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The Top 5 Conditions That Shorten Americans' Lives -- And Are Preventable April 24, 2017

Obesity steals the most years of all, researchers say

Conflicting Statin Guidelines Leave Millions in 'Gray Zone' April 18, 2017

Doctors, patients often confused by differing advisories on the cholesterol-lowering drugs

A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later April 11, 2017

Dementia expert says take up heart-healthy habits sooner rather than later

Many Americans Don't Know How to Handle High Cholesterol April 11, 2017

Survey found they know it raises heart risks, but are confused, discouraged about how to lower it

More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study April 10, 2017

Researchers cite rise in blood pressure and diabetes, but one specialist questions the findings

Who Really Needs All Those Heart Tests? April 07, 2017

Overtreatment may lead to excess worry and worse outcomes, report says

Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds? April 06, 2017

Exercise and other lifestyle adjustments should be tried first, Consumer Reports advises

Keys to Heart Disease Care: Communication and Trust April 03, 2017

These factors linked to patients' greater use of cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering drugs

What You Need to Know About Cholesterol March 28, 2017

Heart expert explains the difference between good and bad types

Guidelines May Miss Need for Statins in Many U.S. Blacks March 20, 2017

Individualized scans of the arteries may be a better means of spotting patients at risk, researchers say

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

Health Tip: Help Kids Maintain Healthy Cholesterol March 13, 2017

Foods to eat, and those to avoid

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

1 in 7 Obese People Has Normal Blood Pressure, Cholesterol March 09, 2017

But that doesn't mean the excess weight is harmless, researchers say

Cholesterol's Impact on Heart Attack Risk May Change With Age March 08, 2017

Study found younger patients had low levels of HDL 'good' cholesterol

Could Parkinson's Disease Raise Stroke Risk? February 23, 2017

Or is the link the other way around? Study finds a connection, but cause-and-effect isn't clear

Race May Play Role in Recurrent Stroke February 22, 2017

Study found black seniors at higher risk for subsequent attack compared to whites

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

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

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

Know Your Heart's Numbers February 07, 2017

Too few Americans aware of modifiable heart disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and weight

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

Study Suggests Newer Cholesterol Drugs Are Safe January 30, 2017

Whether taking them results in fewer heart attacks and strokes isn't yet known, researcher says

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

And heart disease remains the nation's leading killer

'Red Yeast Rice' Statin Alternative Not Harmless Either, Study Says January 24, 2017

The supplements linked to muscle pain, other adverse effects similar to statins

Brisk Walk May Help Sidestep Heart Disease January 10, 2017

In just 10 weeks, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight improved among women in study

Many Young Adults With High Cholesterol Not on Statins as Recommended January 04, 2017

Guidelines suggest the meds could help ward off heart trouble, but too many people are missing out, study finds

Smartphones Could Be a Boon to Heart Health Research December 14, 2016

Study finds tracking people's activity with the devices is cheaper, more reliable that conventional methods

Americans' Cholesterol Levels Keep Falling November 30, 2016

Eliminating trans fats from the U.S. diet may be one factor in this healthy trend, CDC researchers say

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

Coming Soon: Lower Cholesterol From a Twice-a-Year Shot? November 15, 2016

Injectable drugs could provide major advance in heart-disease prevention, researchers say

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

Researchers chalk it up to better meds, prevention efforts

High-Dose Statins Boost Survival: Study November 09, 2016

Increased doses reduced death risk in those with existing heart disease

Pedal Your Way to Heart Health October 31, 2016

Studies find bike users have fewer heart attacks, lower blood pressure

Does 'Good' Cholesterol Matter in Heart Disease Risk? October 31, 2016

Lifestyle appears more important than the HDL number, study suggests

Parent-Child Screening Urged for Inherited Heart Condition October 26, 2016

People with familial hypercholesterolemia have higher risk of heart attack before 40, researchers say

Statins Often Interact With Other Heart Drugs October 17, 2016

Doctors, patients should be aware of risky combinations, heart group says

Are There Alternatives to Statins? September 27, 2016

Dietary changes, other meds and even surgery also can help lower cholesterol levels, study finds

A Woman's Weight Has Complex Link to Stroke Risk September 07, 2016

Being overweight ups odds for most prevalent form of attack, but may slightly lower chances for another type

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

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

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