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Which Heart Bypass Surgery Works Best? August 17, 2017

Study compares 'on-' and 'off-pump' procedures

Nurses Learn How to Get Patients to Say 'Yes' to Blood Thinners August 17, 2017

Online training aims to make sure those hospitalized get treatment to prevent dangerous blood clots

Powerful New Cholesterol Med Won't Harm Memory, Easing Concerns August 16, 2017

Study findings on Repatha are 'reassuring,' but expert wants longer follow-up

A Little Drinking Might Lengthen Your Life: Study August 15, 2017

But researchers stress too much alcohol can increase risk of early death

Health Tip: The Facts About Fat August 15, 2017

The good, the bad and the ugly

Air Purifiers May Help the Smog-Stressed Heart August 14, 2017

Small Chinese study found lower stress hormone levels in those who used indoor air cleaners

Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis August 11, 2017

And, the increased risk lasts for at least 5 years, study finds

Kidney Disease May Boost Risk of Abnormal Heartbeat August 10, 2017

And, the worse the kidney problems, the greater the odds of the heart condition, researchers say

Is Pot Linked to Blood Pressure Deaths? August 10, 2017

Study suggests so, but heart expert questions the finding

Obesity Slows Recovery for Heart Surgery Patients: Study August 10, 2017

They're four times more likely to need more time in intensive care, three times more likely to be readmitted

Stroke Rates Drop for U.S. Men, But Not Women August 09, 2017

Explanations for the disparity aren't clear

By Age 12, Poor May Show Signs of Heart Risks Ahead August 09, 2017

Neck arteries are narrower than those of wealthier children, study says

Racial Gap Narrows for Survival of Hospitalized Cardiac Arrest Patients August 09, 2017

Difference stems from resuscitation, researchers report

Heart Health Ignored by Many With Type 2 Diabetes August 08, 2017

New evidence review reconfirms patient guidelines

Blood Pressure Fluctuations Tied to Dementia Risk in Study August 07, 2017

But the research only found an association, not cause-and-effect connection

Midlife Behaviors May Affect Your Dementia Risk August 07, 2017

Of greatest importance are diabetes, blood pressure and smoking, researchers say

Less Than Half of U.S. Stroke Patients Get Rx for Statins August 02, 2017

Country-wide comparison finds geography, age and gender affect who gets cholesterol-lowering meds

Stopping Statins After Stroke May Raise Risk of Another August 02, 2017

Large study serves as warning for stroke survivors who are prescribed cholesterol-lowering meds

10 Factors to Predict Bleeding Risk in Stroke Survivors August 02, 2017

New method may aid doctors in assessing harms, benefits of anti-clotting drugs

Rich, Well-Educated Get Bigger Bang for Buck From Mediterranean Diet August 01, 2017

Researchers suspect food quality may account for the difference

Moving From 'Stroke Belt' Doesn't Undo Higher Dementia Risk July 31, 2017

Study found odds for mental decline still higher for those born in certain southeastern U.S. states

Is the 'Anti-Statin' Trend Threatening Lives? July 25, 2017

Internet-fueled movement has heart experts concerned about potential consequences

As Your Weight Creeps Up, So Does Your Risk of Heart Failure July 19, 2017

But losing a few pounds might help decrease the damage, cardiologist suggests

Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s? July 19, 2017

Following lifestyle recommendations in young adulthood pays off later, study says

9/11 Survivors More Likely to Have Heart, Lung Diseases July 17, 2017

Study found those exposed to dust cloud also more prone to develop asthma

Timing Is Everything With Heart Attacks July 14, 2017

These crises tend to be more frequent on certain days, seasons, study finds

Working Too Much Might Tip Heart Into Irregular Rhythm July 14, 2017

Study shows a link between on-the-job hours and atrial fibrillation, but couldn't prove cause-and-effect

Study Spots Cause of Global Outbreak of Infections Tied to Heart Surgeries July 13, 2017

Bacteria traced to heating-cooling units used on operating rooms caused cases in multiple countries

CT Scans Might Help Gauge Heart Attack Risk July 12, 2017

Researchers aim to identify vulnerable patients before damage becomes irreversible

Fewer U.S. Dollars Spent on Cardiac Arrest Research: Study July 12, 2017

Other causes of death claim the lion's share of funding

Docs Should Counsel Even Healthy People on Diet, Exercise, Experts Say July 11, 2017

Influential panel urges doctors to talk to low-risk adults about lifestyle

CPAP Mask Not a Prescription for Heart Troubles July 11, 2017

Device helped with sleep apnea, but didn't cut deaths from cardiovascular causes, study finds

Fatal First-Time Heart Attacks More Common in Blacks: Study July 10, 2017

Black men are twice as likely to die, so prevention is crucial, researcher says

'Simple 7' Steps Can Help Improve Blood Pressure in Blacks July 05, 2017

Adherence to the American Heart Association guidelines may help prevent stroke, study finds

Is Shingles Tied to Heart, Stroke Risk? July 05, 2017

More research is needed, but doctors should warn patients, researchers say

Some Prostate Drugs May Do Harm June 29, 2017

Hormone-based meds linked to higher blood sugar and 'bad' cholesterol levels in small study

Obamacare May Have Slashed Cardiac Arrest Rate in Oregon June 28, 2017

'Extraordinary reduction' seen among middle-aged adults after enactment of health care law

Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study June 28, 2017

New research debunks other studies suggesting that medications used to treat ulcers, reflux cause mental decline

Persistent Stress May Hasten Death in Heart Patients June 27, 2017

Doctors should assess mental health at routine cardiac visits, study authors say

Study Challenges Touted Link Between Eczema and Heart Disease June 26, 2017

Researcher now probing whether more severe cases of the skin disorder increase odds of heart problems

Early Care by Cardiologist May Lower Stroke Risk for A-Fib Patients June 26, 2017

They're likelier to prescribe blood thinners than primary care doctors, study finds

Workers Unprepared for Heart Emergencies on the Job: Survey June 26, 2017

Most employees are untrained in first aid and CPR and don't know where to find lifesaving equipment

Childhood Poverty May Predict Heart Failure in Adulthood June 26, 2017

Income inequalities when young appear to have lifelong effects, research suggests

Too Few Women, Docs Understand Dangers of Heart Disease June 22, 2017

It kills more than all cancers combined, but study says many overlook the risk

Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors June 22, 2017

Study found they face health risks from continued exposure

Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke June 21, 2017

International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs

Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom June 21, 2017

Study finds the longer a woman does it, the lower her risk drops

Study Hints at Link Between Some Statins, Parkinson's Risk June 20, 2017

But the connection was only seen with certain types of the cholesterol-lowering drugs

Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk June 20, 2017

Odds 9 times higher for people with traumatic brain injury, study suggests

Americans Want to Be Fit, But Most Don't Put in the Effort June 20, 2017

Survey finds three-quarters think appearance is 'very important,' yet only 31 percent work out regularly

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