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Devices in Public Places Restart Hearts

Feb 21, 2014
Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) can help minimally trained bystanders save persons experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.

Safety Concerns About Prescription Weight Loss Pills

Feb 20, 2014
Experts are concerned about the safety of two weight loss pills recently approved for use in the United States.

Yogurt Could Reduce Diabetes Risk

Feb 20, 2014
Low-fat yogurt consumption may reduce risk for type 2 diabetes by 28%, according to recent study.

CVS to Stop Selling Cigarettes; Will Others Follow?

Feb 19, 2014
As CVS vows to eliminate cigarette and tobacco sales over the next year, experts hope other pharmacies will follow their lead to help reduce smoking rates nationwide.

New Guidelines for Stroke Prevention in Women

Feb 14, 2014
Management and prevention of high blood pressure—one of the greatest risk factors for stroke—features prominently in new guidelines.

New Smartphone App Estimates Heart Disease Risk

Feb 13, 2014
The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association have teamed up to launch a new risk app based on the latest guidelines.

Improving Medication Adherence in Heart Attack Patients

Feb 11, 2014
New support program helps patients adhere to a personalized treatment plan following a heart attack.

Aggressive Treatment Doesn't Prevent Memory Loss in Patients with Diabetes

Feb 11, 2014
Strict blood pressure and cholesterol goals fail to prevent memory loss or decreased brain function in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to study.

Cutting Back on Sugar for a Healthy Heart

Feb 10, 2014
Almost three-fourths of American adults consume too much added sugar in their diets.

Improvements in Heart Patient Safety Among U.S. Hospitals

Feb 07, 2014
Study finds fewer complications among patients hospitalized for heart attack or heart failure between 2005 and 2011.

Promising Treatment Option for Patients with VSD

Feb 06, 2014
A new procedure may be a less invasive alternative to surgery for patients born with a ventricular septal defect.

Time is of the Essence When Treating Babies with d-TGA

Feb 05, 2014
Study suggests that performing surgery on the third day of life is ideal for babies born with the rare birth defect.

Atrial Fibrillation Doubles Heart Attack Risk

Feb 05, 2014
Study finds atrial fibrillation increases risk for heart attack, especially in women and blacks.

Fit Teens Have Lower Heart Attack Risk Later in Life

Jan 16, 2014
Study finds that fitness early in life helps reduce heart attack risk during adulthood.

Heart Failure Patients with Pacemakers Benefit from High-Dose Medication

Jan 16, 2014
Recent study identifies the best combination of therapies for heart failure patients after receiving a pacemaker.

Not All Plaque is Created Equal

Jan 15, 2014
Plaque density may prove an important factor when calculating risk for heart disease, heart attack and stroke, according to a recent study.

Anti-Smoking Efforts Saved 8 Million Lives—and Counting

Jan 15, 2014
On the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s first report on smoking and health, study finds tobacco control efforts have increased life expectancy and saved millions of American lives.

Multivitamins Fail to Improve Memory in Older Men

Jan 10, 2014
Study findings suggest that daily multivitamins fail to prevent cognitive decline in older adults.

Exercise Reduces Risk of Cardiac Events in Heart Patients

Jan 10, 2014
High-risk patients who add in about 20 minutes of walking each day can lower their risk for a cardiac event by 10%.

Size Matters for Patients Undergoing Heart Transplantation

Jan 08, 2014
Study finds that receiving an undersized heart increases risk of death in heart transplant patients.

New Recommendations for Blood Pressure Management

Dec 18, 2013
New recommendations for the treatment of high blood pressure—a condition that affects nearly 78 million U.S. adults—were recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Experts Alarmed by Diabetes Trends

Dec 13, 2013
Global diabetes rates are at an all-time high and expected to increase in coming years.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Lower Blood Pressure

Dec 13, 2013
Nighttime breathing treatments help lower blood pressure in patients with uncontrolled hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea.

Depression and Heart Disease: A Likely Pair

Dec 09, 2013
Improved diagnosis and treatment of depression in heart patients may improve outcomes, according to recent update.

Increasing Awareness for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Dec 09, 2013
Recent study identifies the need to increase awareness for FH, a common genetic disorder that increases risk for heart disease at a young age.