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Comprehensive Weight-Loss Programs are Recommended for Obese Adults

Oct 09, 2018

Obese patients should be routinely referred to potential weight-loss programs, experts recommend.

Financial Incentives for Controlling High Cholesterol: Are They Worth It?

Oct 04, 2018

Incentives that encourage better management of high cholesterol appear cost-effective, based on expert models.


Experts Stress the Importance of Exercise for the Prevention of Heart Disease

Oct 03, 2018
A health promotion series highlights the role of physical activity in staying heart-healthy.

Two Daily Servings of Dairy Helps Reduce Risk for Heart Disease

Oct 03, 2018
Global study finds that consumption of milk, cheese and yogurt helps reduce cardiovascular risk, regardless of fat content.

Optimism and Happiness Aid in Heart Disease Prevention

Sep 20, 2018

Health promotion series highlights the importance of positive thinking for improving heart health.

Racial Health Disparities Persist at Hospitals Across the Country

Sep 20, 2018

Analysis of U.S. hospital data shows that systemic issues may be to blame for health care disparities.

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New Drug Offers Hope for Patients with a Rare Form of Cardiomyopathy

Sep 19, 2018

Breakthrough therapy appears both safe and effective in patients with a rare and fatal heart condition called transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy.

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CT Imaging Improves Treatments and Outcomes in Patients with Chest Pain

Sep 19, 2018

CT imaging reduces risk of heart attack and death by 41% in patients with recurrent chest pain.

Breastfeeding Helps Protect Women Against Future Strokes

Sep 19, 2018

U.S. study finds breastfeeding significantly reduces stroke, especially for those at higher risk.

Anxiety and Depression Boost Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

Sep 19, 2018
Australian study finds that adults with high levels of anxiety and depression are at greater risk of life-threatening heart events.

Experts Stress the Importance of a Healthy Blood Pressure and Weight

Sep 19, 2018

Even small changes toward better health can have a large impact on preventing heart disease.

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An Update to European Guidelines for Managing Heart Disease During Pregnancy

Sep 18, 2018

Updated guidelines incorporate new research to minimize complications in women with heart disease.

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Study Questions Fish Oil and Daily Aspirin in Healthy Diabetic Adults

Sep 05, 2018

Recent findings fail to support use of fish oil supplements and low-dose aspirin to prevent heart disease in adults with diabetes.

Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Helps Prevent Dementia

Aug 27, 2018

French study finds that seven factors related to heart health could reduce risk for dementia and cognitive decline.

Why Weight Loss Efforts Should Start at a Young Age

Aug 21, 2018

Overweight and obese teenagers can already display signs of suboptimal heart heath—higher blood pressure, increased cardiac output, larger hearts.

Mammograms Could Help Screen For Heart Disease

Aug 19, 2018
Calcification in the breasts and low bone density may identify women at increased risk for heart disease, study finds.

Strategies for Improving Diet and Improving Heart Health

Aug 18, 2018
Healthier individual choices and supportive health policies are both needed to combat the global threat of heart disease.

Study Supports Exercising Outdoors Despite Air Quality Concerns

Aug 15, 2018

Danish study finds that the benefits of exercise far outweigh the potential risks from exposure to air pollution.

Children Should Avoid Diet Drinks, Advise Experts

Aug 15, 2018

Experts can’t say with certainty that artificially sweetened drinks are safe, based on a recent advisory from the American Heart Association.

African-Americans are More Likely to Develop High Blood Pressure by Middle Age

Aug 09, 2018

Study highlights the need for early treatment and prevention.

African-Americans Face Lower Survival Rates After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Aug 08, 2018
Black survivors of sudden cardiac arrest are less likely to live five more years compared to white survivors, study finds.

Multivitamins Don't Protect Against Heart Disease, Study Shows

Aug 08, 2018

A review of 18 studies concludes that multivitamins have no cardiovascular benefits. 


Natural Alternatives to Cholesterol-Lowering Statins

Jul 25, 2018

Natural remedies can complement but not replace cholesterol-lowering drugs, experts explain.

Enhancing CPR Training to Help Save Lives

Jul 25, 2018

Better CPR training methods include repeat sessions, providing feedback to learners and providing more context about sudden cardiac arrest.

Obesity is Worse in Rural Areas Than Cities

Jul 24, 2018

Two U.S. studies find that both children and adults in rural areas face increased risk for obesity.