Heart Health

Six years of exercise

Six years of exercise — or lack of it — may be enough to...

In a new study, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers analyzed physical activity levels over time in more than 11,000 American adults. They conclude that increasing physical...
Gene study spots clues to heart risk for statin patients

Gene study spots clues to heart risk for statin patients

A Vanderbilt-led research team has discovered genetic variations that increase the risk of heart attack even when patients are receiving a statin drug like...
Physical activity

Physical activity: ‘Magic bullet’ for obesity and heart disease

In an editorial published in Cardiology, researchers have evaluated the totality of evidence and conclude that regular physical activity bears the closest resemblance to...
Most heart attack patients forgo highly beneficial exercise therapy

Most heart attack patients forgo highly beneficial exercise therapy

Among more than 230,000 cardiac patients who had sustained a heart attack or undergone one of two common heart procedures, only 16 percent participated...
Grapes can lower blood pressure and reduce heart damage

Grapes can lower blood pressure and reduce heart damage

Can a grape-enriched diet prevent the downhill sequence of heart failure after years of high blood pressure? A University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study suggests...
How to deal with heart attack when the doctor’s away

How to deal with heart attack when the doctor’s away

Heart attacks don’t happen on a schedule. So how do patients fare if they suffer a heart attack while many cardiologists are away at...
Never too late to get moving to reduce heart failure risk

Never too late to get moving to reduce heart failure risk

Increasing physical activity over six years may be enough to lower heart failure risk. By analyzing reported physical activity levels over time in more than...
Weekend heart attacks twice as likely to kill young patients

Weekend heart attacks twice as likely to kill young patients

Young heart attack patients are twice as likely to die if they are admitted to hospital during the weekend compared to a weekday, according...
Aspirin could help prevent first heart attack or stroke

Aspirin could help prevent first heart attack or stroke

Aspirin is a proven way to help some people prevent a second heart attack or stroke. When aspirin is used this way, it is called...
How to prevent or treat high blood pressure

How to treat high blood pressure

About 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure, but many don’t realize it. High blood pressure is sometimes called a “silent...

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A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists...
5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
5 exercises that do wonders for your health

5 exercises that do wonders for your health

If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better...
11 tests that could help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

11 tests that could help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is usually diagnosed with tests and procedures that make pictures of the pancreas and the area around it. The process used to find...
8 common complications of high blood pressure

8 common complications of high blood pressure

Because high blood pressure diagnosis is based on blood pressure readings, this condition can go undetected for years, as symptoms do not usually appear...