Stroke: Hard on Brain Function
A stroke happens in an instant, and many who survive report that their brain never works like it once did. But these problems with memory and thinking ability may not just be the immediate aftermath.
In Young Adults, BP Could Signal Later Heart Health
Keeping it low is a good thing when it comes to blood pressure. That may be especially true for young adults.
When High Cholesterol Goes Under the Radar
Heart disease is one of the biggest health problems in the United States. And when adults don't know they have risk factors for heart disease, the problem becomes harder to address. That may be the case with at least one group of people in the US.
What Chocolate Could Do for Your Ticker
It's always nice to find out something that tastes delicious may also be good for you.
Talking to Your Doctor About Exercise
You know you need to get off the couch and get moving, but you may not be sure if you should gear up or talk to your doctor first.
What's Good for Diabetes May Be Good for the Heart
For those with type 2 diabetes, keeping blood sugar levels under control can seem like walking a tightrope. But that delicate balancing act may benefit more than just blood sugar.
How Early Surgery Might Help Some Heart Patients
If your ticker has a leaky valve, it may be better to be an early bird when it comes to surgery.
Are You at Risk for a Stroke?
Certain lifestyle and genetic factors can greatly increase the risk for stroke. The good news is that routine screening may be able to help.
Hemorrhagic Vs. Ischemic Stroke
When it comes to a health problem as serious as stroke, it's good — and potentially lifesaving — to stay informed.
There's No Place Like Home — To Grow Old
For those in midlife, lifestyle choices made now may have a major impact on living long and staying independent later in life.