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Building Muscle Could Boost the Body's Most Important MuscleApril 28, 2016

People with heart disease should prioritize weight training over weight loss, study says

Night Shift Work May Be Tough on a Woman's HeartApril 26, 2016

But study found the effect waned after nurses stopped working odd hours

Warfarin Can Be Safe, Effective for People With Irregular HeartbeatApril 20, 2016

Study supports well-managed use of the cheap, standby drug, but one expert prefers newer blood thinners

After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood PressureApril 19, 2016

Eating nutritious foods seems to counter higher risk, researchers find

Metformin Safer for Heart Than Other Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs: StudyApril 18, 2016

Large analysis found up to 40 percent lower risk of heart disease death versus sulfonylureas

Doctors May Be Ordering Too Many Neck Artery Scans: StudyApril 18, 2016

Uncertain results can prompt surgery that some experts feel is unnecessary and risky

Depression Common for Heart Attack Survivors, And More May Need HelpApril 18, 2016

Swedish study found patients were often depressed, but fewer than half got treatment

Study Questions Health Value of Switching From Butter to Vegetable OilsApril 13, 2016

But nutritionists stick by advice to lower saturated fat intake from meat, dairy products

Health Tip: Exercise for a Healthier HeartApril 11, 2016

Activity helps protect against heart disease

First Wire-Free Pacemaker ApprovedApril 08, 2016

Treats irregular heartbeat without wired leads

Exercise May Counter Harms From Too Much Sitting, Study SaysApril 08, 2016

Fewer risks for heart disease, diabetes seen among physically active adults

Delaying 2nd Shock After Cardiac Arrest Won't Boost Survival: StudyApril 07, 2016

New findings challenge current guidelines

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

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

Fruit Every Day Might Help Your Heart, Researchers SayApril 06, 2016

Lower risk of heart attack, stroke seen in Chinese study

Death of Loved One May Trigger Heart Rhythm TroubleApril 06, 2016

When partner passes, odds for atrial fibrillation appear to rise, study suggests

Common Irregular Heartbeat May Hamper Seniors' Walking AbilityApril 05, 2016

Atrial fibrillation tied to faster physical decline, study finds

Hispanics More Likely to Have Heart Pumping Problems, Study SaysApril 05, 2016

Condition may lead to heart failure, researchers note

Vitamin D Boosts Heart Function in StudyApril 05, 2016

When given to heart failure patients, it improved organ's pumping ability, researchers say

Treating Depression Might Help Stem Heart Woes: StudyApril 04, 2016

Effective treatment shown to lower risk of major cardiovascular complications, researchers report

'Paleo' Diet May Help Older Women's Hearts, WaistlinesApril 04, 2016

Trendy eating plan may cut cholesterol, disease risks in postmenopausal women, Swedish research suggests

Waistline May Predict Heart Disease Better Than WeightApril 04, 2016

Study finds 'apple-shaped' diabetes patients had higher odds for cardiac decline

Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Heart FailureMarch 30, 2016

Inserting new DNA into cardiac cells may help strengthen the heart, study finds

Endometriosis Linked to Heart Disease in StudyMarch 29, 2016

Gynecological condition may boost heart risk 60 percent; even more in young women, research suggests

Wearable 'Defibrillator-in-a-Vest' May Help Some Heart PatientsMarch 28, 2016

But more research is needed, American Heart Association says

Do-It-Yourself Blood Pressure Checks May Help Spot Heart, Stroke RiskMarch 28, 2016

Compared to doctor's office, morning readings at home better assessed odds of trouble, study finds

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

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

Brain Scans Give Clues to Stress-Heart Attack LinkMarch 24, 2016

Fear appears to increase inflammation in the arteries, researchers say

Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease, Study SuggestsMarch 24, 2016

The breast screening test compared well to heart CT scans, researchers say

Spare Dying Patients Electric Shocks From Heart Device, Docs SayMarch 24, 2016

Many unaware that implantable defibrillator can be turned off in final days

Statewide Training on Cardiac Arrest Saves Lives in N. CarolinaMarch 23, 2016

Quick action by family members, general public improved survival and recovery, study says

Women May Not Be Aware of Heart Disease RisksMarch 23, 2016

Only 16 percent have been told by their doctor they have at least one sign of trouble

Women, Men Share Similar Symptoms of Heart DiseaseMarch 23, 2016

But study also found that risk factors more common to women may be missed in standard assessments

PTSD May Stiffen Veterans' Arteries, Boosting Heart RisksMarch 23, 2016

Reducing stress may help blood vessels function normally, expert says

Study Finds No Heart Risk From SSRI AntidepressantsMarch 23, 2016

Prozac actually appeared to protect against heart attack, researchers say

Black Heart Attack Victims More Likely to Have Ambulance DivertedMarch 21, 2016

Study finds nearly half were sent to another hospital because of overcrowding in nearest ER

U.S. Heart Disease Deaths Shifting SouthMarch 21, 2016

Cardiac health has improved in North and West, but declined in Southern states, CDC study finds

Heart Defects at Birth May Raise Risk for PTSD Later in LifeMarch 18, 2016

Rate is three times higher than in the general population, study finds

Will a Sit-Stand Desk Make You Healthier?March 17, 2016

Study finds no evidence of that so far

Many With Irregular Heartbeat Missing Out on Stroke-Preventing TreatmentsMarch 16, 2016

Less than half at highest risk take recommended blood-thinning medication, study finds

Genetic High-Cholesterol Condition More Common Than ThoughtMarch 14, 2016

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

Still Tired After Getting Your Zzz's? You Might Have Sleep ApneaMarch 14, 2016

What you need to know about a breathing problem that can disrupt your sleep

Obese Women on Birth Control Pills May Face Higher Risk of Rare StrokeMarch 14, 2016

But, overall risk is still low, experts say

Long Hours at the Office May Raise Your Heart Disease Risk: StudyMarch 14, 2016

The danger was sharply higher for those who work 46 hours a week or more

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

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

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

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

Sharapova Not the First to Use Performance-Enhancing DrugMarch 09, 2016

Study shows many elite athletes took meldonium before January ban

Women in Cardiac Arrest May Be Less Likely to Receive HelpMarch 08, 2016

Doctors and the public still think of heart problems as a man's disease, researcher says

Happiness Might Sometimes Harm Your Heart, Study FindsMarch 03, 2016

Any extreme emotion can trigger syndrome that weakens muscles, causes left pumping chamber to balloon, researchers say

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

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

One Alcoholic Drink Might Temporarily Bump Up Heart RiskMarch 02, 2016

But within 24 hours, that same beverage can be generally protective, study suggests