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Harmful Gut Bacteria Linked to Poorer Health Among People with Heart Failure

Mar 10, 2016
Inflammation-causing bacteria levels are higher in severe heart failure.

Study Highlights the Need to Improve Education on Atrial Fibrillation

Mar 10, 2016
Study participants’ levels of education were closely related to their AFib treatment decisions.

Viagra May Prevent Rare Lung Condition in Swimmers

Mar 09, 2016
The drug’s blood pressure-lowering effect reduces the likelihood of pulmonary edema.

Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Reduce Risk of Death Even Years After Use

Mar 08, 2016
Study illustrates the lifelong benefits of statin use.

Decline in Dementia Rates Over Past Three Decades

Mar 08, 2016

Study analyzed data on trends in older adults in the Framingham Heart Study.

Beet Juice Lowers Blood Pressure and Boosts Exercise Endurance in Heart Failure Patients

Mar 08, 2016

Nitrates in beet juice may help improve blood flow and exercise ability.

Study Confirms Benefits of Tight Blood Pressure Control

Mar 02, 2016
A recent review of evidence finds that intensive blood pressure treatment reduces risk for heart attack and stroke.

Dementia and Heart Disease Are Major Concerns for Elderly Adults

Mar 01, 2016

Researchers explore whether preventing calcium build-up in arteries would mitigate the likelihood of developing the conditions.

Texting Programs Improve Medication Adherence in Patients with Chronic Disease

Feb 26, 2016
A recent study suggests that text messaging programs double the odds of medication adherence in adults with chronic disease.

Minimizing Weight Gain in Obese Women During Pregnancy

Feb 24, 2016
A UK study finds that the common diabetes drug metformin helped reduce weight gain and risk for complications.

Lightweight Vest Protects Children with Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Feb 18, 2016
The FDA expands the use of a lifesaving vest to children at risk for sudden cardiac death.

Don't Just Sit There: Sedentary Time and Diabetes Risk

Feb 16, 2016

Hours spent sitting are linked to higher risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Sleep Disorders Increase Diabetes Risk in Women

Feb 16, 2016
Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep is associated with up to four times the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes.

Growing Need for Heart Transplants in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Feb 11, 2016

Experts highlight the challenges faced by this population when it comes to receiving advanced therapies.

Managing Heart Failure: A Program for Patients and Caregivers in Chicago

Feb 10, 2016
This series of live programs provides educational and peer-support resources on heart failure for patients and caregivers.

Driving is Safe for Most Patients with a History of Fainting

Feb 09, 2016

Study assesses what can happen when heart rate and blood pressure suddenly drop while driving.

Simple Tests Help Assess Risk for Heart Disease

Feb 09, 2016
Other health markers besides traditional risk factors can shed light on risk and treatment.

Improving Heart Attack Treatment and Prevention in Women

Feb 09, 2016

Experts address key heart attack differences in men and women.

Heart Failure Remains a Major Challenge for Those with Congenital Heart Disease

Feb 02, 2016
People born with heart defects are living longer than ever, but heart failure remains a serious concern.

Safety of Testosterone Therapy Remains Uncertain for Many Patients

Feb 02, 2016
Use of testosterone in older men and men living with heart disease remains controversial.

Texting Program Aids in Blood Pressure Management

Feb 02, 2016

Medication reminders and weekly tips help with high blood pressure self-care.

Gum Disease Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Attack

Jan 28, 2016

Inflammation associated with gum disease is likely to blame, but further research is needed to understand the relationship.

Water Dispensers in Public Schools Help Promote Student Health

Jan 28, 2016
Increased water access may be an important tool for combating childhood obesity.

Young, Overweight and Inactive: A Dangerous Combo for Blood Pressure

Jan 28, 2016
A large-scale Swedish study links both adolescent weight and fitness level to risk for hypertension in adulthood.