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Novel Ads Encourage Smokers to Ask Their Doctors About Quitting

Jun 05, 2013
A new national campaign aiming to curb smoking rates features real stories from former smokers.

Magnets in iPad 2 May Interfere with Heart Devices

May 28, 2013
A study conducted by a 14-year-old student finds that the iPad 2 interferes with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.

Minimizing Radiation Exposure During Nuclear Stress Tests

May 23, 2013

With better education, providers can help reduce risk of radiation exposure for patients undergoing these types of tests.

Poor Diet Negatively Impacts Sleep Patterns in Middle-School Children

May 23, 2013
Among children, a link found between diet and sleep may be the key to promoting better heart health as adults.

Institute of Medicine Expresses Concerns About Sodium Guidelines

May 22, 2013
Despite doubts, the IOM still advises that Americans limit salt intake to previously recommended levels for heart health.

Diet, Exercise Help Fight High Blood Pressure

May 20, 2013
Cutting back on alcohol and sodium consumption and being physically active are important steps in the prevention, treatment and management of hypertension.

Smokeless Tobacco Trends in Adolescents

May 16, 2013
Smokeless tobacco use remains unchanged between 2000 and 2011 among middle and high school students.

Pets May Boost Heart Health

May 15, 2013
After a comprehensive review of existing research, experts acknowledge an association between pet ownership and reduced cardiovascular risk.

Coca-Cola Family Track Walk

May 14, 2013

Members of the American College of Cardiology's CardioSmart team will be at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24 to share tips on heart health and the benefits of an active lifestyle.

Removal of Uterus and Ovaries Does Not Increase Heart Disease Risk in Women

May 14, 2013
Recent study alleviates worries that hysterectomy and oophorectomy may increase cardiovascular risk.

Physical Activity Important for Children and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

May 13, 2013
Individuals with congenital heart disease are encouraged to get active to promote better health later in life.

Fiber Reduces Stroke Risk

May 08, 2013
Study shows increasing dietary fiber intake could drastically reduce risk for stroke.

Heart Patients Slow to Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes

May 08, 2013
Despite benefits, many heart patients fail to adopt healthy lifestyle changes following diagnosis.

Physically Demanding Jobs Increase Heart Disease Risk

May 07, 2013
Manual labor may increase risk for heart attack and stroke.

Compound in Red Meat Linked to Heart Disease

May 06, 2013
Carnitine, found in red meats and energy drinks, may increase heart disease risk.

Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Place Unnecessary Restrictions on Exercise

May 06, 2013
Curbing activity may do more harm than good for patients with HCM.

Understanding the Tobacco Control Act

May 02, 2013

A review of the law that helps protect the public against health problems caused by tobacco use.

Clinical Trials Shed Light on Minority Health

Clinical Trials Shed Light on Minority Health

Apr 26, 2013
Increasing minority participation in clinical trials can help ensure effectiveness and safety of drugs and devices for all Americans.

Binge Drinking Harms the Heart

Apr 23, 2013
A study highlights the negative impact that excessive drinking can have on the heart—even in young, healthy individuals.

Diabetes During Pregnancy Increases Cardiovascular Risk Later in Life

Apr 19, 2013
Women with high blood sugar levels during pregnancy are at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and metabolic syndrome.

Women Experience 'Typical' Heart Disease Symptoms, Too

Apr 19, 2013
Men and women with significant artery blockage are just as likely to experience typical symptoms—chest pain, pressure and tightness. Women differ, however, in how they describe their chest pain.

Save Money with These Prescription Drug Secrets

Apr 16, 2013

Following these tips and shopping around could help you save $100 or more a month depending on the drug.

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Ranexa Helps Control Chronic Angina in Diabetic Patients

Apr 15, 2013
Patients taking the drug in combination with standard therapy had significantly fewer angina episodes than those taking just the standard treatment.

Witnessing CPR Helps Reassure Family Members, Provides Closure

Apr 15, 2013

Researchers find that family members who observed CPR on their loved ones are significantly less likely to have post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. 

Living with AFib Event in La Grange Park, IL

Apr 10, 2013
This series of live events provides educational and peer-support resources on AFib for patients and caregivers.