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29 Sep
Not Enough Older Americans Are Checking Blood Pressure At Home

Not Enough Older Americans Are Checking Blood Pressure At Home

Regular home monitoring can help with blood pressure control, but only half of people who have hypertension or ...

27 Sep
Spikes in Blood Pressure Bring Many Americans to the ER

Spikes in Blood Pressure Bring Many Americans to the ER

When it comes to why U.S. heart patients wind up in the emergency room, uncontrolled high blood pressure (or "hypertension") fuels about one-third of those medical crises.

“These v...

20 Sep
Most Pregnancy-Related Deaths in U.S. Could Have Been Prevented

Most Pregnancy-Related Deaths in U.S. Could Have Been Prevented

More than four out of five pregnancy-related deaths in the United States could have been prevented, according to a new federal government report.

The researchers examined data from

14 Sep
Deadly Form of High Cholesterol Can Catch Black Americans by Surprise

Deadly Form of High Cholesterol Can Catch Black Americans by Surprise

Chad Gradney underwent quadruple bypass open-heart surgery at age 27, and afterward spent eight fruitless years battling extremely high cholesterol levels.

Then in 2012 he found himself back in an emergency room, again suffering from chest pain.

"That's when I foun...

31 Aug
Lupus, MS and Other Autoimmune Disorders Raise Heart Risks

Lupus, MS and Other Autoimmune Disorders Raise Heart Risks

Research has linked heart disease to specific autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Now, a huge study shows that autoimmune diseases as a group increase your chances of developing heart ills.

Autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, multiple sclerosis...

29 Aug
Hypertension in Pregnancy Is Getting More Common for Gen Z Women

Hypertension in Pregnancy Is Getting More Common for Gen Z Women

Gen Zers and millennials are about twice as likely to develop high blood pressure during pregnancy than women from the baby boom generation were, a new study finds. This includes conditions such as preeclampsia and gestational hypertension.

It's usually believed that the...

23 Aug
Medical Marijuana for Pain Is Linked to Slight Rise in Heart Trouble

Medical Marijuana for Pain Is Linked to Slight Rise in Heart Trouble

People who use medical marijuana to treat chronic pain may have a slightly heightened risk of heart arrhythmias, a preliminary study suggests.

Researchers found that among 1.6 million people with chronic pain, those prescribed

16 Aug
Are High-Tech Blood Pressure Monitors Really Worth It?

Are High-Tech Blood Pressure Monitors Really Worth It?

When it comes to taking your blood pressure at home, smart devices with lots of bells and whistles are no better than old-school monitors, which happen to cost much less.

This is the main finding of a

10 Aug
A Switch to Salt Substitute Could Slash Your Heart Risks

A Switch to Salt Substitute Could Slash Your Heart Risks

Swapping salt out for the salt substitute potassium chloride lowers blood pressure, and thereby the risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular disease, a new analysis finds.

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08 Aug
Early Menopause Could Mean More Heart Trouble Later

Early Menopause Could Mean More Heart Trouble Later

Women who go into menopause when they are younger than 40 are at greater risk of heart problems, reports a new Korean study of more than 1.4 million females.

Women with premature menopause had an...

05 Aug
Loneliness Can Be a Real Heartbreaker, Cardiac Experts Warn

Loneliness Can Be a Real Heartbreaker, Cardiac Experts Warn

Social isolation and loneliness put people at a 30% higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death from either, a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) warns.

The statement also highlights the lack of data on interventions that could improve he...

28 Jul
More Than Half of Young U.S. Adults Have a Chronic Health Condition

More Than Half of Young U.S. Adults Have a Chronic Health Condition

Obesity, depression, high blood pressure, asthma: These are just a few of the chronic health conditions that are now affecting almost 40 million Americans between the ages 18 and 34, new federal d...

28 Jul
More Young Americans Are Dying of Heart Failure

More Young Americans Are Dying of Heart Failure

A growing number of younger American adults are dying of heart failure, with Black Americans being the hardest-hit, a new study finds.

Heart failure

27 Jul
Texas Court Case Could Threaten Americans' Health Care Nationwide

Texas Court Case Could Threaten Americans' Health Care Nationwide

A federal lawsuit out of Texas could end access to free lifesaving preventive health care services for nearly 168 million people in the United States with private insurance, a new report suggests.

25 Jul
High Blood Pressure Doubles Odds That COVID Will Be Severe

High Blood Pressure Doubles Odds That COVID Will Be Severe

Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure — and that alone more than doubles their odds of being hospitalized if they are infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, a new study revealed.

This was true even in people who were fully vaccinated an...

22 Jul
Go Bananas for Female Heart Health

Go Bananas for Female Heart Health

It may sound bananas, but new research shows eating this potassium-rich food can improve heart health.

Avocados and salmon also are high in potassium, helping counteract the negative effects of salt in the diet and

19 Jul
Fewer Americans Are Dying of Heart Disease Than a Decade Ago

Fewer Americans Are Dying of Heart Disease Than a Decade Ago

Deaths from heart-related causes have dropped over the past 20 years, though differences persist by race and ethnicity as well as where people live and their access to care.

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), which partially funded the research, detailed the r...

18 Jul
Neighborhood Drop in Violent Crime May Also Boost Heart Health

Neighborhood Drop in Violent Crime May Also Boost Heart Health

Every town wants low crime rates. But a new finding may offer a whole new reason to advocate for the change: Falling crime rates may lower heart disease fatalities.

An analysis of 2000-2014 data from Chicago illustrated a significant decline in violent crime. Across the ...

05 Jul
Biggest Weight Gain Now Comes Early in Adulthood

Biggest Weight Gain Now Comes Early in Adulthood

The obesity epidemic isn't slowing down anytime soon, and new research delivers even worse news: Most American adults have not only gained more weight, but they gained most of it earlier in life.

The statistics were grim: More than half of Americans in the representative...

05 Jul
Only 7% of American Adults in Good Cardiometabolic Health

Only 7% of American Adults in Good Cardiometabolic Health

Less than 7% of U.S. adults are in good cardiometabolic shape, and new research warns the trend is only getting worse.

Cardiometabolic health is an umbrella term t...

05 Jul
Most U.S. Kids Score Low on Heart Health

Most U.S. Kids Score Low on Heart Health

Most U.S. children and adults have poor scores for heart health, according to a new assessment tool called "Life's Essential 8."

Fewer than 30% of 2- to 19-year-olds had high scores for cardiovascular health on the new American Heart Association scoring tool. And their s...

04 Jul
Pollutants in Soil Can Harm Your Heart

Pollutants in Soil Can Harm Your Heart

While it's more widely known that polluted air can harm human health, another danger may be lurking at your feet.

New research shows that soil, too, can contain contaminants that can impact health. These include pe...

22 Jun
Light in Your Bedroom Is No Good for Your Health

Light in Your Bedroom Is No Good for Your Health

Keeping your bedroom dark not only helps you get a good night's sleep, but may significantly lower your odds of developing three major health problems, a new study suggests.

Older men and women who used night lights, or left their TV, smartphone or tablet on in the room ...

16 Jun
Boomers Sicker Than Their Parents Were at Same Age

Boomers Sicker Than Their Parents Were at Same Age

There's some discouraging news for baby boomers.

Americans born between 1948 and 1965 are more likely than the generations that preceded them to have multiple health problems as they age, a

13 Jun
'Forever Chemicals' May Raise a Woman's Blood Pressure

'Forever Chemicals' May Raise a Woman's Blood Pressure

Called "forever chemicals" because they linger in the environment, new research suggests that middle-aged women with high levels of perfluoroalkyls and polyfluoroalkyls (PFAS) in their blood may be more vulnerable to

09 Jun
No Sign 1 Year of Testosterone Supplements Cause Heart Trouble: Study

No Sign 1 Year of Testosterone Supplements Cause Heart Trouble: Study

One year of testosterone therapy for men with low levels of the hormone does not appear to increase their risk for heart problems, British researchers found.

"We were unable to find evidence ... that testosterone increases risks of mortality or cardiovascular and/or cere...

08 Jun
Surviving Childhood Cancer Can Take Toll on Adult Heart

Surviving Childhood Cancer Can Take Toll on Adult Heart

Adult survivors of childhood cancer have a higher risk of heart problems than other adults, but are much less likely to be treated for heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol, new research shows.

The findings highlight the ne...

20 May
Risk Factors for Dementia May Change With Age

Risk Factors for Dementia May Change With Age

Dementia risk factors appear to shift with age, and experts say knowing that could help people make lifestyle changes to reduce their chances of developing the disease.

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18 May
Asthma, Allergies Raise Heart Risks, Too

Asthma, Allergies Raise Heart Risks, Too

If you have asthma or allergies, you may be more likely to develop heart disease, and some medications may increase or lower that risk, a new review of clinical trials and lab research shows.

"Many people think of asthma as a disease of the lungs, but there's an importan...

06 May
Unvaccinated and Having Heart Trouble? That Can Be Deadly When COVID Strikes

Unvaccinated and Having Heart Trouble? That Can Be Deadly When COVID Strikes

Your chances of dying or having severe complications from COVID-19 are much higher if you're unvaccinated and have heart problems or heart disease risk factors, researchers warn.

In a new study, British investigators analyzed 110 previous COVID-19 studies that included a...

04 May
Obesity May Be Affecting Heart Health in Kids as Young as 6

Obesity May Be Affecting Heart Health in Kids as Young as 6

As early as age 6, children who carry extra weight could be headed down a path toward future diabetes or heart disease, a new study suggests.

The study, of nearly...

29 Apr
High Blood Pressure Now Affects 1 in Every 7 U.S. Pregnancies

High Blood Pressure Now Affects 1 in Every 7 U.S. Pregnancies

Rates of high blood pressure among pregnant women in the United States are on the rise and now occur in at least one in seven hospital deliveries, a new government report warns.

The overall...

25 Apr
Heart Risk Factors Can Be Recipe for Dementia

Heart Risk Factors Can Be Recipe for Dementia

The faster you pile up heart disease risk factors, the greater your odds of developing dementia, a new study suggests.

Previous research has linked heart health threats such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity with mental decline and dementia.

Amassing tho...

23 Apr
Online Program Helps Stroke Survivors Recover

Online Program Helps Stroke Survivors Recover

A healthier lifestyle is recommended for stroke survivors, but that's often easier said than done. Now, online programs are coming to the rescue, according to a new study.

"Online platforms are a viable and impactful model to address the health information needs and beha...

05 Apr
Does Cutting Back on Salt Help Folks Battling Heart Failure?

Does Cutting Back on Salt Help Folks Battling Heart Failure?

If you have heart failure, there's good news and bad news on how much it would help you to cut back on salt.

New research finds that while it does...

28 Mar
Will a Little Drinking Help Your Heart? Maybe Not

Will a Little Drinking Help Your Heart? Maybe Not

If you believe an occasional tipple is good for your heart, a new study may make you reconsider the notion.

Some previous research has suggested that

25 Mar
Smartwatch Heart Data May Be Less Accurate for Black Users

Smartwatch Heart Data May Be Less Accurate for Black Users

Millions of Americans use smartwatches or fitness trackers to check on their heart rate, but the accuracy may fall short for people of color, a new research review finds.

The analysis, of 10 published studies, found that in four of them,

23 Mar
Blood Sugar, Cholesterol Issues in 30s Could Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Blood Sugar, Cholesterol Issues in 30s Could Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Your 30s can be a magical time filled with career strides, vacations you can actually afford, love, marriage and even a growing family of your own.

It's likely not the decade where you begin to fret about your risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in the future. But ma...

23 Mar
Firefighters Face Higher Odds for Heart Trouble

Firefighters Face Higher Odds for Heart Trouble

The more blazes firefighters battle, the higher their risk for a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation (a-fib), a new study shows.

"Clinicians who care for firefighters need to be aware of the increased

17 Mar
People Are Now Living More Years in Good Health: Study

People Are Now Living More Years in Good Health: Study

Older adults may not only be living longer, but better as well, according to a new U.K. study.

Researchers found that since the 1990s, British adults age 65 and u...

17 Mar
Triglycerides a Stroke Danger, Even With Statin Treatment

Triglycerides a Stroke Danger, Even With Statin Treatment

Stroke survivors may be watching their "bad" cholesterol, but a new study suggests another type of blood fat could put them at risk of a repeat stroke within the next year.

Researchers found that stroke survivors with

17 Mar
Rise in Blood Pressure Upon Standing Could Signal Danger

Rise in Blood Pressure Upon Standing Could Signal Danger

If your blood pressure spikes when you stand, you may be at increased risk for heart attack and stroke, Italian researchers warn.

"The results of the study confirmed our initial hypothesis - a pronounced increase in blood pressure from lying to standing could be prognost...

04 Mar
Are Health Care Apps in Your Future?

Are Health Care Apps in Your Future?

Are you managing a chronic health problem, be it obesity or diabetes or heart disease or asthma?

There's likely an app for that.

Health apps are becoming more and more sop...

02 Mar
When You Get a Blood Pressure Reading, Cuff Size Matters

When You Get a Blood Pressure Reading, Cuff Size Matters

Can the size of a blood pressure cuff throw off your reading?

Yes, claims a new study that found an ill-fitting

27 Feb
Leg Cramps, Pain? It Could Be PAD

Leg Cramps, Pain? It Could Be PAD

Pain or cramping in your legs during physical activity may be an early sign of a condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD)...

23 Feb
Too Many Americans Are Getting 'Low-Value' Medical Tests, Procedures

Too Many Americans Are Getting 'Low-Value' Medical Tests, Procedures

When your cardiologist orders a test, do you stop to ask why you need it? You probably don't - but perhaps you should, according to a new report from the American Heart Association (AHA).

Too many Americans receive heart tests and treatments that do little good, and more...

22 Feb
Even Washing Dishes Helps an Older Woman's Heart

Even Washing Dishes Helps an Older Woman's Heart

You don't need to run marathons or sweat it out on your indoor bike to boost your heart health.

This is the main message of a new study that found everyday household activities includin...

22 Feb
Sexual Harassment, Assault Tied to High Blood Pressure in Women

Sexual Harassment, Assault Tied to High Blood Pressure in Women

Sexual assault and workplace sexual harassment may increase women's long-term risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, a new study suggests.

High blood pressure is a major ris...

21 Feb
Study Finds No Heart Benefit From Veggies. Nutritionists Disagree.

Study Finds No Heart Benefit From Veggies. Nutritionists Disagree.

Eating vegetables may not help protect you against heart disease, according to a new study that's triggered strong reactions from critics.

The analysis of the diets of nearly...

17 Feb
Autism, ADHD Raise the Odds for Early Death

Autism, ADHD Raise the Odds for Early Death

Young people with autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a higher risk of dying early from a range of causes, a new research review suggests.

Researchers found that before middle-age, people with autism face higher-than-average rates of death from...

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