Health News

Warfarin Monitoring: An Update
To help prevent inaccurate test results from warfarin INR test meters, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued some new recommendations.
As Strokes Decline, Men May See the Benefits
As the overall rate of strokes in the United States has decreased, men have seen the largest health benefit, according to a new study.
Headed for Menopause? Watch Your Health
Biological changes can have a significant impact on physical health not only after menopause, but also in the years leading up to it, a new study found.
Atrial Fibrillation: What Women Need to Know
Heart rhythm disorders affect more than 2 million Americans. The most common of these disorders is atrial fibrillation (AFib) — and it may affect women differently than men.
Menopause Rx: The Heart of the Matter
The use of hormones during menopause was once thought to protect against heart disease, but that may not be the case.
This Menopause Therapy Didn't Affect Death Risk
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been a subject of controversy since past research linked it to health problems like cancer. New evidence, however, might clear up some concerns about this treatment.
Age at First Period May Predict Heart Risk
Women who had their first period earlier or later than average may want to keep a close eye on their heart health and take action to lower their heart disease risk.
Healthy Habits May Be Strike Against Stroke
Every year, more women than men have strokes, according to the National Stroke Association. Healthy lifestyle choices like eating right and exercise, however, may keep stroke at bay.
Stroke Prevention Should Start Early in Life for Women
Stroke usually affects people later in life. However, new research suggests that it's not just older adults who should be careful.
Many Women Didn't Know the Signs of Stroke
Differences between the sexes can show in various ways, including through illness. The signs and symptoms of stroke are not necessarily the same in women as in men.