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The Saltiest Foods May Surprise You March 30, 2017

U.S. report names major and unexpected sources of sodium in the American diet

Healthy Gums Tied to Longer Lives for Women March 29, 2017

Study found link between periodontal disease and shorter lifespan, but cause-and-effect wasn't proven

When Heart Stops Beating, Survival Better at Specialized Heart Centers March 29, 2017

With cardiac arrest, they're more likely to perform procedures to clear blood vessels, study finds

More Older Women Hitting the Bottle Hard March 29, 2017

Study found dramatic jump in binge drinking in this vulnerable group

What You Need to Know About Cholesterol March 28, 2017

Heart expert explains the difference between good and bad types

Just 17 U.S. States Require Defibrillators in Some Schools March 27, 2017

Easy-to-use portable devices can prevent deaths from sudden cardiac arrest, researchers say

Is MRI the 'Mammography' of Prostate Cancer Screening? March 27, 2017

Scanning might reduce unneeded biopsies and overtreatment, study suggests

Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor March 24, 2017

Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease

Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows March 24, 2017

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted

Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts March 23, 2017

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says

Many Kids With Diabetes Missing Out on Eye Exams, Study Finds March 23, 2017

Those with type 2 disease should see eye doc right away, while type 1 patients can wait 5 years

Daily Glass of Beer, Wine Might Do a Heart Good March 23, 2017

But drinking more may be bad news for your cardiovascular system, researchers say

Smartphone Device Sizes Up Sperm Health March 22, 2017

It analyzes samples in seconds, with 98 percent accuracy, in the privacy of a man's home, researchers say

Heart Drug Digoxin May Raise Death Risk for Some Patients: Study March 22, 2017

Those with irregular heartbeat are especially vulnerable right after starting the medicine, researcher says

Family History of Colon Cancer Calls for Earlier Screening March 21, 2017

Talk to your doctor if relatives have had this cancer

Health Tip: Managing Metabolic Syndrome March 21, 2017

Ways to help ward off complications

ATMs, Coffee Shops Ideal Spots for Heart Defibrillators March 20, 2017

Having the devices easily accessible might save the lives of more cardiac arrest victims

Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Won't Curb Men's Dementia Risk March 20, 2017

Brain expert says it's unlikely that any one nutrient would be a 'silver bullet'

Blood Test May Spot Lung Cancer's Return, Even Before Scans March 20, 2017

Small study finds the new technique beats CT and PET scans by around 6 months

Pradaxa Beats Warfarin After Heart Rhythm Procedure: Study March 20, 2017

Fewer bleeding problems reported among 'ablation' patients who took the newer blood thinner

Guidelines May Miss Need for Statins in Many U.S. Blacks March 20, 2017

Individualized scans of the arteries may be a better means of spotting patients at risk, researchers say

Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth March 17, 2017

Days spent hunting, farming and eating unprocessed foods keeps their arteries clear, researcher says

New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High March 17, 2017

Repatha, inclisiran lowered cholesterol levels even further, but first costs about $14,000 a year to take

Are Blood Thinners Overused in Patients With Irregular Heartbeat? March 17, 2017

Those with low stroke risk might not benefit, new study contends

For Seniors, Treatment for One Eye Disease May Cause Another March 16, 2017

Risk of glaucoma tied to 7 or more injections for macular degeneration, study suggests

Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes March 16, 2017

Using cholesterol-lowering medications up to and on operation day linked to better survival rates in study

Stent Patients Face Higher Risk of Death After Bleeding, Clots March 15, 2017

Prolonged treatment to prevent clots may increase bleeding risk in some patients, researchers warn

U.S. Medical Groups Sound the Alarm on Climate Change March 15, 2017

Altered weather patterns may already hurt your health, nation's physicians warn

Many With Irregular Heartbeat Not on Meds They Need: Study March 14, 2017

More than 80 percent of patients who suffered a stroke weren't getting adequate anti-clotting therapy

Fish Oil Pills May Help After Heart Attack, Specialists Say March 13, 2017

But review does not find it can help prevent heart problems

Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later? March 13, 2017

Study found small link, but researchers not sure if treatments or underlying health problems to blame

Higher Spending by Docs May Not Buy Better Health March 13, 2017

No difference in patient outcomes when physicians order more -- or more pricey -- tests, treatments, study finds

Health Tip: Help Kids Maintain Healthy Cholesterol March 13, 2017

Foods to eat, and those to avoid

Your DNA May Determine How You Handle the Time Change March 11, 2017

Researcher says genetics play a part in whether you're a night owl, which can make daylight saving a tough transition

Mediterranean Diet May Ease Chronic Pain of Obesity March 10, 2017

Study suggests eating fish, plant-based proteins is linked to less inflammation

Dizzy Spells in Middle-Age Tied to Dementia Risk Later March 10, 2017

Rapid drops in blood pressure that cause light-headedness may do serious damage, study suggests

Heart Disease Kicks in Earlier for Obese People March 09, 2017

Study found that weight did not affect life span as much as quality of life

Pot Use Tied to Higher Odds for Stroke, Heart Failure March 09, 2017

Study couldn't prove cause and effect, but experts say it's another risk factor to heed

Bad Diets Tied to 400,000 U.S. Deaths in 2015 March 09, 2017

Adding healthy foods such as nuts, seeds, vegetables, whole grains might help prevent premature demise, researchers suggest

Impotence Meds Might Give Men's Hearts a Boost, Too March 09, 2017

But evidence isn't strong enough to routinely recommend Viagra or Cialis after heart attack, experts say

Zika Virus May Also Harm the Heart March 09, 2017

8 Venezuelan patients developed irregular heartbeat, heart failure after infection, researchers say

1 in 7 Obese People Has Normal Blood Pressure, Cholesterol March 09, 2017

But that doesn't mean the excess weight is harmless, researchers say

Health Tip: Resuming Activities After a Heart Attack March 09, 2017

When is the right time?

Cholesterol's Impact on Heart Attack Risk May Change With Age March 08, 2017

Study found younger patients had low levels of HDL 'good' cholesterol

Winter a Chilling Time for Heart Failure Patients March 08, 2017

Studies found hospitalizations, deaths among these patients highest during that season

Fitbits, Other Trackers May Be Unfit to Measure Heart Rate March 08, 2017

Devices were as much as 34 beats off per minute during certain exercises, study finds

Depression May Hasten Death in Years After Heart Diagnosis March 08, 2017

Mental health screening recommended over the long term, study suggests

Americans With High Blood Pressure Still Eating Too Much Salt March 08, 2017

Average sodium intake more than double the recommended daily limit for these patients, study finds

More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure March 08, 2017

If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

Baby Boomers Get an 'F' for Hep C Testing March 08, 2017

Screening rates for the dangerous virus remain low despite recommendations, study finds

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