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Being Overweight and Obese Damages Heart Muscle

Jun 21, 2019

Swedish study links carrying excess weight to a weaker heart and heart failure later in life.

Energy Drinks Quickly Affect the Heart

Jun 21, 2019

Study finds energy drinks cause changes in heartbeat and blood pressure within hours.

Study Questions Long-Term Heart Benefits of Tight Blood Sugar Control

Jun 21, 2019

Tight blood pressure control in military veterans study failed to reduce heart risks years after treatment.

Experts Provide Guidance on Managing Diabetes and Heart Failure

Jun 20, 2019

Treating diabetes and heart failure together should be handled differently than managing each condition alone.

Cholesterol Disorder Overlooked in Many Young Heart Attack Patients

Jun 19, 2019

Familial hypercholesterolemia is overlooked and undertreated.

Air Pollution Shortens Lifespan by Two Years Shows European Study

Jun 19, 2019

A new model suggests that death toll from air pollution is twice as high as initial estimates.

It's Wise to Limit Sugary Drinks, Including Fruit Juices

Jun 18, 2019
Study of 13,000 U.S. adults links consumption of sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, to increased risk of death.

Bringing Cardiac Rehabilitation Out of Clinics and Into Homes

Jun 17, 2019

A scientific statement explores the potential of at-home cardiac rehab programs.

Study Supports Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment in All Adults with Diabetes

Jun 04, 2019
Intensive blood pressure treatment isn't just for high-risk patients with type 2 diabetes.

Red and Processed Meats Increase Risk for Heart Disease

Jun 03, 2019
Not all animal products threaten heart health, finds European study of 500,000 adults.

Ability to Stand and Walk Helps Identify High-Risk Elderly Adults After Heart Attack

Jun 03, 2019

Experts develop a risk model to identify which elderly adults are likely to experience complications after a heart attack.

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Exercise Helps Minimize Health Effects of Too Much Sitting

May 22, 2019
Australian study finds five hours of exercise a week helps eliminate mortality risk associated with sedentary time.
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New Drug Proven Safe and Effective in Children with Type 2 Diabetes

May 22, 2019
Diabetes drug liraglutide is effective but carries some risk of side effects, shows clinical trial.

Screen Time and Inactivity on the Rise

May 22, 2019

Americans spend more time sitting in front of the TV or computer than ever before, despite known health risks.

Skipping Breakfast Nearly Doubles Risk for Heart-Related Death

May 09, 2019

Long-term study of U.S. adults underscores why the morning meal may be the most important of the day.

New Sugar Labels to Prevent 1 Million Cases of Heart Disease and Diabetes

May 08, 2019

Highlighting added sugars for consumers will save both lives and money over the next 20 years.

Stress From Workplace Violence Linked to Increased Heart Risks

May 08, 2019
Bullying and violence in the workplace increase blood pressure, heart rate and inflammation.

Taking Care of Your Teeth Benefits Heart Health

May 08, 2019
Frequent tooth brushing and dental visits could reduce risk for heart disease, finds study of a large Korean registry.

Study Confirms Benefits of Getting Active in Middle Age

May 01, 2019
It’s never too late to get active, shows study of more than 315,000 retired adults. 

Implantable Monitor Identifies Heart Attacks Earlier, Reduces Delay in Treatment

May 01, 2019
“Symptom-to-door” time—how long it takes to get to hospital after symptoms arise—is reduced by nearly half in study of high-risk patients.

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.