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Heart Health and Longevity

Staying heart healthy in middle age could add years to your life, study suggests.

Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends

Study found it was linked to longer, disease-free life

1 in 3 Americans May Have Had Warning Stroke Without Knowing It

Study authors say learn the signs and symptoms that mean you need immediate medical help

Exercise and Vitamin D: A Heart-Healthy Combo

Together, the two offer more protection against disease than either does alone, study suggests

Energy Drinks and Your Heart

Energy drinks impact heart health more than other caffeinated beverages, study finds.

Oktoberfest Study Links Boozing to Heart Woes

Munich researchers find 1 in 3 beer drinkers tracked at festival experienced abnormal heart rhythm

Energy Drinks May Give the Heart an Unhealthy Jolt

Popular beverages also affect blood pressure for hours, small trial shows

Could an Ice Bag to the Face Be Life-Saver for Trauma Patients?

This easy remedy might give first responders needed time to transport injured patients, researchers say

Is a Low-Salt Diet Always Healthy?

Study claims current guidelines are too restrictive when there's sufficient potassium intake

Waist Size, Not Weight, May be Key to Life Span

Even those who aren't overweight are at risk of death if they've got a paunch, researchers report

Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese

Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

Diet Soda and Health Risks

Artificially-sweetened beverages linked to stroke and dementia in new study.

Want a Longer Life? Try Biking to Work

Pedal pushers saw their risk for heart disease, cancer and early death cut by almost half in 5-year study

Benefits of Biking to Work

Biking to work could cut your risk of cancer and heart disease, study finds.

Many Heart Attack Patients Fail to Stick With Statins

Greater education is needed on the lifesaving benefits of 'high-intensity' treatment, researchers say

High Blood Pressure: A Silver Lining for Ovarian Cancer Patients?

Study finds prognosis may have some surprising influences

No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat

Azithromycin, commonly known as Zithromax, won't up odds for atrial fibrillation, study shows

Could a Daily Vitamin Curb Smog's Effect on the Heart?

Small study suggests vitamin B might help, but reducing pollution levels remains the priority

Traffic Pollution and Heart Health

Traffic-related air pollution may impact HDL cholesterol levels, study finds.

Another Downside to Unemployment: Stroke Risk?

Findings from Japan point to health benefits of job security

Early Onset Hot Flashes May Signal Higher Heart Risks

Study found link between menopausal symptoms in younger women and reduced blood vessel function

Diabetes Continues Its Relentless Rise

But doctors making headway with heart complications among these patients

Do Marathons' Road Closures Lead to More Local Deaths?

Elderly with heart problems fare worse on race days, perhaps due to delays in care, researchers say

Trans Fat Bans May Have Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Rate

Pending FDA regulations should remove nearly all of this unhealthy substance from your diet, experts say

A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later

Dementia expert says take up heart-healthy habits sooner rather than later

Younger Adults and Stroke

The number of younger adults suffering a stroke is on the rise, researchers say.

The Grayer His Hair, the Higher His Heart Risk?

Study finds link between silvery locks and hardening of the arteries

Don't Bank on Heart-Rate Accuracy From Your Activity Tracker

Fluctuations seen among 4 models, especially during exercise, study finds

More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study

Researchers cite rise in blood pressure and diabetes, but one specialist questions the findings

Grey Hair and Heart Disease

The amount of grey hair a man has may indicated his risk of heart disease, study finds.

10 Minutes of Sweat a Day Helps Kids' Hearts

Replacing light exercise with vigorous activity could greatly benefit some kids and teens, study finds

Who Really Needs All Those Heart Tests?

Overtreatment may lead to excess worry and worse outcomes, report says

Multivitamins May Not Help Men's Hearts, Even When Diet Is Poor

Study found no preventive benefit, but more research might still be warranted

Vitamin D and Heart Disease

High-dose Vitamin D supplementation does not prevent heart disease, study concludes.

Men More Prone to Severe Psoriasis: Study

Researchers say this may explain why more males seek treatment for the skin disease

Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds?

Exercise and other lifestyle adjustments should be tried first, Consumer Reports advises

Droughts Tied to Climate Change Could Bring Health Risks for Seniors

Danger is greatest for people in areas where extreme rain shortages are uncommon, researchers find

High-Dose Vitamin D Failed to Curb Heart Disease in Study

Monthly supplementation fell short, but experts aren't ruling out other approaches

High Thyroid Hormone Levels Tied to Stiffer Arteries

Measuring these levels might help identify people at risk of heart disease, researcher says

Health Tip: Understanding Angina

Factors that can trigger chest pain

Race Plays Role in Heart, Diabetes Risk, Even at Normal Weight

For example, study found higher risk in Hispanics and people of South Asian descent who weren't overweight

Keys to Heart Disease Care: Communication and Trust

These factors linked to patients' greater use of cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering drugs

For Firefighters, Another Danger: The Heart

Exposure to high heat and physical exertion may increase risk of heart attacks, study says

Heart Devices 101: Guide to the Tools That Keep You Ticking

FDA offers glossary of terms to help you understand your doctor's advice

Sleepless Nights, Unhealthy Hearts?

Chronic wakefulness might leave its mark on cardiovascular system, study suggests

When Heart Stops Beating, Survival Better at Specialized Heart Centers

With cardiac arrest, they're more likely to perform procedures to clear blood vessels, study finds

What You Need to Know About Cholesterol

Heart expert explains the difference between good and bad types

Just 17 U.S. States Require Defibrillators in Some Schools

Easy-to-use portable devices can prevent deaths from sudden cardiac arrest, researchers say

Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor

Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease

Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says