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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

High Blood Sugar in Heart Failure Patients May Point to Risk of Early Death January 07, 2015

Even normal but slightly elevated levels can signal trouble, study notes

Influx of Trainee Docs in July Doesn't Affect Stroke Care: Study January 05, 2015

Deaths, disabilities don't increase with arrival of med school grads

More Evidence That Healthy Living Works Wonders for Women's Hearts January 05, 2015

Study found good diet, exercise slashed odds for heart disease by 90 percent

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

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