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Fitness Helps Predict Risk for Heart Disease

Jul 10, 2014
Fitness level is an important factor to consider when estimating a person’s 30-year risk of death from heart disease, according to a recent study.

Cardio and Strength Training Benefit Adults with Diabetes

Jul 10, 2014
Cardio and strength training help patients manage diabetes better than either type of exercise alone, finds study.

Smokeless Tobacco Increases Risk of Death after Heart Attack

Jul 09, 2014
Using a form of smokeless tobacco called snuff is just as dangerous as cigarette smoking after a heart attack, according to study.

Unique Benefits of Heart Failure Therapy in Women

Jul 08, 2014
Women with mild heart failure benefit more from cardiac resynchronization therapy than men, finds study.

Patients Born with Heart Defects Living Well into Adulthood

Jul 07, 2014
Improved testing has helped diagnose and treat minor heart conditions that may have gone under the radar 20 years ago.

Low Iron Spells Trouble for Heart Failure Patients

Jul 01, 2014
Study finds that iron deficiency drastically increases mortality risk among patients with acute heart failure.

Advances in Diagnosis of Heart Disease in Women

Jul 01, 2014
Gender-specific research has led to significant advancements in the diagnosis of heart disease in women, according to a recent statement.

Blood Pressure Monitoring Kiosks Aren't for Everyone

Jun 30, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers that blood pressure cuffs on public kiosks don’t fit everyone and might not be accurate for every user.

Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Encouraged to Increase Seafood Consumption

Jun 24, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency recently updated guidelines regarding seafood consumption for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

E-cigarettes Can Help Smokers Quit

Jun 23, 2014
E-cigarettes are as effective as the patch in helping smokers quit, finds study.

Heart Events Worsen Outcomes for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Jun 23, 2014

Study highlights importance of heart disease prevention for patients with chronic kidney disease.

Statin Use Hampers Physical Activity in Older Men

Jun 23, 2014

Side effects from cholesterol-lowering statins discourage physical activity among older men, finds study.

Warfarin Alternative Safe for Elderly Patients with AFib

Jun 23, 2014
Anti-clotting drug rivaroxaban offers an easier way for elderly patients with atrial fibrillation to reduce their stroke risk.

Weight Loss Surgery Considered a 'Useful' Treatment for Diabetes

Jun 23, 2014
Weight loss surgery helps obese patients manage diabetes better than traditional therapies alone, according to study.

Are Diet Drinks on Par with Water for Losing Weight?

Jun 13, 2014
According to a new study, diet beverages could help people lose more weight than drinking water alone.

Phone-Based Support Helps Heart Patients with Depression

Jun 12, 2014
Researchers develop simple, cost-effective treatment for heart patients diagnosed with depression or anxiety.

Relief for Diabetic Patients with Chest Pain

Jun 11, 2014
Drug used to treat chest pain improves quality of life for diabetic patients with chronic angina.

Spirit of the Heart in South Bronx, NY

Jun 07, 2014
Spirit of the Heart events offer heart disease screening and events in underserved communities.

Web-Based Program Helps Patients Improve Heart Health

Jun 05, 2014
Not only do Web-based programs help patients lower risk for heart disease, they’re more affordable than traditional counseling, according to study.

Psychiatric Medications May Increase Heart Attack Risk

Jun 04, 2014
Researchers urge further education on drug safety after finding link between antipsychotic medications and heart attack risk.

Worldwide Obesity Rates 'Startling'

May 30, 2014
Major study finds obesity rates have increased dramatically in all corners of the world over last three decades.

NIH Engages Women in Medical Research

May 29, 2014
The National Institutes of Health has unveiled new policies that will engage women in all phases of medical research.

Foreclosures Take a Toll on Community Health

May 28, 2014
Living near a foreclosed home increases blood pressure, according to a recent study of Massachusetts residents.

Reducing Salt Intake, Nationwide

May 22, 2014
Experts identify ways to reduce salt consumption and improve heart health in the United States.

Eating Fruits and Veggies Reduces Stroke Risk

May 20, 2014
A review of 20 past studies found that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables may reduce risk for stroke by nearly one-third.