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Cholesterol Screenings Staggeringly Low in Women of Childbearing Age

Apr 25, 2019

Pennsylvania study highlights a missed opportunity for OB/GYNs to screen women for dangerous cholesterol disorders.

Smartphone App Uses Picture of Fingertip to Detect Diabetes

Apr 25, 2019

Screening technology uses a phone’s camera and flashlight to identify poor blood flow.

Opioid Use Causes Dramatic Rise in Life-Threatening Heart Infections

Apr 25, 2019
Ohio study highlights a lesser-known health complication of heroin use that causes the build-up of harmful bacteria in the heart.

Heart Issues in Retired NFL Players

Apr 24, 2019

Left ventricular hypertrophy, related to the presence of high blood pressure, tracked closely to former defensive players in this study.

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Both Sugary and Artificially Sweetened Beverages Linked to Increased Mortality Risk

Apr 17, 2019
Experts recommend limiting sugary beverages and consuming diet drinks in moderation, based on a long-term study of more than 118,000 adults.
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Study Supports Limiting Eggs and Cholesterol Intake for a Healthier Heart

Apr 17, 2019
Higher consumption of eggs and cholesterol is linked to increased risk for heart disease.
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Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment May Improve Brain Function and Reduce Heart Risks in the Elderly

Apr 15, 2019

Tighter blood pressure control can improve outcomes for elderly adults.

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Study Confirms Benefits of Minimally Invasive Treatment Over Surgery for Aortic Stenosis

Apr 10, 2019
Initially reserved for the sickest patients, minimally invasive treatment may be a good option for low-risk patients with aortic stenosis.
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Research Backs up Recommendations to Avoid Alcohol with AFib

Apr 10, 2019
Study confirms cutting out alcohol reduces abnormal heart rhythm in moderate drinkers.
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Fitness is a Strong Predictor of Survival in Adults Over 70

Apr 04, 2019
Traditional risk factors are so common in older people that they become almost meaningless for predicting future health.
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Interval Training Gets Patients in Shape After a Heart Attack

Apr 03, 2019
Workouts alternating between low- and high-intensity help patients in cardiac rehab trim excess abdominal fat.
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Imaging Scans for Cancer Provide Useful Information About Heart Health

Mar 28, 2019

Life-saving information about cardiovascular risk is overlooked about half of the time.

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A Nap a Day Keeps High Blood Pressure at Bay

Mar 19, 2019
The blood pressure-lowering effects of naps may be similar to other lifestyle changes and medication, says Greek study.

Exercise Plus Less Sitting Improves Blood Pressure in Obese Adults

Mar 14, 2019
Breaking up sitting with just three minutes of activity has immediate heart-health benefits, finds Australian study.
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Smartphone App Helps Combat High Blood Pressure

Mar 12, 2019
A smartphone app for blood pressure monitoring shows promise in patients with diabetes.
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Low-Carb Diet Tied to Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

Mar 12, 2019
Study suggests using caution when restricting carbohydrates for weight loss due to atrial fibrillation concern.
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Study Links a Hearty Breakfast and Less TV to Healthier Arteries

Mar 12, 2019
Greek study finds adults who ate a high-energy breakfast and spent less time on the sofa had healthier arteries.

Nuts May Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Death in Diabetics

Mar 11, 2019

A study of U.S. health professionals found significant benefit from eating five or more servings of nuts a week.

Study Suggests Moderate Drinking Harms, Not Protects, Heart Health

Mar 07, 2019

Consuming 7–13 drinks a week increases risk for high blood pressure, finds study of more than 17,000 U.S. adults.

Study Links E-Cigarettes to Heart Attacks, Heart Disease and Depression

Mar 07, 2019

U.S. survey study links e-cigarette use to increased risk for heart problems and a host of other health issues.

Flu Shot Helps Prevent Heart Attack

Mar 07, 2019
A study of 30 million patients shows the flu vaccination reduces risk for heart attack by 10% in patients after hospitalization.

Study Links Diet Drinks to Increased Risk of Stroke and Heart Disease

Feb 26, 2019
Drinking two or more diet drinks a day increases heart risks for women, study finds.

E-Cigarettes Increase the Odds of Future Cigarette Use in Teens

Feb 20, 2019
E-cigarettes pose public health threat to adolescents, shows U.S survey study.

Latest Statistics Say Nearly Half of Americans Have Some Form of Heart Disease

Feb 19, 2019
An annual report from the American Heart Association explains the rise in heart disease rates and emphasizes prevention.

Experts Highlight the Strong Link Between Depression and Heart Disease

Feb 19, 2019
Given high rates of depression among heart patients, experts encourage better screening and treatment for mental health.