Health News

Eating More Fruit May Boost Heart Health
Multiple studies have shown the many health benefits of fruit. And when it comes to heart health, the more fruit, the better, a new study found.
Potassium May Decrease Stroke Risk
Leafy greens, certain root vegetables and fruits are especially high in potassium. And getting more potassium may be especially helpful to older women.
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.
Irregular Heartbeat Before Surgery May Raise Stroke Risk
Being hospitalized for surgery is enough to make the heart race. And new research suggests an abnormal heartbeat prior to surgery may raise the risk of stroke.
Faster Atrial Fibrillation Treatments Had Better Outcomes
A sudden change in heart rhythm is a scary and serious condition that can predict life-threatening illnesses like heart failure and stroke. But immediate treatment may decrease risks for those illnesses.
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.