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COPD Raises Cardiac Death Risk for Those With Irregular Heartbeat May 20, 2015

But the lung condition not tied to raised stroke risk in these patients

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites May 20, 2015

Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up? May 20, 2015

Study finds link between childhood victimization and adult health problems

Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults May 20, 2015

Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests

The Plight of America's 'Elder Orphans' May 19, 2015

Many aging Baby Boomers face health issues without family or support, report says

One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors May 19, 2015

Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say

Stenting Outcomes Vary Widely Among U.S. Hospitals May 18, 2015

Stroke, death more common at some centers than others

Many ER Patients With Chest Pain Can Be Sent Home, Study Finds May 18, 2015

Vast majority who have normal cardiac test results are in no immediate danger, researchers say

Prostate Cancer Testing Drops Off After Controversial Guidelines May 18, 2015

More men will die without PSA screening, researchers contend; other experts applaud the downward trend

Using 'Heartphone' to Detect Cardiac Irregularity May 15, 2015

Researchers say smartphone apps can work for atrial fibrillation screening

Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of Irregular Heartbeat May 15, 2015

Women who entered it before age 44 were slightly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation in study

Activity Improves Survival for Those With Implanted Defibrillators May 15, 2015

People who are most active soon after getting heart device tend to live longer, researchers find

How Safe Is Exercise for Those With Common Irregular Heartbeat? May 15, 2015

Atrial fibrillation strikes many older Americans, and study finds gender influences safety of physical activity

World's Tiniest Pacemaker Seems Safe, Effective in Trial May 15, 2015

Device is 93 percent smaller than prior pacemakers that are implanted through a vein

Men Should Be Screened for Osteoporosis, Too May 15, 2015

Study found males less likely to have their bone density checked, but suffered worse outcomes

Too Much, Too Little Sleep May Up Stroke Risk for Those With High Blood Pressure May 15, 2015

Researchers find odds about 80 percent higher among people with insufficient shuteye

Even Elite Athletes May Have Heart Abnormalities May 15, 2015

Study of Olympic prospects finds 'large prevalence' of defects

Botox: An Rx for Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery? May 14, 2015

Preliminary trial found the drug effective against potentially fatal atrial fibrillation

Health Tip: Cutting Down on Cholesterol in Kids' Diets May 14, 2015

Watch fat content, too

Hand-Grip Strength May Provide Clues to Heart Health May 14, 2015

Researchers found decrease was linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death

Even Treated Depression May Raise Stroke Risk May 13, 2015

Odds of a brain attack remained elevated after mental health symptoms improved, study finds

Quitting Smoking Improves Angioplasty Outcome, Study Finds May 12, 2015

Patients report less chest pain, better quality of life after heart procedure

Immune System Genes May Change With the Seasons: Study May 12, 2015

Altered activity could explain why some diseases are worse in some months than others, researchers say

MRI Might Predict Breast Cancer Risk in Some Women May 12, 2015

Finding suggests scans may have value beyond detection

Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil or Nuts May Boost Thinking and Memory May 11, 2015

Healthy eating plans helped older people stay sharper mentally, study finds

'Thrifty' Metabolism Might Sabotage Weight Loss Efforts May 11, 2015

Study results appear to confirm common belief

Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds May 11, 2015

Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years

Study Links Celiac Disease to Nerve Damage May 11, 2015

Researchers suggest screening people with gluten sensitivity

Expert Tips to Detect Early Warning Signs of Stroke May 10, 2015

Fast identification of brain attacks leads to better outcomes

Blood Thinner Warfarin May Pose Greater Bleeding Risk for Obese: Study May 08, 2015

But exact reason why isn't known, experts say

High-Protein Diet May Be Dangerous for Those at Risk of Heart Disease May 08, 2015

Weight gain, early death noted in study of older adults

Strengthening Hip Muscles May Ease Calf Pain From Blood Vessel Disease May 07, 2015

Researchers report that patients might also be able to walk longer

Americans' Blood Triglyceride Levels Dropping: CDC May 07, 2015

About one-quarter have high levels of this heart-disease related blood fat, but experts say many people still at risk

Many Americans Not Getting Routine Cancer Screenings: CDC May 07, 2015

These include tests for colon, breast and cervical malignancies

Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression: Study May 07, 2015

But more trials are needed to confirm benefits, experts say

Fall-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled for U.S. Seniors Since 2000 May 07, 2015

Researchers also report that car crashes cause 1 in 7 unintentional deaths in older Americans

Health Tip: Are Bad Habits Triggering Weight Gain? May 07, 2015

Don't eat too quickly

Many Women Unaware of Female-Specific Stroke Symptoms May 07, 2015

Pregnancy, migraines and hormone therapy put women at increased risk, researchers say

Nursing Homes Using Hospice Care More, But at a Cost May 06, 2015

Spending increased about $6,800 for those getting end-of-life comfort care, study says

Patients With Bleeding Strokes May Do Better at Specialized Centers May 06, 2015

Study found victims were less likely to die within 90 days when treated at more advanced facilities

Many Aging Boomers Face Chronic Illness, But Death Rate Is Falling: CDC May 06, 2015

Report finds nearly half need a heart drug, almost a fifth are diabetic

Health Tip: Living With Diabetes and Heart Disease May 06, 2015

Suggestions for dealing with this double whammy

3 Steps May Boost Healthier Eating May 06, 2015

Make nutritious foods convenient, attractive and normal, research suggests

Heart Drug Digoxin May Not Be Best for Some Heart Patients May 05, 2015

Review found it was tied to early death risk in those with irregular heartbeat, heart failure

Diabetes Study Suggests a Little Extra Weight Tied to Longer Survival May 04, 2015

But doctors stress that there isn't enough research yet back up that conclusion

Bystander CPR Linked to Better Outcomes After Cardiac Arrest May 04, 2015

Study found it not only saved lives, but also boosted chances survivor could return to work

Device May Pose Dangers for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study May 04, 2015

Off-label use of Lariat resulted in handful of cases where lifesaving surgery was needed or patient died

E-Health Records May Not Boost Stroke Care May 04, 2015

Study finds similar results whether or not hospital has switched to electronic records

Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk? May 01, 2015

Small reduction seen with cholesterol-lowering drugs, but study couldn't prove cause-and-effect link

911 Best Call for Heart Attack Victims in Rural Areas: Study May 01, 2015

But many drive or are driven to hospital, losing precious time before treatment starts, researchers note

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