Air Pollution Slightly Set the Heart Offbeat
Air pollution has been linked to a wide range of health problems, but it's not always clear what's directly related to specific air pollution measures.
Preventing One Million Heart Attacks and Strokes
What would it take to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes before 2017?
Systolic vs Diastolic: Different Heart Risks for Different Readings
High blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and other health problems. A closer look at blood pressure readings may foretell the specific type of health troubles that lie ahead.
Overdosing on Exercise
Exercise is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle. But for some people, it appears there is such thing as too much exercise.
GI Bleeding Higher in Pradaxa vs. Warfarin
The prescription blood-thinners Pradaxa (dabigatran) and warfarin aim to reduce stroke and other cardiovascular disorders, but like most medications, they do carry some risks.
Many Not Getting Statins When They May Benefit
People take statin medications to fight high cholesterol. While these medications also may help those with high heart risks but not high cholesterol, statins are not always prescribed to those patients.
FDA Approves Rx to Lower Heart Attack and Stroke Risk
The FDA has approved a medication to lower various cardiovascular risks in certain high-risk patients.
Smoking Affects More Than Your Lungs
Lung cancer and emphysema are usually at the top of the list of smoking risks, but there are many more ways smoking can harm the body.
Promising Rx for Heart Disease Didn't Deliver
Drug trials exist for a reason — so researchers can check a medication’s effectiveness and side effects to be sure it’s safe for human consumption. Unfortunately, not all medications live up to their initial promise.
Curbing Serious Diabetes-Related Sickness
From stroke to lost limbs, diabetes can create a series of other sicknesses. The medical community has been focused on curbing rates of serious health problems that are linked to diabetes.