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Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk December 18, 2014

Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb December 18, 2014

Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds

Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says December 17, 2014

Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability December 17, 2014

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

Doctors Aren't Discussing Sex With Heart Attack Survivors December 15, 2014

Study of younger patients finds they often get misinformation

Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study December 15, 2014

Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

New Test Estimates Risk of Heart Disease December 15, 2014

Agency says best results obtained for black women

Fear of Police Keeps Many Hispanics From Calling 911, Study Says December 12, 2014

Researchers explore barriers to cardiac arrest treatment

Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat December 12, 2014

Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it

Heart Attacks Rose in N.J. in Hurricane Sandy's Wake December 12, 2014

Jump in residents' stress, physical exertion may have played a role, researchers say

Patients Given Less Blood During Surgery Do Fine, Study Reports December 12, 2014

Finding could lead to reduced risks for patients

Memory Lapses May Signal Stroke Risk: Study December 11, 2014

Link was seen mostly in people with higher levels of education, researchers said

Progress Still Needed on 'Race Gap' in Older Americans' Health December 10, 2014

Blacks have made some gains, especially in the West, but whites still fare better overall, study finds

Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications December 05, 2014

Fewer than one in 10 forgot their daily dose after cellphone prompt, study says

Obesity Can Cause 'Silent' Damage to Heart December 05, 2014

Study shows excess weight harms cardiovascular system without symptoms

Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts: Study December 05, 2014

But benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh risks, experts say

Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65 December 05, 2014

Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

Brain Scans Yield Clues to Future Stroke Risk December 04, 2014

Those with damage due to lack of blood flow more likely to suffer recurrence

Study Questions Safety of Adrenaline Shots for Cardiac Arrest December 01, 2014

Emergency procedure can restart heart, but may raise risk of brain damage, researchers say

Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines November 24, 2014

Many eligible for cholesterol-lowering drugs based on age alone, study finds

Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report November 24, 2014

High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids

Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly November 21, 2014

Patients were six times more likely to get clot-busting drug within 'golden' hour of first symptoms in German study

Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure November 20, 2014

New treatment strengthens heart walls, researchers say, but skeptics remain

Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients' Frame of Mind November 19, 2014

But in-hospital workouts didn't produce same results, study found

'Wireless' Pacemaker Working Well So Far, Researchers Say November 19, 2014

Small, manufacturer-funded study of tiny device reports no complications

Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims November 19, 2014

Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged

Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study November 19, 2014

California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

Chasing, Tackling Suspects Raises Cops' Odds of Sudden Death November 19, 2014

Overall risk to any one officer remains very small, researchers stress

Cocaine Can Cause Heart Problems: Study November 18, 2014

Subtle blood flow changes may not show on standard heart test, raising risk of disease or death, researchers find

Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics November 18, 2014

Proper management of disease is best way to reduce heart attack risk, researchers say

Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk in Those With Abnormal Heartbeat November 17, 2014

People with atrial fibrillation should consider alternatives to commonly used NSAIDs, experts say

Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk November 17, 2014

Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels

Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study November 17, 2014

Benefits of combination outweigh potential risks, experts say

Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study November 17, 2014

But study's findings unlikely to change U.S. guidelines, expert notes

Feeling 'Worn Out'? Your Heart May Pay the Price November 17, 2014

Unmanaged stress and fatigue take a toll on your cardiovascular health, researchers report

Could Wine, Chocolate Help Shield Your Heart From Smog? November 17, 2014

Researchers say air pollution's effects lessened in older men who consumed flavonoids, but more research needed

ER Visits for Common Irregular Heartbeat Are Rising, Study Finds November 17, 2014

While U.S. hospital admissions for atrial fibrillation were up, death rates were down

Are Women More Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest? November 17, 2014

French, Dutch studies draw differing conclusions

Could Too Much Medication for Irregular Heartbeat Raise Dementia Risk? November 17, 2014

Study found patients who showed signs of overtreatment were twice as vulnerable

CPR Phone Guidance Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival, Study Says November 17, 2014

Researchers find 911 dispatchers can talk bystanders through the process -- and save lives

Heart Device May Cut Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat: Study November 17, 2014

Mesh implant keeps clots that can form in left heart chamber from traveling to the brain, researcher says

Deaths From Heart Disease Down, Up for Blood Pressure, Irregular Heartbeat November 17, 2014

Obesity and aging population may be contributing factors, researcher says

Undiagnosed Sleep Problems May Be Common Among Firefighters November 13, 2014

These disorders linked to risk for car accidents and poor health, study suggests

Researchers Find Gene Mutation That May Protect Against Heart Disease November 12, 2014

Rare genetic variation appears to cut the risk of heart attack in half, study reports

Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After Stent Procedure: Study November 10, 2014

But experts say treatment should also focus on possible noncardiac causes of death

'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests November 06, 2014

As 'good' cholesterol goes up, odds of heart disease, stroke go down

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women November 06, 2014

Early Signs of Plaque in Arteries Signals Future Heart Trouble: Study November 04, 2014

Finding suggests even if blood vessels aren't blocked, heart attack risk still increases significantly

Irregular Heartbeat Doubles Risk for 'Silent Strokes,' Review Suggests November 04, 2014

Finding might explain link between atrial fibrillation, poorer thinking and memory, researchers say

Are Your Heart Symptoms All in Your Head? November 04, 2014

For 1 in 5 patients with chest pain, there's no evident physical cause, study says

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