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Too Little Salt and Too Much Salt Linked to Risks
Sleep Deprivation Takes Toll
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The American Diet is Improving

Jul 29, 2016

We are eating healthier than we were in the ‘90s, but there is plenty of room for improvement, especially in low-income populations.

Sleep Deprivation Takes a Toll on Heart Health

Jul 28, 2016

Many studies show that a lack of sleep can have a negative impact on heart health, but few have determined why.

Study Confirms the Benefits of FDA-Approved Weight Loss Pills

Jul 28, 2016
On average, weight loss pills helped overweight and obese participants lose 3–19 pounds more than those taking a placebo.

Whole Grains May Help Prolong Life, Finds Study

Jul 26, 2016
Large analysis of studies shows that whole grain consumption reduces risk of death.

Positive Emotions Can Trigger Mysterious Heart Condition

Jul 25, 2016
“Broken heart syndrome” is triggered by both joyful and negative events, finds study.

Mediterranean Diet Promotes Weight Loss Despite High Fat Content

Jul 25, 2016

Cutting out good fats not necessary for shedding pounds, based on a recent study of the Mediterranean diet.

Walkable Communities Linked to Lower Rates of Obesity and Diabetes

Jul 24, 2016
Canadian study links walking to work, school or businesses to better health.

Too Much and Too Little Salt is Associated with Increased Heart Risks

Jul 24, 2016

Study links a low-sodium diet to increased risk in healthy adults, though most Americans consume excess sodium.

Air Pollution Accelerates Damage to the Heart's Arteries

Jul 24, 2016
Study shows how long-term exposure to air pollution promotes dangerous calcium build-up.
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Treatment Lags for Heart Attack Patients With Prior Surgery

Jun 30, 2016
Patients with history of angioplasty or who had no previous interventions are treated faster, study finds.
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Cardiogenic Shock Increases Risk for Heart Patients

Jun 30, 2016
Study shows higher risk of death or rehospitalization in first 60 days after discharge; gap narrows after one year.
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Death Rate Rises Among Heart Attack Patients With Cardiogenic Shock

Jun 30, 2016
In-hospital outcomes not improving despite use of state-of-the-art measures.

Obese Male Teens at High Risk for Heart Failure as Adults

Jun 29, 2016
Swedish study finds that obese young men are nearly ten times more likely to develop heart failure by middle age.

One-Third of Atrial Fibrillation Patients Not Getting Optimal Treatment

Jun 28, 2016

Study finds one in three AFib patients are not receiving recommended blood thinners to reduce risk of stroke.

"Silent" Heart Attacks Common in Middle-Aged Adults

Jun 23, 2016
Nearly half of all heart attacks go unnoticed.

Wearable Monitor Helps Identify Patients with High Blood Pressure

Jun 20, 2016

Home blood pressure monitoring helps identify “masked” hypertension in black adults, finds study.

Patients Shy Away From Sex After a Heart Attack, Study Finds

Jun 18, 2016
Despite being safe for most patients, many adults with heart disease avoid sexual activity.

Experts Challenge the Need for Fasting Cholesterol Tests

Jun 17, 2016

Fasting for cholesterol tests may soon be a thing of the past, based on new recommendations.

Mediterranean Diet Helps Protect Against Heart Attack and Stroke

Jun 15, 2016
Researchers highlight the importance of choosing wholesome foods rather than avoiding nutrient-poor foods.

Night Shifts Take a Toll on Heart Health

Jun 13, 2016
A study on U.S. female nurses finds that overnight work increases risk for heart attack.

Pregnancy Complications Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Jun 13, 2016

Study confirms the effect of reproductive factors including younger age at first birth, history of miscarriages and lack of breastfeeding.

E-cigarettes Have Immediate Negative Effect on Heart Health

Jun 11, 2016

Electronic cigarettes are just as harmful to heart health as tobacco cigarettes, study confirms.

Picture Warnings on Cigarette Packs Increase Quit Attempts

Jun 09, 2016
Graphic depictions of the effects of smoking help discourage smoking, finds study.

Latest U.S. Obesity Trends Still Concerning

Jun 09, 2016

National data from 2013–2014 confirms that obesity rates remain high among U.S. children and adults.

Heart Disease Prevention Also Wards off Alzheimer's and Dementia

Jun 09, 2016

Simple heart-healthy choices could reduce risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s by 20%, finds study.