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07 Dec
Vitamins, Fish Oil, Minerals: Which Supplements Help or Harm the Heart?

Vitamins, Fish Oil, Minerals: Which Supplements Help or Harm the Heart?

Manufacturers make all kinds of health claims, but can taking a dietary supplement actually lower your heart disease risk?

A comprehensive analysis of prior research suggests that in certain cases the answer is yes. Some types of supplements – such as omega-3 fatt...

05 Dec
Shingles Ups Odds of Stroke, Heart Attack By Almost 30%

Shingles Ups Odds of Stroke, Heart Attack By Almost 30%

People who've had a bout of shingles may face a heightened risk of heart attack or stroke in later years, a new, large study suggests.

Anyone who ever had chickenpox can develop shingles — a painful rash that is caused by a reactivation of the virus that causes ch...

05 Dec
'How Can I Prevent Heart Disease?' Docs Give Different Answers to Men, Women

'How Can I Prevent Heart Disease?' Docs Give Different Answers to Men, Women

Doctors give men and women different advice to head off heart disease, even though guidelines for both are the same.

Men were 20% more likely to be prescribed statins to lower blood levels of bad cholesterol compared with women, a new study found.

Women, meanwhile...

02 Dec
Winter Holidays Are High Time for Heart Attacks: Protect Yourself

Winter Holidays Are High Time for Heart Attacks: Protect Yourself

The winter holidays are a time of celebrating and sharing precious time with family and friends, but they can also be deadly: More people die of heart attacks on Christmas Day than on any other day of the year.

Experts aren't certain what's behind that troubling fact, b...

30 Nov
Black Patients Fare Worse Than White Patients After Angioplasty, Stents

Black Patients Fare Worse Than White Patients After Angioplasty, Stents

Black adults who undergo a common procedure to open up clogged arteries are readmitted to the hospital more often than their white peers. They're also more likely to die in the years after treatment, a new study finds.

Researchers looked at how patients fared follow...

30 Nov
Put Away That Salt Shaker to Shield Your Heart

Put Away That Salt Shaker to Shield Your Heart

Toss out your salt shaker if you want to lower your risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.

Even if you already follow a low-salt diet, sprinkling salt on your food can raise your risk for heart disease, heart failure and plaque in cardiac arteries, researchers...

29 Nov
How Persistent Asthma Might Harm the Heart

How Persistent Asthma Might Harm the Heart

Persistent asthma may take a toll on the heart, not just the lungs, a new study suggests.

When the respiratory condition is relentless, it appears tied to plaque in the carotid arteries, increasing the risk for heart attack and stroke, researchers say.

The car...

24 Nov
Flakes Are Falling Again: Here's the Safe Way to Shovel Snow

Flakes Are Falling Again: Here's the Safe Way to Shovel Snow

Shoveling snow is a strenuous workout that poses risks for people with heart conditions.

“We have to think of shoveling snow as a pretty significant exertion, like an exercise,” said

21 Nov
HDL 'Good' Cholesterol's Role in Heart Health Under Scrutiny

HDL 'Good' Cholesterol's Role in Heart Health Under Scrutiny

Blood levels of HDL, the famously "good" kind of cholesterol, may not make a big difference to heart health after all -- particularly for Black people, a large new study suggests.

The study, of nearly 24,000 U.S. adults, found that low HDL levels were tied to a somewhat ...

21 Nov
There's a Best Time of Day to Exercise for Women's Heart Health

There's a Best Time of Day to Exercise for Women's Heart Health

Regular exercise has long been hailed as a great way to preserve heart health, but could a morning workout deliver more benefits than an evening visit to the gym?

New research suggests that for women in their 40s and up, the answer appears to be yes.

“First of al...

16 Nov
Pandemic Saw Big Rise in Deaths to Millennials From Multiple Causes

Pandemic Saw Big Rise in Deaths to Millennials From Multiple Causes

Americans aged 25 to 44 — so-called millennials — are dying at significantly higher rates from three leading killers than similarly aged people just 10 years ago, the latest government data shows.

Looking at data collected between 2000 and 2020, the new

09 Nov
Doctor's Office Stress Test Could Gauge Your Heart Risk

Doctor's Office Stress Test Could Gauge Your Heart Risk

Evaluating a person's psychological stress can be a good way to gauge their risk of heart and blood vessel disease, new research suggests.

And a brief questionnaire could help with the assessment, the study findings showed.

“Our study is part of the accumulating ...

07 Nov
Experimental Pill May Be New Way to Control Cholesterol

Experimental Pill May Be New Way to Control Cholesterol

Millions of people take daily medication to lower their cholesterol levels and prevent heart attacks, but there hasn't been a drug that targets a dangerous type of cholesterol in the blood known as lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a).

That's why a new study of an investigational dr...

07 Nov
Is Surgery Always Necessary for Folks With Chronic Angina?

Is Surgery Always Necessary for Folks With Chronic Angina?

Folks suffering chest pain from clogged arteries appear to have some true flexibility in choosing the medical care that's right for them, researchers report.

That's because their overall risk of death is about the same whether they choose aggressive surgical treatment or...

01 Nov
Hormonal Therapy Won't Prevent Chronic Ills After Menopause: Expert Panel

Hormonal Therapy Won't Prevent Chronic Ills After Menopause: Expert Panel

Experts are once again advising doctors and women against using menopausal hormone therapy to ward off chronic diseases -- 20 years after a landmark trial dashed those hopes.

In updated

31 Oct
Heart's Electrical Signals Changed in First Pig-to-Human Cardiac Transplant

Heart's Electrical Signals Changed in First Pig-to-Human Cardiac Transplant

Less than a year after the first-ever transplant of a pig heart into a human patient, doctors are reporting that the heart showed unexpected changes in its electrical system before the recipient ultimately died.

The changes are not believed to have contributed to the pat...

25 Oct
Vitamin D Could Help Extend Your Life: Study

Vitamin D Could Help Extend Your Life: Study

A vitamin D deficiency puts you at risk for more than just weakened bones, a major new study reports.

Too little vitamin D in your system can increase your ...

19 Oct
Black Americans Less Likely to Get Lifesaving Heart Treatments

Black Americans Less Likely to Get Lifesaving Heart Treatments

A person with advanced heart failure may often need a heart transplant or a mechanical heart pump to survive.

But white patients are twice as like...

19 Oct
Good Sleep Could Keep Illness at Bay as You Age

Good Sleep Could Keep Illness at Bay as You Age

As men and women enter their golden years, those who regularly fail to get a good night's sleep face a higher risk for developing not one but two serious chronic illnesses at the same time, new research shows.

Researchers from France, Finland and United Kingdom tracked t...

19 Oct
Common A-Fib Treatment May Be Riskier for Women

Common A-Fib Treatment May Be Riskier for Women

While a common non-drug treatment called ablation exists for the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation (a-fib), the procedure can be more problematic for women than for men.

A-fib, a chaoti...

17 Oct
Counting Steps? Here's How Many You Need to Boost Health

Counting Steps? Here's How Many You Need to Boost Health

Taking that often-cited 10,000 steps a day — or even slightly fewer — may indeed be enough to improve your health, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that among 6,000 middle-aged and older adults, those who got at least 8,000 to 9,000 steps daily had reduced ris...

13 Oct
COVID Drug Paxlovid Might Interact With Heart Meds

COVID Drug Paxlovid Might Interact With Heart Meds

The COVID-19 antiviral Paxlovid has been a game-changer in the global pandemic, shielding high-risk patients from the coronavirus' most devastating effects.

But

12 Oct
Your E-Bike Is No Match for Real Biking: Study

Your E-Bike Is No Match for Real Biking: Study

That e-bike might make hilly rides a lot more fun, but it's not improving your fitness the way a good old-fashioned bicycle would, a new study shows.

People riding e-bikes...

11 Oct
When Is a Fracture Potentially Deadly for an Older Adult?

When Is a Fracture Potentially Deadly for an Older Adult?

Researchers studying fractures in older adults found a higher death rate when those fractures were close...

07 Oct
Retirement Means Sleeping More, Exercising Less: Study

Retirement Means Sleeping More, Exercising Less: Study

Retirees, it's time to get up out of your easy chair and get moving.

That's the message from a Finnish study that used a wrist-based device to determine just how much retir...

30 Sep
More Americans With Heart Disease Are Also Becoming 'Food Insecure'

More Americans With Heart Disease Are Also Becoming 'Food Insecure'

Many Americans with heart disease also have limited access to food, and this dangerous combination is growing rapidly, a new study finds.

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30 Sep
Attending Church Might Lengthen Black Men's Lives

Attending Church Might Lengthen Black Men's Lives

Places of worship may provide respite for Black men that not only enhances their lives, but may extend them, new research suggests.

"Black men have been oppressed, commodified, surveilled and criminalized like no other group in U.S. history and they often experience disp...

27 Sep
Coffee Might Perk Up Your Heart and Life Span

Coffee Might Perk Up Your Heart and Life Span

Folks who drink two or three cups of coffee daily appear to live longer than people who don't care for the beverage, new resear...

21 Sep
HIV & Hepatitis Can Be Deadly Combo for the Heart

HIV & Hepatitis Can Be Deadly Combo for the Heart

As people with HIV age, their odds for heart attack rise -- and those with untreated hepatitis C have an even higher risk, a new study finds.

"HIV and hepatitis C co-infec...

20 Sep
Heart Disease Can Plague Adults With ADHD

Heart Disease Can Plague Adults With ADHD

New research suggests that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may trigger more than just psychiatric complications: Adults...

20 Sep
Have Sleep Apnea & Heart Disease? CPAP May Keep You Out of the Hospital

Have Sleep Apnea & Heart Disease? CPAP May Keep You Out of the Hospital

People with heart disease should be screened for sleep apnea, the authors of a new study suggest. They found that consistent use of a CPAP machine lowered the chances of winding up back in the hospital fo...

13 Sep
How Many Steps a Day (and How Fast) to Lengthen Your Life?

How Many Steps a Day (and How Fast) to Lengthen Your Life?

There's an easy way to reduce your risk for dementia, heart disease and cancer: Start walking.

Getting in those recommended 10,000 steps a day makes a real difference, new...

01 Sep
Who's at Higher Risk for A-Fib, Men or Women?

Who's at Higher Risk for A-Fib, Men or Women?

Doctors have long thought men had more risk of developing atrial fibrillation (a-fib) than women, but the reverse may actually be the case.

When researchers accounted for height differences between men and women, a new study revealed that women were 50% more likely to de...

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...

26 Aug
Breastfeeding Can Protect Hearts of Mom, Baby Long Term

Breastfeeding Can Protect Hearts of Mom, Baby Long Term

Breastfeeding can deliver long-term heart benefits to both mother and child, a new statement from the American Heart Associatio...

25 Aug
Get Moving! Any Sports Can Lower Seniors' Odds of Early Death

Get Moving! Any Sports Can Lower Seniors' Odds of Early Death

Here's a fresh prescription for seniors who want to live longer and lower their odds of dying from cancer or heart disease: Lace up your running shoes or grab your tennis racket.

17 Aug
Can Your Smartphone Spot a Narrowed Neck Artery?

Can Your Smartphone Spot a Narrowed Neck Artery?

A smartphone video could detect a blocked blood vessel in your neck that could cause a stroke, a new study suggests.

The American Heart Association says videos may provide a non-invasive way to screen people who are at risk of stroke.

Nearly 87% of strokes are the...

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...

26 Jul
Want to Live Longer? Exercise Is Key, Study Confirms

Want to Live Longer? Exercise Is Key, Study Confirms

Middle-aged people could add years to their lives just by getting off the couch and going for a walk every day -- though it wouldn't hurt to do even more, a large new study suggests.

The researchers followed over 100,000 Americans for decades and found what many have sho...

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

20 Jul
COVID Often Joined by Heart Disease, Diabetes

COVID Often Joined by Heart Disease, Diabetes

In a mix of bad and good news, a new large study confirms that COVID can raise the risks of new-onset heart trouble and diabetes -- though those threats typically wane again after a few months.

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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...

19 Jul
Who'll Get Long COVID? Just a Look at a Patient Gives Clues

Who'll Get Long COVID? Just a Look at a Patient Gives Clues

Sometimes just looking at a person can give clues to their likelihood of developing long COVID after a bout with the virus.

For example, obese people are five times more likely to suffer

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 ...

11 Jul
Your Salt Shaker May Prove Deadly, Study Finds

Your Salt Shaker May Prove Deadly, Study Finds

People who douse their meals in salt may have a shorter life than those who rarely reach for the salt shaker, a large new study suggests.

The study, of more than 500,000 British adults, found that those who always sprinkled salt on their food at the table were 28% more l...

05 Jul
COVID Was a Leading Cause of Death for 2020, 2021

COVID Was a Leading Cause of Death for 2020, 2021

COVID-19 has officially joined heart disease and cancer as a leading cause of death in the United States for ...

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...

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...

25 May
Limiting TV to Under 1 Hour a Day Could Slash Heart Disease Rates: Study

Limiting TV to Under 1 Hour a Day Could Slash Heart Disease Rates: Study

It's tempting to binge-watch TV shows, and it might be hard to get off the couch after just one or two episodes.

But it could be worth it.

Researchers calculated that if people committed to watching just under an hour of TV a day, 11% of