rose and physical activity remained the same, study showed

'Obese' May Not Always Equal Unhealthy: Study February 04, 2016

Authors warn against using body size as sole measure of good health, but other experts cite risks of too much weight

Study: Tissue Heart Valves Seem Best for Middle-Aged Patients January 13, 2016

They wear out faster but don't carry the clotting risks that metal valves do, research shows

Healthy Habits Help Reduce Risk of Heart Failure, Study Finds December 22, 2015

Steps include controlling blood pressure and cholesterol

U.S. Task Force Stays Neutral on Cholesterol Screening for Kids December 21, 2015

Not enough evidence to recommend for or against checking everyone under 20, expert panel says

One in Five U.S. Kids Over Age 5 Has Unhealthy Cholesterol: CDC December 10, 2015

Rates are much higher in obese children versus normal-weight, agency notes

Kids With Asthma, Allergies May Face Higher Heart Risk Factors: Study December 08, 2015

Risk doubles for high cholesterol and blood pressure, but danger to any one child is low, findings suggest

Screen All Kids for Cholesterol, Depression and HIV, Pediatricians' Group Says December 07, 2015

American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines reflect concerns about obesity, suicide

Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity, Heart Health December 04, 2015

Those who felt useful to others were 20 percent less likely to die during study period

Too Few Americans Are Taking Needed Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: CDC December 03, 2015

Only half who should are using medications to help prevent heart disease

1 in 8 American Adults Still Have High Cholesterol: CDC December 01, 2015

Many don't meet targets, and expert says even those targets aren't good enough to prevent heart attacks

Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term, Even After Weight Loss November 25, 2015

Risk of sudden cardiac death was still higher, decades after women had lost the pounds, study found

Heart Disease Doesn't Take a Holiday November 25, 2015

Don't forget to take your meds with you when you travel, expert says

Fewer Americans Than Ever Sticking to Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Study Finds November 09, 2015

Less than 6 percent of adults tracked in long-running research are keeping critical risk factors at bay

Too Few U.S. Hispanics Have Cholesterol Under Control November 09, 2015

Up to two-thirds of those who could benefit from statins aren't getting them, researchers say

'Cash for Lower Cholesterol' Program Works With Doc-Patient Teams November 09, 2015

Cooperation is key to program's success, but benefits were modest, study finds

Many Americans May Experience 'Silent' Heart Attack November 09, 2015

Study shows evidence of cardiac scarring often appearing on scans, even if no attack was reported

Studies Reveal Gender Gap in Heart Care October 26, 2015

Younger women less likely than men to be warned of risk, get same treatments or survive after heart attack

During Menopause, 'Good' Cholesterol May Lose Protective Effect on Heart October 16, 2015

HDL cholesterol seems to change, and might encourage plaque build-up, research suggests

Positive Outlook May Help Heart Disease Patients Heal October 16, 2015

Study found optimists more likely to take meds, exercise and eat healthy

Study Sees Link Between High Cholesterol and Tendon Trouble October 16, 2015

Chronic inflammation could explain possible connection, researchers theorize

Should the Annual Physical Be Scrapped? October 14, 2015

Harvard doctors argue for and against this medical ritual

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