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Vitamin D Improves Cardiac Function in Heart Failure

Apr 24, 2016

Study assesses a simple and promising treatment for the 5 million Americans with heart failure.

Yogurt Helps Protect Women from High Blood Pressure

Apr 24, 2016

Regular yogurt consumption reduces risk for high blood pressure by 20 percent in women, finds study.

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Yoga Improves Quality of Life in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Apr 23, 2016

Yoga should be offered as complementary therapy, argue experts.

Endometriosis Increases Risk for Heart Disease in Young Women

Apr 23, 2016

A condition affecting the female reproductive organs triples risk for heart disease in women under 40.

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Investigating the Link Between Depression and Heart Attack

Apr 23, 2016

Study highlights the need to improve diagnosis and treatment for depression in heart patients.

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Immediate Beta Blocker Treatment Fails to Improve Heart Attack Outcomes

Apr 23, 2016

Beta blockers fail to reduce permanent tissue damage after a heart attack, but may have other benefits.

Updated Guidelines for Dual Blood Thinners to Treat Heart Disease

Apr 22, 2016

New recommendations help reduce risk of complications and maximize benefits of treatment.

Anxiety Masks Heart Disease in Women

Mar 16, 2016

Heart disease may be overlooked in women with anxiety, causing delays in diagnosis and treatment.

Heavy Drinking Heightens Immediate Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke

Mar 16, 2016
The protective benefits of alcohol only come with moderation.

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.

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.

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.

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.