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Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say February 27, 2015

Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries

Poor Response to Statins May Mean Clogged Arteries February 26, 2015

About 1 in 5 patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs doesn't benefit, researchers find

Long Sleep Time, Higher Stroke Risk? February 25, 2015

More than 8 hours a night linked to greater odds in study, but cause-and-effect not proved

Health Tip: How Smoking Affects Your Heart February 25, 2015

Cancer isn't the only thing to worry about

Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack February 24, 2015

Study participants, from 30 to 55 years old, said they were reluctant to trigger false alarm

Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study February 24, 2015

If you're taking anti-clotting drugs, you should avoid meds like ibuprofen and Celebrex, doctors say

After Blowing Their Stack, a Heart Attack February 24, 2015

Explosive anger increased risk 8-fold, study found

Mental Illness, Homelessness Linked to Heart Disease in Study February 24, 2015

High smoking rates also considered a key contributor

Study Ties Saunas to Lower Risk of Death From Heart Disease February 23, 2015

More frequent use, longer times per session decreased odds even more, but cause-and-effect link not proven

Health Tip: Take Seven Steps for Heart-Healthy Kids February 23, 2015

From food to exercise, promote heart health in children

Light Activity a Boost to Seniors' Hearts February 18, 2015

Low-level movement helps even those with limited mobility, study says

Newer Blood Thinner Beats Heparin for Certain Heart Attacks February 17, 2015

Swedish study finds fondaparinux is effective, and reduces bleeding risk

'Calculators' Doctors Use May Overestimate Heart Risks, Study Says February 17, 2015

Such assessments should only be starting points for predicting risk, researcher explains

Kids Living in 'Stroke Belt' Not More Likely to Have Stroke: Study February 12, 2015

Children living in southeastern United States may not face same risk as older residents

Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds February 12, 2015

Tied to raised risk of a severe stroke, poor recovery, researchers say

Parents of Young Stroke Victims at Risk for PTSD, Researchers Find February 12, 2015

In small study, almost a quarter met all criteria for the trauma-induced disorder

Mediterranean Diet May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Finds February 12, 2015

Researchers say healthy eating plan appears to cut odds of blood clot

Motorized Stationary Bike May Help With Stroke Rehabilitation February 12, 2015

Aerobic exercise improved outlook and helped patients regain everyday skills

Dehydration Linked to Greater Stroke Damage February 12, 2015

Thicker blood may be the reason why, study suggests

Some Stroke Survivors May Face Heightened Cancer Risk, Study Shows February 12, 2015

But cancer only affected about 2 percent of those in two-year follow-up period

U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests February 11, 2015

Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

Lower Blood Pressure Reduces First Stroke Risk: Study February 11, 2015

New research suggests keeping top number below 140

Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky, Studies Suggest February 11, 2015

Recent survivors more likely to make errors and have collisions in simulated tests

Eyes May Be Window to Outcomes After Stroke, Research Suggests February 11, 2015

Thickness of optic nerve's sheath seemed tied to odds for patient death during the study period

More Stroke Patients Getting Clot-Buster Quickly, Study Shows February 11, 2015

Many local hospitals now comfortable giving tPA drip, then shipping patients to advanced medical centers

Health Tip: Become a Heart-Healthy Chef February 11, 2015

Trim any fat from meat before cooking

Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis February 10, 2015

Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure

Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers February 10, 2015

But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

Stress May Make Recovery From Heart Attack Harder for Younger Women February 09, 2015

Study found women were prone to greater levels of stress than men

Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks February 09, 2015

Study found high levels of substance linked to inflammation in caregivers who felt anger, blame

Residential Treatment Program Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight, Study Finds February 09, 2015

Treatment also boosted blood vessel health, but therapy is costly and long-term results are unknown

Type 1 Diabetes More Deadly for Women Than Men, Study Finds February 06, 2015

Experts aren't sure why, but say better treatment and support needed for both sexes

Newly Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure? 3 Factors Affect Prognosis February 05, 2015

Systolic reading of 150 should prompt immediate action to prevent poor outcomes, study suggests

Ultra-Early Stroke Care Can Start With Paramedics: Study February 04, 2015

Pre-hospital approach is sure to be adopted, expert says

Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study January 29, 2015

Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says

Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study January 27, 2015

Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say

Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk January 27, 2015

But study found overall rate was under 4 percent

Stroke Survivors Who Live Alone Face Higher Risk of Early Death: Study January 23, 2015

Men were particularly vulnerable in 12-year follow-up

Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems January 23, 2015

Study finds higher risk of heart disease, stroke in people with the skin condition

Realistic Targets May Boost Exercise Rates, Experts Say January 22, 2015

For those who are inactive, any activity may be better than none

Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says January 21, 2015

Smoking still claims 500,000 lives a year in the United States

Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study January 20, 2015

Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

Walking Group a Step Toward Better Health, Researchers Say January 20, 2015

Your heart rate, cholesterol and even depression might improve, study suggests

A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults January 19, 2015

But experts say restricting intake is still advisable

Cluster of Heart Risk Factors Tied to Uterine Cancer Risk January 13, 2015

Excess weight likely a big factor, but other conditions also appear to matter

Happy Childhood May Be Good for Your Heart January 12, 2015

Study found those in safe, secure families were more likely to practice healthy habits

More Than 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately January 12, 2015

For many users, the odds of heart attack, stroke are lower than the risk of serious bleeding, study says

FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Heart Rhythm Disorder January 09, 2015

Savaysa works like warfarin but carries less bleeding risk

Was Beethoven Composing From His Heart? January 08, 2015

Experts suspect cardiac arrhythmia may have influenced parts of his work

High Blood Pressure May Boost Glaucoma Risk January 07, 2015

Study finds blood vessel damage from elevated BP might make the eye disease more likely

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