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'Obese' May Not Always Equal Unhealthy: StudyFebruary 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 PatientsJanuary 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 FindsDecember 22, 2015

Steps include controlling blood pressure and cholesterol

U.S. Task Force Stays Neutral on Cholesterol Screening for KidsDecember 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: CDCDecember 10, 2015

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

Kids With Asthma, Allergies May Face Higher Heart Risk Factors: StudyDecember 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 SaysDecember 07, 2015

American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines reflect concerns about obesity, suicide

Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity, Heart HealthDecember 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: CDCDecember 03, 2015

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

1 in 8 American Adults Still Have High Cholesterol: CDCDecember 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 LossNovember 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 HolidayNovember 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Many Americans May Experience 'Silent' Heart AttackNovember 09, 2015

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

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

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

Studies Reveal Gender Gap in Heart CareOctober 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 HeartOctober 16, 2015

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

Positive Outlook May Help Heart Disease Patients HealOctober 16, 2015

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

Study Sees Link Between High Cholesterol and Tendon TroubleOctober 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

Daily Glass of Wine May Boost Type 2 Diabetics' Heart HealthOctober 12, 2015

People who process alcohol slowly also saw improvements in blood sugar levels, study says

Many Doctors Admit Difficulty in Treating Unexplained Stroke: PollOctober 09, 2015

Lack of knowledge can affect outcomes, chances of second strokes, survey authors say

Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, DiabetesSeptember 30, 2015

Study finds heavier boys face even greater odds of future trouble

Fidgeting Might Be Good for Your HealthSeptember 23, 2015

Having the jitters may undercut some of the negative effects of prolonged sitting, British study contends

Not All Trans Fats Harm the Heart, German Study ContendsSeptember 23, 2015

Those found naturally in dairy, meat products may help, while low levels of artificial trans fats might not hurt

Could a Texting App Help Your Heart?September 22, 2015

Patients who got reminders on healthy living saw improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure, weight

Gut Bugs May Affect Body Fat, 'Good' Cholesterol LevelsSeptember 10, 2015

But finding does not prove certain intestinal bacteria determine size of one's waistline

Obamacare Likely to Spur Rise in Chronic Disease Diagnoses: StudySeptember 09, 2015

More with insurance may lead to better treatment of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes

FDA Approves Repatha for High CholesterolAugust 28, 2015

A leading cause of heart disease

Jury Still Out on Whether Saturated Fat Is Bad for You, Researchers SayAugust 12, 2015

But clear link seen between trans fats and heart troubles, early death

Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts SayAugust 11, 2015

New recommendations note these adolescents not recognized as high-risk group

New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: StudyJuly 29, 2015

But it's not yet ready for standard care

Praluent Approved to Treat High CholesterolJuly 27, 2015

For people at risk of heart attack or stroke

FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol DrugsJuly 24, 2015

Praluent for people with prior history of heart attack or stroke who've already tried a statin

In Some Ways, Fast Food No Worse for Health Than Full-Service Meals: StudyJuly 10, 2015

Salt, cholesterol consumption higher at sit-down restaurants, researchers find

Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study SaysJuly 06, 2015

Noninvasive look at arteries may benefit people without obvious heart symptoms

Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: StudyJune 24, 2015

And two-thirds who are aware don't get treatment for condition that raises risk of heart disease

Health Tip: What's Behind High Cholesterol?June 24, 2015

Risk factors include poor diet and exercise habits

Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs?June 18, 2015

Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

FDA Ban on Harmful Trans Fats Expected SoonJune 15, 2015

Food companies will likely need to petition government before using partially hydrogenated oils

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of 2nd New Cholesterol DrugJune 11, 2015

Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol, and could benefit those who don't tolerate statins

Statins Pose No Greater Harm to Memory, Study SuggestsJune 08, 2015

Review of more than a million patients finds the drugs are no worse for recall than other cholesterol fighters

Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Outcomes After BypassJune 02, 2015

People taking a statin had lower risk of dying in weeks after the heart surgery, researchers say

Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: StudyMay 28, 2015

Rates may even be higher, and experts warn that too little daily activity can cause serious harm

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than WhitesMay 20, 2015

Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older AdultsMay 20, 2015

Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests

One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk FactorsMay 19, 2015

Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say

Health Tip: Cutting Down on Cholesterol in Kids' DietsMay 14, 2015

Watch fat content, too

Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study FindsMay 11, 2015

Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years

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