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Chocolate Protects Against Heart Attack

Aug 02, 2016

Three or more servings of chocolate a week reduces risk of heart attack, finds study.

Quality of Stroke Care Varies by Day and Time of Hospital Visit

Aug 02, 2016
The timing of hospital admission has a significant impact on stroke treatment.

Diabetes Outcomes Strongly Influenced by Income and Education

Aug 01, 2016
Poor adults with type 2 diabetes have greater risk of death than those with higher income and education levels.

Survival Rates Improving for Patients with Down Syndrome and Congenital Heart Defects

Aug 01, 2016
Early surgical treatment—which has become more common over the last six decades—improves outcomes.

The American Diet is Improving

Jul 29, 2016

We are eating healthier than we were in the ‘90s, but there is plenty of room for improvement, especially in low-income populations.

Study Confirms the Benefits of FDA-Approved Weight Loss Pills

Jul 28, 2016
On average, weight loss pills helped overweight and obese participants lose 3–19 pounds more than those taking a placebo.

Sleep Deprivation Takes a Toll on Heart Health

Jul 28, 2016

Many studies show that a lack of sleep can have a negative impact on heart health, but few have determined why.

Whole Grains May Help Prolong Life, Finds Study

Jul 26, 2016
Large analysis of studies shows that whole grain consumption reduces risk of death.

Positive Emotions Can Trigger Mysterious Heart Condition

Jul 25, 2016
“Broken heart syndrome” is triggered by both joyful and negative events, finds study.

Mediterranean Diet Promotes Weight Loss Despite High Fat Content

Jul 25, 2016

Cutting out good fats not necessary for shedding pounds, based on a recent study of the Mediterranean diet.

Too Much and Too Little Salt is Associated with Increased Heart Risks

Jul 24, 2016

Study links a low-sodium diet to increased risk in healthy adults, though most Americans consume excess sodium.

Walkable Communities Linked to Lower Rates of Obesity and Diabetes

Jul 24, 2016
Canadian study links walking to work, school or businesses to better health.

Air Pollution Accelerates Damage to the Heart's Arteries

Jul 24, 2016
Study shows how long-term exposure to air pollution promotes dangerous calcium build-up.
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Death Rate Rises Among Heart Attack Patients With Cardiogenic Shock

Jun 30, 2016
In-hospital outcomes not improving despite use of state-of-the-art measures.
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Treatment Lags for Heart Attack Patients With Prior Surgery

Jun 30, 2016
Patients with history of angioplasty or who had no previous interventions are treated faster, study finds.
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Cardiogenic Shock Increases Risk for Heart Patients

Jun 30, 2016
Study shows higher risk of death or rehospitalization in first 60 days after discharge; gap narrows after one year.

Obese Male Teens at High Risk for Heart Failure as Adults

Jun 29, 2016
Swedish study finds that obese young men are nearly ten times more likely to develop heart failure by middle age.

One-Third of Atrial Fibrillation Patients Not Getting Optimal Treatment

Jun 28, 2016

Study finds one in three AFib patients are not receiving recommended blood thinners to reduce risk of stroke.

"Silent" Heart Attacks Common in Middle-Aged Adults

Jun 23, 2016
Nearly half of all heart attacks go unnoticed.

Wearable Monitor Helps Identify Patients with High Blood Pressure

Jun 20, 2016

Home blood pressure monitoring helps identify “masked” hypertension in black adults, finds study.

Patients Shy Away From Sex After a Heart Attack, Study Finds

Jun 18, 2016
Despite being safe for most patients, many adults with heart disease avoid sexual activity.

Experts Challenge the Need for Fasting Cholesterol Tests

Jun 17, 2016

Fasting for cholesterol tests may soon be a thing of the past, based on new recommendations.

Mediterranean Diet Helps Protect Against Heart Attack and Stroke

Jun 15, 2016
Researchers highlight the importance of choosing wholesome foods rather than avoiding nutrient-poor foods.

Night Shifts Take a Toll on Heart Health

Jun 13, 2016
A study on U.S. female nurses finds that overnight work increases risk for heart attack.

Pregnancy Complications Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Jun 13, 2016

Study confirms the effect of reproductive factors including younger age at first birth, history of miscarriages and lack of breastfeeding.