Health News

Comedian Joan Rivers Dies at 81
Joan Rivers, one of the first and best-known female comics of international fame, died Sept. 4 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Cardiovascular Disease Rates Declined
In the US, death rates from heart disease and stroke have declined over the past two decades. In Europe, the trend is similar, although heart-related hospitalizations have been increasing.
New Cholesterol Guidelines May Mean Fewer Cardiac Events
Cholesterol guidelines released last year made many more people eligible for medicine to lower their cholesterol. Now, fewer people are experiencing heart problems and related death, new research suggests.
Heart Health Outcomes Improved
For years, heart disease and stroke have been among the two leading causes of death in the US. But new research suggests a more hopeful trend in cardiovascular health outcomes.
Jobs May Affect Heart Health
Factors like diet and exercise affect cardiovascular health. But where you work might also affect heart health.
Global Sodium Intake Exceeded Recommendations
Salt is a pantry staple and an ingredient present in many recipes. But too much of the seasoning can lead to high blood pressure and the potential for other serious heart conditions.
Too Much Exercise May Be a Bad Thing
Cardiovascular exercise like running or walking has a number of health benefits. But too much exercise may be unhealthy, especially after a heart attack.
Heart Attacks, Survival Rates Increased
The incidence of one type of heart attack has risen, but fewer patients died after hospitalization — and medical procedures right after admission may be the reason.
High Blood Pressure May Predict Mental Decline
High blood pressure is associated with serious medical issues like heart disease and stroke. But it may also affect mental clarity later in life.
Lower Blood Pressure May Not Mean Lower Risk
The increased risk of heart problems in patients with elevated blood pressure is well-established. But lower blood pressure may not decrease the risk of stroke, heart attack and other complications.