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  • Targeting 9 Risk Factors Could Prevent 1 in 3 Dementia Cases: Study
    (20-Jul-2017)
    Reducing mid-life hearing loss might make the biggest difference

  • More Evidence That Midlife Weight Gain Harms Your Health
    (18-Jul-2017)
    Risk of diabetes, heart disease rises when waistlines widen slowly, study finds

  • 'Simple 7' Steps Can Help Improve Blood Pressure in Blacks
    (05-Jul-2017)
    Adherence to the American Heart Association guidelines may help prevent stroke, study finds

  • Heavy Teens May Be Setting Themselves Up for a Stroke
    (28-Jun-2017)
    But kids who lose weight by age 20 can cut their chances, study suggests

  • Popular Heartburn Meds Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study
    (28-Jun-2017)
    New research debunks other studies suggesting that medications used to treat ulcers, reflux cause mental decline

  • Heavy Teens May Be Setting Themselves Up for a Stroke
    (28-Jun-2017)
    But kids who lose weight by age 20 can cut their chances, study suggests

  • What Men Need to Know About ED Drugs and Anesthesia
    (26-Jun-2017)
    Having surgery? Be forthright about use of erectile dysfunction drugs to prevent dangerous complications

  • Study Challenges Touted Link Between Eczema and Heart Disease
    (26-Jun-2017)
    Researcher now probing whether more severe cases of the skin disorder increase odds of heart problems

  • Lifestyle Changes Might Prevent or Slow Dementia
    (22-Jun-2017)
    The public should be aware of this encouraging research, expert says

  • Too Few Women, Docs Understand Dangers of Heart Disease
    (22-Jun-2017)
    It kills more than all cancers combined, but study says many overlook the risk

  • Heart Disease: A Price Humans Pay for Fertility?
    (22-Jun-2017)
    Study finds genes that boost risk for cardiovascular trouble also up chances of having children

  • Major Heart Group Says Doctor-Patient Talks Are Key
    (19-Jun-2017)
    Info needs to be tailored to patient's needs, level of understanding

  • Home Blood Pressure Monitors Wrong 7 of 10 Times: Study
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Checking your device against ones used at your doctor's office may be advised, experts say

  • Nighttime Airport Noise May Raise Heart Risks
    (14-Jun-2017)
    More research needed to confirm that exposure to aircraft noise is the cause of health issues

  • Meds Rooted in Ancient China May Help Heart: Review
    (12-Jun-2017)
    But U.S. experts greet report with caution, urge further research

  • Advances Against Heart Disease Haven't Reached America's Poor: Studies
    (07-Jun-2017)
    Results are 'shocking,' expert says

  • Chronic Pain Common in Adults With Depression, Anxiety
    (06-Jun-2017)
    Study finds the double whammy is a significant and growing health problem

  • Moving Toward a Better Blood Pressure Pill
    (05-Jun-2017)
    Combining low doses of multiple drugs might work for some, study finds

  • Can a 70-Year-Old Have the Arteries of a 20-Year-Old?
    (30-May-2017)
    It's possible, but hard work in today's 'Western' culture, study finds

  • Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure
    (25-May-2017)
    Infections, clotting disorders, history of high blood pressure puts women with preeclampsia in jeopardy, study says

  • Anabolic Steroids May Tax the Heart
    (22-May-2017)
    Weight-lifters using the synthetic hormones have lower pumping capacity, study finds

  • Health Tip: Is Your Lifestyle Raising Blood Pressure?
    (17-May-2017)
    Factors you have the ability to change

  • Angela Bassett Puts the Spotlight on Heart Health
    (16-May-2017)
    Award-winning actress' mother had type 2 diabetes and died from heart issues

  • 'Fight or Flight' Response Greater in Combat Vets With PTSD: Study
    (15-May-2017)
    This heightened stress could increase their risk for heart disease, researchers say

  • What Harms the Young Heart Also Hurts the Brain Later
    (10-May-2017)
    High blood pressure, smoking in teens tied to worse mental functioning at mid-life, study finds

  • Just 5 Percent of Daily Salt Gets Added at the Table
    (08-May-2017)
    Processed foods, restaurant meals account for most sodium intake in average U.S. diet, study shows

  • Just a 'Social Smoker'? Toll on Your Health Still High
    (05-May-2017)
    Study found lighting up occasionally as damaging to blood vessel health as regular smoking

  • Busiest Docs Get Best Results With Heart Valve Surgery
    (02-May-2017)
    Patients more likely to receive repair than replacement from the most experienced surgeons, study finds

  • Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends
    (01-May-2017)
    Study found it was linked to longer, disease-free life

  • Could an Ice Bag to the Face Be Life-Saver for Trauma Patients?
    (26-Apr-2017)
    This easy remedy might give first responders needed time to transport injured patients, researchers say

  • Energy Drinks May Give the Heart an Unhealthy Jolt
    (26-Apr-2017)
    Popular beverages also affect blood pressure for hours, small trial shows

  • Routine Tests Urged for Pregnancy Complication Preeclampsia
    (25-Apr-2017)
    Expert panel recommends blood-pressure check at every prenatal visit

  • Is a Low-Salt Diet Always Healthy?
    (25-Apr-2017)
    Study claims current guidelines are too restrictive when there's sufficient potassium intake

  • The Top 5 Conditions That Shorten Americans' Lives -- And Are Preventable
    (24-Apr-2017)
    Obesity steals the most years of all, researchers say

  • Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese
    (24-Apr-2017)
    Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

  • High Blood Pressure: A Silver Lining for Ovarian Cancer Patients?
    (19-Apr-2017)
    Study finds prognosis may have some surprising influences

  • Blood Pressure: Know Your Numbers
    (18-Apr-2017)
    The results offer clues to your health

  • Blood Pressure: Know Your Numbers
    (18-Apr-2017)
    The results offer clues to your health

  • Many Americans Don't Know How to Handle High Cholesterol
    (11-Apr-2017)
    Survey found they know it raises heart risks, but are confused, discouraged about how to lower it

  • A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later
    (11-Apr-2017)
    Dementia expert says take up heart-healthy habits sooner rather than later

  • Race May Play Role in Obese Teens' Blood Pressure
    (10-Apr-2017)
    Extra pounds appear more problematic for whites and Hispanics, study finds

  • More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study
    (10-Apr-2017)
    Researchers cite rise in blood pressure and diabetes, but one specialist questions the findings

  • Who Really Needs All Those Heart Tests?
    (07-Apr-2017)
    Overtreatment may lead to excess worry and worse outcomes, report says

  • Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds?
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Exercise and other lifestyle adjustments should be tried first, Consumer Reports advises

  • Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds?
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Exercise and other lifestyle adjustments should be tried first, Consumer Reports advises

  • Keys to Heart Disease Care: Communication and Trust
    (03-Apr-2017)
    These factors linked to patients' greater use of cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering drugs

  • The Saltiest Foods May Surprise You
    (30-Mar-2017)
    U.S. report names major and unexpected sources of sodium in the American diet

  • Guidelines May Miss Need for Statins in Many U.S. Blacks
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Individualized scans of the arteries may be a better means of spotting patients at risk, researchers say

  • Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Days spent hunting, farming and eating unprocessed foods keeps their arteries clear, researcher says

  • Dizzy Spells in Middle-Age Tied to Dementia Risk Later
    (10-Mar-2017)
    Rapid drops in blood pressure that cause light-headedness may do serious damage, study suggests

  • Heart Disease Kicks in Earlier for Obese People
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Study found that weight did not affect life span as much as quality of life

  • 1 in 7 Obese People Has Normal Blood Pressure, Cholesterol
    (09-Mar-2017)
    But that doesn't mean the excess weight is harmless, researchers say

  • More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure
    (08-Mar-2017)
    If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

  • Cholesterol's Impact on Heart Attack Risk May Change With Age
    (08-Mar-2017)
    Study found younger patients had low levels of HDL 'good' cholesterol

  • Americans With High Blood Pressure Still Eating Too Much Salt
    (08-Mar-2017)
    Average sodium intake more than double the recommended daily limit for these patients, study finds

  • Many People Don't Take Their High Blood Pressure Meds: Study
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Failure to follow doctors' orders leads to unnecessary and costly treatment, research shows

  • Many People Don't Take Their High Blood Pressure Meds: Study
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Failure to follow doctors' orders leads to unnecessary and costly treatment, research shows

  • Youth With Type 2 Diabetes Often Face Complications
    (28-Feb-2017)
    This growing group has double the problems as peers with type 1 disease, study finds

  • Review Raises Questions About Herbal Meds for Heart Problems
    (27-Feb-2017)
    While popular among patients, they haven't been proven safe or effective in clinical trials, study says

  • Could Parkinson's Disease Raise Stroke Risk?
    (23-Feb-2017)
    Or is the link the other way around? Study finds a connection, but cause-and-effect isn't clear

  • Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age?
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking may set you up for Alzheimer's, research suggests

  • Race May Play Role in Recurrent Stroke
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Study found black seniors at higher risk for subsequent attack compared to whites

  • Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age?
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking may set you up for Alzheimer's, research suggests

  • Cutting Salt a Health Boost for Kidney Patients
    (16-Feb-2017)
    Blood pressure and fluid retention improve in those counseled by dietitians, small study shows

  • Cutting Salt a Health Boost for Kidney Patients
    (16-Feb-2017)
    Blood pressure and fluid retention improve in those counseled by dietitians, small study shows

  • 5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

  • Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Blocked arteries can restrict blood flow to the legs, feet, kidneys -- even brain, specialists say

  • Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report
    (14-Feb-2017)
    American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

  • Calcium Buildup in Young Arteries May Signal Heart Attack Risk
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Even small amount in 30s, 40s appears to boost the odds, study finds

  • Too Many Americans Have High Blood Pressure, Doctors Warn
    (07-Feb-2017)
    With February designated National Heart Month, now is a good time to get checked, treated

  • Know Your Heart's Numbers
    (07-Feb-2017)
    Too few Americans aware of modifiable heart disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and weight

  • What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Don't ignore chest pain and seek medical attention immediately, heart specialists say

  • Small Study Links E-Cigarettes to Potential Heart Trouble
    (01-Feb-2017)
    Found users were more likely to have early indicators of disease risk

  • Exercise May Help Black Americans Lower Blood Pressure Risk
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Recommended 150 minutes of moderate activity weekly cut odds by almost 25 percent in study

  • Exercise May Help Black Americans Lower Blood Pressure Risk
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Recommended 150 minutes of moderate activity weekly cut odds by almost 25 percent in study

  • U.S. Heart Failure Rates on the Rise
    (26-Jan-2017)
    And heart disease remains the nation's leading killer

  • Could a Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat Harm the Brain?
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Small study shows higher rate of brain lesions in people receiving ablation for ventricular arrhythmias

  • 17 Million U.S. Adults May Have Tough-to-Spot High Blood Pressure
    (19-Jan-2017)
    'Masked' hypertension doesn't show up in a doctor's office, so home monitoring is needed, researchers say

  • Hispanics, Blacks Less Likely to Get High Blood Pressure Treatment: Study
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Less than half from any group had BP under good control

  • Hispanics, Blacks Less Likely to Get High Blood Pressure Treatment: Study
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Less than half from any group had BP under good control

  • High Blood Pressure May Not Be All Bad in the Elderly: Study
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Developing it after 80 might help prevent mental decline, research suggests

  • Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60
    (16-Jan-2017)
    Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140

  • Can Coffee Perk Up Heart Health, Too?
    (16-Jan-2017)
    In lab tests, caffeine blocked inflammatory response, but did not prove cause-and-effect

  • Could Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Blood Pressure Predict Baby's Gender?
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Higher -- but still normal -- readings may mean a boy, study suggests

  • Rural Americans at Higher Risk of 5 Preventable Causes of Death: CDC
    (12-Jan-2017)
    More smoking, obesity and less use of seatbelts are some possible reasons why

  • High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated
    (11-Jan-2017)
    Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds

  • High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated
    (11-Jan-2017)
    Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds

  • Brisk Walk May Help Sidestep Heart Disease
    (10-Jan-2017)
    In just 10 weeks, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight improved among women in study

  • High Blood Pressure Increasing Worldwide
    (10-Jan-2017)
    And health risks may appear even at levels once considered safe, researchers contend

  • Brisk Walk May Help Sidestep Heart Disease
    (10-Jan-2017)
    In just 10 weeks, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight improved among women in study

  • High Blood Pressure Increasing Worldwide
    (10-Jan-2017)
    And health risks may appear even at levels once considered safe, researchers contend

  • Routine Checkup Should Assess Fitness, Too
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Cardiorespiratory test would help gauge patients' heart disease risk, doctor says

  • Study Ties Alcohol Abuse to Increased Heart Risks
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Association similar to that from high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, researchers say

  • Diabetes Takes Biggest Bite Out of U.S. Health Care Spending
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Top 5 diseases, conditions accounted for $437 billion in 2013

  • Women Chasing Holiday Perfection May Miss Signs of Heart Trouble
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Stress can be damaging, so take time for yourself during the season, cardiologist advises

  • Smartphones Could Be a Boon to Heart Health Research
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Study finds tracking people's activity with the devices is cheaper, more reliable that conventional methods

  • Yoga Called Good Medicine for High Blood Pressure
    (08-Dec-2016)
    People who added this practice to a healthy lifestyle saw their pressure levels drop, study found

  • Yoga Called Good Medicine for High Blood Pressure
    (08-Dec-2016)
    People who added this practice to a healthy lifestyle saw their pressure levels drop, study found

  • Even Small Rise in Blood Pressure Can Harm Black Patients
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Study shows higher early death and heart failure risk from slight increase in numbers

  • Normal Blood Pressure in Clinic May Mask Hypertension
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Young, lean patients can have high blood pressure that's not caught during regular exams, study finds

  • Study Finds Worrisome Heart Effects Among Some Football Players
    (05-Dec-2016)
    It suggests college linemen have higher blood pressure, thickening of heart wall

  • Normal Blood Pressure in Clinic May Mask Hypertension
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Young, lean patients can have high blood pressure that's not caught during regular exams, study finds

  • 24-Hour Shifts Can Play Havoc With the Heart
    (02-Dec-2016)
    Small study found lack of sleep affected blood pressure, heart rate in healthy volunteers

  • 24-Hour Shifts Can Play Havoc With the Heart
    (02-Dec-2016)
    Small study found lack of sleep affected blood pressure, heart rate in healthy volunteers

  • Americans' Cholesterol Levels Keep Falling
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Eliminating trans fats from the U.S. diet may be one factor in this healthy trend, CDC researchers say

  • 3 Keys to Cutting Your Risk of Heart Failure
    (28-Nov-2016)
    Guarding against obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes at middle age may slash risk, study finds

  • A Little Alcohol Each Day May Cut Your Risk of Stroke
    (24-Nov-2016)
    But drinking doesn't curb risk of every kind of stroke, and heavy drinking increases the danger, study finds

  • Bonus From Your Blood Pressure Med: Fewer Fractures?
    (21-Nov-2016)
    In study, a certain class of medications was tied to more resilient bones for older patients

  • Fewer Americans Suffering From Dementia, Study Finds
    (21-Nov-2016)
    Rates have dropped over last decade, and better education might be one reason why

  • Heart Attacks Up in New Orleans Post-Katrina
    (18-Nov-2016)
    One hospital reported 3 times more heart admissions after the 2005 storm compared to before

  • High Blood Pressure Rates Have Doubled Worldwide Since 1975
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Most of the burden lies in poorer nations and not the U.S. and other wealthy countries, study finds

  • High Blood Pressure Rates Have Doubled Worldwide Since 1975
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Most of the burden lies in poorer nations and not the U.S. and other wealthy countries, study finds

  • Stressed Childhood Might Raise Risk for High Blood Pressure Later
    (15-Nov-2016)
    And second study found link to family history

  • Stressed Childhood Might Raise Risk for High Blood Pressure Later
    (15-Nov-2016)
    And second study found link to family history

  • Sharp Drop in Blood Pressure After Rx May Be Risky for Some Heart Patients
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Early study suggests potential downside, but more research is needed, experts say

  • Omega-3s a Recipe for Healthy Blood Pressure in Young Adults
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Study found higher blood levels of fatty acids were linked with lower blood pressure

  • Sharp Drop in Blood Pressure After Rx May Be Risky for Some Heart Patients
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Early study suggests potential downside, but more research is needed, experts say

  • Craving Salt? Your Genes May Be the Reason, Study Suggests
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Inherited distaste for bitterness could make people reach for the shaker, putting heart at risk

  • U.S. Heart Disease Rates Fell 20 Percent Since 1980s: Study
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Researchers chalk it up to better meds, prevention efforts

  • 'White Coat' High Blood Pressure May Signal Trouble in Older People
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Researchers found it might mean higher risk of heart problems

  • Pedal Your Way to Heart Health
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Studies find bike users have fewer heart attacks, lower blood pressure

  • Can Teens' Heart Rate, Blood Pressure Show Ties to Mental Ills?
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Indicators of schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety might be spotted in physical at 18

  • Sudden Drops in Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Dizziness, faintness on standing could be sign of danger to brain, but study couldn't prove cause and effect

  • Are Some Blood Pressure Meds Linked to Depression, Bipolar Risk?
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Researchers add the effect was small, and study did not prove cause and effect

  • Chronic Disease in Mom May Be Linked to Newborns' Heart Disease
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Risk highest among women born with heart defects or who developed type 2 diabetes, study suggests

  • Are Some Blood Pressure Meds Linked to Depression, Bipolar Risk?
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Researchers add the effect was small, and study did not prove cause and effect

  • High Blood Pressure May Hike Dementia Risk
    (10-Oct-2016)
    New statement from American Heart Association warns of link

  • Anger, Heavy Exertion: Fast Track to a Heart Attack?
    (10-Oct-2016)
    But researchers suggest that artery-clogging plaque has to be present to increase risk

  • High Blood Pressure May Hike Dementia Risk
    (10-Oct-2016)
    New statement from American Heart Association warns of link

  • More Research Cites Salt's Potential Health Risks
    (03-Oct-2016)
    Every half-teaspoon or so raises risk of premature death by 12 percent, study suggests

  • High Blood Pressure Might Affect Some Kids' Thinking Ability
    (29-Sep-2016)
    But researchers noted that all of the children still tested within normal ranges

  • Can Pregnancy Problems Foretell Future Health Risks?
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Gestational diabetes, high blood pressure might raise odds of same conditions later in life, cardiologist says

  • Sleep Troubles, Heart Troubles?
    (19-Sep-2016)
    American Heart Association says it's too soon to say what's the optimal amount of shut-eye

  • Sound Waves: An Rx for High Blood Pressure, Migraine?
    (16-Sep-2016)
    Sound therapy balances brain signals, researcher says

  • Tighter Blood Pressure Control Could Save 100,000 U.S. Lives: Study
    (15-Sep-2016)
    High-risk adults would benefit from intensive program to lower systolic reading

  • Tighter Blood Pressure Control Could Save 100,000 U.S. Lives: Study
    (15-Sep-2016)
    High-risk adults would benefit from intensive program to lower systolic reading

  • Extreme Preemies May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure as Adults
    (15-Sep-2016)
    Smaller kidneys and blood vessel abnormalities more likely as these babies age, researchers say

  • Fruits, Veggies Powerful Rx for Kidney Disease: Study
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Researchers found 3 to 4 extra servings a day lowered blood pressure, cut medication costs

  • 1 in 4 Medicare Patients Uses Blood Pressure Meds Incorrectly
    (13-Sep-2016)
    The lifesaving drugs 'only work if they are taken,' CDC director says

  • 1 in 4 Medicare Patients Uses Blood Pressure Meds Incorrectly
    (13-Sep-2016)
    The lifesaving drugs 'only work if they are taken,' CDC director says

  • A Woman's Weight Has Complex Link to Stroke Risk
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Being overweight ups odds for most prevalent form of attack, but may slightly lower chances for another type

  • Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer
    (29-Aug-2016)
    While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds

  • Teen Student-Athletes Often Unfit, Overweight
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Philadelphia study found 15 percent who underwent physical exams also had high blood pressure

  • Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Study finds people who are active and eat well have fewer brain effects linked to the disease

  • Blood Pressure-Lowering Diet May Help Treat Gout
    (15-Aug-2016)
    DASH eating plan brings blood pressure down, and seems to relieve inflammatory joint problem

  • U.S. Kids Don't Make the Grade on Heart Health
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Most don't eat right or get enough exercise, and the American Heart Association warns of problems ahead

  • Even Poorer Nations Not Immune to High Blood Pressure
    (08-Aug-2016)
    Researchers cite aging populations, diet, inactivity and lack of preventive care

  • Heart Risk Factors Rise Before Menopause
    (03-Aug-2016)
    'Danger zone' for women earlier than thought, study finds

  • Fat May Not Hike Heart Attack Risk: Study
    (01-Aug-2016)
    But it does raise diabetes risk, research with twins found

  • 1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Study suggests need for better management of other health problems

  • FDA Renews Call to Reduce Salt in Processed Foods
    (22-Jul-2016)
    By cutting down on hidden sodium sources, agency hopes to reduce America's overall intake

  • Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts
    (19-Jul-2016)
    Risk factors improved after just 10 days of sugar restriction, study finds

  • 9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds
    (18-Jul-2016)
    High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor

  • Health Before a Stroke Is Big Predictor of Second Attack
    (14-Jul-2016)
    Getting hypertension, cholesterol under control could be key to avoiding later dementia, too, study finds

  • Dietary Mineral Could Be One Key to Blood Pressure Control
    (12-Jul-2016)
    People who didn't get enough daily magnesium had higher BP readings, analysis showed

  • Men Face Greater Risk of Cardiac Arrest: Study
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Heart disease tends to develop earlier than it does in women, researchers say

  • Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane, Report Warns
    (29-Jun-2016)
    Obesity, diabetes epidemics may be to blame, doctors say

  • Blood Pressure Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later?
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Spotting risk early may help women make healthy lifestyle changes sooner, study author says

  • Health Tip: Get Checked for High Blood Pressure
    (22-Jun-2016)
    You probably don't have symptoms

  • Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study
    (22-Jun-2016)
    They were twice as likely to suffer stroke, heart failure and death than whites with atrial fibrillation

  • Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health
    (21-Jun-2016)
    At the job more than 60 hours a week had most damaging effects on women's well-being, study finds

  • Blood Pressure May Soar if You Live Near an Airport
    (17-Jun-2016)
    Rates nearly doubled for people exposed to engine noise, study found

  • For Better Heart Care, Get a Pharmacist on Your Team
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Canadian study highlights a potential opportunity to improve public health

  • Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans
    (15-Jun-2016)
    Better control of risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure likely behind the change

  • Shouting? The 'Silent Treatment'? How Spouses Argue Linked to Physical Ills
    (14-Jun-2016)
    Study suggests couples' disagreements may spur problems like back pain, heart trouble

  • Opioid Painkillers Raise Deadly Heart Risks for Some: Study
    (14-Jun-2016)
    Much of the risk for early death was related to cardiovascular complications, not overdoses

  • Spikes in Blood Pressure Don't Always Need ER Care
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Most cases of 'hypertensive urgency' can be treated safely in doctor's office, large study finds

  • ADHD Meds May Pose Heart Risks for Some Kids
    (01-Jun-2016)
    Study found slightly higher chance of irregular heartbeat shortly after starting methylphenidate

  • Smog Can Make Blood Pressure Soar: Studies
    (31-May-2016)
    Pay attention to air quality, researchers advise

  • Smog Can Make Blood Pressure Soar: Studies
    (31-May-2016)
    Pay attention to air quality, researchers advise

  • More Evidence That Smog a Heart Threat
    (24-May-2016)
    Study found 3 months of exposure linked to higher cholesterol levels, especially for those with diabetes

  • Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills
    (23-May-2016)
    Study found older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in thinking abilities

  • Could a Low-Salt Diet Hurt Your Health?
    (20-May-2016)
    Report suggests restricting sodium might backfire, but heart experts are critical of the finding

  • Elderly Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Treatment
    (20-May-2016)
    No greater risk of complications such as falls, fainting, study finds

  • Could Spuds Be Bad for Blood Pressure?
    (18-May-2016)
    Eating potatoes 4 or more times a week linked to higher readings in study

  • Could Spuds Be Bad for Blood Pressure?
    (18-May-2016)
    Eating potatoes 4 or more times a week linked to higher readings in study

  • Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease
    (17-May-2016)
    Former Super Bowl MVP focuses on daily exercise and limiting red meat, salty foods

  • More Support for Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly
    (16-May-2016)
    Latest findings from national trial show it lowers chances of heart failure, even in older adults

  • Wearable Monitor Helps Spot 'Masked' High Blood Pressure
    (16-May-2016)
    Black people with undetected problem twice as likely to eventually have abnormal readings at doctor: study

  • Booze, High Blood Pressure a Dangerous Mix
    (13-May-2016)
    Study links moderate drinking to heart damage in people with hypertension

  • Booze, High Blood Pressure a Dangerous Mix
    (13-May-2016)
    Study links moderate drinking to heart damage in people with hypertension

  • Targeted Drug-Delivery System May Treat Pregnancy Complications
    (09-May-2016)
    Approach used for fighting tumors could also safely get medicines to placenta, mouse study suggests

  • Blood Pressure Patterns May Predict Stroke Risk
    (09-May-2016)
    Odds increase with rapid rise in middle age, study finds

  • Blood Pressure Patterns May Predict Stroke Risk
    (09-May-2016)
    Odds increase with rapid rise in middle age, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent High Blood Pressure
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Check your readings often

  • Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study Suggests
    (25-Apr-2016)
    But it's not clear if they could reduce symptoms more or help you live longer than your doctor can

  • After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood Pressure
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Eating nutritious foods seems to counter higher risk, researchers find

  • A Few Key Steps Can Protect Your Heart and Kidneys
    (07-Apr-2016)
    Study cites smoking, body fat, exercise, blood pressure among factors to pay attention to

  • Skipping Meds Greatly Ups Heart Patients' Risk of Stroke: Study
    (28-Mar-2016)
    Fatal strokes seven times more likely if drugs to control blood pressure, cholesterol aren't taken as prescribed

  • Do-It-Yourself Blood Pressure Checks May Help Spot Heart, Stroke Risk
    (28-Mar-2016)
    Compared to doctor's office, morning readings at home better assessed odds of trouble, study finds

  • Skipping Meds Greatly Ups Heart Patients' Risk of Stroke: Study
    (28-Mar-2016)
    Fatal strokes seven times more likely if drugs to control blood pressure, cholesterol aren't taken as prescribed

  • Do-It-Yourself Blood Pressure Checks May Help Spot Heart, Stroke Risk
    (28-Mar-2016)
    Compared to doctor's office, morning readings at home better assessed odds of trouble, study finds

  • Heart Attacks Striking Younger, Fatter Americans: Study
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Doctors, patients need to work together to prevent cardiac disease, experts say

  • A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging Brain
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Study found seniors who met more heart-healthy goals showed less decline in thinking skills

  • Mom's Weight, Blood Sugar Levels May Affect Newborn's Size
    (15-Mar-2016)
    Study found women who had more genes for obesity, high blood sugar levels tended to have heavier babies

  • Still Tired After Getting Your Zzz's? You Might Have Sleep Apnea
    (14-Mar-2016)
    What you need to know about a breathing problem that can disrupt your sleep

  • Health Tip: Coping With Low Blood Pressure
    (11-Mar-2016)
    What to do if you have symptoms

  • Tai Chi Could Be a Healthy Move for Your Heart
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Traditional Chinese exercises might reduce depression, improve quality of life for heart patients

  • MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds
    (09-Mar-2016)
    High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and depression among common co-existing conditions

  • Smartphone Blood-Pressure App Often Wrong, Study Finds
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Measurements were off 4 out of 5 times when popular mobile application was tested

  • Smartphone Blood-Pressure App Often Wrong, Study Finds
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Measurements were off 4 out of 5 times when popular mobile application was tested

  • Heart Irregularities May Be Linked to Pregnancy Complication
    (22-Feb-2016)
    Study might help identify which women could develop high blood pressure while expecting

  • College-Age Binge Drinkers May Face Higher Blood Pressure
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Study found continued boozing was linked to elevated readings at age 24

  • Seven Steps Toward a Healthier Heart
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Eating better, exercising and managing cholesterol can help reduce your risks

  • Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring: Study
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Losing weight can bring it back in line, expert says

  • College-Age Binge Drinkers May Face Higher Blood Pressure
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Study found continued boozing was linked to elevated readings at age 24

  • Untreated High Blood Pressure Greatly Raises Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke
    (18-Feb-2016)
    Threat is even greater for minority patients, study found

  • Physically Demanding Job, High Blood Pressure a Bad Mix for Women
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Nurse study suggests it may triple heart disease risk

  • Physically Demanding Job, High Blood Pressure a Bad Mix for Women
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Nurse study suggests it may triple heart disease risk

  • Asthma May Raise Risk for Abdominal Aneurysm
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Airway disease also linked to greater rupture risk in body's main artery, study suggests

  • Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens
    (09-Feb-2016)
    But obesity still rose and physical activity remained the same, study showed

  • 'Obese' May Not Always Equal Unhealthy: Study
    (04-Feb-2016)
    Authors warn against using body size as sole measure of good health, but other experts cite risks of too much weight

  • Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure Later
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Study suggests young men who had most trouble coping were at greater risk of hypertension in middle age

  • Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure Later
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Study suggests young men who had most trouble coping were at greater risk of hypertension in middle age

  • Study: Small Bump in Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Might Harm Baby
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Risks for low birth weight and stillbirth increase, research suggests

  • New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: Study
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Research says the treatment threshold is too high for those over 60 years of age

  • New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: Study
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Research says the treatment threshold is too high for those over 60 years of age

  • Out-of-Shape Teens May Face High Blood Pressure Later
    (19-Jan-2016)
    Even thin kids are at risk, study says, emphasizing importance of exercise

  • Out-of-Shape Teens May Face High Blood Pressure Later
    (19-Jan-2016)
    Even thin kids are at risk, study says, emphasizing importance of exercise

  • Americans Still Consume Too Much Salt: CDC
    (07-Jan-2016)
    Most of it comes from processed or restaurant food, not salt shaker, experts say

  • Poor Circulation in Brain Linked to Psychosis in Alzheimer's Patients
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Researchers find conditions such as high blood pressure, smoking may contribute to risk

  • Newer Blood Pressure Drugs as Good as Older Ones: Study
    (04-Jan-2016)
    Analysis indicates ACE inhibitors and ARBs are equally effective, researchers say

  • Newer Blood Pressure Drugs as Good as Older Ones: Study
    (04-Jan-2016)
    Analysis indicates ACE inhibitors and ARBs are equally effective, researchers say

  • All High-Risk Patients Should Get Blood Pressure Meds: Study
    (24-Dec-2015)
    Getting levels below current targets may significantly cut risk of heart attack, stroke, researchers contend

  • All High-Risk Patients Should Get Blood Pressure Meds: Study
    (24-Dec-2015)
    Getting levels below current targets may significantly cut risk of heart attack, stroke, researchers contend

  • Healthy Habits Help Reduce Risk of Heart Failure, Study Finds
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Steps include controlling blood pressure and cholesterol

  • Uptravi Approved for Chronic Lung Disease
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Pulmonary arterial hypertension

  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Not Be So Sudden
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Study found symptoms showed up a month before attack in roughly half of all cases

  • Heart Disease Now Kills 1 of Every 3 Americans
    (16-Dec-2015)
    Heart attack and stroke are leading causes of death worldwide, too, report finds

  • More Support for Lower Blood Pressure Goals
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Intensive treatment reduces risk of heart attack, stroke and eye damage, study finds

  • Kids With Asthma, Allergies May Face Higher Heart Risk Factors: Study
    (08-Dec-2015)
    Risk doubles for high cholesterol and blood pressure, but danger to any one child is low, findings suggest

  • Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity, Heart Health
    (04-Dec-2015)
    Those who felt useful to others were 20 percent less likely to die during study period

  • Sleep Apnea Devices Lower Blood Pressure
    (01-Dec-2015)
    Researchers find both common treatments, CPAP and MADs, produce modest decreases

  • Heart Disease Doesn't Take a Holiday
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Don't forget to take your meds with you when you travel, expert says

  • Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term, Even After Weight Loss
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Risk of sudden cardiac death was still higher, decades after women had lost the pounds, study found

  • Could PMS Raise Women's Risk for High Blood Pressure?
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Study found rise in odds for hypertension in those with moderate-to-severe premenstrual syndrome

  • Could PMS Raise Women's Risk for High Blood Pressure?
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Study found rise in odds for hypertension in those with moderate-to-severe premenstrual syndrome

  • Rare Nervous System Disorder Can Put Pregnancy at Risk: Study
    (18-Nov-2015)
    Condition that affects eyes and spinal cord tied to miscarriage, other complications, researchers say

  • Nearly Half of Americans With High Blood Pressure Not Controlling It: CDC
    (12-Nov-2015)
    Big part of the problem is getting people to take medications, stick with them, experts say

  • Scientists Pinpoint What Level of Vitamin D Promotes Heart Health
    (12-Nov-2015)
    Though it is lower than traditionally thought, many people still deficient, researchers say

  • Football Linemen at Higher Risk for Heart Troubles, Study Finds
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Having to bulk up makes them more vulnerable than other players, experts say

  • Just One Energy Drink Sends Young Adults' Stress Hormone Levels Soaring
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Researchers also found the beverage pushed blood pressure levels higher

  • Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent

  • Kidney Disease Rates Have Stabilized in U.S., Study Finds
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Experts credit improved treatment of 2 leading causes: high blood pressure and diabetes

  • Even Easy Exercise May Lower Blood Pressure in Those With Diabetes
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Study found just a few minutes of resistance training or walking helped

  • Many Americans May Experience 'Silent' Heart Attack
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Study shows evidence of cardiac scarring often appearing on scans, even if no attack was reported

  • 'Walkable' Neighborhoods Boost Heart Health, Studies Find
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Commuting via public transportation also linked to lower blood pressure

  • Fewer Americans Than Ever Sticking to Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Study Finds
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Less than 6 percent of adults tracked in long-running research are keeping critical risk factors at bay

  • New Guidelines Focus on Pulmonary Hypertension in Kids
    (03-Nov-2015)
    The sometimes fatal heart and lung disease requires different strategies for children and adults

  • New Guidelines Focus on Pulmonary Hypertension in Kids
    (03-Nov-2015)
    The sometimes fatal heart and lung disease requires different strategies for children and adults

  • Prescription Drug Use on the Rise in U.S.
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Many adults take 5 or more medications, often for preventable ills, study finds

  • Severe Combat Injuries Linked to Risk of Chronic Diseases
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Diabetes, high blood pressure more common among seriously wounded soldiers, study finds

  • Health Tip: Why Is My Blood Pressure High?
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Potential factors include family history and salt consumption

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Newborn Heart Defects
    (20-Oct-2015)
    But researchers stress the risk is still very low when women have pre-eclampsia

  • Positive Outlook May Help Heart Disease Patients Heal
    (16-Oct-2015)
    Study found optimists more likely to take meds, exercise and eat healthy

  • Should the Annual Physical Be Scrapped?
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Harvard doctors argue for and against this medical ritual

  • Confirm High Blood Pressure Outside Doctor's Office, U.S. Task Force Says
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Expert group advises ambulatory or home monitoring before starting treatment

  • Confirm High Blood Pressure Outside Doctor's Office, U.S. Task Force Says
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Expert group advises ambulatory or home monitoring before starting treatment

  • Many Doctors Admit Difficulty in Treating Unexplained Stroke: Poll
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Lack of knowledge can affect outcomes, chances of second strokes, survey authors say

  • Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Be Risky for Certain Surgery Patients
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Study found those without heart problems faced higher chances of heart trouble after non-cardiac operations

  • Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Be Risky for Certain Surgery Patients
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Study found those without heart problems faced higher chances of heart trouble after non-cardiac operations

  • Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Study finds heavier boys face even greater odds of future trouble

  • Later Umbilical Cord Clamping May Help Smallest Preemies
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Study found babies had better blood pressure, less need for transfusions with delayed clamping

  • Taking Blood Pressure Drugs at Night May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Study finds taking medication at night cut risk of blood sugar disorder in half

  • Taking Blood Pressure Drugs at Night May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Study finds taking medication at night cut risk of blood sugar disorder in half

  • Dizziness After Standing May Hint at Higher Risk of Early Death
    (23-Sep-2015)
    But other conditions, such as dehydration and diabetes, can also make you woozy, experts say

  • Fidgeting Might Be Good for Your Health
    (23-Sep-2015)
    Having the jitters may undercut some of the negative effects of prolonged sitting, British study contends

  • Beet Juice Boosts Muscle Power in Heart Patients
    (22-Sep-2015)
    Researchers say dietary nitrate could help these patients climb stairs and get out of a chair

  • Could a Texting App Help Your Heart?
    (22-Sep-2015)
    Patients who got reminders on healthy living saw improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure, weight

  • Hi-Tech Scans Spot Brain Damage in High Blood Pressure Patients
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Researchers suggest doctors could use technology to identify possible therapies to fight mental decline

  • Hi-Tech Scans Spot Brain Damage in High Blood Pressure Patients
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Researchers suggest doctors could use technology to identify possible therapies to fight mental decline

  • Health Tip: Controlling Blood Pressure
    (16-Sep-2015)
    Work closely with your doctor

  • Major Study Calls for Even Tighter Control of High Blood Pressure
    (11-Sep-2015)
    Aggressive treatment cut rates of heart attack, heart failure and stroke by one-third, deaths by one-quarter

  • Major Study Calls for Even Tighter Control of High Blood Pressure
    (11-Sep-2015)
    Aggressive treatment cut rates of heart attack, heart failure and stroke by one-third, deaths by one-quarter

  • Obamacare Likely to Spur Rise in Chronic Disease Diagnoses: Study
    (09-Sep-2015)
    More with insurance may lead to better treatment of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes

  • Exercise Appears Safe, Helpful for Pulmonary Hypertension
    (04-Sep-2015)
    Research review might reassure concerned cardiologists

  • Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure
    (02-Sep-2015)
    But small study isn't conclusive, experts say

  • Blood Pressure May Be Key to Brain Hemorrhage Recurrence
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Survivors who kept pressure under control helped prevent a second 'bleeding stroke,' study found

  • Naps May Do a Heart Good
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Study found they lowered blood pressure in patients, were linked to better heart and vessel health

  • Naps May Do a Heart Good
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Study found they lowered blood pressure in patients, were linked to better heart and vessel health

  • Could Lots of Coffee Up Heart Risks for Young Adults With High Blood Pressure?
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Study finds an association, but can't prove cause and effect

  • Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth
    (28-Aug-2015)
    High blood pressure, placental problems could be the connection, researchers say

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say

  • No Mental Benefits Seen for Elderly Who Stop Blood Pressure Meds
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Prior research had suggested that the drugs might have negative effect on memory and thinking

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival
    (24-Aug-2015)
    But researchers say clinical trials needed to prove older beta blockers lengthen life in these patients

  • No Mental Benefits Seen for Elderly Who Stop Blood Pressure Meds
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Prior research had suggested that the drugs might have negative effect on memory and thinking

  • Severe Headache During Pregnancy May Signal Trouble
    (20-Aug-2015)
    Study found it could be tied to raised risk of complications in women with high blood pressure

  • Revamp Abdominal Aneurysm Screening, Save More Men's Lives: Study
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Smokers, seniors and those with high blood pressure face greatest risk

  • Jury Still Out on Whether Saturated Fat Is Bad for You, Researchers Say
    (12-Aug-2015)
    But clear link seen between trans fats and heart troubles, early death

  • Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say
    (11-Aug-2015)
    New recommendations note these adolescents not recognized as high-risk group

  • Including Pharmacist on Medical Team May Aid Blood Pressure Control
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Patients had more medication adjustments if a pharmacist was involved in their care, study finds

  • Including Pharmacist on Medical Team May Aid Blood Pressure Control
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Patients had more medication adjustments if a pharmacist was involved in their care, study finds

  • Hysterectomy at Younger Age Tied to Heart Disease Risks
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Obesity was the cardiovascular disease risk factor most strongly linked with the procedure at all ages

  • Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says

  • Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says

  • Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC
    (16-Jul-2015)
    Type of coverage doesn't matter, researchers say

  • In Some Ways, Fast Food No Worse for Health Than Full-Service Meals: Study
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Salt, cholesterol consumption higher at sit-down restaurants, researchers find

  • Deaths From High Blood Pressure Should Plummet Under 'Obamacare': Study
    (09-Jul-2015)
    Researchers estimate access to treatment could save 6,000 lives a year

  • Study Questions Safety of Chemicals Used in Plastic Consumer Products
    (09-Jul-2015)
    Researchers say they see link to risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children

  • Deaths From High Blood Pressure Should Plummet Under 'Obamacare': Study
    (09-Jul-2015)
    Researchers estimate access to treatment could save 6,000 lives a year

  • Study Questions Safety of Chemicals Used in Plastic Consumer Products
    (09-Jul-2015)
    Researchers say they see link to risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children

  • Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age
    (08-Jul-2015)
    But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age

  • Many Americans Trying to Cut Their Salt Intake: CDC
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Overall, half of adults surveyed recently said they were trying to avoid sodium

  • Even Slightly Elevated Blood Pressure May Pose Problems for Young Adults
    (22-Jun-2015)
    Treatment should begin early to prevent heart trouble, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Know Your Risk for High Blood Pressure
    (10-Jun-2015)
    Age and lifestyle are factors

  • Resuming Blood Pressure Meds After Surgery Linked to Better Outcomes
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Study suggests delay in restarting drugs leads to more complications

  • Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study
    (28-May-2015)
    Rates may even be higher, and experts warn that too little daily activity can cause serious harm

  • Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study
    (27-May-2015)
    But those with three or four heart risk factors may benefit from getting beta-blockers

  • Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease
    (27-May-2015)
    For black women, study finds risk is doubled among those with lowest income

  • Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study
    (27-May-2015)
    But those with three or four heart risk factors may benefit from getting beta-blockers

  • Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats
    (26-May-2015)
    Experimental treatment might benefit people who forget to take meds, researcher says

  • Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise in Rats
    (26-May-2015)
    Experimental treatment might benefit people who forget to take meds, researcher says

  • Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites
    (20-May-2015)
    Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

  • One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors
    (19-May-2015)
    Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say

  • Too Much, Too Little Sleep May Up Stroke Risk for Those With High Blood Pressure
    (15-May-2015)
    Researchers find odds about 80 percent higher among people with insufficient shuteye

  • Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds
    (11-May-2015)
    Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years

  • Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood
    (24-Apr-2015)
    Finding suggests interventions aimed at these kids might make a difference, researcher says

  • Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood
    (24-Apr-2015)
    Finding suggests interventions aimed at these kids might make a difference, researcher says

  • Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say
    (20-Apr-2015)
    New American Heart Association guidelines outline health care strategies for these patients

  • To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise
    (14-Apr-2015)
    New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing

  • New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins
    (06-Apr-2015)
    Analysis finds 483,500 people aged 17 to 21 would get a cholesterol drug, based on NIH advisory

  • Packaged Grocery Foods Often High in Salt, Study Finds
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Many cold cuts, pizza, packaged meals contain too much sodium to be labeled healthy

  • Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Aim is more flexibility for those with heart disease, doctors say

  • Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Aim is more flexibility for those with heart disease, doctors say

  • U.S. Deaths Due to High Blood Pressure Keep Rising: CDC
    (26-Mar-2015)
    Most marked increases seen in those aged 45 to 64 and those over 85

  • For Mexican-Americans, Heart Risks Can Rise Even If Not Obese
    (20-Mar-2015)
    High blood pressure, poor blood sugar levels common even in those of normal weight, research shows

  • Kids' Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Cholesterol levels, weight results troubling for many children, study finds

  • Folic Acid May Help Ward Off Stroke in People With High Blood Pressure
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Chinese study found significantly lower rates in those who got an extra supply of the nutrient

  • Vitamin D Won't Help Fight High Blood Pressure, Researchers Say
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Review of data from dozens of prior studies finds no benefit

  • Salt May Be Bad for More Than Your Blood Pressure
    (13-Mar-2015)
    Study found damage to organs and tissues, even with no sign of hypertension

  • Healthy Living in Middle Age Keeps Heart Failure at Bay Decades Later
    (05-Mar-2015)
    Avoid obesity, hypertension, diabetes and you may live up to 13 more years without the illness, study finds

  • Stress May Undermine Heart Benefits of Exercise
    (05-Mar-2015)
    Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter

  • Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?
    (03-Mar-2015)
    Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses

  • Fried Foods Tied to Raised Heart Failure Risk
    (03-Mar-2015)
    Eaten regularly, they might boost chances as much as 68 percent, study finds

  • Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought
    (02-Mar-2015)
    Study found half had high blood pressure, half had high cholesterol and 15 percent were diabetic

  • Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say
    (27-Feb-2015)
    Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries

  • More Cases of High Blood Pressure in Less Affluent States
    (26-Feb-2015)
    The unemployed seemed to be at especially high risk, CDC researchers found

  • Lower Blood Pressure Reduces First Stroke Risk: Study
    (11-Feb-2015)
    New research suggests keeping top number below 140

  • U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Understanding Low Blood Pressure
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Factors that can trigger the condition

  • Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure

  • Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure

  • Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers
    (10-Feb-2015)
    But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

  • Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Study found high levels of substance linked to inflammation in caregivers who felt anger, blame

  • Newly Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure? 3 Factors Affect Prognosis
    (05-Feb-2015)
    Systolic reading of 150 should prompt immediate action to prevent poor outcomes, study suggests

  • Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says

  • Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds
    (29-Jan-2015)
    The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily

  • Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment?
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

  • Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study
    (27-Jan-2015)
    Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say

  • Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study
    (26-Jan-2015)
    But finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

  • Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds
    (19-Jan-2015)
    Children, teens consume more calories, fat and salt on days they eat this American staple

  • A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults
    (19-Jan-2015)
    But experts say restricting intake is still advisable

  • Weightlessness in Space May Lower Blood Pressure in Astronauts
    (16-Jan-2015)
    But shifting of blood to upper body may also strain heart, study shows

  • Weightlessness in Space May Lower Blood Pressure in Astronauts
    (16-Jan-2015)
    But shifting of blood to upper body may also strain heart, study shows

  • Cluster of Heart Risk Factors Tied to Uterine Cancer Risk
    (13-Jan-2015)
    Excess weight likely a big factor, but other conditions also appear to matter

  • How Intense Efforts Boosted Heart Health for One Maine Community
    (13-Jan-2015)
    Better screening, control of high cholesterol and blood pressure cut deaths and hospitalizations, study finds

  • High Blood Pressure May Boost Glaucoma Risk
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Study finds blood vessel damage from elevated BP might make the eye disease more likely

  • High Blood Pressure May Boost Glaucoma Risk
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Study finds blood vessel damage from elevated BP might make the eye disease more likely

  • Study Debunks Notion of 'Healthy Obesity'
    (05-Jan-2015)
    Very heavy people slip into poor health over time, researchers find

  • Wearable, Doc-Prescribed Monitors May Help Spot High Blood Pressure
    (22-Dec-2014)
    Wearing device for a day gives more accurate info than single in-office reading, study says

  • Wearable, Doc-Prescribed Monitors May Help Spot High Blood Pressure
    (22-Dec-2014)
    Wearing device for a day gives more accurate info than single in-office reading, study says

  • Being Fit Keeps Blood Pressure in Check
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Those in poorest shape were more likely to have high blood pressure, study found

  • Being Fit Keeps Blood Pressure in Check
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Those in poorest shape were more likely to have high blood pressure, study found

  • Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors
    (16-Dec-2014)
    Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight

  • Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

  • Poor Sperm Quality May Signal Health Issues, Study Finds
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Medical conditions or treatments may affect fertility, researchers say

  • Progress Still Needed on 'Race Gap' in Older Americans' Health
    (10-Dec-2014)
    Blacks have made some gains, especially in the West, but whites still fare better overall, study finds

  • Free Clinics Run by Med Students on the Rise
    (09-Dec-2014)
    More than half of all medical students are involved in such clinics, study says

  • BPA in Canned Goods May Raise Your Blood Pressure: Study
    (08-Dec-2014)
    Finding is latest to raise health concerns about the common estrogen-like chemical

  • BPA in Canned Goods May Raise Your Blood Pressure: Study
    (08-Dec-2014)
    Finding is latest to raise health concerns about the common estrogen-like chemical

  • Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications
    (05-Dec-2014)
    Fewer than one in 10 forgot their daily dose after cellphone prompt, study says

  • Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report
    (24-Nov-2014)
    High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids

  • Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults
    (20-Nov-2014)
    But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

  • More Americans Controlling Their High Blood Pressure
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Government researchers report the numbers are looking better, but national goal not yet reached

  • Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Mental stress test shows blood flow reduction among younger women compared to men and seniors, researchers report

  • More Americans Controlling Their High Blood Pressure
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Government researchers report the numbers are looking better, but national goal not yet reached

  • Deaths From Heart Disease Down, Up for Blood Pressure, Irregular Heartbeat
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Obesity and aging population may be contributing factors, researcher says

  • Most in U.S. Aren't Suitable Kidney Donors, Study Says
    (14-Nov-2014)
    Health or financial reasons disqualify more than 75 percent, researchers report

  • Many Docs Fail to Counsel Young Adults With High Blood Pressure
    (10-Nov-2014)
    Too few physicians urge lifestyle changes, study finds

  • Many Docs Fail to Counsel Young Adults With High Blood Pressure
    (10-Nov-2014)
    Too few physicians urge lifestyle changes, study finds

  • Common Blood Pressure Drug May Lower Risk For Lou Gehrig's Disease: Study
    (10-Nov-2014)
    But new finding needs additional research to confirm the link, experts caution

  • Health Tip: Change Your Diet to Help Lower Blood Pressure
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Munch on lots of fruit and veggies

  • Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say

  • Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Occasionally Miss the Mark
    (28-Oct-2014)
    Study finds inaccurate readings in small percentage of patients

  • Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Occasionally Miss the Mark
    (28-Oct-2014)
    Study finds inaccurate readings in small percentage of patients

  • Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study
    (24-Oct-2014)
    Technique can trigger body's defense system to protect the heart, experts say

  • Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men
    (21-Oct-2014)
    Study didn't find same effect in young women or teens of either sex

  • Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says
    (20-Oct-2014)
    Having health insurance also associated with better readings

  • Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says
    (20-Oct-2014)
    Having health insurance also associated with better readings

  • Some Lung Patients Buy Cigarettes Along With Meds at Pharmacies: Study
    (20-Oct-2014)
    To end this paradoxical practice, certain drug stores no longer sell tobacco products

  • Psoriasis Tied to Raised Risk of Uncontrolled Blood Pressure
    (15-Oct-2014)
    Researchers suspect inflammation is the common denominator

  • Psoriasis Tied to Raised Risk of Uncontrolled Blood Pressure
    (15-Oct-2014)
    Researchers suspect inflammation is the common denominator

  • Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows
    (13-Oct-2014)
    Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

  • Gout May Be Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk: Study
    (03-Oct-2014)
    Women with this form of arthritis are more susceptible, researchers say

  • Living Near a Highway May Be Bad for Your Blood Pressure
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Traffic pollution, noise might be linked to raised risk, researchers say

  • Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

  • Living Near a Highway May Be Bad for Your Blood Pressure
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Traffic pollution, noise might be linked to raised risk, researchers say

  • Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study
    (19-Sep-2014)
    But keeping blood pressure in check does, researchers say

  • Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia
    (17-Sep-2014)
    Never too late to take steps to help avoid the memory-robbing disorder, researchers say

  • Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

  • Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

  • Cutting Calories May Ease Sleep Apnea in Obese, Study Finds
    (10-Sep-2014)
    Brazilian researchers say calorie restrictions also can lower blood pressure in that group of people

  • Even a Little Excess Weight Can Boost Blood Pressure: Study
    (10-Sep-2014)
    Researchers find, in 8-week span, that those who gain in the abdomen have highest increase

  • Even a Little Excess Weight Can Boost Blood Pressure: Study
    (10-Sep-2014)
    Researchers find, in 8-week span, that those who gain in the abdomen have highest increase

  • ER Visits Up for High Blood Pressure
    (09-Sep-2014)
    But admissions, deaths are down, U.S. study finds

  • Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC
    (09-Sep-2014)
    Almost half of daily intake comes from the 10 foods they eat most

  • ER Visits Up for High Blood Pressure
    (09-Sep-2014)
    But admissions, deaths are down, U.S. study finds

  • Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC
    (09-Sep-2014)
    Almost half of daily intake comes from the 10 foods they eat most

  • 'Spare Tire' May Be Especially Bad for Your Blood Pressure
    (02-Sep-2014)
    Weight gain around the middle was key to rising risk for hypertension, study found

  • Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain
    (02-Sep-2014)
    But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

  • Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure
    (27-Aug-2014)
    Researchers also report blood-pressure drug works well at sea level but not at great heights

  • Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks
    (26-Aug-2014)
    Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

  • Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Findings counter common beliefs about intensive treatment

  • Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds
    (18-Aug-2014)
    Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

  • Severe Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds for Stubborn High Blood Pressure
    (15-Aug-2014)
    The two conditions may be interconnected, study finds

  • Women, Blacks Hit Harder by Heart Disease Risk Factors
    (11-Aug-2014)
    High blood pressure, diabetes play the biggest roles, new research reports

  • High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later?
    (04-Aug-2014)
    Study shows a link, but it's unclear if medications in midlife will ward off dementia

  • High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later?
    (04-Aug-2014)
    Study shows a link, but it's unclear if medications in midlife will ward off dementia

  • Barbershops Join Fight Against High Blood Pressure in Black Men
    (01-Aug-2014)
    Novel partnership detects "silent killer" in more than one-third of those tested, study reports

  • Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills
    (28-Jul-2014)
    Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says

  • Sleepless Nights After Divorce May Be Tied to Blood Pressure Rise
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Small study finds delayed reaction among those who had trouble resting for more than 10 weeks

  • Sleepless Nights After Divorce May Be Tied to Blood Pressure Rise
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Small study finds delayed reaction among those who had trouble resting for more than 10 weeks

  • High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Risk even greater for people whose diabetes isn't well-controlled, study finds

  • Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?
    (21-Jul-2014)
    Study suggests effect from helpful microbes in yogurt, supplements, but more research is needed

  • No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults
    (21-Jul-2014)
    And women tend to fare worse than men, study finds

  • Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?
    (21-Jul-2014)
    Study suggests effect from helpful microbes in yogurt, supplements, but more research is needed

  • No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults
    (21-Jul-2014)
    And women tend to fare worse than men, study finds

  • Exercise May Help Counter Health Risks of Sedentary Lifestyle
    (17-Jul-2014)
    'Fitter' couch potatoes weighed less and had better blood pressure, study reports

  • Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Likely Saves Money, Study Finds
    (15-Jul-2014)
    American Heart Association recommends self-testing; research says it benefits patients and insurers

  • Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Likely Saves Money, Study Finds
    (15-Jul-2014)
    American Heart Association recommends self-testing; research says it benefits patients and insurers

  • High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia
    (14-Jul-2014)
    But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

  • High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia
    (14-Jul-2014)
    But it's too early to recommend any change in treatment, researcher says

  • A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All
    (11-Jul-2014)
    New gene-focused review suggests that cutting down on drinking is always heart-healthy

  • Ecstasy Use Tied to Rare Spinal Blood Vessel Problem in Teen
    (04-Jul-2014)
    Drug can spike blood pressure, making existing blood vessel conditions worse, study authors say

  • Ecstasy Use Tied to Rare Spinal Blood Vessel Problem in Teen
    (04-Jul-2014)
    Drug can spike blood pressure, making existing blood vessel conditions worse, study authors say

  • Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later
    (03-Jul-2014)
    Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

  • High Blood Pressure May Up Psoriasis Risk for Women
    (02-Jul-2014)
    Long-term use of certain medications also linked to higher risk, study found

  • High Blood Pressure May Up Psoriasis Risk for Women
    (02-Jul-2014)
    Long-term use of certain medications also linked to higher risk, study found

  • Childhood Malnutrition Linked to High Blood Pressure Later in Life: Study
    (30-Jun-2014)
    Preventing childhood hunger might help protect heart health, researchers say

  • Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to High Blood Pressure
    (26-Jun-2014)
    Researchers recommend more studies to see if vitamin D supplements can lower pressure

  • Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to High Blood Pressure
    (26-Jun-2014)
    Researchers recommend more studies to see if vitamin D supplements can lower pressure

  • Blood Pressure Kiosks May Not Always Give Accurate Readings
    (24-Jun-2014)
    FDA experts warn that if the cuff is too small or too large for your arm, the results may not be reliable

  • Blood Pressure Kiosks May Not Always Give Accurate Readings
    (24-Jun-2014)
    FDA experts warn that if the cuff is too small or too large for your arm, the results may not be reliable

  • Caffeine Affects Teen Boys, Girls Differently, Study Says
    (16-Jun-2014)
    Slightly greater changes in heart rate, blood pressure seen in males

  • High Blood Pressure May Sometimes Be Overtreated: Study
    (16-Jun-2014)
    Bringing systolic readings below 120-139 might not provide added benefit, researchers say

  • High Blood Pressure May Sometimes Be Overtreated: Study
    (16-Jun-2014)
    Bringing systolic readings below 120-139 might not provide added benefit, researchers say

  • Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Heart Risks, Study Finds
    (11-Jun-2014)
    For obese patients, weight loss is recommended, too, expert says

  • Spats, Conflicts Can Raise a Woman's Blood Pressure
    (06-Jun-2014)
    But study found negative social interactions didn't affect men, older women

  • Snoring, High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Raise Apnea Risk
    (04-Jun-2014)
    Sleep disorder affects up to one-third of women by the last few months of pregnancy, researchers report

  • Snoring, High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Raise Apnea Risk
    (04-Jun-2014)
    Sleep disorder affects up to one-third of women by the last few months of pregnancy, researchers report

  • Sleep Apnea 'CPAP' Masks Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure
    (04-Jun-2014)
    Small study found healthy drop in BP readings when the breathing devices were used

  • Blood Pressure History May Affect Brain Function in Old Age
    (04-Jun-2014)
    Age at which you develop hypertension is key to understanding risk for memory problems, study suggests

  • Heart Risks Depend on Which Blood Pressure Number Is High: Study
    (30-May-2014)
    Researchers also discovered lifetime heart risks were greater even with medications to treat the condition

  • Heart Risks Depend on Which Blood Pressure Number Is High: Study
    (30-May-2014)
    Researchers also discovered lifetime heart risks were greater even with medications to treat the condition

  • More Americans Working to Control Blood Pressure, Cholesterol: CDC
    (29-May-2014)
    But rates for these and other heart-healthy habits still fall far short of goals, agency says

  • Music May Be Especially Stimulating During Pregnancy
    (22-May-2014)
    Moms-to-be displayed greater blood pressure changes, stronger emotional reactions, study says

  • Mouse Study Hints at How Mediterranean Diet Protects the Heart
    (19-May-2014)
    Researchers find unsaturated fats, vegetables combine to lower blood pressure

  • Mouse Study Hints at How Mediterranean Diet Protects the Heart
    (19-May-2014)
    Researchers find unsaturated fats, vegetables combine to lower blood pressure

  • Using Internet, Apps to Manage Blood Pressure Has Dangers: Study
    (16-May-2014)
    Researchers find measurement errors, misleading information

  • Using Internet, Apps to Manage Blood Pressure Has Dangers: Study
    (16-May-2014)
    Researchers find measurement errors, misleading information

  • People With High Blood Pressure Often Have a 'Salt Tooth'
    (16-May-2014)
    Small new study suggests that some may have an unhealthy preference for saltier food

  • Adults With Autism at Risk for Many Health Problems: Study
    (14-May-2014)
    Research shows rates of mental, physical problems higher in these patients than among other adults

  • Foreclosures May Raise Neighbors' Blood Pressure
    (12-May-2014)
    The more properties nearby that were foreclosed on by lenders, the higher the blood pressure, study finds

  • Fitness May Help Older Men With High Blood Pressure Live Longer
    (12-May-2014)
    Seniors with high fitness levels had half the risk of dying, finds study

  • Implanted Device Lowers Blood Pressure in Rat Study
    (09-May-2014)
    Procedure might one day offer an option for people who are resistant to medication, researchers suggest

  • Implanted Device Lowers Blood Pressure in Rat Study
    (09-May-2014)
    Procedure might one day offer an option for people who are resistant to medication, researchers suggest

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Help Keep Heart Trouble at Bay: FDA
    (06-May-2014)
    Experts suggest ways to keep high blood pressure under control

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Help Keep Heart Trouble at Bay: FDA
    (06-May-2014)
    Experts suggest ways to keep high blood pressure under control

  • Is Healthy Obesity a Myth?
    (30-Apr-2014)
    Study found even with normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, the obese had more artery plaque

  • Statin Users Eating More Bad Food Than a Decade Ago, Study Shows
    (25-Apr-2014)
    Doctors need to re-emphasize importance of healthy diet to patients, researcher says

  • A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health
    (10-Apr-2014)
    Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds

  • A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health
    (10-Apr-2014)
    Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds

  • Aspirin Advised for Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication
    (08-Apr-2014)
    Low daily dose helps protect against preeclampsia, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

  • Helping Doctors Spot Who's Not Taking Their Blood Pressure Meds
    (03-Apr-2014)
    Simple urine screening could prevent unnecessary procedures, study says

  • College Football Players Have Stiffer Arteries, Study Finds
    (02-Apr-2014)
    But it's unclear what that means for later heart health, researchers say

  • CDC Salt Guidelines Too Low for Good Health, Study Suggests
    (02-Apr-2014)
    But agency stands by its recommendations for preventing stroke, heart disease

  • College Football Players Have Stiffer Arteries, Study Finds
    (02-Apr-2014)
    But it's unclear what that means for later heart health, researchers say

  • New Blood Pressure Guidelines May Take Millions of Americans Off Meds
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Study estimates impact of controversial changes that raised treatment threshold

  • New Blood Pressure Guidelines May Take Millions of Americans Off Meds
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Study estimates impact of controversial changes that raised treatment threshold

  • Stronger Muscles May Mean Better Health for Kids
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Study of 6th-graders links greater strength to lower risk for heart disease

  • Keeping Blood Pressure Low Halves Risk of Second Stroke: Study
    (27-Mar-2014)
    But less than one-third of survivors maintain consistently safe levels

  • Intensive Early Childhood Education May Boost Adult Health
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Study found kids in special program had lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weighed less in their 30s

  • Keeping Blood Pressure Low Halves Risk of Second Stroke: Study
    (27-Mar-2014)
    But less than one-third of survivors maintain consistently safe levels

  • Doctors Really Do Raise Your Blood Pressure
    (26-Mar-2014)
    Study indicates that long-suspected 'white coat effect' is real

  • Doctors Really Do Raise Your Blood Pressure
    (26-Mar-2014)
    Study indicates that long-suspected 'white coat effect' is real

  • Lung Ultrasound Can Spot Risk of Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy: Study
    (21-Mar-2014)
    Researchers recommend its use for women with complication called preeclampsia

  • Diabetes in Middle Age May Cause Memory Problems Later
    (19-Mar-2014)
    Study also found that high blood pressure has similar impact

  • Diabetes in Middle Age May Cause Memory Problems Later
    (19-Mar-2014)
    Study also found that high blood pressure has similar impact

  • Keep Your Heart Healthy
    (16-Mar-2014)
    Daily exercise, fruits and veggies, not smoking all help, cardiologist says

  • Keep Your Heart Healthy
    (16-Mar-2014)
    Daily exercise, fruits and veggies, not smoking all help, cardiologist says

  • High Blood Pressure Common, Often Untreated in U.S. Hispanics: Study
    (13-Mar-2014)
    Lack of insurance, language barriers might be obstacles to care, expert says

  • Nicotine Patches Don't Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking: Study
    (12-Mar-2014)
    Researchers also found those who used them had higher blood pressure than those who didn't

  • Even Slightly Higher Blood Pressure May Raise Stroke Risk: Study
    (12-Mar-2014)
    Experts say the finding highlights importance of keeping blood pressure under control

  • Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Researchers report it was independently associated with higher risk of heart disease, diabetes

  • Diet to Reduce Blood Pressure May Also Stave Off Kidney Stones
    (03-Mar-2014)
    Study found DASH diet just as effective, less limiting, than traditional eating plan

  • Vigorous Exertion at Work May Trigger Heart Attacks, Strokes
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Study looked at circumstances of firefighters who died on the job

  • Doctors Slower to Prescribe High Blood Pressure Meds to Younger Patients
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Study found age was a factor in how quickly patients got treatment

  • Blood Pressure Meds May Raise Risk of Serious Falls for Seniors
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Study found those over 70 who took medications were up to 40 percent more likely to be injured

  • Vegetarian Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure, Research Suggests
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Japanese review of 39 studies shows a meatless menu might boost cardiovascular health, but the findings are preliminary

  • Blood Pressure Meds May Raise Risk of Serious Falls for Seniors
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Study found those over 70 who took medications were up to 40 percent more likely to be injured

  • Vegetarian Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure, Research Suggests
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Japanese review of 39 studies shows a meatless menu might boost cardiovascular health, but the findings are preliminary

  • Taking Care of Your Heart
    (15-Feb-2014)
    Cardiologist offers advice to lower your risk of heart disease

  • More Americans Getting High Blood Pressure Under Control: CDC
    (12-Feb-2014)
    Almost two-thirds of those enrolled in health plans have been properly treated, but more must be done

  • Survey Finds Most Americans Misinformed About Heart Disease
    (11-Feb-2014)
    Many are not taking steps to change their lifestyle and protect their heart

  • Many New Mothers Skip Important 6-Week Checkup, Study Finds
    (07-Feb-2014)
    At these appointments, obstetrician reviews pregnancy, makes transition to primary care

  • New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women
    (06-Feb-2014)
    Pregnancy, childbirth, female hormones can all influence lifelong risk, experts say

  • Low Vitamin D Could Up Risk for Birth Complication: Study
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Preeclampsia occurs when blood pressure suddenly rises, experts explain

  • Another Win for the Mediterranean-Style Diet
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Firefighters who followed it most closely saw less weight gain, lower risk of heart trouble

  • High Blood Pressure in Young Adults Could Mean Heart Trouble in Middle Age
    (04-Feb-2014)
    25-year study tied even slight rise in early adulthood to future risk of clogged arteries

  • Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Study found no effect, but longer-term trials may be needed to see a benefit, experts add

  • Another Win for the Mediterranean-Style Diet
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Firefighters who followed it most closely saw less weight gain, lower risk of heart trouble

  • Sunlight Might Be Good for Your Blood Pressure: Study
    (20-Jan-2014)
    Researchers figure out why, suggest not getting enough might raise risk for heart disease

  • Sunlight Might Be Good for Your Blood Pressure: Study
    (20-Jan-2014)
    Researchers figure out why, suggest not getting enough might raise risk for heart disease

  • Green Tea May Interfere With a Blood Pressure Medicine
    (13-Jan-2014)
    Tiny, early study found reduced blood levels of nadolol among green tea drinkers

  • Green Tea May Interfere With a Blood Pressure Medicine
    (13-Jan-2014)
    Tiny, early study found reduced blood levels of nadolol among green tea drinkers

  • High Blood Pressure May Be Worse for Women
    (06-Jan-2014)
    Study found differences in factors that cause condition

  • High Blood Pressure May Be Worse for Women
    (06-Jan-2014)
    Study found differences in factors that cause condition

  • Younger Adults Who've Had Shingles May Face Higher Stroke Risk
    (03-Jan-2014)
    Study also found increased odds of heart attack, mini-stroke in older adults years after infection

  • Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013
    (02-Jan-2014)
    Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines

  • Too Few Americans Aware of Their High Blood Pressure: Study
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Researchers looked at nearly 70,000 adults in southeastern U.S.

  • Study Finds Black Women Most Likely to Have High Blood Pressure
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Treatment focus must shift from middle-aged male smokers, researcher says

  • Too Few Americans Aware of Their High Blood Pressure: Study
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Researchers looked at nearly 70,000 adults in southeastern U.S.

  • Anxiety Tied to Stroke Risk in Study
    (19-Dec-2013)
    But direct link not proven

  • Americans Still Eat Too Much Salt: CDC
    (19-Dec-2013)
    New strategies needed to reduce risk of high blood pressure, experts say

  • Obesity Tied to Decline in Kidney Function
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Study looked at blood-testing methods to detect changes before symptoms begin

  • New Blood Pressure Guidelines Raise the Bar for Taking Medications
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Expert panel says treating some earlier with drugs shows little benefit, but other groups express concern

  • New Blood Pressure Guidelines Raise the Bar for Taking Medications
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Expert panel says treating some earlier with drugs shows little benefit, but other groups express concern

  • Bad Night's Sleep May Raise Blood Pressure in Kids
    (16-Dec-2013)
    Study from China followed normal-weight teens, and found a slight increase in pressure

  • Bad Night's Sleep May Raise Blood Pressure in Kids
    (16-Dec-2013)
    Study from China followed normal-weight teens, and found a slight increase in pressure

  • Common Blood Pressure Meds May Cut Risk of Early Death in Kidney Patients: Study
    (16-Dec-2013)
    Drugs called ACE inhibitors and ARBs may help patients avoid dialysis as well, researchers say

  • Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Hard-to-Control Blood Pressure
    (10-Dec-2013)
    Sleep apnea device allows normal breathing, reduces stress on body, study suggests

  • Black Men Raised by Single Parent Prone to High Blood Pressure: Study
    (02-Dec-2013)
    Poverty might help explain the finding, researchers say

  • 'Healthy Obesity' Is a Myth, Report Says
    (02-Dec-2013)
    Researchers weigh results of 8 studies, find excess pounds raise death risk over time

  • Healthy Lifestyle May Mean Healthy Pregnancy
    (22-Nov-2013)
    Study pinpointed good and bad habits that could affect risk of complications

  • Kidney Procedure Might Help Ease Tough-to-Treat High Blood Pressure
    (20-Nov-2013)
    Small study suggests a real benefit for 'renal denervation' in kidney disease patients

  • 'Healthy' Obesity May Still Carry Higher Health Risks
    (20-Nov-2013)
    Researchers found greater odds of developing heart conditions, diabetes despite lack of symptoms

  • Flushed Complexion After Drinking Could Point to High Blood Pressure Risk
    (19-Nov-2013)
    Response could signal vulnerability for alcohol-linked blood pressure trouble, study found

  • Could Vaccines Someday Improve Heart Health?
    (18-Nov-2013)
    In early studies, injections lowered cholesterol and blood pressure in animals

  • Study Finds Two Drugs Aren't Better Than One for Kidney Disease
    (14-Nov-2013)
    Combo used in patients with diabetes led to more kidney problems, damage

  • Many Would Give Private Info to Health Insurers to Save Money
    (13-Nov-2013)
    But experts question whether people responding to Harris/HealthDay poll understand broader impact

  • New Guidelines May Widen Use of Statins
    (13-Nov-2013)
    Recommendations focus on patient risk factors rather than cholesterol numbers, experts say

  • Certain Allergies Plus Blood Pressure Meds Could Be Bad Mix
    (08-Nov-2013)
    People on ACE inhibitors can experience oral allergy syndrome, a rare reaction to some fruits, vegetables

  • Kidney Patients May Gain From Less Salt
    (07-Nov-2013)
    Small study showed reductions in blood pressure, less fluid retention

  • Kidney Patients May Gain From Less Salt
    (07-Nov-2013)
    Small study showed reductions in blood pressure, less fluid retention

  • Snoring in Pregnancy Tied to Possible Health Concerns
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Study saw higher rates of C-sections, smaller babies

  • Blood Test Shows Promise in Gauging Risk for Pregnancy Complication
    (04-Nov-2013)
    It measures levels of a protein tied to spikes in blood pressure known as preeclampsia

  • Epilepsy Often Hand-in-Hand With Other Health Problems: CDC
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Doctors, patients share responsibility for preventing and treating co-occurring conditions, experts say

  • Stroke Affecting Younger People Worldwide, Study Shows
    (24-Oct-2013)
    Preventive measures urgently needed to reverse this trend, researchers say

  • Common Blood Pressure Drugs Tied to Lower Risk of Alzheimer's: Study
    (24-Oct-2013)
    Since some classes of meds had the effect but others didn't, more than just blood pressure may be at work

  • Link Seen Between Hardening of Arteries, Alzheimer's Plaques
    (16-Oct-2013)
    Study of patients in their 80s looked at plaque deposits in their brains

  • High Blood Pressure Common Among Overweight Kids
    (10-Oct-2013)
    Pediatricians should be vigilant about screening, researcher says

  • Adempas Approved to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension
    (09-Oct-2013)
    New drug works to ease high blood pressure in lung arteries

  • U.S. Panel Rejects Blood Pressure Screening for Kids, Teens
    (07-Oct-2013)
    Despite calls for routine testing, task force finds lack of evidence it would help

  • More Evidence That Exercise Can Help Prevent High Blood Pressure
    (01-Oct-2013)
    Study found that leisure-time activity was more beneficial than activity at work

  • Blood Pressure Drug Might Boost Chemo Success, Mouse Study Suggests
    (01-Oct-2013)
    Trial under way on patients with pancreatic cancer

  • More Evidence That Exercise Can Help Prevent High Blood Pressure
    (01-Oct-2013)
    Study found that leisure-time activity was more beneficial than activity at work

  • Healthy Eating Benefits Heart Failure Patients, Study Says
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Low-sodium diet lowered high blood pressure after 3 weeks

  • Genes Tied to High Blood Pressure Found in Black Americans
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Study findings may lead to discovery of useful targets for new treatments, researcher says

  • Genes Tied to High Blood Pressure Found in Black Americans
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Study findings may lead to discovery of useful targets for new treatments, researcher says

  • Simple Score May Predict Heart Attack, Stroke Risks
    (13-Sep-2013)
    It could help steer heart-disease treatment, researchers say

  • Childhood Obesity Quadruples Chances of Adult Hypertension: Study
    (12-Sep-2013)
    Even being overweight when young was found to double high blood pressure risk in long-term study

  • Childhood Obesity Quadruples Chances of Adult Hypertension: Study
    (12-Sep-2013)
    Even being overweight when young was found to double high blood pressure risk in long-term study

  • Half of People With High Blood Pressure Don't Know It
    (03-Sep-2013)
    Global study found problem in wealthy and low-income countries alike

  • Half of People With High Blood Pressure Don't Know It
    (03-Sep-2013)
    Global study found problem in wealthy and low-income countries alike

  • Model Program Boosts Blood-Pressure Control for Patients
    (20-Aug-2013)
    Single-pill approach, large patient registry among key points for success in study

  • Blood Protein Disparity May Help Explain Blacks' Increased Heart Risk
    (20-Aug-2013)
    Higher albumin levels in urine tests point to kidney and heart trouble in blacks more than whites, study finds

  • Many Risk Factors for Early Dementia Can Show Up in Teens
    (13-Aug-2013)
    Alcohol abuse topped the list in large study of Swedish men

  • Vitamin D Supplements Don't Lower Blood Pressure: Study
    (12-Aug-2013)
    No improvement seen in older adults with hypertension after one year

  • Eye Photography May Reveal Stroke Risk, Study Finds
    (12-Aug-2013)
    Imaging might suggest need for more aggressive blood pressure management, experts say

  • Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Appears to Improve Results, Study Finds
    (06-Aug-2013)
    Patients engaged in their health care do better, expert says

  • Walking to Work Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk
    (06-Aug-2013)
    Car commuters have higher blood pressure, more obesity, U.K. study also found

  • Channel Blockers for Blood Pressure Linked to Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Association, not cause and effect, noted with long-term use by older women

  • More Follow-Up Needed for Kids With High Blood Pressure Reading
    (02-Aug-2013)
    Only 1 of 5 children was rechecked within a month, study found

  • Blood Pressure Swings Could Be Linked to Mental Decline: Study
    (31-Jul-2013)
    Controlling fluctuations may help keep the mind sharp, experts say

  • College Football Players May Be At Risk of High Blood Pressure
    (29-Jul-2013)
    Study found 14 percent of freshman linemen had hypertension at the end of one season

  • College Football Players May Be At Risk of High Blood Pressure
    (29-Jul-2013)
    Study found 14 percent of freshman linemen had hypertension at the end of one season

  • Study Yields Genetic Clue to Rare Lung Disease
    (26-Jul-2013)
    Finding offers insight into pulmonary arterial hypertension, researchers say

  • Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Slow Dementia
    (26-Jul-2013)
    Larger message: Better cardiovascular health benefits the brain, expert says

  • Drug for Pulmonary Hypertension Shows 'Modest' Benefit in Studies
    (24-Jul-2013)
    Patients on experimental drug Riociguat were able to walk up to 150 feet farther than others

  • Kidney Stones Tied to Raised Heart Disease Risk in Women
    (23-Jul-2013)
    Same link not seen in men, researchers report, although they're not sure why

  • Regular, Vigorous Exercise May Lower Your Stroke Risk
    (18-Jul-2013)
    Direct effect not shown in study, but experts say physical activity's impact is clear

  • Following Blood Pressure-Drug Schedule May Be Critical to Survival
    (17-Jul-2013)
    Risk of stroke, death increased for patients who weren't compliant, study finds

  • Following Blood Pressure-Drug Schedule May Be Critical to Survival
    (17-Jul-2013)
    Risk of stroke, death increased for patients who weren't compliant, study finds

  • As Years Spent Obese Rise, So Do Heart Risks
    (16-Jul-2013)
    Study strengthens link between excess pounds and cardiovascular troubles

  • More U.S. Kids May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure
    (15-Jul-2013)
    Study looked at rise in body fat, waist size and salt intake over 13-year period

  • Heart Dangers of Low Vitamin D Levels May Vary
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Study found whites, Asians more affected than blacks, Hispanics

  • Pharmacist-Guided Home Blood Pressure Monitoring May Help Patients
    (02-Jul-2013)
    Study found combination led to better control of hypertension

  • Pharmacist-Guided Home Blood Pressure Monitoring May Help Patients
    (02-Jul-2013)
    Study found combination led to better control of hypertension

  • PTSD May Raise Heart Risks for Vietnam Vets
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Study found those who suffered disorder were more likely to run into heart trouble, even after accounting for lifestyle factors

  • Stroke Prevention Tips for Women
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Manage risk factors that lie within your control, advises neurologist

  • 7 out of 10 Americans Take a Prescription Drug: Study
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Antidepressants and painkillers among the medicines most widely prescribed

  • U.S. Doctors' Group Labels Obesity a Disease
    (19-Jun-2013)
    Advocates say AMA's move will boost resources to fight weight-gain epidemic, but others question decision

  • Volunteering May Be Good for the Heart in More Ways Than One
    (14-Jun-2013)
    Time spent helping others linked to lower blood pressure in older adults, study finds

  • Study: Low Blood Pressure May Weaken Brains of Some Heart Patients
    (10-Jun-2013)
    Pressure that's too low -- or too high -- might damage brain cells, new research suggests

  • Study: Low Blood Pressure May Weaken Brains of Some Heart Patients
    (10-Jun-2013)
    Pressure that's too low -- or too high -- might damage brain cells, new research suggests

  • Your Stroke Risk Can Shrink With 7 Lifestyle Changes
    (06-Jun-2013)
    Controlling blood pressure is most important, large U.S. study found

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Moderately Obese, Too
    (04-Jun-2013)
    It reduces symptoms of type 2 diabetes, studies found, but surgical risks exist

  • Thyroid Disorders Tied to Complications in Pregnancy
    (29-May-2013)
    Up to 4 percent of pregnancies involve mothers with thyroid conditions, study authors say

  • COPD Patients May Do Fine With Shorter Course of Steroids
    (21-May-2013)
    Coming off meds sooner means fewer harmful side effects, study author says

  • Control of Heart Risks May Vary Among Outpatient Practices
    (17-May-2013)
    Comparison of 18 offices finds wide range of success in tackling smoking, cholesterol, blood pressure

  • People With High Blood Pressure May Crave Salt
    (15-May-2013)
    It's important to resist these cravings, study author says

  • Cellphone Calls During Blood Pressure Readings May Skew Results
    (15-May-2013)
    Interruption can cause spike in systolic pressure, study found

  • Yoga May Help Ease High Blood Pressure, Study Finds
    (15-May-2013)
    Numbers were lowered when people engaged in a few sessions per week

  • Cellphone Calls During Blood Pressure Readings May Skew Results
    (15-May-2013)
    Interruption can cause spike in systolic pressure, study found

  • Most Americans Should Eat Less Salt: Report
    (14-May-2013)
    But too little salt may also cause health problems, report authors add

  • Hysterectomy May Not Raise Heart Risks After All: Study
    (14-May-2013)
    Finding might reassure women considering the procedure, researcher says

  • Most Americans Should Eat Less Salt: Report
    (14-May-2013)
    But too little salt may also cause health problems, report authors add

  • How to Quickly Spot Signs of Stroke: Experts
    (13-May-2013)
    Prompt recognition and treatment offer best chance of full recovery

  • Pets a Boon for the Human Heart, Cardiologists Say
    (09-May-2013)
    American Heart Association cites stress-busting, dog-walking benefits of companion animals

  • Money Motivates Weight Loss -- One Step at a Time
    (08-May-2013)
    Obese adults embrace walking program to avoid hike in insurance premiums, study finds

  • Fish Oil Supplements Don't Protect Against Heart Trouble: Study
    (08-May-2013)
    They don't reduce the risk of heart attack, heart failure or death, researchers report

  • Heart-Healthy Lifestyle May Also Prevent Lethal Blood Clots
    (02-May-2013)
    Large U.S. study followed people nearly 5 years to gauge their risk

  • Medicaid Expansion Enhances Financial and Mental Well-Being, Study Says
    (01-May-2013)
    Yet no clear evidence the program improves diabetes, high-blood pressure, other ills, at least in early years of enrollment

  • Men Who Are Obese While Young Can Pay a Price Later
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Danish study found overweight males in their 20s had worse health in middle age

  • Health Tip: Why Did I Faint?
    (25-Apr-2013)
    Here's a list of common causes

  • U.S. Heart Failure Costs Could Skyrocket: Report
    (24-Apr-2013)
    Better awareness, prevention and treatment are crucial, experts say

  • Diabetes Self-Care Improves Slowly, U.S. Report Finds
    (24-Apr-2013)
    But nearly half of patients aren't meeting goals for blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol

  • Even in Young Adults, Binge Drinking May Harm Circulation
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Study of college students found changes that could lead to future heart troubles

  • Exercise, Alternative Therapies May Help Lower Blood Pressure
    (22-Apr-2013)
    Report suggests some approaches might work alongside -- not instead of -- traditional therapy

  • Health Tip: Lower Your Blood Pressure
    (22-Apr-2013)
    Ease up on the salt

  • Higher Heart Rate Tied to Earlier Death, Even in Fit People
    (16-Apr-2013)
    Findings suggest a second look at what range is considered normal, researcher says

  • Higher Heart Rate Tied to Earlier Death, Even in Fit People
    (16-Apr-2013)
    Findings suggest a second look at what range is considered normal, researcher says

  • Belly Fat May Be Tied to Kidney Damage
    (11-Apr-2013)
    Study links an apple-shaped figure to early signs of kidney problems

  • Less Salt, More Potassium = Millions of Lives Saved
    (05-Apr-2013)
    Modest dietary changes would reduce risk of stroke, heart disease, studies confirm

  • Nearly 30 Percent of Americans Have High Blood Pressure: CDC
    (04-Apr-2013)
    While awareness has grown, experts say more people need treatment to prevent heart disease, stroke

  • Brisk Walking Equals Running for Heart Health: Study
    (04-Apr-2013)
    Distance rather than speed reaps the benefits, researchers say

  • Nearly 30 Percent of Americans Have High Blood Pressure: CDC
    (04-Apr-2013)
    While awareness has grown, experts say more people need treatment to prevent heart disease, stroke

  • Heart Risks May Also Point to Dementia Risk
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Study looked at factors like blood pressure and cholesterol levels

  • Many U.S. Teens Have Poor Health Habits
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Bad diet, lack of exercise raise odds for later heart disease, experts warn

  • Physically Fit Docs More Likely to Prescribe Exercise, Study Finds
    (22-Mar-2013)
    Boosting physicians' fitness might have trickle-down effect for entire population, experts say

  • Ready-to-Eat Foods for Toddlers Often Too Salty: Study
    (21-Mar-2013)
    Parents urged to balance convenience with healthier meals, snacks

  • Energy Drinks Linked to Changes in Heart Rhythm
    (21-Mar-2013)
    But more research is needed on the caffeine-laden beverages, review says

  • Most of World's Adults Consume Too Much Salt, Study Finds
    (21-Mar-2013)
    Majority taking in double the recommended amount, increasing their health risks

  • Ready-to-Eat Foods for Toddlers Often Too Salty: Study
    (21-Mar-2013)
    Parents urged to balance convenience with healthier meals, snacks

  • Stroke Before Age 50 Linked to Raised Risk of Early Death
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Study authors stress that improved diet, quitting smoking can minimize the odds

  • High Blood Pressure May Add to Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds
    (18-Mar-2013)
    People with a genetic mutation plus hypertension have more brain plaque, researchers find

  • Experts Question Use of Ankle Blood Pressure to Gauge Heart Risks
    (18-Mar-2013)
    There isn't enough evidence to support or oppose use of 'ankle brachial index,' U.S.-appointed panel says

  • What's Good for the Heart May Also Prevent Cancer
    (18-Mar-2013)
    Healthy lifestyles do double duty against 2 major disease groups, study finds

  • High Blood Pressure May Add to Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds
    (18-Mar-2013)
    People with a genetic mutation plus hypertension have more brain plaque, researchers find

  • Vitamin D Supplements Tied to Lower Blood Pressure in Blacks
    (15-Mar-2013)
    Study found modest, but significant, drops depending on dosage

  • Vitamin D Supplements Tied to Lower Blood Pressure in Blacks
    (15-Mar-2013)
    Study found modest, but significant, drops depending on dosage

  • Blacks With Kidney Disease Should Watch for Blood Pressure Shifts: Study
    (14-Mar-2013)
    Daily fluctuations in hypertension might warn of early death, researchers say

  • New Drugs May Offer Hope to Parkinson's Patients
    (14-Mar-2013)
    Results are preliminary, but treatment could improve for millions with the disease, researcher says

  • Blacks With Kidney Disease Should Watch for Blood Pressure Shifts: Study
    (14-Mar-2013)
    Daily fluctuations in hypertension might warn of early death, researchers say

  • Niacin Won't Help, May Harm Heart Patients: Study
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Taking the B vitamin offered no benefit in lowering cardiac deaths or heart attacks, researchers say

  • Drug May Ease Angina in People With Type 2 Diabetes
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Ranexa shows effectiveness, especially in patients with poor blood sugar control, study finds

  • Was Heart Disease the Mummies' Real Curse?
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Study finds 'hardening of the arteries' widespread throughout history, showing it's not just a modern ill

  • Health Tip: Do I Need a Cardiac Stress Test?
    (08-Mar-2013)
    Reasons why it may be performed

  • Tooth Loss Associated With Higher Risk for Heart Disease
    (07-Mar-2013)
    Reason for link between teeth, gums and heart health is still unclear, researcher says

  • Sound Sleep Helps the Heart, Expert Says
    (05-Mar-2013)
    Between 6 and 8 hours nightly is ideal

  • Heart-Healthy Habits in Childhood May Prevent Future Disease
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Keys are better food choices, more physical activity and no secondhand smoke, doctor says

  • Babies Born to Obese Women Show Thicker Arteries: Study
    (28-Feb-2013)
    This could be a very early signal of cardiovascular issues, Australian researchers say

  • Blocked Heart Arteries May Be Key Risk Factor for Stroke
    (28-Feb-2013)
    The more calcium inside vessels, the higher the odds for the brain attacks, study found

  • Niacin-Statin Combo May Cause Side Effects for Heart Patients
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Study found that about one-quarter of participants dropped the vitamin due to adverse effects

  • Experts Dispute Value of Checking Kids' Blood Pressure
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Task force finds insufficient data to support testing, but others say it's essential

  • New Soccer Goal: Lowering Blood Pressure
    (22-Feb-2013)
    Adults who play regularly may reduce hypertension, study finds

  • New Soccer Goal: Lowering Blood Pressure
    (22-Feb-2013)
    Adults who play regularly may reduce hypertension, study finds

  • Too Much Sitting Linked to Chronic Health Problems
    (21-Feb-2013)
    Risks for diabetes, cancer and heart disease all seem to rise with more time spent seated, study finds

  • U.S. Kids Consuming Fewer Calories, Report Finds
    (21-Feb-2013)
    Experts credit healthier fare at schools, information campaigns for the turnaround

  • Racial Gap Persists in Women's Heart Health Knowledge: Survey
    (19-Feb-2013)
    While awareness has increased for everyone, minorities still lag behind, researchers say

  • Damage to Tiny Blood Vessels in Brain May Raise Alzheimer's Risk
    (18-Feb-2013)
    Finding could point to new targets for treatment, prevention

  • More Americans Successfully Managing Diabetes
    (15-Feb-2013)
    But large U.S. government study shows there's a lot of room for improvement to prevent complications

  • First-Born May Be at Greater Risk for Diabetes, Hypertension
    (12-Feb-2013)
    Researchers think better flow of nutrients to the womb in subsequent pregnancies might explain why

  • First-Born May Be at Greater Risk for Diabetes, Hypertension
    (12-Feb-2013)
    Researchers think better flow of nutrients to the womb in subsequent pregnancies might explain why

  • High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Predict Later Ills, Study Says
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Even transient hypertension linked to heart and kidney disease, diabetes

  • Cut Salt, Save 500,000 U.S. Lives Over a Decade, Study Finds
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Strategy would greatly reduce deaths from stroke and heart attack, experts say

  • High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Predict Later Ills, Study Says
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Even transient hypertension linked to heart and kidney disease, diabetes

  • Stars Strut in Red to Bring Awareness to Women's Heart Health
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Annual celebrity-studded fashion show reminds women heart disease is their No. 1 killer

  • Boomers' Health Fails to Measure Up to Parents'
    (04-Feb-2013)
    Study finds higher rates of chronic disease, disability and lower self-rated health

  • Friday Is 'National Wear Red Day' for Women's Heart Health
    (01-Feb-2013)
    Annual event urges Americans to don red to spread awareness of the No. 1 killer

  • Yoga May Help With Common Heart Rhythm Disorder
    (30-Jan-2013)
    Small study found it reduced episodes of dizziness, shortness of breath for patients with atrial fibrillation

  • Vegetarianism May Cut Heart Disease Risk By Third: Study
    (30-Jan-2013)
    Lowered blood pressure, cholesterol levels may be the key, researchers say

  • High Blood Pressure in Kids May Be Less Common Than Thought
    (29-Jan-2013)
    U.S. study offers somewhat encouraging finding, but experts say it's tough to pin down 'correct' rate

  • High Blood Pressure in Kids May Be Less Common Than Thought
    (29-Jan-2013)
    U.S. study offers somewhat encouraging finding, but experts say it's tough to pin down 'correct' rate

  • Uncontrolled Risk Factors Put Stroke Survivors in Danger
    (18-Jan-2013)
    Smoking, high blood pressure especially dangerous for those with subarachnoid hemorrhage

  • PTSD Can Hamper Drug Treatment for Stroke Survivors: Study
    (18-Jan-2013)
    These patients less likely to take prescribed medications that could prevent second stroke

  • Migraine With Aura May Raise Risk of Heart Trouble
    (15-Jan-2013)
    Study found only high blood pressure was a greater predictor of heart attacks, strokes and blood clots

  • Fewer U.S. Patients Getting Weight Counseling From Doctors
    (10-Jan-2013)
    Study finds primary care visits now less likely to include such advice, despite rise in obesity rates

  • Common Heart Drug Might Improve Lung Cancer Survival
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Beta blockers may slow the spread of the disease, researchers report

  • Common Blood Pressure Drugs Might Lower Dementia Risk
    (07-Jan-2013)
    Older men on beta blockers were less likely to have brain abnormalities in study

  • Low Wages Linked to Raised Risk for High Blood Pressure
    (07-Jan-2013)
    Women, younger workers are particularly vulnerable, study suggests

  • Helping Sleeping Moms-to-Be Breathe Easier May Benefit Baby
    (05-Jan-2013)
    Study finds that a treatment used in sleep apnea boosted healthy fetal movement

  • Health Tip: Should I Be Screened for Prediabetes?
    (04-Jan-2013)
    Who's at risk

  • New Diabetes Guidelines May Lower Patient Medical Bills
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Fewer people will need blood pressure meds, while some should check blood sugar more

  • New Diabetes Guidelines May Lower Patient Medical Bills
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Fewer people will need blood pressure meds, while some should check blood sugar more

  • Heart Health Worst in the South, Best in Northeast
    (19-Dec-2012)
    In large U.S. survey, Oklahoma ranked lowest while Washington, D.C., ranked highest

  • Here's What Keeps Rudolph's 'Nose So Bright'
    (18-Dec-2012)
    Study shows tiny vessels pump warm blood there so reindeer can endure freezing temperatures

  • Intensive Lifestyle Changes Keep Type 2 Diabetes at Bay
    (18-Dec-2012)
    Weight loss, exercise brought remission to few and better health to many more

  • Treating Kidneys With Radio Waves May Ease Tough-to-Control Hypertension
    (17-Dec-2012)
    Small study found technique seemed to work in patients, but it has yet to win FDA approval

  • Hair Concerns May Discourage Exercise for Some Black Women
    (17-Dec-2012)
    Survey found issues ranged from desire to maintain hairdos to scalp and breakage problems

  • Treating Kidneys With Radio Waves May Ease Tough-to-Control Hypertension
    (17-Dec-2012)
    Small study found technique seemed to work in patients, but it has yet to win FDA approval

  • Winter Weather, Snow Shoveling Pose Heart Risks
    (16-Dec-2012)
    Expert gives tips for cold-weather heart health

  • High Blood Pressure Poses Bigger Stroke Risk for Blacks, Study Says
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Chances of trouble were three times higher than among whites with hypertension

  • High Blood Pressure Poses Bigger Stroke Risk for Blacks, Study Says
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Chances of trouble were three times higher than among whites with hypertension

  • Yo-Yo Dieting Can Hurt the Heart, Study Finds
    (13-Dec-2012)
    Older women who lose weight and then regain it may raise their risk of cardiovascular trouble

  • Fainting in Healthy People May Be First Sign of Heart Trouble
    (12-Dec-2012)
    Large Danish study suggests that even a single swoon merits a thorough health evaluation

  • U.S. Lifestyles Thwarting Heart Health Progress: Report
    (12-Dec-2012)
    While there's been improvement, Americans still need to get off the couch and eat right

  • Just Lowering Fat Intake Can Shed Pounds, Study Finds
    (07-Dec-2012)
    Loss not as dramatic as with dieting, but weight stays off, researchers found

  • Avastin Won't Extend Breast Cancer Survival: Study
    (07-Dec-2012)
    Costly drug comes with serious side effects, researchers say

  • Consider Weight When Choosing Blood Pressure Meds: Study
    (06-Dec-2012)
    Diuretics can hurt lean patients, researchers say

  • Healthy Diet May Prevent Additional Heart Trouble
    (03-Dec-2012)
    Study found patients who ate more vegetables, fruits and fish lowered their chances of heart attack, heart failure, stroke

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Later Heart Trouble
    (28-Nov-2012)
    Effect is strongest in women who have only one child, study finds

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Later Heart Trouble
    (28-Nov-2012)
    Effect is strongest in women who have only one child, study finds

  • More New Drugs a Bad Fit With Grapefruit, Study Finds
    (26-Nov-2012)
    Number of potentially risky meds has more than doubled in four years

  • Routine Checkups Don't Cut Cancer, Heart Deaths: Study
    (21-Nov-2012)
    Large evidence review suggests standardized screenings aren't that helpful for the 'worried well'

  • Reduced Kidney Function Tied to Mental Decline
    (19-Nov-2012)
    Study of patients with chronic kidney disease found changes in memory, reasoning skills

  • Meditation Might Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Blacks
    (13-Nov-2012)
    Small study looked at Transcendental Meditation

  • Pregnancy Hormone Shows Promise as Heart Failure Drug
    (07-Nov-2012)
    Study suggests synthetic version of human relaxin 2 could cut overall death risk

  • High Blood Pressure Often Missed in Young Adults: Study
    (06-Nov-2012)
    And many older adults with the condition are also falling through the cracks

  • Miscarriages Tied to Elevated Risk for Heart Conditions
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Study found hardening of the arteries more common in women with more miscarriages

  • Hispanics More Heart-Healthy Than Other Americans: Study
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Poor diets and obesity are still common, however

  • Cocaine Raises Heart Risks for Fit, Young Adults: Study
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Researchers say even well-educated users don't seem to realize the dangers of the drug

  • High Blood Pressure Often Missed in Young Adults: Study
    (06-Nov-2012)
    And many older adults with the condition are also falling through the cracks

  • Could an Aging Face Reflect an Unhealthy Heart?
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Eyelid fat deposits, thinning hair seemed to predict cardiovascular woes, study found

  • Fainting Spells Often Tied to Too Many Meds at Once: Study
    (05-Nov-2012)
    Doctors usually work with patients to spread dosing out, to avoid such problems

  • U.S. Adults Face Substantial Heart Disease Risk: Study
    (05-Nov-2012)
    Not even people with favorable heart history are free of danger, researchers say

  • Many U.S. Hispanics Have Heart Disease Risk Factors
    (05-Nov-2012)
    Study found variations by background; higher rates in Puerto Ricans, lower rates in South Americans

  • Higher Blood Pressure May Harm the Middle-Aged Brain, Study Finds
    (01-Nov-2012)
    People as young as 40 with pre-hypertension showed signs of structural damage on brain scans

  • Health Issues Add to Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency, Study Says
    (01-Nov-2012)
    Women with conditions including arthritis and cancer should be aware of vitamin D drop during winter

  • Higher Blood Pressure May Harm the Middle-Aged Brain, Study Finds
    (01-Nov-2012)
    People as young as 40 with pre-hypertension showed signs of structural damage on brain scans

  • Foot Ulcers Tied to Increased Death Risk for People With Diabetes
    (25-Oct-2012)
    Better care for both conditions needed, study authors say

  • Smoking, Diabetes Are Risk Factors for Poor Leg Circulation: Study
    (23-Oct-2012)
    High blood pressure, high cholesterol are other danger signs for peripheral artery disease in men

  • Heart Disease Risk Factors Also Tied to Death From Prostate Cancer
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Following prevention guidelines might have added benefit for men, study suggests

  • More Americans Have High Blood Pressure Under Control: Survey
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Improvement in past decade attributed to more treatment with drug combinations

  • Beans a Boon for People With Diabetes, Study Finds
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Eating more legumes, such as beans, lentils and chickpeas, can lower blood sugar, blood pressure

  • Nationwide Study Examines Common Heart Procedures
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Patients undergoing angioplasty, stent placement more likely to be overweight, smoke, have high blood pressure

  • Nationwide Study Examines Common Heart Procedures
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Patients undergoing angioplasty, stent placement more likely to be overweight, smoke, have high blood pressure

  • Treating Sleep Apnea Might Ease High Blood Pressure, Too
    (12-Oct-2012)
    In study, hypertension improved with sleep disorder treatment known as CPAP

  • U.S. Stroke Patients Are Getting Younger
    (10-Oct-2012)
    Study found rise in rates among adults aged 20 to 54

  • Walking for Heart Health? Speed It Up, Study Suggests
    (09-Oct-2012)
    Fast walking, jogging reduced disease warning signs, but daily stroll did not

  • Could Hypertension in Pregnancy Harm Child's Thinking Skills for Decades?
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Study found those whose mothers experienced high blood pressure scored lower on tests in their 70s

  • Stem Cell Transplant May Spur Heart Disease Risk: Study
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Chemotherapy, radiation before transplant linked to elevated threat

  • Could Hypertension in Pregnancy Harm Child's Thinking Skills for Decades?
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Study found those whose mothers experienced high blood pressure scored lower on tests in their 70s

  • Common Heart Medicine May Not Be Effective for Some: Study
    (02-Oct-2012)
    One expert, however, says beta blockers have proven benefits

  • Common Heart Medicine May Not Be Effective for Some: Study
    (02-Oct-2012)
    One expert, however, says beta blockers have proven benefits

  • Heart Disease Deaths in Europe Dropping: Report
    (28-Sep-2012)
    But researchers say obesity, diabetes could threaten progress made

  • Melatonin May Improve Sleep for People on Blood-Pressure Meds
    (28-Sep-2012)
    In small study, patients on beta blockers gained about half-hour of sleep when taking supplement

  • Obesity Now Puts Kids' Hearts at Risk Later
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Large review found increased blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other forerunners of disease

  • New Symptoms Tied to Death Risk in Severe Kidney Disease
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Studies found warning signs besides high blood pressure, diabetes

  • New Symptoms Tied to Death Risk in Severe Kidney Disease
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Studies found warning signs besides high blood pressure, diabetes

  • Women Born Preterm May Face Pregnancy Risks
    (24-Sep-2012)
    Obstetricians should take history of premature birth into account, study suggests

  • Poor Sleep May Make High Blood Pressure Worse
    (21-Sep-2012)
    Study found those who struggled with insomnia were twice as likely to have resistant hypertension

  • Obese Black Kids More Susceptible to Hypertension, Study Finds
    (21-Sep-2012)
    Differences in salt consumption, hormone levels may play a role, researchers say

  • Poor Sleep May Make High Blood Pressure Worse
    (21-Sep-2012)
    Study found those who struggled with insomnia were twice as likely to have resistant hypertension

  • Obese Black Kids More Susceptible to Hypertension, Study Finds
    (21-Sep-2012)
    Differences in salt consumption, hormone levels may play a role, researchers say

  • Blacks Less Likely to Stick to High Blood Pressure Diet: Study
    (19-Sep-2012)
    But the good news is that the 'DASH' eating plan does help those who follow it

  • Blacks Less Likely to Stick to High Blood Pressure Diet: Study
    (19-Sep-2012)
    But the good news is that the 'DASH' eating plan does help those who follow it

  • Cooking-Oil Combo May Improve Blood Pressure
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Mixture of sesame and rice bran oils has heart-healthy effects, preliminary study suggests

  • Obesity Surgery Seems to Reduce Heart Risks, Study Says
    (18-Sep-2012)
    Diabetes remission, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels noted after 6 years

  • Too Much Salt Might Harm Kids' Health: Study
    (17-Sep-2012)
    High intake may lead to rise in blood pressure, especially in overweight children

  • Comparison of Obesity Surgeries Turns Up Surprising Results
    (17-Sep-2012)
    More popular method is less successful for maintaining weight loss, study says

  • Stress Adds to Salt Load of Some Blacks, Study Says
    (12-Sep-2012)
    This may raise their risk for high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease

  • More Pregnant Women on Blood Pressure Drugs: Study
    (11-Sep-2012)
    Experts consider some meds safer than others for developing fetus

  • Some Blood Pressure Drugs Might Help Slow Alzheimer's: Study
    (11-Sep-2012)
    Fewer telltale brain plaques found in patients on angiotensin receptor blockers

  • Traffic May Keep City Dwellers Awake, Harming Health
    (11-Sep-2012)
    Sleep disturbance could lead to greater risk for heart attack and high blood pressure, researchers say

  • Nonalcoholic Red Wine Might Help Lower Blood Pressure
    (06-Sep-2012)
    Regular red wine, gin had no health benefit in small study of men at risk for heart disease

  • Nonalcoholic Red Wine Might Help Lower Blood Pressure
    (06-Sep-2012)
    Regular red wine, gin had no health benefit in small study of men at risk for heart disease

  • Artery Stiffness May Predict High Blood Pressure
    (04-Sep-2012)
    Study suggests possible clues to hypertension prevention

  • Millions of Americans Have Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure: CDC
    (04-Sep-2012)
    Yet most have regular access to medical care, report notes

  • Artery Stiffness May Predict High Blood Pressure
    (04-Sep-2012)
    Study suggests possible clues to hypertension prevention

  • Millions of Americans Have Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure: CDC
    (04-Sep-2012)
    Yet most have regular access to medical care, report notes

  • Obesity Might Lower Teens' Thinking Skills, Study Suggests
    (03-Sep-2012)
    Those with cluster of symptoms did worse on tests, showed brain changes on MRI

  • Heart Attacks, Strokes Jumped After Japan Earthquake, Study Finds
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Disrupted medication deliveries may have played a role

  • 2 Common Blood Pressure Meds Fare Equally in Preventing Heart Woes
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Review shows no difference between atenolol, metoprolol in warding off heart attack or stroke

  • Electronic Cigarettes Have Slight Impact on Heart: Study
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Appear to be far less toxic than tobacco cigarettes, researcher says

  • Close Relative's Early Death May Raise Your Heart Risk: Study
    (21-Aug-2012)
    But healthy lifestyle lessens the odds of cardiovascular disease, expert says

  • Obesity in Middle Age Tied to More Rapid Mental Decline: Study
    (20-Aug-2012)
    'Fat and fit' concept may not apply to brain function, research suggests

  • Blacks More Prone to Hypertension After Certain Strokes
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Researchers not sure why racial gap exists

  • Sleep Apnea Affects Many Women, Too
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Study finds obesity, high blood pressure raise the odds for disorder

  • Could Chocolate's Antioxidants Boost Brain Function?
    (13-Aug-2012)
    In small study, a flavanol-rich cocoa drink seemed to have an effect, but one expert is unconvinced

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Lip Cancer in Study
    (06-Aug-2012)
    But risk is extremely small and not reason to change meds, expert says

  • Some Improvement in Heart Risk Factors for Americans: CDC
    (03-Aug-2012)
    But nearly half have a predisposing issue such as hypertension, high cholesterol, agency says

  • Some Improvement in Heart Risk Factors for Americans: CDC
    (03-Aug-2012)
    But nearly half have a predisposing issue such as hypertension, high cholesterol, agency says

  • More Americans Have at Least 2 Chronic Health Issues: CDC
    (31-Jul-2012)
    Number of people with multiple diseases -- including diabetes, high blood pressure -- rose over decade

  • More Evidence That Shift Work Might Raise Heart Risks
    (27-Jul-2012)
    Review found chances of trouble increased most for those working nights

  • Obese Kids May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease
    (24-Jul-2012)
    Researchers found two of three already had one risk factor for cardiovascular trouble

  • Many Teens With High Blood Pressure Don't Get Needed Tests
    (23-Jul-2012)
    Fewer than 1 in 4 receives recommended screening for kidney disease, organ damage, study finds

  • Many Teens With High Blood Pressure Don't Get Needed Tests
    (23-Jul-2012)
    Fewer than 1 in 4 receives recommended screening for kidney disease, organ damage, study finds

  • Childhood Abuse Linked to Diabetes, Heart Disease in Middle-Aged Women
    (20-Jul-2012)
    Study found victims twice as likely to have high blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol

  • Stressful Jobs Linked to Heart Woes in Women
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Heart attack risk is higher when women have demanding jobs, lack decision-making opportunities

  • Mom's Pot Use Doubles Risk of 'Preemie' Birth: Study
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Other risk factors include family history of pre-term births, high blood pressure, researchers say

  • Mom's Pot Use Doubles Risk of 'Preemie' Birth: Study
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Other risk factors include family history of pre-term births, high blood pressure, researchers say

  • High Blood Pressure May Protect Some Frail Elderly: Study
    (16-Jul-2012)
    Medication needs might vary for patients who can't walk a certain speed or distance, experts say

  • High Blood Pressure May Protect Some Frail Elderly: Study
    (16-Jul-2012)
    Medication needs might vary for patients who can't walk a certain speed or distance, experts say

  • Teens' Lifestyle Choices Affect Their Blood Pressure
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Australian study found more hypertension risk in boys who drink, girls who use birth control pills

  • Teens' Lifestyle Choices Affect Their Blood Pressure
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Australian study found more hypertension risk in boys who drink, girls who use birth control pills

  • Clot-Busting Stroke Drug Safe for Many Who Take Warfarin
    (26-Jun-2012)
    Study finds emergency use of tPA is warranted for these patients, within certain parameters

  • Effects of High Blood Pressure Drug May Mimic Celiac Disease
    (22-Jun-2012)
    Some patients taking olmesartan developed chronic diarrhea and lost an average of 40 pounds: study

  • Effects of High Blood Pressure Drug May Mimic Celiac Disease
    (22-Jun-2012)
    Some patients taking olmesartan developed chronic diarrhea and lost an average of 40 pounds: study

  • Dramatic Rise in Kids Hospitalized With High Blood Pressure: Study
    (18-Jun-2012)
    Childhood obesity may be a culprit in nearly doubled hypertension rates in the past decade

  • Long-Term Salty Diets Tied Again to High Blood Pressure
    (18-Jun-2012)
    But eating sodium-rich foods over the short term doesn't have the same effect, study suggests

  • Dramatic Rise in Kids Hospitalized With High Blood Pressure: Study
    (18-Jun-2012)
    Childhood obesity may be a culprit in nearly doubled hypertension rates in the past decade

  • Long-Term Salty Diets Tied Again to High Blood Pressure
    (18-Jun-2012)
    But eating sodium-rich foods over the short term doesn't have the same effect, study suggests

  • Better-Educated Blacks, Lower Odds of Hypertension: Study
    (15-Jun-2012)
    Schooling, not just genetic ancestry, appears to influence blood pressure

  • Better-Educated Blacks, Lower Odds of Hypertension: Study
    (15-Jun-2012)
    Schooling, not just genetic ancestry, appears to influence blood pressure

  • Young Cancer Survivors Often Face Long-Term Health Problems
    (11-Jun-2012)
    More smoking, obesity, chronic illness, poor mental health seen in these young adults, CDC says

  • 9 in 10 Blacks With High Blood Pressure Have Early Heart Disease
    (07-Jun-2012)
    Images showed many had the beginnings of heart disease even though they had no symptoms

  • Runners May Live Longer
    (04-Jun-2012)
    But research also finds that too much high-intensity running may harm heart

  • Competitive Sports May Boost Heart Function After Breast Cancer
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Researchers report that long-term, high-level exercise made a difference

  • Could Bloodletting Ease Heart Risks for the Obese?
    (30-May-2012)
    Small study backs long-abandoned practice, but one cardiologist says there are far better, modern treatments

  • Personalized Blood Pressure Therapy May Help Diabetics
    (30-May-2012)
    Assessment of individual patient risks could prevent overtreatment, researchers say

  • Could Bloodletting Ease Heart Risks for the Obese?
    (30-May-2012)
    Small study backs long-abandoned practice, but one cardiologist says there are far better, modern treatments

  • Amazon Tribe Gives Clues to Heart-Healthy Lifestyles
    (25-May-2012)
    Research in African Pygmies also shows how traditional ways of life aid cardiovascular health

  • Strokes More Common in Southern States: CDC
    (24-May-2012)
    Little decline seen in past 5 years, minorities hardest hit

  • High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Threaten Kids' Heart Health
    (24-May-2012)
    Preeclampsia bodes ill for offspring, study says

  • Sleep Apnea 'Mask' Might Also Help the Heart
    (22-May-2012)
    CPAP treatment was tied to lowered odds for high blood pressure, study found

  • Sleep Apnea 'Mask' Might Also Help the Heart
    (22-May-2012)
    CPAP treatment was tied to lowered odds for high blood pressure, study found

  • U.S. Sees Drop in Deaths Linked to Diabetes
    (22-May-2012)
    Better control of risk factors, improved care making the difference, CDC says

  • U.S. Teens Heading for Heart Trouble: Study
    (21-May-2012)
    High 'bad' cholesterol, pre-diabetes or diabetes affect almost one-quarter of teens

  • Palpitations May Signal Future Heart Rhythm Problem
    (16-May-2012)
    Study found greater odds of developing atrial fibrillation

  • Fitness Fights High Blood Pressure, Even With Family History
    (15-May-2012)
    Staying in shape lowered odds of developing hypertension by up to 42 percent in study

  • Beijing's Olympic Smog Shows Pollution's Effect on Health
    (15-May-2012)
    As air quality rose and fell, so did blood-clotting factors, study found

  • U.S. Task Force Issues Blood Pressure Guidelines
    (15-May-2012)
    Patients do better when they receive care from a team of health professionals

  • Beijing's Olympic Smog Shows Pollution's Effect on Health
    (15-May-2012)
    As air quality rose and fell, so did blood-clotting factors, study found

  • U.S. Task Force Issues Blood Pressure Guidelines
    (15-May-2012)
    Patients do better when they receive care from a team of health professionals

  • Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Not Cut Colon Cancer Risk
    (14-May-2012)
    Despite some hope from prior research, study finds no benefit from beta blocker medications

  • Eye Changes May Predict Heart Disease in Blacks With Diabetes
    (14-May-2012)
    Arterial narrowing in retina seen as independent risk factor with type 1 disease, study says

  • Statins May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat in Elderly
    (10-May-2012)
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut risk of atrial fibrillation in people with high blood pressure, early study found

  • Rate of Hospitalizations for Stroke Has Declined in U.S.
    (09-May-2012)
    The death rate for these patients also fell from 9% in 1989 to 5% in 2009, study shows

  • Angioplasty May Be Risky for Those With Poor Leg Circulation
    (09-May-2012)
    Procedure to open heart arteries linked to raised death rate in people with peripheral artery disease

  • Home Birth Poses Danger for Higher-Risk Pregnancies: Study
    (08-May-2012)
    Researchers looked at infant death rates in Oregon

  • That Long Commute May Be Harming Your Health
    (08-May-2012)
    Study found that as drives got longer, waistlines expanded and fitness levels dropped

  • Irregular Heartbeat Poses Greater Stroke Risk for Women Than Men
    (08-May-2012)
    Study found that the higher odds remained even when women took blood thinner

  • Today's Kids May Be Destined for Adult Heart Disease
    (04-May-2012)
    Solution lies in instilling healthy habits, not adding medication, experts say

  • High Blood Pressure Risk Factors That May Surprise You
    (04-May-2012)
    Keep blood pressure in the normal range to prevent strokes, experts say

  • Health Tip: Be Alert for Signs of Preeclampsia
    (03-May-2012)
    A potentially dangerous pregnancy complication

  • In Some Brain Bleeds, Patients Do Better at High-Volume Hospitals
    (03-May-2012)
    Guidelines for treating 'aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage' revised

  • Routine Kidney Disease Screening Not Worthwhile, Experts Say
    (30-Apr-2012)
    But checking those with diabetes, high blood pressure makes sense, doctors agree

  • Dark Chocolate May Lower Risk of Heart Disease
    (24-Apr-2012)
    Study says it reduces levels of blood sugar and bad cholesterol, raises good cholesterol levels

  • Dark Chocolate May Lower Risk of Heart Disease
    (24-Apr-2012)
    Study says it reduces levels of blood sugar and bad cholesterol, raises good cholesterol levels

  • Exercise May Help Patients With High Blood Pressure Live Longer
    (19-Apr-2012)
    Large study from Taiwan found inactive people fared worse at all blood-pressure levels

  • Diabetes Groups Issue New Guidelines on Blood Sugar
    (19-Apr-2012)
    Type 2 illness can't be treated with one-size-fits-all approach, new recommendations advise

  • Optimism Might Cut Your Risk for Heart Attack
    (18-Apr-2012)
    Large review also found positive people less likely to suffer stroke

  • Role of Screening, Monitoring in Early Kidney Disease Unclear
    (17-Apr-2012)
    Certain blood pressure-lowering drugs most effective treatment, reports review

  • Seniors Stop Taking Heart Drugs In Medicare 'Donut Hole'
    (17-Apr-2012)
    Once coverage stops, they don't seek cheaper alternatives, study finds

  • Fast Food Is Saltier in U.S. Than Overseas
    (16-Apr-2012)
    International chains sell same items abroad but with less sodium, study finds

  • Mental Illness Tied to Higher Rates of Physical Problems: Report
    (13-Apr-2012)
    More chronic illness, ER visits and hospitalizations with conditions such as depression

  • Here Are Fruits, Veggies That Offer Best Bang for Your Buck
    (13-Apr-2012)
    Strawberries, pineapple, spinach, broccoli and mustard greens are in season and good for you, experts say

  • Drug Approved to Treat High Blood Pressure
    (13-Apr-2012)
    Dutoprol combines antihypertensive and diuretic

  • High Blood Pressure May Be Especially Lethal for Blacks
    (10-Apr-2012)
    It doubled odds for sudden cardiac death compared to whites, study finds

  • Cholesterol Levels Vary Widely by Country: Study
    (09-Apr-2012)
    Lower levels are tied to a nation's wealth, easy access to health care

  • Could Soy Help Lower Your Blood Pressure?
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Antioxidants in tofu, other foods might have beneficial effect, study suggests

  • Ob/Gyn Visit a Good Time to Screen for Heart Disease: Study
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Many women are not aware of their cardiovascular risk factors, research shows

  • Hormonal Changes May Trigger Migraines in Some Women
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Evidence supports link between fluctuations in female hormones and painful headaches

  • Antidepressants May Raise Risk for Pregnancy Complication
    (22-Mar-2012)
    Use tied to maternal high blood pressure, study finds, but benefits may still outweigh risks

  • Antidepressants May Raise Risk for Pregnancy Complication
    (22-Mar-2012)
    Use tied to maternal high blood pressure, study finds, but benefits may still outweigh risks

  • Blood Pressure Variance Between Arms Points to Heart Risk
    (21-Mar-2012)
    Study offers more evidence that measurements from both limbs should become routine

  • Lightheadedness Upon Standing Could Signal Heart Risk
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Those with 'orthostatic hypotension' more likely to develop heart failure, study suggests

  • Lightheadedness Upon Standing Could Signal Heart Risk
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Those with 'orthostatic hypotension' more likely to develop heart failure, study suggests

  • Following Heart-Healthy Behaviors May Lengthen Your Life
    (17-Mar-2012)
    Study found those who stuck by all seven guidelines lived longer than those who didn't

  • Race, Location Big Factors in American Diets
    (13-Mar-2012)
    Study finds 5 major patterns of food consumption based on environment, background

  • Poorer, Obese Adults Might Benefit From Behavior-Change Program
    (12-Mar-2012)
    Both blood pressure and weight decreased slightly, study finds

  • Experimental Drug Shows Promise Against Cushing's Disease
    (07-Mar-2012)
    In phase 3 trial, symptoms improved in people with rare hormonal disorder, study found

  • Stents No Better Than Medicine for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Three-quarters of the costly procedures may be unneeded, researcher reports

  • Health Tip: Is Your Blood Pressure Too Low?
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Here are possible explanations

  • More Doubt on Link Between a Blood Chemical and Heart Disease
    (22-Feb-2012)
    Researchers say prior tie between homocysteine, cardiovascular woes was due to faulty data

  • Pregnancy Complications May Predict Heart Trouble Later
    (20-Feb-2012)
    Mom-to-be's high blood pressure, diabetes boost risk for cardiovascular disease, study says

  • Treatment Advances Improve the Odds for Heart Failure Patients
    (16-Feb-2012)
    Experts say new drugs, devices have upped quality of life, life expectancy in past decade

  • Any Exercise Benefits Kids' Heart Health: Study
    (14-Feb-2012)
    Better blood pressure, cholesterol, weight accompanies activity, regardless of sedentary time

  • Generic Drugs Easing Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs in U.S.
    (08-Feb-2012)
    But meds remain a significant burden for those with low incomes, chronic illnesses, study finds

  • Even for the Overweight, Exercise Helps the Heart
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Study finds changes in physical fitness affect disease risk at any weight

  • Avoid Window Seats to Cut Risk for In-Flight Blood Clots: Study
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Experts say DVTs can strike any immobilized passenger, not just those in economy class

  • Everyday Foods Add Up to Major Salt Problems: CDC
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Ten food types, including bread, account for higher risk of heart disease, stroke, report says

  • Women Wear Red on Friday to Highlight Heart Health
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Roughly 8 million women in the United States have heart disease, research shows

  • Blood Pressure Differences Between Arms Could Signal Heart Risk
    (30-Jan-2012)
    Peripheral vascular disease may lead to stroke or early death, researchers say

  • Blood Pressure Differences Between Arms Could Signal Heart Risk
    (30-Jan-2012)
    Peripheral vascular disease may lead to stroke or early death, researchers say

  • Positive Reinforcement May Help Patients Take Their Meds
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Upbeat thoughts plus education boosted adherence among blacks with high blood pressure, study found

  • Optimal Heart Health Starts Early: Study
    (25-Jan-2012)
    No risk factors by middle age is 'the fountain of youth for your heart'

  • Narrowed Artery Condition Often Goes Undiagnosed: Study
    (19-Jan-2012)
    Fibrous tissue disorder raises risks for high blood pressure, stroke and aneurysm

  • 'Upper Normal' Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Risk in Men
    (17-Jan-2012)
    Those with levels in the high end of the normal range may later develop irregular heartbeat, study says

  • Even When Silent, Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Stroke Risk
    (11-Jan-2012)
    Study found people with pacemakers experienced atrial fibrillation without realizing it

  • Short Delay in Treating Blood Pressure Safe for Diabetics: Study
    (09-Jan-2012)
    But other experts disagree, saying the best solution to hypertension is prompt drug therapy

  • Smog Tied to Raised Risk of Chronic Illness in Black Women
    (06-Jan-2012)
    Study showed more type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure as exposure rose

  • Treating High Blood Pressure May Add Years to Life
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Study found those who took blood pressure meds lived a day longer for every month of treatment

  • Treating High Blood Pressure May Add Years to Life
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Study found those who took blood pressure meds lived a day longer for every month of treatment

  • Edarbyclor Approved for High Blood Pressure
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Condition affects about 1 in 3 Americans

  • Blood Pressure Control in Middle Age Can Lower Lifetime Heart Risk
    (19-Dec-2011)
    14-year study showed importance of achieving normal levels in midlife

  • Blood Pressure Control in Middle Age Can Lower Lifetime Heart Risk
    (19-Dec-2011)
    14-year study showed importance of achieving normal levels in midlife

  • Blood Pressure Readings Differ When Guidelines Followed
    (16-Dec-2011)
    Study compared routine measurements to method recommended by experts

  • Study Looks at Stroke Risks in Teen Football Players
    (16-Dec-2011)
    Possible factors include obesity and anabolic-steroid use, researchers say

  • Poor Lifestyles Harming U.S. Heart Health: Report
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Comprehensive update shows Americans gaining weight, eating more junk food, exercising less

  • Poor Lifestyles Harming U.S. Heart Health: Report
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Comprehensive update shows Americans gaining weight, eating more junk food, exercising less

  • Apnea Treatment Might Reduce Signs of Heart Disease Risk
    (14-Dec-2011)
    Wearing CPAP mask during sleep improved blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar in study patients

  • Apnea Treatment Might Reduce Signs of Heart Disease Risk
    (14-Dec-2011)
    Wearing CPAP mask during sleep improved blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar in study patients

  • Treating Prehypertension Lowers Stroke Risk: Study
    (08-Dec-2011)
    Antihypertensive drugs even help those with slightly elevated blood pressure

  • Many Kids Seen in ER Have High Blood Pressure
    (07-Dec-2011)
    Could mean children are scared and upset, but may signal more serious issues, researchers say

  • Fish May Cut Threat of Heart Disease in Young Women
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Eating fish once a week may substantially reduce risk, compared to eating no fish, researchers say

  • Sickle Cell Disease Tied to 'Silent Strokes' in Children
    (02-Dec-2011)
    Anemia and high blood pressure together or alone increased the risk in study of young patients

  • ER Visits for Energy-Drink Ills Soar in U.S.
    (22-Nov-2011)
    Many patients combined the caffeine-loaded beverages with alcohol, other drugs, report finds

  • Hypertension in Young Adulthood May Mean Trouble Later On
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Higher blood pressures linked to more deaths from cardiovascular and heart disease

  • At-Home Blood Pressure Readings Might Help Track Ailing Brain: Study
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Portable device that measures BP changes during daily activities also may shed light on brain health

  • Hypertension in Young Adulthood May Mean Trouble Later On
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Higher blood pressures linked to more deaths from cardiovascular and heart disease

  • Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Good cholesterol, blood pressure levels and more appear to reduce tumor risk, study finds

  • Got High Blood Pressure? Kiwi Fruit May Help
    (15-Nov-2011)
    Small study found three a day lowered levels more than eating an apple a day

  • New Research Questions Wisdom of Cutting Down on Salt
    (09-Nov-2011)
    While doing so lowers blood pressure, it might raise cholesterol, other risk factors for heart disease

  • New Research Questions Wisdom of Cutting Down on Salt
    (09-Nov-2011)
    While doing so lowers blood pressure, it might raise cholesterol, other risk factors for heart disease

  • Life in U.S. Not Always a Plus for Immigrants' Health
    (31-Oct-2011)
    Obesity, hypertension, diabetes soar for Hispanics the longer they live in United States, study finds

  • Sleepy Teens More Prone to Weight Gain: Study
    (25-Oct-2011)
    Hormones may set stage for weight gain in kids who don't get enough shut-eye, researcher says

  • Taking Blood Pressure Meds at Bedtime May Be Better
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Patients doing so had better heart health than those on a morning schedule, study shows

  • Could HPV Raise Women's Risk for Heart Disease?
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Study suggests a link, but more research is needed

  • U.S. Diet Still Has Too Much Salt, CDC Warns
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Efforts needed to cut the 75% of dietary sodium that comes from processed foods, restaurant meals

  • Hypertension, Not Blood Pressure Drugs, Linked to Birth Defects
    (19-Oct-2011)
    Study found medications did not raise risk any further

  • Hypertension, Not Blood Pressure Drugs, Linked to Birth Defects
    (19-Oct-2011)
    Study found medications did not raise risk any further

  • Fewer Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure, U.S. Study Finds
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Number of cases is down, but there are still too many, expert says

  • Could Discrimination Help Trigger Illness in Blacks?
    (13-Oct-2011)
    Stress tied to bias might explain race-based disparities in disease rates, researchers say

  • U.S. Heart Disease Rates Keep Falling: CDC
    (13-Oct-2011)
    But certain populations still lag behind trend, especially in the South, experts warn

  • Where Folks Live Plays Role in Health Disparities: Study
    (12-Oct-2011)
    Race seems to matter less than living in a poor community, researchers say

  • Study Suggests Origins of Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Father's cells inside the placenta trick mother's immune system, research says

  • Study Suggests Origins of Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Father's cells inside the placenta trick mother's immune system, research says

  • Restless Legs Syndrome May Boost Blood Pressure
    (10-Oct-2011)
    Disrupted sleep might cause the hypertension, expert says

  • Is Female Hormone Disorder Tied to Familial Heart Risk?
    (07-Oct-2011)
    Various forms of heart disease seen in parents of polycystic ovary syndrome patients, study says

  • Overweight Kids at Greater Risk for High Blood Pressure
    (04-Oct-2011)
    Paves the way for hypertension in adulthood, researchers say

  • 1 in 4 U.S. Adults Treated for High Blood Pressure: Report
    (29-Sep-2011)
    Treatment costs associated with the condition topped $47 billion in 2008

  • Even Slightly Higher Blood Pressure May Boost Stroke Risk
    (28-Sep-2011)
    Adults with prehypertension should start with lifestyle changes, researchers say

  • More Frequent Doctor Visits May Benefit Diabetes Patients
    (26-Sep-2011)
    Quicker control of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol might reduce complications, study says

  • Antioxidants Not Behind Red Wine's Healthy Effect on Heart: Study
    (23-Sep-2011)
    No effect seen when people drank polyphenols in dairy-based drinks, researchers say

  • Two-Day Dialysis Interval Could Pose Danger: Study
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Waiting 48 hours between kidney treatments seems to raise risk of death, hospitalization

  • Statins Don't Raise Risk of Brain Bleeds After Stroke: Study
    (13-Sep-2011)
    Guidelines call for them to prevent future strokes, but not all experts agree

  • Blacks Develop High Blood Pressure a Year Ahead of Whites
    (13-Sep-2011)
    New research shows those with pre-hypertension progress more rapidly without lifestyle changes

  • Newly Found Gene Mutations May Aid Heart Treatments
    (13-Sep-2011)
    The gene variants are involved in high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, study says

  • U.S. Seeks to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks, Strokes
    (13-Sep-2011)
    New program hopes to get more Americans to live healthier lives

  • Meds Better Than Stent for Preventing Second Stroke: Study
    (07-Sep-2011)
    Findings will result in fewer brain stenting procedures, expert says

  • Potatoes May Be Good for the Heart After All, Study Says
    (01-Sep-2011)
    But not if they're fried or doused in high-fat sour cream, butter and cheese

  • Potatoes May Be Good for the Heart After All, Study Says
    (01-Sep-2011)
    But not if they're fried or doused in high-fat sour cream, butter and cheese

  • Strokes Rising Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other risk factors may be to blame, researchers say

  • Poor Sleep, High Blood Pressure?
    (29-Aug-2011)
    Study found older men who got less 'deep sleep' had higher risk of hypertension

  • Poor Sleep, High Blood Pressure?
    (29-Aug-2011)
    Study found older men who got less 'deep sleep' had higher risk of hypertension

  • Inflammation From Rheumatoid Arthritis Tied to Heart Disease
    (17-Aug-2011)
    But treating both inflammation, factors contributing to heart disease can lower risk, study shows

  • Patients Taking Antipsychotics Urged to Get Routine Physicals
    (12-Aug-2011)
    These meds linked to risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke, researchers say

  • CPAP Therapy Most Effective for Sleep Apnea, Experts Say
    (08-Aug-2011)
    Strong evidence supports use of machine that pumps air through mask worn during sleep: review

  • Smoking Linked to Raised Risk of Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds
    (05-Aug-2011)
    Current smokers have double the risk of this serious health problem over those who never smoked

  • Even a Little Exercise Helps the Heart, Study Finds
    (01-Aug-2011)
    And the benefits are greater for women than for men, researchers say

  • Smoking, Diabetes, Obesity May Shrink Your Brain
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Study adds to evidence that good living preserves mental abilities

  • Even a Little Exercise Helps the Heart, Study Finds
    (01-Aug-2011)
    And the benefits are greater for women than for men, researchers say

  • Blood Pressure Drop During Dialysis May Raise Clot Risk
    (29-Jul-2011)
    Low BP occurs in about 25% of these treatment sessions in kidney-failure patients, researchers say

  • Pregnancy-Related Strokes Jump 54 Percent
    (28-Jul-2011)
    Heavier moms, chronic illnesses likely play a role in increase, study says

  • Predicting Who Will -- and Won't -- Survive a Heart Attack
    (28-Jul-2011)
    Victims who are black, very obese or have high blood pressure at higher risk of death, study finds

  • Painful Gout Afflicting More Americans: Study
    (28-Jul-2011)
    More than 8 million adults now have the inflammatory joint disease, perhaps linked to rising obesity rates

  • Implantable Device May Ease Tough-to-Treat Hypertension
    (27-Jul-2011)
    But complication rate was relatively high and FDA approval may be years away, researchers say

  • Heart Disease Prevention May Save Billions Annually in U.S.
    (26-Jul-2011)
    Current costs of $450 billion a year aren't sustainable, nation's heart experts say

  • FDA Approves Blood Thinner Brilinta for Heart Patients
    (21-Jul-2011)
    Another option alongside Plavix, but should not be taken with higher doses of aspirin

  • Clogged Arteries Might Raise Risk of Dementia, Experts Warn
    (21-Jul-2011)
    Same factors that put heart at risk can also affect brain, according to heart and stroke associations

  • Small Study Suggests Milk, Soy Proteins Lower Blood Pressure Modestly
    (18-Jul-2011)
    But more research needed, experts say, citing several limitations with the trial

  • Small Study Suggests Milk, Soy Proteins Lower Blood Pressure Modestly
    (18-Jul-2011)
    But more research needed, experts say, citing several limitations with the trial

  • Poorer, Less Educated Youth More Prone to Hypertension
    (14-Jul-2011)
    These young adults were more likely to be overweight and exercise less, researchers explained

  • Certain Painkillers May Raise Odds of Stroke, Heart Attack: Study
    (14-Jul-2011)
    NSAIDs, which include ibuprofen, aspirin and other meds, might hike risks for heart patients, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Living With Pulmonary Hypertension
    (13-Jul-2011)
    High blood pressure in narrowed lung arteries

  • Bettering Social Status Lowers High Blood Pressure Risk
    (12-Jul-2011)
    For poor or disadvantaged people, the risk goes down as they move up the ladder of success, study finds

  • Physical Activity Levels Linked to Employment Status
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Men's and women's exercise levels affected differently by being unemployed, study finds

  • Study: Potassium Boosts Heart Health, Salt Harms It
    (11-Jul-2011)
    Combo of high sodium, low potassium called 'double whammy' for cardiovascular risk

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Blood Vessel Disorders in Study
    (11-Jul-2011)
    Treating breathing disorder may help avoid heart conditions, researchers say

  • Study: Potassium Boosts Heart Health, Salt Harms It
    (11-Jul-2011)
    Combo of high sodium, low potassium called 'double whammy' for cardiovascular risk

  • Soluble Fiber Appears Key to Trimming 'Bad Fat'
    (01-Jul-2011)
    For every 10-gram daily increase, belly fat cut by nearly 4 percent over five years, researchers say

  • At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring More Telling Than Doctor's Office Readings
    (27-Jun-2011)
    Without the anxiety of a clinic visit, readings from kidney patients may give a more accurate picture

  • Diabetic Girls May Have Heart Risk Factors
    (27-Jun-2011)
    Study authors not clear on why, but urge doctors to watch teens closely

  • Health Tip: Coping With Low Blood Pressure
    (24-Jun-2011)
    Suggestions for dealing with hypotension

  • Effects of Premature Birth May Stretch Into Adulthood: Study
    (23-Jun-2011)
    21-year study found physical, psychological differences compared to those born full-term

  • Single Reading Can't Gauge Blood Pressure Control: Study
    (20-Jun-2011)
    Before changing hypertension drugs, doctors should consider multiple readings, researchers say

  • Single Reading Can't Gauge Blood Pressure Control: Study
    (20-Jun-2011)
    Before changing hypertension drugs, doctors should consider multiple readings, researchers say

  • HRT May Reduce Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease
    (16-Jun-2011)
    Hormone treatment may have some protective effect in postmenopausal women, researchers say

  • U.S. Found to Be Losing Ground in Life Expectancy
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Some Mississippi women can expect to die younger than women in El Salvador, new analysis claims

  • Diabetics May Be at Greater Risk for Second Stroke
    (14-Jun-2011)
    But lowering cholesterol with statins reduces their odds for cardiovascular events, researchers say

  • Medical Groups Update Heart, Blood Pressure Care Guidelines
    (13-Jun-2011)
    Measures tweak standards last changed in 2005

  • Medical Groups Update Heart, Blood Pressure Care Guidelines
    (13-Jun-2011)
    Measures tweak standards last changed in 2005

  • Walking the Dog Benefits You, Too
    (09-Jun-2011)
    Daily outings help control your blood pressure and weight, experts say

  • Heart-Healthy DASH Diet May Help Teen Girls Stay Slim
    (06-Jun-2011)
    Study found those who most closely followed eating plan showed least gains in body mass index

  • Popular Blood Pressure Meds Not Linked to Cancer, FDA Says
    (02-Jun-2011)
    U.S. health authorities complete safety review, exonerate angiotensin-receptor blockers

  • Gestational Diabetes Predictable Before Pregnancy, Experts Say
    (27-May-2011)
    Risk 4.6 times higher in overweight women with high blood sugar, even years before conception

  • Study Finds Almost 1 in 5 Young Adults Has High Blood Pressure
    (25-May-2011)
    Rate is much higher than was previously reported in 24- to 32-year-olds in U.S.

  • Daily Four-Drug Combo Pill Halves Heart Disease Risk: Study
    (25-May-2011)
    Low cost, better adherence are pluses, but side effects could be problem, experts say

  • CT Heart Scans No Benefit to Patients Without Symptoms
    (23-May-2011)
    Study suggests it can lead to unneeded aggressive, invasive procedures and treatments

  • Psoriasis, High Blood Pressure May Be Linked
    (20-May-2011)
    Hypertension tends to be more severe in people with the skin condition, study finds

  • Psoriasis, High Blood Pressure May Be Linked
    (20-May-2011)
    Hypertension tends to be more severe in people with the skin condition, study finds

  • Study Suggests Supplement May Protect Against Preeclampsia
    (20-May-2011)
    Others warn of possible side effects and urge more research before pregnant women try it

  • Standard Heart Drugs Won't Ease Pulmonary Hypertension
    (18-May-2011)
    Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension don't benefit from aspirin or simvastatin, study finds

  • Standard Heart Drugs Won't Ease Pulmonary Hypertension
    (18-May-2011)
    Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension don't benefit from aspirin or simvastatin, study finds

  • Gastric Bypass May Help Prevent Heart Disease in Teens: Study
    (09-May-2011)
    Cholesterol levels improved even better in young patients than adults, study found

  • Blood Pressure May Hint at Kidney Cancer Outcome
    (05-May-2011)
    Study finds that high levels indicate drug treatment is working

  • Sex, Coffee May Boost Risk of Brain Aneurysm Rupture: Study
    (05-May-2011)
    Activities that raise blood pressure appear to be the cause, researcher suggests

  • Study Challenges Link Between Salt and Heart Disease
    (03-May-2011)
    But, European researchers acknowledge younger, white volunteers may have skewed results

  • Study Challenges Link Between Salt and Heart Disease
    (03-May-2011)
    But, European researchers acknowledge younger, white volunteers may have skewed results

  • Breast-feeding May Influence Long-Term Health: Study
    (02-May-2011)
    Formula vs. breast-fed babies show metabolic differences in first three years of life

  • Religion Doesn't Help Lower Blood Pressure, Study Suggests
    (02-May-2011)
    Counters previous research that found a benefit, but authors say more study needed

  • Secondhand Smoke Boosts Boys' Blood Pressure
    (02-May-2011)
    Study finds it puts them at risk for hypertension later in life

  • Religion Doesn't Help Lower Blood Pressure, Study Suggests
    (02-May-2011)
    Counters previous research that found a benefit, but authors say more study needed

  • Frequent Business Travel Tough on the Heart, Study Finds
    (02-May-2011)
    People on the go 20 or more days per month had more cardiovascular risk factors

  • Death Rates Among People With High Blood Pressure Falling
    (25-Apr-2011)
    But they're still at raised risk over those without hypertension

  • Experts Offer New Guidance for Blood Pressure Control in Elderly
    (25-Apr-2011)
    Lifestyle changes, use of antihypertensive drugs urged to reduce health problems in those over 80

  • Death Rates Among People With High Blood Pressure Falling
    (25-Apr-2011)
    But they're still at raised risk over those without hypertension

  • To Get Americans Healthier, U.S. Targets the Heart
    (22-Apr-2011)
    People urged to eat better, exercise more before risk factors develop

  • ACE Inhibitors Seem to Raise Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (21-Apr-2011)
    But another blood pressure medication has a protective effect, preliminary research suggests

  • Brain May Shrink in Decade Before Alzheimer's Symptoms Appear
    (13-Apr-2011)
    Although study participants had no memory problems at first, the disease had taken a foothold

  • Health Tip: Why You May Have Low Blood Pressure
    (12-Apr-2011)
    Common reasons for hypotension

  • Higher Rate of Morning Heart Attacks Not Due to Blood Pressure: Study
    (11-Apr-2011)
    Readings vary throughout day, typically lowest in morning, researchers find

  • Racial Disparities Remain for Health Care for Vets
    (07-Apr-2011)
    VA has made improvements, but more needs to be done, study says

  • Racial Disparities Remain for Health Care for Vets
    (07-Apr-2011)
    VA has made improvements, but more needs to be done, study says

  • Overall Health May Be Key to Beating Breast Cancer
    (06-Apr-2011)
    Poorer wellbeing linked to a 65% raised risk of death from any cause in study patients

  • Implantable Device May Lower Tough-to-Treat Hypertension
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Electrical jolt tricks body into regulating blood pressure, researchers say

  • Two Different Heart Drugs May Work Equally Well for High-Risk Patients
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Study found ARB, calcium channel blocker both helped those with hypertension, glucose intolerance

  • Two Different Heart Drugs May Work Equally Well for High-Risk Patients
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Study found ARB, calcium channel blocker both helped those with hypertension, glucose intolerance

  • Laughter Not Only Feels Good, It's Good for the Heart
    (01-Apr-2011)
    A chuckle relieves stress, improves blood pressure, expert says

  • Laughter Not Only Feels Good, It's Good for the Heart
    (01-Apr-2011)
    A chuckle relieves stress, improves blood pressure, expert says

  • Nerve Block Treatment May Ease Stubborn High Blood Pressure
    (29-Mar-2011)
    Procedure normalized levels in 39% of patients with resistant hypertension, early research shows

  • Nerve Block Treatment May Ease Stubborn High Blood Pressure
    (29-Mar-2011)
    Procedure normalized levels in 39% of patients with resistant hypertension, early research shows

  • High Blood Pressure in Doc's Office Not Always Hypertension
    (28-Mar-2011)
    Round-the-clock monitoring can distinguish 'white coat' syndrome from real thing, study finds

  • Healthy Lifestyles Could Halve Cases of Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat
    (28-Mar-2011)
    Atrial fibrillation raises stroke risk, but it doesn't have to happen, study shows

  • Laughter, Music May Lower Blood Pressure, Study Says
    (25-Mar-2011)
    But experts disagree on whether the findings are meaningful

  • ER Visits From Ecstasy Jump 75 Percent, U.S. Study Finds
    (24-Mar-2011)
    Hospitals treat drug's young users for agitation, heat stroke, even heart failure, report notes

  • Dark Chocolate May Harbor Benefits for the Heart
    (24-Mar-2011)
    Despite possible upside, cocoa carries risks and won't overcome bad health habits, expert says

  • Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension
    (23-Mar-2011)
    The more active you are, the less a high-sodium diet will raise your blood pressure, study suggests

  • Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension
    (23-Mar-2011)
    The more active you are, the less a high-sodium diet will raise your blood pressure, study suggests

  • Risks May Outweigh Benefits for Blood Pressure Drug Combo
    (22-Mar-2011)
    Medications successful on their own create problems together, study confirms

  • Whole Grain Cereal May Help Control Blood Pressure
    (22-Mar-2011)
    Men who consumed seven or more servings a week reduced their risk of hypertension by about 20%, study finds

  • High Blood Pressure Linked to Drop in Walking Speed, Study Finds
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Major declines affect seniors' ability to remain independent, researchers say

  • High Blood Pressure Linked to Drop in Walking Speed, Study Finds
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Major declines affect seniors' ability to remain independent, researchers say

  • Fat Alone, Not Where It Sits, May Be Key to Heart Problems
    (11-Mar-2011)
    Study upends long-held belief that apple-shaped people face highest risk

  • Fat Alone, Not Where It Sits, May Be Key to Heart Problems
    (11-Mar-2011)
    Study upends long-held belief that apple-shaped people face highest risk

  • Blood Pressure Drug Does Not Help Those With Atrial Fibrillation
    (09-Mar-2011)
    Expert says use of Avapro in this group of heart patients not warranted

  • Blood Pressure Drug Delays Kidney Disease in Diabetics
    (09-Mar-2011)
    But experts are concerned about higher deaths from heart problems

  • Blood Pressure Drug Does Not Help Those With Atrial Fibrillation
    (09-Mar-2011)
    Expert says use of Avapro in this group of heart patients not warranted

  • Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk
    (06-Mar-2011)
    Powerful nutrient is found in fish, poultry, dairy and many fruits and vegetables, researchers say

  • Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk
    (06-Mar-2011)
    Powerful nutrient is found in fish, poultry, dairy and many fruits and vegetables, researchers say

  • Napping May Help Keep Blood Pressure in Check
    (02-Mar-2011)
    Despite stress, levels are lower for those who sleep a bit during the day, study finds

  • Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Heart Patients Without Hypertension
    (01-Mar-2011)
    Analysis authors not sure of exact mechanism behind benefit

  • Sugary Drinks Might Raise Hypertension Risk: Study
    (28-Feb-2011)
    Those who consumed more were more likely to have high blood pressure, but exactly why is not clear

  • Edarbi Approved for High Blood Pressure
    (28-Feb-2011)
    But shouldn't be taken by pregnant women

  • High Cholesterol, Hypertension May Harm Memory in Middle Age
    (21-Feb-2011)
    Study finds link between cardiovascular disease and lower scores on mental skills tests

  • Research Sheds Light on Gene Linked to Preeclampsia
    (17-Feb-2011)
    Discovery may lead to improved screening, care for this pregnancy complication, researchers say

  • No Benefit to Lowering Blood Pressure in Acute Stroke: Study
    (11-Feb-2011)
    Medication doesn't improve outcomes and may even be harmful, researchers say

  • Lead Exposure May Raise Blood Pressure in Pregnancy
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Even low levels had a strong effect, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Symptoms That May Indicate Preeclampsia
    (07-Feb-2011)
    High blood pressure during pregnancy

  • Obesity Has Nearly Doubled Worldwide Since 1980: Report
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Despite rising weights, some nations keeping blood pressure, cholesterol under control, study finds

  • Half of Adults Have Hypertension or High Cholesterol: CDC
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Many Americans with these conditions are not treated effectively, health officials say

  • Half of Adults Have Hypertension or High Cholesterol: CDC
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Many Americans with these conditions are not treated effectively, health officials say

  • New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Focus on Salt Reduction
    (31-Jan-2011)
    Slashing sodium intake, switching to healthier fats key features of advisory

  • Lowering BP Can Help Cut Women's Heart Disease Risk
    (24-Jan-2011)
    15-point reduction in systolic blood pressure may aid disease prevention in middle age, study finds

  • Deep Brain Stimulation Might Ease Tough-to-Treat Hypertension
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Doctors stumbled on effect when treating hypertensive man for stroke-linked pain

  • Lowering BP Can Help Cut Women's Heart Disease Risk
    (24-Jan-2011)
    15-point reduction in systolic blood pressure may aid disease prevention in middle age, study finds

  • U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Will triple by 2030, report says; experts urge prevention efforts

  • Some Antibiotics, Blood Pressure Meds a Bad Mix: Study
    (17-Jan-2011)
    Those taking calcium channel blockers showed raised risk for dangerously low blood pressure

  • Some Antibiotics, Blood Pressure Meds a Bad Mix: Study
    (17-Jan-2011)
    Those taking calcium channel blockers showed raised risk for dangerously low blood pressure

  • Bright Lights at Night May Raise Diabetes Risk
    (14-Jan-2011)
    Findings may be especially important for people who work the night shift, researcher says

  • Health Disparities Persist in U.S., Report Shows
    (13-Jan-2011)
    Income, gender and race still influence health status, CDC data finds

  • Taking Short Breaks From Sitting May Help Waistline and Heart
    (12-Jan-2011)
    Even a little more activity spread through the average workday boosts health, study suggests

  • Not All Heart Failure Drugs Boost Survival Equally
    (11-Jan-2011)
    Comparison study found patients taking candesartan outlived those on losartan

  • Not All Heart Failure Drugs Boost Survival Equally
    (11-Jan-2011)
    Comparison study found patients taking candesartan outlived those on losartan

  • Secondhand Smoke Tied to High Blood Pressure in Kids
    (10-Jan-2011)
    Exposure poses risk for lifelong cardiovascular problems, experts say

  • Roundup: 2010 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Care
    (28-Dec-2010)
    Improved therapies, research on lifestyle prevention expanded in past year

  • Race, Sex Play Part in Hypertension Risk
    (21-Dec-2010)
    Where you live also factors into the equation, study found

  • Psoriasis Linked to Raised Heart Risks
    (20-Dec-2010)
    40% of study patients with skin disorder had factors such as diabetes, obesity

  • Death Rate From Heart Disease, Stroke Drops Off Over Decade
    (15-Dec-2010)
    But success is costly and much too limited, experts say

  • New Test Links Blood Protein to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk
    (07-Dec-2010)
    High levels were also associated with risk of death from all causes

  • Lifestyle Key to Preventing Stroke, Guidelines Say
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Number of strokes rising in U.S., but deaths drop almost one-third

  • Common Sleep Complaints May Be Tied to Heart Threat
    (01-Dec-2010)
    Loud snoring, insomnia and unrefreshing sleep linked to metabolic syndrome in study

  • Disease Prevention Could Save U.S. Billions of Dollars Annually
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Reducing rates of diabetes, high blood pressure by 5% worth $9 billion a year, study finds

  • Doubling Frequency of Dialysis May Help Kidney Failure Patients
    (22-Nov-2010)
    6 sessions a week improved heart function, overall health, but is not for everyone, researcher says

  • E. Coli Could Have Long Term Effect on Heart
    (19-Nov-2010)
    Blood pressure, kidneys affected in some patients 8 years later, study finds

  • E. Coli Could Have Long Term Effect on Heart
    (19-Nov-2010)
    Blood pressure, kidneys affected in some patients 8 years later, study finds

  • Cell Phone 'Telemonitoring' May Help Control Blood Pressure
    (17-Nov-2010)
    In study, more than a third of diabetics using the system improved their results

  • Nerve Zap to Kidneys Might Ease Stubborn Hypertension
    (17-Nov-2010)
    Study was short but strategy seemed to lower blood pressure in patients who'd failed numerous drugs

  • Study Urges Teens to Cut Down on Salt
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Doing so could reduce risk of high blood pressure, heart disease later in life

  • Few Make Lifestyle Changes that Could Keep Their Heart Healthy
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Survey found only .01 percent heeded all seven recommendations from heart association

  • Study Urges Teens to Cut Down on Salt
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Doing so could reduce risk of high blood pressure, heart disease later in life

  • Warfarin Patients Often Unaware of Risks from Herbs, Supplement Use
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Survey shows many don't know combining certain herbs with blood thinner can lead to bleeding, stroke

  • Minneapolis Study Points to Sharp Drop in Smoking Rates
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Not only are more smokers quitting, but fewer people are choosing to start habit, 30-year study finds

  • Are You at Risk of Developing Diabetes?
    (11-Nov-2010)
    Know the risk factors and warning signs, experts advise

  • Common Eye Condition Linked to Elevated Eye Pressure
    (10-Nov-2010)
    In older adults, ring of fats around cornea may signal cardiovascular disease

  • Housing Woes May Contribute to Poor Health
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Higher blood pressure, arthritis seen in folks who struggle to make ends meet, study says

  • Number of Uninsured American Adults Hits Record High
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Many of those without coverage are middle-income people or chronically ill, CDC says

  • Solar Blood-Pressure Device Shows Promise for Use in Poor Nations
    (08-Nov-2010)
    Instrument could improve treatment of hypertension in low-income countries, researchers say

  • Older Americans Sicker Than British Peers...
    (04-Nov-2010)
    ... But they live just as long, study suggests

  • Percentage of U.S. Adults With Hypertension Holds Steady at 30%
    (27-Oct-2010)
    But CDC report shows more people have their high blood pressure under control

  • Percentage of U.S. Adults With Hypertension Holds Steady at 30%
    (27-Oct-2010)
    But CDC report shows more people have their high blood pressure under control

  • For Black Men, Haircuts Might Also Cut High Blood Pressure
    (26-Oct-2010)
    Barbers who offer BP checks help customers beat hypertension, study finds

  • Americans' Salt Intake Unchanged Over 50 Years
    (20-Oct-2010)
    Intense efforts to limit sodium in U.S. diet aren't working, an expert says

  • Americans' Salt Intake Unchanged Over 50 Years
    (20-Oct-2010)
    Intense efforts to limit sodium in U.S. diet aren't working, an expert says

  • Aspirin, Statins May Reduce Problems After Heart Surgery
    (19-Oct-2010)
    Aspirin may prevent heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure while statins cut risk of death, studies found

  • Even a Little Weight Loss Helps Lower Blood Pressure in Obese Kids
    (15-Oct-2010)
    Hypertension in youth can lead to heart disease later on, study authors note

  • Genes May Help Explain High Blood Pressure in Blacks
    (14-Oct-2010)
    Excessive production of sodium-regulating hormone cited in study

  • Genes May Help Explain High Blood Pressure in Blacks
    (14-Oct-2010)
    Excessive production of sodium-regulating hormone cited in study

  • Nearly 1 in 5 W.Va. 5th Graders May Have High Blood Pressure
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Similar findings noted elsewhere, researchers say

  • Nearly 1 in 5 W.Va. 5th Graders May Have High Blood Pressure
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Similar findings noted elsewhere, researchers say

  • Taking Blood Pressure Drugs at Bedtime May Boost Effectiveness
    (08-Oct-2010)
    Night-time dosing causes normal dip, reducing risk of heart attack, stroke, study finds

  • Workplace Noise Tied to Heart Disease Risk
    (06-Oct-2010)
    Young men who smoke are among those at highest risk, study finds

  • Treat High Blood Pressure in Blacks Aggressively: Experts
    (04-Oct-2010)
    International medical group recommends starting lifestyle changes, drug therapy earlier than usual

  • Treat High Blood Pressure in Blacks Aggressively: Experts
    (04-Oct-2010)
    International medical group recommends starting lifestyle changes, drug therapy earlier than usual

  • Lack of Sleep During Pregnancy Ups Risk of High Blood Pressure
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Odds of preeclampsia increased ninefold when sleep was regularly less than five hours, study finds

  • No Blood Pressure Benefit Seen With Pine-Bark Extract
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Study patients taking supplement had same results as those given a placebo, new research finds

  • Moderate Alcohol Use Helps Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death: Study
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Up to one drink daily lowers women's risk by a third, researchers say

  • Metabolic Syndrome Doubles Heart Risk, Analysis Shows
    (20-Sep-2010)
    Urgent need to help people control obesity, blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin resistance, expert says

  • Diet to Prevent Hypertension Also Helps Prevent Kidney Stones
    (16-Sep-2010)
    New findings related to DASH diet, which is high in produce, dairy products and whole grains

  • Diet to Prevent Hypertension Also Helps Prevent Kidney Stones
    (16-Sep-2010)
    New findings related to DASH diet, which is high in produce, dairy products and whole grains

  • Test Might Spot Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication
    (13-Sep-2010)
    Preeclampsia leads to dangerous spikes in blood pressure, but 'biomarker' test might detect it early, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Control Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy
    (10-Sep-2010)
    And monitor it closely while you're pregnant

  • Health Tip: Control Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy
    (10-Sep-2010)
    And monitor it closely while you're pregnant

  • Dementia Warning Signs Identified in Type 2 Diabetics: Study
    (08-Sep-2010)
    High blood pressure, slow gait, self-reported bad health might signal decline, researchers say

  • Lower Blood Pressure May Help Sicker Kidney Patients
    (01-Sep-2010)
    Standard goal may not be low enough for those with protein in their urine, study finds

  • 'DASH Diet' Shown to Lower Heart Attack Risk Almost 20%
    (31-Aug-2010)
    Eating more fruits and vegetables, fewer fats can cut your 10-year risk of heart disease, study says

  • 'DASH Diet' Shown to Lower Heart Attack Risk Almost 20%
    (31-Aug-2010)
    Eating more fruits and vegetables, fewer fats can cut your 10-year risk of heart disease, study says

  • Low-Dose Omega-3 Fatty Acids Don't Protect Heart Patients
    (30-Aug-2010)
    Dutch study finds consuming small amounts in margarine daily didn't prevent cardiac trouble

  • In Some Patients, Hypertension Meds Raise Blood Pressure
    (25-Aug-2010)
    Finding true for "significant" percentage of people, researchers say

  • Adding Fish Oil to Low-Fat/High-Carb Diet May Improve Cholesterol
    (20-Aug-2010)
    Strategy helped those with cluster of unhealthy heart risk factors, study found

  • Walking to School Could Ease Classroom Stress
    (14-Aug-2010)
    In study, kids 'commuting' by feet had better heart rate, blood pressure during test

  • Generics As Good As Costly Blood Pressure Meds, Study Finds
    (13-Aug-2010)
    Plus, fewer deaths seen in group taking no-brand-name diuretics after 8 to 13 years

  • Many Patients Say 'No' to Chocolate As Medicine
    (12-Aug-2010)
    Study found people preferred pills to the antioxidant-rich sweet to lower blood pressure

  • Menstrual Cycle May Affect Reaction to Breathing Tube
    (09-Aug-2010)
    In women, response to ventilation tube insertion may vary depending on surgery timing, study finds

  • Just a Little Belly Fat Can Damage Blood Vessels
    (09-Aug-2010)
    Raises risk for high blood pressure, other heart problems, study finds

  • Just a Little Belly Fat Can Damage Blood Vessels
    (09-Aug-2010)
    Raises risk for high blood pressure, other heart problems, study finds

  • Could Lifestyle Changes Cut Dementia Rates?
    (06-Aug-2010)
    Eliminating depression and diabetes, consuming more fruit and vegetables could reduce new cases by 21 percent, researchers say

  • Combination Drug Approved for High Blood Pressure
    (26-Jul-2010)
    Tribenzor sanctioned for those who don't respond to other drugs

  • Combination Drug Approved for High Blood Pressure
    (26-Jul-2010)
    Tribenzor sanctioned for those who don't respond to other drugs

  • Relationship Insecurity May Undermine Your Health
    (25-Jul-2010)
    People who feel anxious and needy at higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic pain and stroke, researchers find

  • Could PCBs Help Boost Blood Pressure?
    (19-Jul-2010)
    Study suggests a link, but cause and effect remains unclear, experts say

  • Sleep Plays Important Role in Chronic Disease: Report
    (14-Jul-2010)
    7 to 8 hours is optimal for adults, but too much or too little raises health risks, study finds

  • Monitoring Blood Pressure at Home May Help Keep It Low
    (08-Jul-2010)
    Daily readings and pre-agreed med changes yielded better results than standard care in study

  • Monitoring Blood Pressure at Home May Help Keep It Low
    (08-Jul-2010)
    Daily readings and pre-agreed med changes yielded better results than standard care in study

  • Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Help All Diabetics: Study
    (06-Jul-2010)
    In those with coronary disease, it would be better to focus on other heart risk factors, researcher advises

  • Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Help All Diabetics: Study
    (06-Jul-2010)
    In those with coronary disease, it would be better to focus on other heart risk factors, researcher advises

  • Tight Blood Sugar Control in Older Diabetics May Not Reduce Heart Risk
    (29-Jun-2010)
    But intensive control does improve other conditions, including eye and kidney health, study finds

  • Vitamins May Not Curb High Blood Pressure in Pregnant Diabetics
    (27-Jun-2010)
    In study, vitamins C, E supplements had little effect on preeclampsia

  • Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Hypotension
    (25-Jun-2010)
    Warning signs of low blood pressure

  • Most Americans Get Too Much Salt
    (24-Jun-2010)
    Much of it comes from processed foods that don't taste salty, CDC experts say

  • Abuse May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Migraine Sufferers
    (23-Jun-2010)
    Mistreatment, neglect in childhood increased chances of cardiovascular disease, researchers say

  • Obesity Doesn't Always Guarantee Heart Disease
    (21-Jun-2010)
    Those without other risk factors may not develop the condition, study suggests

  • Moderate Coffee, Tea Drinking Lowers Heart Disease Risk
    (18-Jun-2010)
    And moderate to high tea consumption cuts risk of dying from the condition, study finds

  • Ninety Percent of Stroke Risk Due to 10 Risk Factors
    (18-Jun-2010)
    Eighty percent of stroke risk due to five lifestyle factors, international study finds

  • Mediterranean Diet Linked to Better Cardiac Function
    (15-Jun-2010)
    Was associated with more heart rate variability in study

  • 'Normal' Blood Pressure in Male Teens a Warning Sign
    (14-Jun-2010)
    Those with slight hike more likely than girls to develop hypertension later, study shows

  • 'Normal' Blood Pressure in Male Teens a Warning Sign
    (14-Jun-2010)
    Those with slight hike more likely than girls to develop hypertension later, study shows

  • Popular Blood Pressure Drugs Tied to Slight Rise in Cancer Risk
    (14-Jun-2010)
    Meds such as Micardis, Diovan may raise the odds, but research is preliminary, experts say

  • Health Plan Reports Major Drop in Heart Attacks
    (09-Jun-2010)
    Electronic health records contribute to 24 percent reduction in past decade, says Kaiser Permanente

  • Being Young and Sedentary Raises Hypertension Risk Later
    (01-Jun-2010)
    20-year study found if young adults were more fit, 34% of high blood pressure cases could be prevented

  • Being Young and Sedentary Raises Hypertension Risk Later
    (01-Jun-2010)
    20-year study found if young adults were more fit, 34% of high blood pressure cases could be prevented

  • Putting New Medical Guidelines Into Practice Often Difficult
    (28-May-2010)
    But face-to-face education spurred many docs to prescribe recommended treatments, study found

  • Putting New Medical Guidelines Into Practice Often Difficult
    (28-May-2010)
    But face-to-face education spurred many docs to prescribe recommended treatments, study found

  • Too Many Stroke Patients Go Without Statins
    (27-May-2010)
    Nearly 1 in 5 survivors risks another attack when doctors fail to prescribe the meds, study shows

  • Report Finds Control of High Blood Pressure Improving
    (25-May-2010)
    But bad news is the prevalence of hypertension in U.S. not decreasing

  • Report Finds Control of High Blood Pressure Improving
    (25-May-2010)
    But bad news is the prevalence of hypertension in U.S. not decreasing

  • Fewer Sugary Drinks, Less High Blood Pressure
    (24-May-2010)
    Cutting out a can per day brought measurable benefits, study found

  • Frequent Doctor Visits Help Diabetics Control Blood Pressure
    (24-May-2010)
    Patients, physicians should communicate more -- either in person, by phone or Internet, researchers say

  • Fewer Sugary Drinks, Less High Blood Pressure
    (24-May-2010)
    Cutting out a can per day brought measurable benefits, study found

  • Online Program Helps Patients Self-Monitor Blood Pressure
    (21-May-2010)
    Free Web site boosted number of study participants who got hypertension under control

  • Online Program Helps Patients Self-Monitor Blood Pressure
    (21-May-2010)
    Free Web site boosted number of study participants who got hypertension under control

  • Study Challenges Notion That Moderate Drinking Protects the Heart
    (19-May-2010)
    Higher social status, better overall health could explain the link, researchers say

  • Elderly Falls Linked to Altered Blood Flow in Brain
    (18-May-2010)
    Exercise, treating hypertension may help, researchers say

  • Herbal Supplements, Warfarin Can Be Hazardous Mix
    (13-May-2010)
    Garlic, ginkgo, St John's Wort could all upset bleeding/clotting balance, study found

  • Prevention Gets Credit for Fewer Heart Deaths
    (11-May-2010)
    But increases in diabetes and obesity could reverse the trend, experts warn

  • Fluctuating Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk
    (10-May-2010)
    People who also have high blood pressure are at even greater risk, study finds

  • Fluctuating Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk
    (10-May-2010)
    People who also have high blood pressure are at even greater risk, study finds

  • 'Healthy' Pre-Diabetics Still Face Heart Disease Threat
    (03-May-2010)
    Experts urge preventive steps for those at risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes

  • FDA Reviews Side Effects From Prostate Cancer Therapy
    (03-May-2010)
    Doctors urged to consider risks of hormone treatment, inform patients

  • Watch Your Cholesterol, Your Blood Pressure ... and This Enzyme?
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Scientists spot inflammation-related enzyme that may be major contributor to heart disease

  • Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Heart Risk Factors
    (26-Apr-2010)
    High blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes now widespread, CDC survey finds

  • Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Heart Risk Factors
    (26-Apr-2010)
    High blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes now widespread, CDC survey finds

  • Brown Rice Tied to Better Heart Health in Study
    (26-Apr-2010)
    Conversion to white rice strips vital ingredient, researchers believe

  • Arteries Age Twice as Fast in Smokers
    (26-Apr-2010)
    Study shows progressive stiffening, which leads to blockages

  • Noncardiac Chest Pain May Warrant More Management: Study
    (25-Apr-2010)
    Patients should be screened and monitored for heart-related conditions, researchers say

  • B-Vitamins Help Protect Against Stroke, Heart Disease
    (15-Apr-2010)
    People with a diet rich in folate and B-6 are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease, study finds

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Childbirth Risks
    (14-Apr-2010)
    Blood pressure problems fall 75 percent after procedure, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Vascular Disease
    (08-Apr-2010)
    Steps you can take to ward off heart attack and stroke

  • First Generic Versions of Cozaar and Hyzaar Approved
    (08-Apr-2010)
    Drugs to treat high blood pressure

  • Vitamins C, E Won't Cut Risk of Pregnancy-Linked Hypertension
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Large study casts doubt on theory that antioxidant nutrients might help prevent preeclampsia

  • Should Cholesterol Drugs Be Used By Those Without High Cholesterol?
    (02-Apr-2010)
    Some experts say statins help healthier people, but others worry about risks

  • A Little Chocolate May Do the Heart Good
    (30-Mar-2010)
    Researchers say a square a day could lead to fewer heart attacks and strokes

  • Obesity, Alcohol Among Factors Linked to Women's Gout Risk
    (30-Mar-2010)
    Aging, hypertension also contribute to raised odds of disease, research shows

  • Diabetes Screening Should Start Sooner
    (30-Mar-2010)
    Study found checking for blood sugar disease earlier cut complications, costs

  • A Little Chocolate May Do the Heart Good
    (30-Mar-2010)
    Researchers say a square a day could lead to fewer heart attacks and strokes

  • Beta Blockers May Slow Spread of Breast Cancer
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Small study found they boost survival, but results are preliminary

  • Beta Blockers May Slow Spread of Breast Cancer
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Small study found they boost survival, but results are preliminary

  • When Heart Is in Crisis, High Blood Pressure a Good Sign
    (23-Mar-2010)
    Study finds better survival rates a year after intensive care

  • Healthy Living Adds Years to Life
    (23-Mar-2010)
    But disparities in longevity still tied to geography, race and income, study shows

  • When Heart Is in Crisis, High Blood Pressure a Good Sign
    (23-Mar-2010)
    Study finds better survival rates a year after intensive care

  • Bad Habits Explain Class Differences in Health: Study
    (23-Mar-2010)
    Higher death rates for poor tied to more smoking, poorer diets and lack of exercise

  • Could Lowering Blood Pressure Help Stop Dementia?
    (17-Mar-2010)
    Major U.S. trial will enroll thousands to examine links between hypertension, Alzheimer's

  • Intense Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Therapies Don't Help Type 2 Diabetics
    (15-Mar-2010)
    Study findings underscore the importance of exercise and proper nutrition, expert says

  • Women's Chromosomes May Affect Blood Pressure
    (15-Mar-2010)
    The effect might be strongest after menopause, mouse study suggests

  • Marathoners Face Greater Risk of Artery Problems
    (15-Mar-2010)
    And this could lead to high blood pressure, heart attack, even death, study suggests

  • Intense Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Therapies Don't Help Type 2 Diabetics
    (15-Mar-2010)
    Study findings underscore the importance of exercise and proper nutrition, expert says

  • More Evidence That Swings in Blood Pressure Raise Stroke Risk
    (15-Mar-2010)
    Findings could help spur change in how hypertension is treated, experts say

  • Erectile Dysfunction Plus Heart Disease Raises Death Risk
    (15-Mar-2010)
    Study confirms that impotence is a risk factor for heart trouble

  • Variable Blood Pressure a New Stroke Risk Factor?
    (12-Mar-2010)
    Big ups and downs in readings may call for specific treatments, experts say

  • Sleepless Nights Plague America
    (08-Mar-2010)
    People of all races say lack of shuteye affects their work, even sex lives

  • Diet, Exercise Can Improve Thinking
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Study finds benefits for the mind, not just the body

  • Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure
    (05-Mar-2010)
    Findings may explain link between breathing in dirty air and heart problems

  • Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure
    (05-Mar-2010)
    Findings may explain link between breathing in dirty air and heart problems

  • Coffee Is Generally Heart-Friendly
    (03-Mar-2010)
    But it may be linked to a slight rise in high blood pressure, researchers say

  • Cutting Salt Could Prevent Almost 500,000 Heart Attacks
    (01-Mar-2010)
    Government-industry collaboration would work better than a "salt tax," study finds

  • Popular Diet Plans Can Unclog Arteries
    (01-Mar-2010)
    Low-fat, low-carb, Mediterranean regimens all help the heart, study finds

  • Report Calls High Blood Pressure a 'Neglected Disease'
    (22-Feb-2010)
    It recommends a broad response, including consuming less salt and getting more exercise

  • Report Calls High Blood Pressure a 'Neglected Disease'
    (22-Feb-2010)
    It recommends a broad response, including consuming less salt and getting more exercise

  • Happiness Protects Your Heart
    (18-Feb-2010)
    Those most content reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, researchers say

  • Benicar Approved for Kids With High Blood Pressure
    (11-Feb-2010)
    Ages 6 to 16

  • Women's Heart Disease Awareness Still Lacking
    (10-Feb-2010)
    More than 40 percent of women don't know it is leading killer, survey finds

  • ICU Patients at Risk for Rare Heart Rhythm Problem
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Experts warn of Torsade de Pointes in new scientific statement

  • High Blood Pressure May Predict Dementia in Some Seniors
    (08-Feb-2010)
    Link seen in those with trouble organizing thoughts, but not memory loss

  • Biofeedback Now Seen as 'Regular' Medicine
    (04-Feb-2010)
    Computer-assisted treatment has joined mainstream for pain, anxiety and more

  • Health Tip: Beta Blockers May Have Side Effects
    (04-Feb-2010)
    But most people have no adverse reactions

  • Herbal Remedies Can Cause Cardiac Problems
    (01-Feb-2010)
    They interfere with effects of prescription drugs for heart troubles, researcher says

  • Newborns of Smokers Have Abnormal Blood Pressure
    (25-Jan-2010)
    Researchers say aberrations persisted, could raise risk for heart disease later

  • For Lower Blood Pressure, Low-Carb Diet May Be Best
    (25-Jan-2010)
    But for weight loss alone, other plans also work well, studies find

  • FDA Warns of Heart Risks With Diet Drug
    (21-Jan-2010)
    Meridia shouldn't be used by those with history of heart problems, agency says

  • Experts Push 7 Steps to Heart Health
    (20-Jan-2010)
    In combination, these measures from the American Heart Association are 'the fountain of youth,' expert says

  • Small Cuts in Salt Intake Spur Big Drops in Heart Trouble
    (20-Jan-2010)
    U.S. study found just 3 fewer grams a day slashed heart disease, death rates

  • Excess Weight Poses Anesthesia Challenge
    (19-Jan-2010)
    Obese patients can take steps to minimize risk, experts say

  • Bioengineered Skin Grafts Control Blood Pressure in Mice
    (15-Jan-2010)
    Approach might lead to treatments for other conditions, such as anemia, researchers say

  • Bioengineered Skin Grafts Control Blood Pressure in Mice
    (15-Jan-2010)
    Approach might lead to treatments for other conditions, such as anemia, researchers say

  • More Evidence That Statins Cut Stroke Risk
    (14-Jan-2010)
    Benefit linked to cholesterol-lowering effect, study suggests

  • Mail-Order May Help People Stick to Med Regimens
    (14-Jan-2010)
    Streamlined approach leads more to take drugs as prescribed, study finds

  • Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Stave Off Dementia
    (13-Jan-2010)
    Medications' role against angiotensin appears to be key, study finds

  • TV Watching May Shorten Your Life
    (11-Jan-2010)
    Too much sitting raises your risk of dying from heart disease, researchers say

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Targets for Heart Disease
    (07-Jan-2010)
    Study finds higher risk for diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure

  • A Toast a Day May Help the Heart
    (31-Dec-2009)
    Daily dose of champagne seems to improve blood flow, study finds

  • Obesity, Inactivity Keeping Heart Health Stats Down
    (17-Dec-2009)
    Treatments have improved, but Americans fall down on prevention, experts say

  • New Stroke Tool May Predict Early Recurrence
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Averting second, possibly deadly, attack is long-term goal, researchers say

  • Hardship in Childhood May Affect Long-Term Health
    (13-Dec-2009)
    Age-related diseases stem from adverse events in first decade of life, study suggests

  • Menopause Often Means Worsening Cholesterol
    (11-Dec-2009)
    Studies also report on statin dosages and lifestyle factors that affect the heart

  • Diabetes Drugs Go Head-to-Head in Study
    (04-Dec-2009)
    Metformin outperforms widely used sulfonylureas, but each patient will be different, experts say

  • Vitamin D May Be Tied to Heart Disease Via Genes
    (03-Dec-2009)
    Finding could aid in eventual development of screening test, researcher says

  • New Light on Jane Austen's Final Chapter
    (02-Dec-2009)
    Novelist's symptoms point to death from TB, not Addison's, researcher says

  • Birth in South Raises Stroke Risk for Life
    (01-Dec-2009)
    Death rate highest for lifelong residents of 'stroke belt,' study finds

  • Doctor-Pharmacist Teams Boost Blood Pressure Control
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Partnerships doubled number of patients who reined in their hypertension, study found

  • Doctor-Pharmacist Teams Boost Blood Pressure Control
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Partnerships doubled number of patients who reined in their hypertension, study found

  • Diuretics Still Best Treatment for High Blood Pressure
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Long-term comparison study finds chlorthalidone most likely to prevent heart failure, stroke

  • Alternative to Warfarin May Cut Risk of Bleeding
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Dabigatran etexilate does well in trial of atrial fibrillation patients

  • Why Watching TV Sports Increases Heart Attacks
    (16-Nov-2009)
    For those who've had an attack already, stressful games raise blood pressure, study finds

  • Moderate-Fat Diet May Be Better at Reducing Heart Risks
    (16-Nov-2009)
    People with metabolic syndrome should steer clear of low-fat meal plans, study says

  • Surgery Not Always Best for Narrowed Kidney Arteries
    (11-Nov-2009)
    Study finds medication works as well in certain people, without the risks

  • Fasting on Alternate Days May Make Dieting Easier
    (11-Nov-2009)
    Heart health could also benefit from this plan, researchers find

  • Doctors Spending More Time Now With Patients
    (09-Nov-2009)
    Quality of care increases with longer doctor visits, researchers add

  • High Blood Pressure Likely in Alzheimer's Offspring
    (02-Nov-2009)
    And hypertension could contribute to developing the brain disease, study finds

  • Fructose May Raise Blood Pressure
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Drinking more than two sweetened sodas a day boosts risk of hypertension, study finds

  • Migraine With Aura Can Double Stroke Risk
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Young women who smoke and use birth control pills are most susceptible, researchers say

  • Heart Disease Gender Gap Narrows
    (26-Oct-2009)
    Middle-aged women have more heart attacks than in past, but are more likely to survive, studies show

  • Adding Drug Doesn't Help Control Blood Pressure
    (23-Oct-2009)
    No risk reduction for heart patients when ARB added to ACE inhibitor therapy, study finds

  • Adding Drug Doesn't Help Control Blood Pressure
    (23-Oct-2009)
    No risk reduction for heart patients when ARB added to ACE inhibitor therapy, study finds

  • Clues to Hypertension in Kids May Be Seen in Bones
    (20-Oct-2009)
    Accelerated skeletal maturation may be early sign, researchers say

  • Micardis Given Wider Approval
    (19-Oct-2009)
    For cardiac patients who can't take an ACE inhibitor

  • Smog Tougher on the Obese
    (15-Oct-2009)
    Study finds sharp hikes in blood pressure when overweight, air pollution combine

  • Ex-NFL Players Hold Their Own Health-Wise
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Former pros have lower risk of heart disease, suggesting early fitness pays off, researcher says

  • Mercury in Fish Linked to High Blood Pressure
    (05-Oct-2009)
    But researcher downplays importance of effect

  • Drug Combo May Prevent Heart Attacks, Strokes
    (02-Oct-2009)
    'Inexpensive, well-proven medications' could have huge impact, expert says

  • More Stroke Victims Get Clot-Busting Therapy
    (01-Oct-2009)
    But many others get to hospital too late to benefit, study finds

  • Workplace Wellness Seems to Really Work
    (30-Sep-2009)
    Investing in employee health cuts medical costs and ups productivity, heart experts say

  • Lack of Vitamin D Linked to High Blood Pressure
    (24-Sep-2009)
    Effect seen 15 years later, researchers report

  • Fructose Boosts Blood Pressure, Studies Find
    (24-Sep-2009)
    Tests in mice and men link sugar to hypertension and say time of day may matter, too

  • Cost Savings Adds to Value of Preventing Chronic Disease
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Avoiding diabetes, high blood pressure can add years to life, researchers say

  • Minorities Less Likely to Have Blood Pressure Under Control
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Blacks have the highest readings, despite taking medications, study finds

  • Middle-Age Heart Risk Factors Shorten Men's Lives
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol cut 10 years of life, study finds

  • Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure
    (14-Sep-2009)
    Inhaling microscopic particles could raise risk of heart disease, study finds

  • Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure
    (14-Sep-2009)
    Inhaling microscopic particles could raise risk of heart disease, study finds

  • Drug Offers Hope Against Tough-to-Treat Hypertension
    (14-Sep-2009)
    As yet unapproved, darusentan works in different way than standard medicines

  • Combat Exposure Tied to Chronic High Blood Pressure
    (14-Sep-2009)
    Battlefield experience linked to hypertension years later, study finds

  • Most Adult Americans at Some Risk for Heart Disease
    (14-Sep-2009)
    Surging obesity rates have reversed gains, study finds

  • Busy Roads Boost Blood Pressure
    (11-Sep-2009)
    Study found those who lived near heavy traffic noise had raised readings

  • Research Seeks Cause of Preeclampsia
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Focus is system that regulates blood pressure and fluid retention in pregnant women

  • Doctor-Patient Talk May Help Blacks With Hypertension
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Lack of communication during office visits may affect outcomes, study finds

  • Research Seeks Cause of Preeclampsia
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Focus is system that regulates blood pressure and fluid retention in pregnant women

  • Metabolic Syndrome May Raise Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease
    (09-Sep-2009)
    Women much more likely to develop PAD if they had constellation of other symptoms, researchers found

  • Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
    (28-Aug-2009)
    New findings replicate similar data for women, experts say

  • Hormone Therapy for Early Prostate Cancer Not Always Best
    (25-Aug-2009)
    Study finds treatment raises death risk in those who also have heart disease

  • Hypertension Linked to Thinking Problems in Middle Age
    (24-Aug-2009)
    Increases in diastolic pressure lead to decreases in cognition, study shows

  • Americans Are Urged to Cut Sugar Intake
    (24-Aug-2009)
    Experts recommend far fewer teaspoons a day than average person now consumes

  • Testosterone Therapy May Help Men With Heart Failure
    (24-Aug-2009)
    Injections of male hormone boosted cardiac performance in Italian study

  • Health Tip: What's Behind My Low Blood Pressure?
    (20-Aug-2009)
    Some typical causes

  • Sleep Apnea Raises Risk of Death, Especially for Men: Report
    (18-Aug-2009)
    Major study links disordered breathing to deadly cardiovascular complications

  • Blood Pressure Drug Might Work Against MS
    (17-Aug-2009)
    Research shows inflammation link between two disorders

  • Web Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
    (16-Aug-2009)
    For support, advice or treatment, online interventions now await

  • Optimism Good for Heart and Longevity
    (10-Aug-2009)
    Less cardiovascular disease, fewer deaths among the cheerful, study finds

  • Scientists Learn How Cancer Drugs Cause Hypertension
    (05-Aug-2009)
    Finding points to ways to control blood pressure, researchers say

  • Social Stress Sends Body Fat to the Stomach
    (05-Aug-2009)
    In turn, that meant heart risks were raised, researcher says

  • Induced Labor May Improve Outcome in Risky Pregnancies
    (04-Aug-2009)
    Delivery at 37 weeks helps women with hypertensive disorders, study finds

  • Midlife Heart Risk Factors Linked to Later Dementia
    (04-Aug-2009)
    High cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and smoking raise Alzheimer's risk

  • Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors
    (04-Aug-2009)
    Researcher suspects mental health issues may lead to unhealthy habits

  • Young Kids' Screen Time May Raise Blood Pressure
    (03-Aug-2009)
    Watching TV raises risk more than other low-level activities, such as painting, study finds

  • Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart Risk Factors in Kids
    (03-Aug-2009)
    Studies find many U.S. children not getting enough

  • People Over 60 at Risk for 'Silent Stroke'
    (27-Jul-2009)
    High blood pressure and other factors play role, study says

  • High-Salt Diet Dampens Effects of Blood Pressure Drugs
    (27-Jul-2009)
    To avoid sodium in processed foods, experts advise reading food labels

  • People Over 60 at Risk for 'Silent Stroke'
    (27-Jul-2009)
    High blood pressure and other factors play role, study says

  • New Anesthesia May Be Safer for Critically Ill
    (23-Jul-2009)
    Lab tests of MOC-etomidate detected no sudden drops in blood pressure

  • Beta-Blockers Tied to Higher Cataract Risk
    (23-Jul-2009)
    But the finding shouldn't affect use of the popular blood pressure drugs, experts say

  • Studies Affirm Value of Healthy Lifestyle
    (21-Jul-2009)
    Those who ate right, exercised lowered chances of cardiovascular trouble

  • Five Hypertension Genes Found in Black Americans
    (17-Jul-2009)
    Could be targets for new treatments, researchers say

  • Fitness Might Limit Stroke's Impact
    (14-Jul-2009)
    People who exercise prior to attack do better, study finds

  • Blood Rush to the Brain When Angry Is a Good Sign
    (10-Jul-2009)
    Healthy reaction to mental stress not seen in those with high blood pressure, study finds

  • Blood Rush to the Brain When Angry Is a Good Sign
    (10-Jul-2009)
    Healthy reaction to mental stress not seen in those with high blood pressure, study finds

  • Vegetable Amino Acid Lowers Blood Pressure
    (08-Jul-2009)
    Get plenty of it in your diet, researchers say

  • Metabolic Syndrome May Make Breast Cancer More Likely
    (30-Jun-2009)
    Study finds increased risk for postmenopausal women

  • Newer Blood Tests May Not Improve Heart Risk Assessment
    (30-Jun-2009)
    CRP, other disease-linked factors don't perform better than standard criteria, study finds

  • Sporadic Spikes in Blood Pressure Hike Chances of Hypertension
    (29-Jun-2009)
    People who have them in doctor's office, for example, at risk, study shows

  • HIV Patients May Have Stiffer Arteries
    (26-Jun-2009)
    But not significant enough to halt drug therapy, researchers say

  • Music Can Make the Heart Beat Faster
    (22-Jun-2009)
    Or slower, with possible medical applications, research suggests

  • Music Can Make the Heart Beat Faster
    (22-Jun-2009)
    Or slower, with possible medical applications, research suggests

  • Health Tip: High Blood Pressure While You're Pregnant
    (18-Jun-2009)
    Suggestions for a safer pregnancy

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Metabolic Syndrome
    (18-Jun-2009)
    A possible precursor to diabetes and heart disease

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids Might Curb Depression in Heart Patients
    (18-Jun-2009)
    Study found low levels in bloodstream correlated with increased risk

  • Lifestyle May Counter Blood Pressure Genes
    (16-Jun-2009)
    Smoking, drinking and more can override what you're born with, study finds

  • Little Steps Add Up to Major Reductions in Blood Pressure
    (16-Jun-2009)
    Boosting patients' awareness lowers risk of stroke and heart trouble, study found

  • Lifestyle May Counter Blood Pressure Genes
    (16-Jun-2009)
    Smoking, drinking and more can override what you're born with, study finds

  • ADHD Drugs Linked to Sudden Death in Kids
    (15-Jun-2009)
    But these unexplained events are exceedingly rare, study finds

  • Cornflakes, White Bread Could Boost Heart Risk
    (11-Jun-2009)
    'High-glycemic' carbs like these hamper blood vessel function, study shows

  • Lack of Sleep Can Raise Blood Pressure Over Time
    (08-Jun-2009)
    Risk increased as sleep duration decreased, researchers found

  • Know Your Odds for Heart Failure
    (08-Jun-2009)
    Lifestyle plays key role, study confirms, and a new 'calculator' helps gauge risk

  • Drugs Best First Defense Against Heart Disease for Diabetics
    (08-Jun-2009)
    Study finds medicines typically do as well as surgery, especially in less severe cases

  • Pay-for-Performance Doesn't Shortchange Patients
    (03-Jun-2009)
    VA study found those with complicated conditions still received high-quality care

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Options Compared in Super-Obese
    (02-Jun-2009)
    Duodenal switch may be more effective than gastric bypass, researchers say

  • Research Finds 'New Crop' of Breast Cancer Genes
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Study in mice also suggests possible treatment with blood pressure med

  • Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
    (29-May-2009)
    Research finds it improves blood flow and may help ward off high blood pressure

  • Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
    (29-May-2009)
    Research finds it improves blood flow and may help ward off high blood pressure

  • NFL Players Not at Increased Heart Risk
    (26-May-2009)
    Study finds they showed no more signs of cardiovascular trouble than general male population

  • When Chest Pain Requires Quick Action in ER
    (20-May-2009)
    Urgency needed in only one-third of cases, study says

  • Money May Matter, Health-Wise, in Old Age
    (18-May-2009)
    With wealth and education come fewer chronic problems, study finds

  • Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Alzheimer's Disease
    (17-May-2009)
    Atrial fibrillation raised risk for dementia, study shows

  • Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
    (15-May-2009)
    Mouse study shows CMV raises risk of hypertension, hardening of arteries

  • Daily Exercise at School Yields Rewards
    (14-May-2009)
    Kids have healthier hearts and are less apt to be overweight, study finds

  • Genes Yield Clues to High Blood Pressure
    (12-May-2009)
    Each bit of DNA offers insights to better treatments, scientists say

  • DASH Diet Has Extra Benefits for Women's Health
    (11-May-2009)
    Diet to lower blood pressure may also cut risk of heart failure, research shows

  • Seniors Often Misstate Stroke History
    (11-May-2009)
    Study suggests MRI scans better than questionnaires for evaluations

  • All Blood Pressure Drugs Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
    (07-May-2009)
    Any are better than no treatment at all, study shows

  • Too-Low Blood Pressure Can Also Bring Danger
    (07-May-2009)
    What's OK for the kidney and brain may not be best for the heart, expert says

  • All Blood Pressure Drugs Lower Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
    (07-May-2009)
    Any are better than no treatment at all, study shows

  • Too-Low Blood Pressure Can Also Bring Danger
    (07-May-2009)
    What's OK for the kidney and brain may not be best for the heart, expert says

  • Phone Monitoring May Help Lower Blood Pressure
    (05-May-2009)
    Weekly contact via automated system proves beneficial in study

  • Urine Test Predicts Vein Clot Risk
    (05-May-2009)
    Those with elevated albumin levels were more likely to get DVT, pulmonary embolisms

  • Black Youths With High BP May Face Elevated Heart Risks
    (03-May-2009)
    They also had raised cholesterol, so study suggests better screening for hypertension

  • Black Youths With High BP May Face Elevated Heart Risks
    (03-May-2009)
    They also had raised cholesterol, so study suggests better screening for hypertension

  • Cholesterol Drugs May Help in Cardiac Emergency
    (01-May-2009)
    A dose of a statin in time of crisis improved long-term outcomes, study found

  • Managing Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Cuts Stroke Risk
    (30-Apr-2009)
    Study shows reaching optimal levels protects against heart attack, too

  • Smoking, Hypertension Each Account for 1 in 5 U.S. Deaths
    (28-Apr-2009)
    Prevention efforts 'have run out of steam,' expert says

  • Smoking, Hypertension Each Account for 1 in 5 U.S. Deaths
    (28-Apr-2009)
    Prevention efforts 'have run out of steam,' expert says

  • High Co-Pays Keeping Chronically Ill From Their Meds
    (27-Apr-2009)
    Many are waiting years after a diagnosis to fill a first prescription, study finds

  • Many Who Should Use Statins Don't
    (25-Apr-2009)
    Survey finds lack of access to medical care a big factor in trend

  • Having Psoriasis Raises Risk of Diabetes, Hypertension
    (20-Apr-2009)
    Researchers suspect chronic inflammation is common thread among all 3 conditions

  • Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels
    (17-Apr-2009)
    As little as 10 minutes of exposure changes cardiovascular function, researchers say

  • Halting Avandia Use Hikes Blood Sugar Levels
    (16-Apr-2009)
    Study found diabetics who discontinued drug had less treatment, worse management of disease

  • A Blood Pressure Monitor to Wear on Your Wrist
    (16-Apr-2009)
    MIT researchers design lightweight sensor that can take readings at will

  • A Blood Pressure Monitor to Wear on Your Wrist
    (16-Apr-2009)
    MIT researchers design lightweight sensor that can take readings at will

  • Blood Pressure Drug May Not Ease Irregular Heartbeat
    (15-Apr-2009)
    Despite earlier promise, valsartan fails to deliver against atrial fibrillation, researchers say

  • Former Inmates at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure
    (14-Apr-2009)
    And they're more likely to lack treatment for it years after freedom, study finds

  • Former Inmates at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure
    (14-Apr-2009)
    And they're more likely to lack treatment for it years after freedom, study finds

  • Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
    (13-Apr-2009)
    Vegetables, nuts, and 'Mediterranean' fare most beneficial, researchers find

  • Marathoners Go the Distance on Heart Health
    (10-Apr-2009)
    Even walking half an hour a day can boost longevity, study finds

  • More U.S. Kids Taking Diabetes, Blood Pressure Drugs
    (06-Apr-2009)
    Prescriptions rose by more than 15 percent in 3 years, researchers say

  • For Diabetics, On-Demand Care May Not Help
    (31-Mar-2009)
    Blood pressure control was worse with newer scheduling option, study finds

  • Kidney Nerve Deactivation Could Ease Hypertension
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Problem blood pressure fell with no long-term effects, study concludes

  • Hormone Reduces Mortality in Heart Patients With High BP
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Relaxin cuts shortness of breath and trimmed hospital stays, phase 2 study concludes

  • One Pill Might Prevent Heart Disease
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Study finds five drugs in one dose reduced heart attack, stroke risk

  • Super Bowl Loss Can 'Kill' Some Fans
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Study found death rates rose after a defeat, and dropped after a victory

  • Kidney Ailments May Rise Along With Blood Pressure
    (27-Mar-2009)
    Findings emphasize value of early screening programs, report concludes

  • Using Too Much Salt Is Common in U.S., CDC Says
    (26-Mar-2009)
    Report finds that average sodium intake far exceeds recommendations, raising health risks

  • Using Too Much Salt Is Common in U.S., CDC Says
    (26-Mar-2009)
    Report finds that average sodium intake far exceeds recommendations, raising health risks

  • Licorice May Block Absorption of Organ Transplant Drug
    (24-Mar-2009)
    Study finds potential interaction with cyclosporine could lead to fatal complications

  • Protein From Yellow Peas May Lower Blood Pressure
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Finding in rats holds promise against kidney disease, too, experts say

  • Lowest Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels the Best
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Maximum benefit seen with tightest control of risk factors, researchers report

  • Lowest Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels the Best
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Maximum benefit seen with tightest control of risk factors, researchers report

  • Study Finds Millions More May Benefit From Statins
    (19-Mar-2009)
    New prescribing criteria could prevent thousands of heart attacks

  • Study Finds Millions More May Benefit From Statins
    (19-Mar-2009)
    New prescribing criteria could prevent thousands of heart attacks

  • High Rate of Early Heart Failure Seen in Blacks
    (18-Mar-2009)
    Biggest risk factors were hypertension, obesity, study found

  • Obesity Takes Years Off Your Life
    (18-Mar-2009)
    It's similar to smoking when it comes to effect on longevity, researchers note

  • Millions of Americans With Chronic Ills Put Off Health Care
    (18-Mar-2009)
    Survey shows they suffer consequences of delaying doctor visits, filling prescriptions

  • Study Questions Screening for Leg Vessel Blockages
    (16-Mar-2009)
    Current guidelines may be set too high to catch disabling peripheral artery disease, experts say

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm Boosts Death Risk for Diabetics
    (12-Mar-2009)
    Blood pressure and cholesterol should be controlled more aggressively, study suggests

  • Cholesterol Drugs Linked to Increased Fatigue
    (12-Mar-2009)
    Study shows a trend, but heart specialists remain skeptical

  • Migraines in Pregnancy Boost Vascular Risks
    (11-Mar-2009)
    Headaches should be seen as indicator of other problems, expert says

  • Neck Fat a Measure of Heart Risk
    (11-Mar-2009)
    It signals danger independently of stomach fat, researchers report

  • Ankle Blood Pressure Test May Spot Hidden Heart Risks
    (10-Mar-2009)
    2 'unconventional' blood workups might also point out trouble, experts say

  • Ankle Blood Pressure Test May Spot Hidden Heart Risks
    (10-Mar-2009)
    2 'unconventional' blood workups might also point out trouble, experts say

  • Belly Fat Puts the Pressure on Lungs
    (06-Mar-2009)
    Obesity may affect diaphragm, chest wall to decrease volume, study says

  • Bad Marriages Harder on Women's Health
    (05-Mar-2009)
    More likely than mates to show signs of metabolic syndrome in strained unions, study finds

  • Second Stroke Prevention Efforts Found Wanting
    (05-Mar-2009)
    Many patients not getting services they need to prevent another attack, researchers say

  • Bad Marriages Harder on Women's Health
    (05-Mar-2009)
    More likely than mates to show signs of metabolic syndrome in strained unions, study finds

  • Risk Score May Predict Abnormal Heart Rhythm
    (27-Feb-2009)
    Could be first step in finding way to prevent atrial fibrillation, experts say

  • Risk Score May Predict Abnormal Heart Rhythm
    (27-Feb-2009)
    Could be first step in finding way to prevent atrial fibrillation, experts say

  • Lowering BP in Dialysis Cases Cuts Heart Risks
    (26-Feb-2009)
    Study says drugs could prevent 2 of 10 deaths expected in every 100 patients per year

  • Anti-Cholesterol Drug May Ease Back Pain
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Lab results suggest that Lovastatin could help with degenerative disc disease

  • Two-Drug Combo May Lower Diabetics' Kidney Risk
    (19-Feb-2009)
    A pair of blood pressure medicines helps maintain proper organ function, study suggests

  • Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients
    (16-Feb-2009)
    Metabolic syndrome may enhance sodium's effect on the body, study suggests

  • Genes That Control Body's Salt Levels Are Identified
    (16-Feb-2009)
    Whether finding will lead to treatment improvements remains unclear

  • Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients
    (16-Feb-2009)
    Metabolic syndrome may enhance sodium's effect on the body, study suggests

  • Genes That Control Body's Salt Levels Are Identified
    (16-Feb-2009)
    Whether finding will lead to treatment improvements remains unclear

  • Being Heart Smart Just Makes Sense
    (15-Feb-2009)
    Knowing the early warning signs of an attack can greatly increase survival, group says

  • Stars Strut Catwalk for Women's Heart Health
    (13-Feb-2009)
    Annual Red Dress show aims to put top killer out of style

  • Health Tip: Women and High Blood Pressure
    (12-Feb-2009)
    Factors that may increase their risk

  • Gender Disparities Persist in Treatment of Stroke
    (10-Feb-2009)
    Raft of studies points up many of the differences in care, incidence of brain attacks

  • Female Hormones Deter Salt-Sensitive Hypertension
    (06-Feb-2009)
    Estrogen appears to improve kidneys' ability to shed sodium, study says

  • High Resting Heart Rate Spells Trouble for Women
    (04-Feb-2009)
    Study finds it raises risk of heart attack, while expert notes exercise best antidote

  • Preeclampsia in Pregnancy Boosts Future Health Risks
    (30-Jan-2009)
    Moms may face chance of hypertension, diabetes and blood clots, study says

  • Higher Blood Sugar Could Impair Thinking
    (26-Jan-2009)
    People with raised glucose scored worse on cognition tests, study found

  • Simple Exercise Keeps Brain at Top of Its Game
    (20-Jan-2009)
    In older women, being more fit helps cognitive function, study shows

  • Abnormal Heart Function Reduces Exercise Capacity
    (20-Jan-2009)
    Older patients were more affected, study found

  • U.S. Heart Attacks Becoming Less Severe
    (20-Jan-2009)
    Better control of blood pressure, other factors may be boosting survival, experts say

  • Genetic Data May Not Boost Heart Disease Predictions
    (19-Jan-2009)
    Traditional risk factors are just as reliable, researchers say

  • Sleep Apnea Seems to Wear Down the Brain
    (15-Jan-2009)
    Repeated blood flow changes may be at the root of higher stroke risk, study says

  • Diet, Exercise Cuts Kids' Risk for Metabolic Syndrome
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Preventing obesity boosts blood vessel function even without weight loss, study says

  • Millions More Americans Might Be Placed on Statins
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Recent data could lead to wider prescribing of cholesterol-lowering drugs, experts say

  • Cold Weather May Raise Blood Pressure in Elderly
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Seasonal variance suggests target for better treatments

  • Sodium, Potassium Intake Tied to Heart Disease
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Study finds 24% greater risk per unit increase in salt-to-mineral ratio

  • Health Care Spending in U.S. Grew at Lowest Rate in a Decade
    (06-Jan-2009)
    But consumers are still paying more for out-of-pocket expenses, reports say

  • Viagra May Shield Heart From Blood Pressure Damage
    (05-Jan-2009)
    Sildenafil appears to delay dangerous heart muscle expansion in mice

  • When the Heart Stops Beating
    (05-Jan-2009)
    Survivors tell their stories of sudden cardiac arrest

  • Viagra May Shield Heart From Blood Pressure Damage
    (05-Jan-2009)
    Sildenafil appears to delay dangerous heart muscle expansion in mice

  • Guide on Blood Thinner Now Available in Spanish
    (29-Dec-2008)
    Brochure may help spread the word about warfarin's possible complications

  • Gene Linked to High Blood Pressure Discovered
    (29-Dec-2008)
    Variant seems to help regulate amount of sodium in the body

  • Proper Sleep May Help Clear Arteries
    (23-Dec-2008)
    Getting an extra hour's slumber was equal to a nearly 17-point drop in blood pressure, study found

  • Even a Little Overweight, Inactivity Hurts the Heart
    (22-Dec-2008)
    Large study finds increased risk of heart failure

  • Not All Dementia Is Called Alzheimer's
    (19-Dec-2008)
    Vascular cognitive impairment impedes ability to organize thoughts, but it is preventable

  • FDA Wants New Diabetes Drugs Tested for Heart Risks
    (18-Dec-2008)
    Companies must now show their drugs don't increase chances of cardiac trouble

  • Strict Blood Sugar Lowering Won't Ease Diabetes Heart Risk
    (17-Dec-2008)
    Blood pressure, cholesterol control may be type 2 diabetics' best bet, researchers say

  • Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Hypertension
    (17-Dec-2008)
    Signaling through the melanocortin-4 receptor controls blood pressure, study shows

  • Stress Triggers Heart-Damaging Behavior
    (15-Dec-2008)
    Study found the dynamic raised cardiovascular risks by 50%

  • Hypertension Might Hinder Thinking
    (15-Dec-2008)
    Brainpower slowed on days when blood pressure shot up, study found

  • Fast Heart Rate Warns of Obesity, Diabetes
    (11-Dec-2008)
    And those conditions take toll on the heart, study says

  • Crowded Households Raise Women's Heart Risk
    (11-Dec-2008)
    Stress of work and taking care of family to blame, Japanese study finds

  • Avoiding a Holiday Season of Discontent
    (06-Dec-2008)
    Stress is everywhere, but learning what relaxes you can help, expert says

  • Blood Pressure Pill Combo More Effective Than Diuretics
    (03-Dec-2008)
    Study suggests need to change therapeutic guidelines

  • Generic Heart Drugs as Good as Brand-Name Counterparts
    (02-Dec-2008)
    Review found most were as effective, despite editorials urging opposite

  • Light Drinking Poses No Heart Risk for Women
    (02-Dec-2008)
    But more than two glasses a day linked to atrial fibrillation, study finds

  • High Salt Levels Common in Many Foods
    (02-Dec-2008)
    Cereals, licorice, pancakes, among other products, home to sodium, study says

  • Preemies' Low Blood Pressure Linked to SIDS
    (01-Dec-2008)
    Preterm infants already at higher risk for SIDS and this may be why, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Blood Pressure Too High?
    (25-Nov-2008)
    Suggestions on how to bring it down

  • Continuous Blood Pressure Monitoring Predicts Risks
    (24-Nov-2008)
    'Ambulatory' measures are better than readings in doctor's office, study says

  • Hypertension May Hit Black Males Earlier
    (24-Nov-2008)
    Different tests may be needed to detect rising blood pressure in these men, experts say

  • Continuous Blood Pressure Monitoring Predicts Risks
    (24-Nov-2008)
    'Ambulatory' measures are better than readings in doctor's office, study says

  • High Blood Pressure Stalks Many Americans
    (21-Nov-2008)
    Seven in 10 don't do enough to protect themselves from stroke, heart attack

  • High Blood Pressure Stalks Many Americans
    (21-Nov-2008)
    Seven in 10 don't do enough to protect themselves from stroke, heart attack

  • Vitamin D Deficit Could Lead to Heart Woes
    (20-Nov-2008)
    Winter's lack of sun means adults at risk should be monitored, experts say

  • Pregnant Rural Women More at Risk
    (14-Nov-2008)
    Poverty, social deprivation among factors boosting odds of preeclampsia, hypertension

  • Education Program Spurs Blacks to Take Blood Pressure Meds
    (12-Nov-2008)
    Studies had found blacks twice as likely to skip medicines, compared to whites

  • Vest Monitors 'Individual' Air Pollution
    (12-Nov-2008)
    Researchers in Detroit say it detected additional cardiovascular damage

  • Education Program Spurs Blacks to Take Blood Pressure Meds
    (12-Nov-2008)
    Studies had found blacks twice as likely to skip medicines, compared to whites

  • Lipoprotein Levels May Predict Women's Hypertension Risk
    (11-Nov-2008)
    These particles carry cholesterol and triglycerides throughout the body

  • Lipoprotein Levels May Predict Women's Hypertension Risk
    (11-Nov-2008)
    These particles carry cholesterol and triglycerides throughout the body

  • After Decades, Decreases in Heart Risk Factors Level Off
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Researchers point to obesity epidemic in explaining the troubling trend

  • Heart Failure Hospitalizations Up Sharply
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Epidemic linked to hypertension, obesity, diabetes, study shows

  • Heart Failure Hospitalizations Up Sharply
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Epidemic linked to hypertension, obesity, diabetes, study shows

  • Poor Sleep, Hypertension a Dangerous Combination
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Elderly who don't get 7.5 hours of shut-eye a night at higher death risk, study suggests

  • Lack of Potassium Linked to High Blood Pressure
    (09-Nov-2008)
    The finding is especially true for blacks, study suggests

  • Lack of Potassium Linked to High Blood Pressure
    (09-Nov-2008)
    The finding is especially true for blacks, study suggests

  • Green Areas Lower Health Inequities Between Rich, Poor
    (06-Nov-2008)
    Having more parks, forests, playing fields affects health behaviors, study says

  • Too Few Americans Aware of 'Pre-Diabetes'
    (06-Nov-2008)
    It's when blood sugar levels are rising, but disease can still be prevented, CDC says

  • Whole Grains Lower Risk of Heart Failure
    (05-Nov-2008)
    Eating these foods and reducing intake of high-fat dairy, eggs improve odds against disease

  • Diabetes, Hypertension Hasten Death in Alzheimer's Patients
    (03-Nov-2008)
    They're more than twice as likely to die sooner, study finds

  • Workplace Health Programs Effective Interventions
    (30-Oct-2008)
    Study shows help with diet, tobacco use boosted employees' overall fitness

  • Other Health Problems Can Delay MS Diagnosis
    (29-Oct-2008)
    Obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease can all cloud symptoms, study says

  • Women at Higher Risk for Pulmonary Hypertension
    (29-Oct-2008)
    They are 4 times more apt to develop the lung artery disorder, study shows

  • Key Blood Test Protein May Not Cause Heart Disease
    (29-Oct-2008)
    CRP may only reflect existing cardiovascular trouble, study finds

  • Women at Higher Risk for Pulmonary Hypertension
    (29-Oct-2008)
    They are 4 times more apt to develop the lung artery disorder, study shows

  • Cialis May Help Ease Pulmonary Hypertension
    (28-Oct-2008)
    Once-daily dose of the ED drug delayed disease progression, researchers found

  • Too Few Understand Diabetes' Dangers
    (28-Oct-2008)
    Americans more fearful of shark bites than this common, potentially lethal disease, survey shows

  • High Sodium Levels Don't Raise Blood Pressure
    (24-Oct-2008)
    Study did find connection between salt intake and diabetes incidence

  • Hydrogen Sulfide Key Player in Blood Pressure Regulation
    (23-Oct-2008)
    Mouse study finds 'rotten egg'-smelling gas relaxes arteries, may have broader applications

  • Questions Continue About Using Beta Blockers Before Surgery
    (20-Oct-2008)
    Study finds increased risk of death, heart attacks

  • Low Blood Pressure During Surgery Boosts Stroke Risk
    (18-Oct-2008)
    Tighter control of levels may prevent complications, study suggests

  • High-Risk Kids, Diabetics Need Regular Blood Pressure Checks
    (17-Oct-2008)
    Experts offer guidance during hypertension meeting

  • Chicken Soup May Lower Blood Pressure
    (16-Oct-2008)
    Collagen in some parts of chicken acts like a hypertension medication, study suggests

  • Chicken Soup May Lower Blood Pressure
    (16-Oct-2008)
    Collagen in some parts of chicken acts like a hypertension medication, study suggests

  • Blood Pressure on the Rise in America
    (13-Oct-2008)
    More people being treated for hypertension than ever before, study finds

  • New Factors Join Kids' Sleep Disorders, Cognition
    (10-Oct-2008)
    Blood pressure, brain oxygen levels might modify severity of some deficits, study says

  • Metabolic Syndrome Raises Colon Cancer Risk 75%
    (10-Oct-2008)
    Finding suggests need for more careful screening for these patients, researcher says

  • Drug Fights Diabetic Eye Disease
    (26-Sep-2008)
    Retinopathy is a potentially blinding complication, but Atacand may help

  • Many Doctors Don't Know Blood Pressure Guidelines
    (19-Sep-2008)
    Proper treatment often not started among middle-aged men, study finds

  • Salt Contributes to Resistant High Blood Pressure
    (19-Sep-2008)
    People with elevated readings should restrict their salt intake, experts say

  • Vitamin C Might Help Lower Hypertension
    (19-Sep-2008)
    But delivery was intravenous, so implications for diet are unclear, experts say

  • Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure
    (17-Sep-2008)
    Approaches could supplement other therapies to treat the condition, study says

  • Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure
    (17-Sep-2008)
    Approaches could supplement other therapies to treat the condition, study says

  • Tight Blood Sugar Control Helps Diabetics Long-Term
    (10-Sep-2008)
    A period of strict management with drugs has effects that last long after therapy ends, study finds

  • Blood Pressure Treatment Can Be Used Against Stroke
    (09-Sep-2008)
    Study finds the therapy can be given in tandem with clot-dissolving drug

  • Blood Pressure Treatment Can Be Used Against Stroke
    (09-Sep-2008)
    Study finds the therapy can be given in tandem with clot-dissolving drug

  • Early Weight Gain Might Mean Higher Blood Pressure Later
    (03-Sep-2008)
    But parents shouldn't worry, researchers say

  • Newer Blood Pressure Drug Better for Some Heart Patients, Diabetics
    (31-Aug-2008)
    Study found telmisartan offered slight benefit for those unable to take ACE inhibitors

  • Newer Blood Pressure Drug Better for Some Heart Patients, Diabetics
    (31-Aug-2008)
    Study found telmisartan offered slight benefit for those unable to take ACE inhibitors

  • Most Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Take Inadequate Blood Thinner Dose
    (28-Aug-2008)
    Warfarin could cut stroke risk by 67%, but patients and doctors say drug is hard to manage

  • Newer Blood Pressure Drug No Better Than Placebo in Preventing Stroke
    (27-Aug-2008)
    Patients may need to be on telmisartan longer to see positive effect, researchers say

  • Newer Blood Pressure Drug No Better Than Placebo in Preventing Stroke
    (27-Aug-2008)
    Patients may need to be on telmisartan longer to see positive effect, researchers say

  • Drug May Lower Blood Pressure in Adolescents With Hypertension
    (26-Aug-2008)
    Allopurinol, used to cut uric acid levels, could work better than current options, study says

  • FDA Investigates Possible Vytorin-Cancer Link
    (22-Aug-2008)
    But the agency says patients can still take the cholesterol-lowering drug

  • Preeclampsia Raises Risk of Serious Kidney Disease
    (20-Aug-2008)
    Rate can be 5 times higher than for women without pregnancy complication, study finds

  • Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Won't Cause Cancer
    (20-Aug-2008)
    New analysis shows no effect from statin meds, which include Lipitor, Crestor

  • Poor Sleep Linked to High Blood Pressure in Teens
    (18-Aug-2008)
    Similar results have been found in studies of adults

  • Poor Sleep Linked to High Blood Pressure in Teens
    (18-Aug-2008)
    Similar results have been found in studies of adults

  • Exercise Reduces Blood Pressure...
    (14-Aug-2008)
    ... But too few doctors recommend it to their patients, study finds

  • Exercise Reduces Blood Pressure...
    (14-Aug-2008)
    ... But too few doctors recommend it to their patients, study finds

  • Angioplasty No Better Than Drug Treatment in Long Run
    (13-Aug-2008)
    Benefit disappears within three years, study finds

  • Weight Loss After Diabetes Diagnosis Offers Big Benefits: Study
    (12-Aug-2008)
    And the improvements in blood sugar and blood pressure last, even if weight comes back

  • Too Much Salt Boosts Blood Pressure
    (08-Aug-2008)
    Study rules out the effect of one genetic variation

  • Too Much Salt Boosts Blood Pressure
    (08-Aug-2008)
    Study rules out the effect of one genetic variation

  • Excessive Drinking Boosts Risk for Metabolic Syndrome
    (04-Aug-2008)
    More than 2 a day for men, 1 for women, increases odds of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes

  • Excessive Drinking Boosts Risk for Metabolic Syndrome
    (04-Aug-2008)
    More than 2 a day for men, 1 for women, increases odds of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes

  • Injected Drug Approved for High Blood Pressure
    (04-Aug-2008)
    When oral therapy isn't feasible

  • Blood Pressure Drugs May Protect Against Alzheimer's
    (28-Jul-2008)
    Patients taking ARBs 45% less likely to have delirium, be in nursing homes, die

  • Mouse Study May Offer Better Diagnosis for Preeclampsia
    (27-Jul-2008)
    Researchers find autoantibodies that block potentially fatal pregnancy complication

  • Mouse Study May Offer Better Diagnosis for Preeclampsia
    (27-Jul-2008)
    Researchers find autoantibodies that block potentially fatal pregnancy complication

  • A Better Blood Test for Heart Risk?
    (18-Jul-2008)
    Tracking 2 proteins might be more precise than cholesterol readings, experts say

  • Dietary Fiber Cuts Risk of Pregnancy Complication
    (17-Jul-2008)
    Preeclampsia raises blood pressure, but the nutrient lowers the odds, study finds

  • Many Women Struggle With Uncontrolled Blood Pressure
    (16-Jul-2008)
    But medications and lifestyle changes can head off threats like heart attack and stroke

  • Many Women Struggle With Uncontrolled Blood Pressure
    (16-Jul-2008)
    But medications and lifestyle changes can head off threats like heart attack and stroke

  • For Young Adults, Borderline High Blood Pressure a Threat
    (14-Jul-2008)
    Study says it leads to damaged heart arteries later in life

  • Optimism About Heart Risk Pays Off
    (14-Jul-2008)
    Study finds lower death rate for men with upbeat outlook, but same did not hold true for women

  • For Young Adults, Borderline High Blood Pressure a Threat
    (14-Jul-2008)
    Study says it leads to damaged heart arteries later in life

  • Coronary Heart Disease Not a Cheery Condition
    (14-Jul-2008)
    CDC survey found heart patients report lower quality of life, poorer outlook

  • Warfarin Safer Than Heparin for Some Strokes
    (14-Jul-2008)
    When clot forms in heart and travels to the brain, heparin more risky, study finds

  • Finding Out How Flavonoids Protect the Heart
    (10-Jul-2008)
    Meta-analysis shows specific cardiovascular effects of chocolate, soy protein, green tea

  • Kids' Obesity May Lead to Epidemic of Adult Diabetes
    (08-Jul-2008)
    Impact has yet to be felt, since type 2 course may take 10 years to show, study says

  • Ankle-Arm Blood Pressure Test Predicts Heart Disease Risk
    (08-Jul-2008)
    Could improve current assessments, report says

  • Kids' Obesity May Lead to Epidemic of Adult Diabetes
    (08-Jul-2008)
    Impact has yet to be felt, since type 2 course may take 10 years to show, study says

  • Ankle-Arm Blood Pressure Test Predicts Heart Disease Risk
    (08-Jul-2008)
    Could improve current assessments, report says

  • Omega-3, Some Omega-6 Fatty Acids Boost Cardiovascular Health
    (07-Jul-2008)
    Reduce heart attack risk and blood pressure, studies show

  • Working Hard When Tired Raises Blood Pressure
    (03-Jul-2008)
    Finding suggests chronic fatigue may pose serious health risks

  • Elevated Albumin Levels in Urine Raise Hypertension Risk
    (30-Jun-2008)
    Findings suggest current concept of 'normal' protein secretion needs revision

  • New Molecular Trigger Described for Hypertension, Diabetes
    (30-Jun-2008)
    Out-of-control enzymes do damage in both conditions, study finds

  • Mom's Unhealthy Diet May Have Long-Term Impact on Baby
    (30-Jun-2008)
    Rats fed junk food had higher cholesterol, blood fats into adulthood, British study finds

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Growing Globally
    (26-Jun-2008)
    Researchers urge countries to make condition a public health priority

  • 'Silent Strokes' Strike One in 10 Healthy People
    (26-Jun-2008)
    No symptoms, but some loss of brain function occurs, study finds

  • Blood Pressure Drug Shows Promise for Marfan Syndrome
    (25-Jun-2008)
    Losartan slowed aortic enlargement, most life-threatening defect of condition

  • Health Tip: Check Blood Pressure at Home
    (24-Jun-2008)
    Regular monitoring can keep it under control

  • Preeclampsia Linked to Cardiovascular Problems After Pregnancy
    (24-Jun-2008)
    Insulin resistance increases and arteries malfunction years later, researchers say

  • Going Online to Draw the Line on High Blood Pressure
    (24-Jun-2008)
    Conferring with pharmacists permits quicker changes in drugs, improved management, study finds

  • Health Tip: Check Blood Pressure at Home
    (24-Jun-2008)
    Regular monitoring can keep it under control

  • Preeclampsia Linked to Cardiovascular Problems After Pregnancy
    (24-Jun-2008)
    Insulin resistance increases and arteries malfunction years later, researchers say

  • Going Online to Draw the Line on High Blood Pressure
    (24-Jun-2008)
    Conferring with pharmacists permits quicker changes in drugs, improved management, study finds

  • Subtle Nervous System Problems Signal Stroke Risk
    (23-Jun-2008)
    Italian study found poor reflexes, unstable posture, weakened hands warned of trouble

  • Tracking Top Number in Blood Pressure May Be Enough
    (17-Jun-2008)
    For those over 50, high systolic pressure is by far the greater threat, experts say

  • Diabetes Might Help Spur Hearing Loss
    (16-Jun-2008)
    Study finds higher rate of impairment among diabetics

  • Less Intensive Treatment Given Diabetic Women With Heart Disease
    (16-Jun-2008)
    They have poorer control of risk factors, less likely to get cholesterol-lowering meds

  • High Blood Pressure in Kids Tracks Into Adulthood
    (16-Jun-2008)
    Study also suggests strong association between chilhood overweight and higher readings

  • Research Shows Why Statins Don't Work for Everyone
    (16-Jun-2008)
    A key protein change can lessen the cholesterol-lowering drugs' effectiveness

  • Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Heart Risk
    (13-Jun-2008)
    European program shows improvement in diet and other factors

  • Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Heart Risk
    (13-Jun-2008)
    European program shows improvement in diet and other factors

  • Children's Neck Size Associated With Sleep Disorders
    (11-Jun-2008)
    Study says it should be considered in those with history of snoring, apnea

  • Stretching Exercises May Protect Against Preeclampsia
    (06-Jun-2008)
    Findings apply to women inactive before pregnancy or previous history of condition

  • Low-Salt Diet May Not Be Best for Heart
    (04-Jun-2008)
    Study finding contradicts conventional wisdom

  • Antidepressants May Prevent Depression After Stroke
    (27-May-2008)
    Problem-solving therapy could also make a difference, study shows

  • Home Blood-Pressure Monitoring Recommended
    (22-May-2008)
    It makes better control possible, heart experts say

  • Home Blood-Pressure Monitoring Recommended
    (22-May-2008)
    It makes better control possible, heart experts say

  • Metabolic Syndrome Foretells Diabetes in Elderly
    (21-May-2008)
    But increased cardiovascular risk less certain, researchers find

  • Two Drugs for Heart Failure Show Mixed Results
    (21-May-2008)
    One drug should be used more often and the other not at all, researchers report

  • Sleep Disorders Put Stroke, Blood Pressure Patients at Risk
    (19-May-2008)
    Treating obstructive apnea could cut chances of early death, studies find

  • Many Diabetics Don't Get Necessary Blood Pressure Treatment
    (19-May-2008)
    Only half of patients had their therapy changed as needed, study found

  • Sleep Disorders Put Stroke, Blood Pressure Patients at Risk
    (19-May-2008)
    Treating obstructive apnea could cut chances of early death, studies find

  • Erectile Dysfunction a Strong Harbinger of Heart Trouble
    (19-May-2008)
    Studies found having ED increased risk in diabetic men

  • Many Diabetics Don't Get Necessary Blood Pressure Treatment
    (19-May-2008)
    Only half of patients had their therapy changed as needed, study found

  • Weight-Loss Aids Bought on Internet Might Harm Your Heart
    (15-May-2008)
    Pills, supplements have potentially dangerous ingredients, lack warning labels, study finds

  • Pollution Particles Impair Blood Vessel Function
    (14-May-2008)
    Study finds pressure readings rise, urges broader public action to curb effects

  • Music Hath Charms to Calm Hypertension
    (14-May-2008)
    But the finding isn't meant to encourage patients to throw out their medications

  • Aspirin at Bedtime Lowers Blood Pressure
    (14-May-2008)
    No benefit seen for prehypertensive people in morning use, researchers report

  • Excess Drinking Boosts Cardiovascular Disease Risk
    (14-May-2008)
    Especially for women, heavy consumption tied to arterial stiffening, enlarged hearts

  • Music Hath Charms to Calm Hypertension
    (14-May-2008)
    But the finding isn't meant to encourage patients to throw out their medications

  • Aspirin at Bedtime Lowers Blood Pressure
    (14-May-2008)
    No benefit seen for prehypertensive people in morning use, researchers report

  • Beta Blockers Raise Stroke, Death Risk After Surgery
    (13-May-2008)
    Experts note doses of the blood-pressure drugs given in the study were probably too high

  • Women Who Quit Smoking Lower Heart Risks Quickly
    (13-May-2008)
    Study saw significant declines in several death risks within 5 years of stopping

  • High Blood Pressure Still Slipping Past Doctors
    (12-May-2008)
    Study finds little more than half of patients were checked, only 39% met treatment goals

  • High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Associated With Eye Disease
    (12-May-2008)
    Risk for retinal vein blockage more than doubles when these conditions go untreated

  • High Blood Pressure Still Slipping Past Doctors
    (12-May-2008)
    Study finds little more than half of patients were checked, only 39% met treatment goals

  • High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Associated With Eye Disease
    (12-May-2008)
    Risk for retinal vein blockage more than doubles when these conditions go untreated

  • Gene May Be Key to Pregnancy Complication
    (12-May-2008)
    Preeclampsia is common and serious, but genetics could bring screening test or treatment

  • Drugs Alone Don't Lower Heart Disease Risks for Overweight Americans
    (12-May-2008)
    Study finds signs of trouble show up even when statins, blood pressure meds are used

  • New Class of Drugs Might Treat Many Conditions
    (09-May-2008)
    Vaptans ease painful periods, glaucoma, depression and many other diseases, researchers say

  • Obesity-Related Inflammation Boosts Heart Risks
    (06-May-2008)
    Blood chemicals in overweight participants were key predictors of organ failure, study says

  • Obesity-Related Inflammation Boosts Heart Risks
    (06-May-2008)
    Blood chemicals in overweight participants were key predictors of organ failure, study says

  • Anti-Clotting Drug as Good as Aspirin at Stopping Second Stroke
    (05-May-2008)
    Cilostazol also resulted in fewer brain bleeds than aspirin, study finds

  • Anti-Clotting Drug as Good as Aspirin at Stopping Second Stroke
    (05-May-2008)
    Cilostazol also resulted in fewer brain bleeds than aspirin, study finds

  • Simple Steps Lead to Better Blood Pressure Control
    (02-May-2008)
    Veterans' facility reports improvement in patients within 18 weeks

  • Hypertension Takes Huge Toll in Developing Countries
    (01-May-2008)
    Eighty percent of high blood pressure-related deaths occur in poorer nations, study shows

  • Hypertension Takes Huge Toll in Developing Countries
    (01-May-2008)
    Eighty percent of high blood pressure-related deaths occur in poorer nations, study shows

  • Pituitary Hormone May Boost Women's Heart Risk
    (29-Apr-2008)
    Thyrotropin levels increasing even within normal range associated with dangers

  • Exercise Cuts Women's Risk of Heart Disease
    (29-Apr-2008)
    But without losing pounds, activity alone unlikely to reverse dangers for overweight

  • Sleep Apnea Screening Cuts Surgical Complications
    (23-Apr-2008)
    Canadian team develops simple test to identify those at risk

  • Gene Variant Boosts Risk for Stress-Related Ischemia
    (22-Apr-2008)
    Patients 3 times more likely to suffer dangerous spike in blood flow to heart, study finds

  • Heart Disease Risks Hit Boys in Teens
    (21-Apr-2008)
    Girls protected by hormones during adolescence, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Having High Blood Pressure
    (15-Apr-2008)
    Are you at risk?

  • Prolonged Fasting Boosts Risk of Rare Stroke
    (15-Apr-2008)
    Avoiding food during religious holidays such as Ramadan increased risk almost 3-fold

  • New Benefits From Old Heart Measures
    (14-Apr-2008)
    Statins lower blood pressure, DASH diet cuts cardiovascular risk, studies find

  • High Blood Pressure May Be Buffer Against Headaches
    (14-Apr-2008)
    But experts stress that hypertension should still be treated

  • New Benefits From Old Heart Measures
    (14-Apr-2008)
    Statins lower blood pressure, DASH diet cuts cardiovascular risk, studies find

  • Food as Medicine?
    (08-Apr-2008)
    Caffeine, green tea, tart cherries may fight MS, cancer and heart disease, studies suggest

  • Aggressive Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Treatment Shows Some Benefit
    (08-Apr-2008)
    But jury still out on whether it makes difference in high-risk groups, study finds

  • New Guidelines Tackle Treatment of Resistant Hypertension
    (07-Apr-2008)
    Multi-drug regimens, dose timing, adherence to therapy all matter, heart association says

  • Lowering Blood Pressure Improves Brain Hemorrhage Outcomes
    (04-Apr-2008)
    Aggressive action is safe and may cut risk of disability, death, study finds

  • Avandia May Slow Atherosclerosis After Bypass Surgery
    (01-Apr-2008)
    But this new study of diabetes drug doesn't prove it's safe, critics say

  • Small Brain Lesions More Common Than Thought in Those Over 60
    (31-Mar-2008)
    High blood pressure, smoking, genetics determine where they occur

  • Elderly Can Benefit From High Blood Pressure Treatment
    (31-Mar-2008)
    Lowering pressure significantly reduces risk of stroke and heart failure for those over 80, study finds

  • ACE Inhibitor as Effective as More Expensive Blood Pressure Drug
    (31-Mar-2008)
    Study focused on more than 17,000 people with coronary artery disease or diabetes

  • Two Drugs Better Than One for High Blood Pressure
    (31-Mar-2008)
    Pairing ACE inhibitor with calcium channel blocker beat pairing it with diuretic; Celebrex study finds dose related to heart risk

  • Diabetics Face Doubled Risk of Heart Attack
    (31-Mar-2008)
    Danger level same as non-diabetics who already have had a heart attack, study says

  • Elderly Can Benefit From High Blood Pressure Treatment
    (31-Mar-2008)
    Lowering pressure significantly reduces risk of stroke and heart failure for those over 80, study finds

  • ACE Inhibitor as Effective as More Expensive Blood Pressure Drug
    (31-Mar-2008)
    Study focused on more than 17,000 people with coronary artery disease or diabetes

  • Two Drugs Better Than One for High Blood Pressure
    (31-Mar-2008)
    Pairing ACE inhibitor with calcium channel blocker beat pairing it with diuretic; Celebrex study finds dose related to heart risk

  • Toxic Sewer Gas Induces Suspended Metabolism in Mice
    (26-Mar-2008)
    Heart rate dropped 50% while maintaining blood pressure

  • High Blood Pressure Runs in Families
    (24-Mar-2008)
    Long-term study firms up link between parents' hypertension, kids' lifetime risk

  • High Blood Pressure Runs in Families
    (24-Mar-2008)
    Long-term study firms up link between parents' hypertension, kids' lifetime risk

  • Lack of Sleep Hurts Women's Hearts Most
    (21-Mar-2008)
    Creates more stress, biomarkers for diabetes, heart disease than in males

  • Happy Marriage, Happy Heart
    (20-Mar-2008)
    Study finds contented mates enjoy lower blood pressure

  • Happy Marriage, Happy Heart
    (20-Mar-2008)
    Study finds contented mates enjoy lower blood pressure

  • Balance in Old Age Tied to Brain Changes
    (18-Mar-2008)
    Monitoring white matter levels may assist early identification of walking problems

  • Severe Menopause Symptoms Raise Heart Risks
    (14-Mar-2008)
    The worse the symptoms, the higher the chances of trouble, study shows

  • Heart Risk Can Be Predicted Without Lab Tests
    (14-Mar-2008)
    Finding might help spot high-risk cases in developing countries

  • Caring for Heart Patients Can Strain Hearts
    (12-Mar-2008)
    Caregivers were stressed, ate poorly, study found

  • Magnesium May Lower Risk for Some Strokes in Male Smokers
    (11-Mar-2008)
    Study suggests eating foods such as whole grains cuts risk of cerebral infarction

  • Glaucoma May Boost Cardiovascular Death Risk in Blacks
    (11-Mar-2008)
    Inappropriate treatment with beta blockers, other meds also increases odds, study finds

  • Vaccine Could One Day Control High Blood Pressure
    (07-Mar-2008)
    Preliminary study results encouraging; it would only be needed a few times a year

  • Vaccine Could One Day Control High Blood Pressure
    (07-Mar-2008)
    Preliminary study results encouraging; it would only be needed a few times a year

  • Smoking Boosts 'Bleeding' Stroke Risk in Those With High Blood Pressure
    (06-Mar-2008)
    Study says tobacco use may further damage already weakened vessels

  • Smoking Boosts 'Bleeding' Stroke Risk in Those With High Blood Pressure
    (06-Mar-2008)
    Study says tobacco use may further damage already weakened vessels

  • Stress Can Help Trigger Stroke
    (03-Mar-2008)
    Study found a clear association, but no such link for depression

  • Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Tied to Tendon Woes
    (29-Feb-2008)
    But these side effects are rare and benefits still outweigh risks, experts say

  • Overweight Hispanic Kids Show Early Markers for Diabetes
    (27-Feb-2008)
    Blood vessel damage sets stage for insulin resistance, heart disease, study finds

  • Curry Ingredient May Cut Cardiovascular Risks
    (27-Feb-2008)
    Findings in mice show curcumin reduces heart enlargement and lowers odds of organ failure

  • Viral Infections Tied to Pregnancy Complications
    (25-Feb-2008)
    Exposure, especially to herpes, linked to high blood pressure, preterm births, study finds

  • Stroke Risk Factors Drain Memory
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Cognitive powers decline faster among those who have a higher chance of brain attack

  • New Stroke Therapies Show Promise
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Clot buster works longer than thought, lowering blood pressure limits damage, and vacuum device sucks up clots safely for 8 hours

  • Middle-Aged Women Gaining Weight, Raising Their Stroke Risk
    (20-Feb-2008)
    Study finds both went up simultaneously in recent decades

  • Cognitive Impairment Declining in Older Adults
    (20-Feb-2008)
    Education, wealth play big part in downward trend, study suggests

  • Hypertension a Health Challenge for Women
    (19-Feb-2008)
    Too many don't have their blood pressure under control, researchers say

  • Free Drugs After Heart Attack Would Save Money, Lengthen Lives
    (18-Feb-2008)
    More patients would take recommended medications, study says

  • Airplane Noise Boosts Blood Pressure Even During Sleep
    (13-Feb-2008)
    More must be done to help people living near major flight hubs, researchers say

  • Kidney Cancer Drug Linked to Higher Rate of Heart Problems
    (13-Feb-2008)
    But Sutent's benefits may still outweigh its risks for many patients, experts say

  • Most With High Blood Pressure Don't Follow Recommended Diet
    (11-Feb-2008)
    Those who could benefit most have the poorest eating habits

  • High Blood Pressure on Increase Among American Women
    (11-Feb-2008)
    State-by-state survey also found prevalence rate among men not as low as should be

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Might Prevent Parkinson's
    (06-Feb-2008)
    Preliminary study finds some benefit from calcium channel blockers

  • Black Men Most at Risk for Kidney Disease Complications
    (04-Feb-2008)
    Black women also less likely to have blood pressure under control, study finds

  • Sugary Soft Drinks Boost Gout Risk in Men
    (31-Jan-2008)
    Just 2 or more beverages a day increased chances by 85%, study finds

  • Super Bowl Fans Should Heed Heart Risk Finding
    (30-Jan-2008)
    German study found higher chances of cardiovascular trouble during 2006 World Cup matches

  • Diuretics Best for Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome
    (28-Jan-2008)
    Drugs as good or better than others in treating both conditions

  • Liver Cancer Drug Raises Blood Pressure
    (22-Jan-2008)
    Patients taking Nexavar need to be monitored closely, study says

  • Genetics Influence Blood Pressure Medications
    (22-Jan-2008)
    A person's gene profile seems to dictate reponse, study finds

  • Genetics Influence Blood Pressure Medications
    (22-Jan-2008)
    A person's gene profile seems to dictate reponse, study finds

  • Two-Drug Combination Approved for High Blood Pressure
    (21-Jan-2008)
    Eased hypertension better than either drug alone, maker says

  • Immune Therapy May Help Some Heart Failure Patients
    (18-Jan-2008)
    But it's nowhere near ready for general use, experts caution

  • Cholesterol Drug Zetia Doesn't Cut Heart Attack Risk: Study
    (14-Jan-2008)
    Results might also pertain to Vytorin, which contains Zetia, experts say

  • Priming Heart Before an Attack Could Limit Damage
    (10-Jan-2008)
    Animal study shows preconditioning cardiac cells helps organ better tolerate loss of blood flow

  • Lowering Co-Pays on Some Drugs Help Fight Chronic Diseases
    (08-Jan-2008)
    Study found patients started using preventive medicines more often

  • Health Tip: Low-Sodium Meals
    (08-Jan-2008)
    Suggestions to lower your salt intake

  • New Cancer Drug Boosts Blood Pressure
    (02-Jan-2008)
    But doctors say sunitinib's benefits outweigh its risks

  • New Cancer Drug Boosts Blood Pressure
    (02-Jan-2008)
    But doctors say sunitinib's benefits outweigh its risks

  • High Blood Triglycerides Linked to Stroke Risk
    (27-Dec-2007)
    Boosted concentrations of these fats doubled the odds, researchers say

  • New Type of Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Shows Promise
    (18-Dec-2007)
    Experimental agent works differently than statin medications, researchers say

  • Bystolic Approved for High Blood Pressure
    (18-Dec-2007)
    A new drug to combat a 'silent killer'

  • New Cancer Drug Tied to Heart Problems
    (14-Dec-2007)
    Sutent linked to hypertension, heart events in patients battling stomach cancer

  • High Blood Pressure Key Factor for Cardiovascular Disease
    (12-Dec-2007)
    Only one-third to one-half of those getting treatment reach their target levels, survey finds

  • High Blood Pressure Key Factor for Cardiovascular Disease
    (12-Dec-2007)
    Only one-third to one-half of those getting treatment reach their target levels, survey finds

  • Amount of Exercise Key to Lowering Kids' Blood Pressure
    (11-Dec-2007)
    Study finds total levels of activity more important than intensity

  • Hypertension Linked to Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment
    (10-Dec-2007)
    Study suggests it may cause the effect through cerebrovascular disease

  • High Blood Pressure Could Exacerbate Alzheimer's
    (30-Nov-2007)
    Slowed blood flow to the brain may be to blame, MRI study shows

  • Cholesterol-Stroke Relationship Puzzles Researchers
    (30-Nov-2007)
    High blood-fat levels not always linked to higher stroke risk, studies show

  • Severe Urinary Problems Boost Death Risk in Older Men
    (09-Nov-2007)
    Those over 45 face an almost 24-fold increase in mortality, study says

  • Spirituality Helps Older Black Women Beat Hypertension
    (07-Nov-2007)
    Drawing on their beliefs helped them stick to medication regimen, study finds

  • Energy Drinks Could Pose Blood Pressure Risks
    (06-Nov-2007)
    Medicated heart patients might be in danger, study suggests

  • 'Empty-Calorie' Diet Tied to Preclinical Heart Disease
    (06-Nov-2007)
    Regimens heavy on fats, sweets boost the risk, researchers find

  • Energy Drinks Could Pose Blood Pressure Risks
    (06-Nov-2007)
    Medicated heart patients might be in danger, study suggests

  • Blood Pressure Vaccine Shows Promise
    (06-Nov-2007)
    A series of shots might protect for a lifetime, researchers say

  • Atkins Diet Can Raise Heart Risks
    (06-Nov-2007)
    Other research supports moderate drinking, fasting for cardio health

  • Kidney Disease Increasing in U.S.
    (06-Nov-2007)
    More obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure are driving the trend, study says

  • Early HRT Protects a Woman's Heart
    (06-Nov-2007)
    But contraceptives heighten risk of arterial problems, studies find

  • Blood Pressure Tougher to Tame in Winter
    (05-Nov-2007)
    Frigid temperatures may help keep vessels constricted, experts say

  • Certain Cholesterol Drugs Show Their Limits
    (05-Nov-2007)
    Studies reveal that some of these heart medications aren't perfect

  • Early Weight Gain Can Mean Heart Trouble Later in Life
    (05-Nov-2007)
    Children as young as 7 show signs of cardiovascular risk factors, study finds

  • Poorer Blood Pressure Control in Blacks With Heart Failure
    (04-Nov-2007)
    Doctors need to do more to erase racial disparities, study suggests

  • Chocolate Has Sweet Effect on Blood Flow
    (04-Nov-2007)
    Arteries function better when the dark delight is consumed, study suggests

  • New Measures Improve Heart Care
    (04-Nov-2007)
    Programs that simplified treatment choices led to better outcomes, research shows

  • Study Describes Molecules That Control Blood Pressure
    (02-Nov-2007)
    The finding involving proteins could lead to new treatments, researchers say

  • Study Describes Molecules That Control Blood Pressure
    (02-Nov-2007)
    The finding involving proteins could lead to new treatments, researchers say

  • Preeclampsia Linked to Heart Disease Risk
    (02-Nov-2007)
    Women need to be aware of their heart disease risk before and after pregnancy

  • Blood Pressure Drug Might Work Against Alzheimer's
    (25-Oct-2007)
    It prevents formation of beta-amyloid clumps in mice, study says

  • Study Shows How Exercise Helps Women's Hearts
    (22-Oct-2007)
    Much of the benefit comes from changes in blood pressure, inflammation

  • Garlic May Ward Off Heart Woes
    (16-Oct-2007)
    It spurs a chemical linked to healthy blood vessels, study finds

  • Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Stave Off Heart Disease
    (12-Oct-2007)
    Study shows link between the breathing disorder, arterial trouble

  • Low Lead Exposures Can Hurt Kidneys
    (10-Oct-2007)
    Rat study suggests it boosts blood pressure, damages cells

  • Hypertension Triples Women's Diabetes Risk
    (10-Oct-2007)
    It does so outside of normal diabetes risk factors, such as obesity, study finds

  • Daytime, Nighttime Blood Pressure Both Important
    (05-Oct-2007)
    Study supports round-the-clock monitoring

  • Drug Combo Helps Fight Marfan Syndrome
    (02-Oct-2007)
    Inherited condition can lead to sudden cardiac death

  • Weight Loss Can Control Hypertension
    (28-Sep-2007)
    A 6-month diet restored normal blood pressure, study finds

  • Weight Loss Can Control Hypertension
    (28-Sep-2007)
    A 6-month diet restored normal blood pressure, study finds

  • Fried Food Compounds May Harm Heart
    (27-Sep-2007)
    'AGEs' are produced in fatty foods at high heat, experts say

  • 1 in 12 Outpatient Visits Is for Prevention: Study
    (25-Sep-2007)
    They include cholesterol checks, gynecologic care and cancer screening

  • Few Americans Know of Leg Artery Danger
    (19-Sep-2007)
    Peripheral arterial disease is common and sometimes deadly, researchers say

  • Study Downgrades Gene as Heart Risk Factor
    (18-Sep-2007)
    Screening for variations in APO gene not warranted, researchers say

  • Doctors Debate Drugs vs. Surgery for Angina
    (14-Sep-2007)
    Data re-analysis supports angioplasty, but not everyone agrees

  • Being Overweight is Hard on the Heart
    (12-Sep-2007)
    It raises risks even if blood pressure, cholesterol factored out, study finds

  • Lowering Blood Protein Won't Help Kidney Patients
    (11-Sep-2007)
    Homocysteine may be a marker, not a cause, of renal trouble, study suggests

  • Saturated Fat: Even a Little Splurge May Be Too Much
    (09-Sep-2007)
    Fatty meal has immediate, negative effect on heart health, research shows

  • Family History Has Strong Effect on Cardiac Risk
    (07-Sep-2007)
    Screening, treatment of close relatives proposed

  • Cutting Salt Won't Affect Foods' Safety
    (06-Sep-2007)
    High-sodium processed foods are major contributor to heart trouble, researchers note

  • First Generic Versions of Coreg Approved
    (05-Sep-2007)
    Treats high blood pressure and cardiac problems

  • Blood Pressure Drug Combo Helps Diabetic Hearts
    (02-Sep-2007)
    Large, long-term global study shows diuretic plus ACE inhibitor reduced risk of dying from heart disease

  • 'Good' Cholesterol Won't Help Heavy-Drinking Older Men
    (27-Aug-2007)
    Their high blood pressure stayed the same regardless of HDL level, study found

  • Continued Statin Use Boosts Post-Stroke Outcomes
    (27-Aug-2007)
    Interrupting the drugs for even a few days can negatively impact recovery, study finds

  • Make a New Assault on Salt
    (25-Aug-2007)
    Most Americans get far too much than is healthy, experts say

  • Drug That Lowers Resting Heart Rate Being Tested
    (22-Aug-2007)
    Slower heartbeat linked to better cardiac outcome, scientists report

  • Doctors Often Miss High Blood Pressure in Kids
    (21-Aug-2007)
    About three-quarters of cases went unnoticed, study found

  • Diet Still Important to Patients on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
    (16-Aug-2007)
    They don't see medications as a license to eat fatty foods, study finds

  • Guiding Kids to Better Diets Boosts Health
    (14-Aug-2007)
    Learning about saturated fat improved children's cholesterol, study found

  • Total Cholesterol, HDL Good Predictors of Heart Disease Risk
    (14-Aug-2007)
    There's no added benefit to measuring other lipids, researchers say

  • Smoking During Pregnancy Boosts Baby's Blood Pressure
    (30-Jul-2007)
    And that rise might continue until later in life, experts say

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Preeclampsia
    (20-Jul-2007)
    A sudden rise in blood pressure during pregnancy

  • New Drug Combo Fights High Blood Pressure
    (20-Jul-2007)
    But cost, safety issues could keep Diovan, Tekturna from most patients, experts say

  • High Triglyceride Levels Linked to Cardiac Risk
    (17-Jul-2007)
    Findings could lead to changes in cholesterol testing

  • A Bite of Chocolate a Day May Keep Blood Pressure at Bay
    (03-Jul-2007)
    Limited amounts of dark chocolate lower blood pressure, German researchers report

  • Molecule Signals Heart Disease in Early Stages
    (02-Jul-2007)
    Study found high levels of protein predicted development of cardiovascular trouble

  • Study Compares Drugs to Delay Preterm Birth
    (29-Jun-2007)
    A safer, newer med performs as well as an old standby, researchers say

  • Lung Trouble May Raise Heart Risk
    (29-Jun-2007)
    Inflammation may be factor linking the two problems, study suggests

  • Women Have Double the Risk of Mid-Life Stroke
    (20-Jun-2007)
    Study counters the notion that men are most vulnerable

  • Heart and Kidneys Share Tight Medical Bond
    (14-Jun-2007)
    When one system fails, so can the other, new research shows

  • Blood Pressure Drop During Bypass Might Impair Thinking
    (14-Jun-2007)
    Reasons for the phenomenon aren't yet clear, researchers say

  • Blood Pressure Trouble Leaves Eyes at Risk for Glaucoma
    (12-Jun-2007)
    Different types of hypertension cause different types of disease, study suggests

  • Heart Disease a Risk Factor for Alzheimer's
    (11-Jun-2007)
    Patients treated for vascular trouble had better cognition, study found

  • U.S. Experts Publish Brain Health 'Road Map'
    (10-Jun-2007)
    It calls for more research into Alzheimer's, other threats

  • Researchers ID Genes for Some Common Diseases
    (06-Jun-2007)
    They include arthritis, diabetes, heart disease; finding could revolutionize medicine, expert says

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Lower Blood Pressure
    (04-Jun-2007)
    The nutrients are found in certain fish, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Lower Blood Pressure
    (04-Jun-2007)
    The nutrients are found in certain fish, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils

  • Heart Disease Marker May Predict Prostate Cancer's Course
    (01-Jun-2007)
    Patients with higher levels of C-reactive protein fared worse, study found

  • Soy Nuts Lower Blood Pressure in Postmenopausal Women
    (31-May-2007)
    Adding half a cup to daily diet also cut 'bad' cholesterol, study finds

  • Nursing Homes Need Better Diabetes Care
    (25-May-2007)
    Study urges new protocols for monitoring patients' blood sugar, cardio risk factors

  • Salty Diet May Raise Ulcer Risk
    (23-May-2007)
    Culprit bacteria prefer saline environment, study finds

  • Sleep Apnea Could Raise Obstetric Risks
    (22-May-2007)
    Obesity-linked problem tied to diabetes, high blood pressure during pregnancy

  • Could Viagra Put the Brakes on Jet Lag?
    (22-May-2007)
    Research with hamsters shows promise, but human trials are a long way off

  • Trial of Blood Pressure Drug Offers Hopeful Early Results
    (21-May-2007)
    Medication combines two treatments to control the life-threatening condition

  • Many With High Blood Pressure Shun Heart-Healthy Diet
    (20-May-2007)
    More people might comply if nutritious foods were cheaper, one expert says

  • Aspirin May Cut Pregnancy Complication Risk
    (17-May-2007)
    Daily use lowers odds for the dangerous spike in blood pressure called preeclampsia

  • U.S. Women Lagging Behind Men for Cholesterol Control
    (16-May-2007)
    Doctors might underestimate the threat to females, researchers say

  • Premature Babies Face Future Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure Problems
    (16-May-2007)
    But the threats can be managed through proper diet and exercise, study says

  • Migraines May Heighten Risk of Vision Problems
    (15-May-2007)
    Study finds link among middle-aged people with history of the headaches

  • Fish Oil-Exercise Combo May Boost Cardio Health
    (14-May-2007)
    Supplement plus workouts raise good cholesterol levels, study finds

  • Anxiety Ups Death Risk in Heart Failure Patients
    (14-May-2007)
    Stressed-out had double the odds for poor outcomes, study found

  • 'Light' Cigarettes Take Heavy Toll on Blood Flow
    (14-May-2007)
    Smoking them constricts vessels just as much as regular brands, study finds

  • Worksite Health Programs Boost the Bottom Line: Study
    (11-May-2007)
    Better control of diabetes, heart disease means more productive workers

  • Many High-Risk Patients Going Without Anti-Clotting Drugs
    (11-May-2007)
    Study also finds regional differences across U.S.

  • Is 1 Pill Better Than 2 for Heart-Disease Protection?
    (11-May-2007)
    Single pill could be cheaper and more effective, study says, but one expert questions the finding

  • Younger Women Fail to Heed Heart Attack's Warning Signs
    (10-May-2007)
    Focusing on chest pain may not be enough, experts warn

  • Certain ACE Inhibitors Cut Elderly Dementia Risk
    (06-May-2007)
    Drugs able to cross blood-brain barrier cut mental decline by 50%, study found

  • Statin Helps Keep Second Strokes at Bay
    (04-May-2007)
    Lipitor study supports use of cholesterol-lowering drugs after attacks

  • Most Americans Don't Have High Blood Pressure Under Control
    (03-May-2007)
    The condition raises the risk of heart attack and stroke, study authors note

  • New Drug Could Help Fight Bleeding Strokes
    (03-May-2007)
    It's one element of new American Heart Association guidelines

  • Most Americans Don't Have High Blood Pressure Under Control
    (03-May-2007)
    The condition raises the risk of heart attack and stroke, study authors note

  • Fewer Heart Patients Dying After Hospitalization
    (01-May-2007)
    Improvements in care are cutting heart failure, mortality rates, study finds

  • Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Bring Mixed Benefits
    (25-Apr-2007)
    High-dose statins may not be worth the cost for some heart patients, study finds

  • New Angina Drug Fails to Cut Heart Attacks
    (24-Apr-2007)
    But ranolazine may still have a place in therapy, experts say

  • Campaign Offers Easy Steps to Cutting Diabetes Risk
    (22-Apr-2007)
    ADA's 'CheckUp America' program launches this week

  • Unhealthy Young Adults Are Harming Their Hearts
    (20-Apr-2007)
    Weight gain, hypertension quickly damage arteries, study shows

  • Newer Form of Heparin Better at Preventing Clots After Stroke
    (20-Apr-2007)
    Enoxaparin cut the risk by additional 43 percent, study found

  • Cut Your Salt Use and Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease
    (19-Apr-2007)
    It can also reduce your chances of dying from cardiovascular disease, study finds

  • Cut Your Salt Use and Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease
    (19-Apr-2007)
    It can also reduce your chances of dying from cardiovascular disease, study finds

  • Health Tip: Some Drugs May React With Grapefruit Juice
    (18-Apr-2007)
    Speak with your doctor if you're taking any of these meds

  • Stroke Guidelines Focus on Critical First Hours
    (13-Apr-2007)
    Intravenous delivery of clot-busting drug still best treatment for patients, groups concur

  • Hot Flashes in Women Tied to Higher Blood Pressure
    (11-Apr-2007)
    Systolic/diastolic readings more than 10 points higher on average, study finds

  • Monitoring Blood Pressure Is Everyone's Business
    (11-Apr-2007)
    May 17 marks World Hypertension Day, and the focus is on prevention, lifestyle changes

  • Monitoring Blood Pressure Is Everyone's Business
    (11-Apr-2007)
    May 17 marks World Hypertension Day, and the focus is on prevention, lifestyle changes

  • Restless Legs Syndrome Boosts Heart Risks
    (10-Apr-2007)
    Repetitive nature of neurological disorder increases blood pressure, study says

  • Restless Legs Syndrome Boosts Heart Risks
    (10-Apr-2007)
    Repetitive nature of neurological disorder increases blood pressure, study says

  • Dark Chocolate, But Not Tea, Takes a Bite Out of Blood Pressure
    (09-Apr-2007)
    Variety of studies supports both notions

  • Watch Out for Eye Trouble During Pregnancy
    (08-Apr-2007)
    Hormone changes and migraines can arise, affecting vision, experts say

  • Molecule Could Hold Key to Cholesterol
    (03-Apr-2007)
    Discovery of blood vessel compound may lead to better treatments, scientists say

  • Vitamin K May Help Clear Arteries
    (02-Apr-2007)
    Animal study finds it reduces buildup of calcium in vessels

  • Heart Patients Seek Guidance on Stents, Statins
    (30-Mar-2007)
    Experts offer advice after recent flurry of controversial studies

  • Experimental Drug Controls Cardiac Patients' Blood Pressure
    (27-Mar-2007)
    Another study finds a quick way to spot cause of shortness of breath

  • Diabetes, Hypertension Explain Blacks' Higher Risk for Heart Failure
    (27-Mar-2007)
    Controlling these two factors should lower disease rates, experts say

  • High Trans Fat Intake Triples Heart Disease Risk
    (27-Mar-2007)
    Fast-food component is even more dangerous than suspected, study finds

  • Cutting-Edge Devices Assist Cardio Treatments
    (26-Mar-2007)
    Experimental technologies proving their mettle as powerful tools for docs

  • Studies Highlight Pitfalls of Drug-Coated Stents
    (26-Mar-2007)
    For example, many patients don't take drugs that can ward off dangerous clots

  • Quitting Smoking Rejuvenates Arteries
    (19-Mar-2007)
    10 years after last cigarette, vessels regain lost flexibility, study finds

  • Obesity's Ties to Heart Disease Still Unclear
    (15-Mar-2007)
    More research is needed, experts say, especially when it comes to gender differences

  • Blood Pressure Drugs May Fight Lung Cancer
    (15-Mar-2007)
    Mouse study suggests ACE inhibitors shrink tumors

  • Exercise in Youth Keeps Hypertension Risk Low
    (09-Mar-2007)
    Benefits extended past age 30, study found

  • Stress, Obesity Taking Toll on Latin Americans' Health
    (08-Mar-2007)
    Changes in diet, society are boosting heart disease risk, study finds

  • Rising Blood Sugar Means Rising Heart Risk
    (07-Mar-2007)
    The danger begins even before glucose climbs abnormally high, experts say

  • First Hypertension Drug to Inhibit Kidney Enzyme Approved
    (06-Mar-2007)
    Tekturna fights high blood pressure at earlier stages

  • Depression Worsens Outcomes for Heart Failure Patients
    (05-Mar-2007)
    Study finds that those depressed are 50% more likely to die or be hospitalized for the condition

  • Sleep Apnea Increasingly Tied to Heart Risks: Study
    (04-Mar-2007)
    Mounting data suggest causative role in cardiovascular disease

  • Whole-Grain Cereals Cut Heart Risks: Study
    (02-Mar-2007)
    High-fiber breakfast not just for kids anymore, researchers say

  • Hispanic Women's Hearts at High Risk: Study
    (02-Mar-2007)
    Contrary to popular wisdom, they develop signs of heart disease earlier than white women

  • Mom's Smoking Raises Kids' Adult Heart Risk
    (02-Mar-2007)
    And Dad's secondhand smoke can cause long-term trouble, too, study finds

  • Drink a Little, Live a Little Longer?
    (01-Mar-2007)
    Another study suggests that light alcohol intake, especially wine, boosts health

  • One Family's Gene Defect May Help Explain Heart Disease
    (01-Mar-2007)
    Finding supports the notion of a 'metabolic syndrome,' scientists say

  • Education Works to Lower Patients' Heart Risk
    (28-Feb-2007)
    Simple intervention kept blood pressure, cholesterol levels down, study found

  • U.S. Efforts to Boost Medical Care for Poor Effective
    (28-Feb-2007)
    Health Disparities Collaboratives is having limited success, study finds

  • Common Painkillers May Cause Hypertension in Men
    (26-Feb-2007)
    Acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin might affect chemicals that help blood vessels relax

  • Study Crushes Garlic's Claim to Lower Cholesterol
    (26-Feb-2007)
    Neither the fresh or pill-packaged varieties brought LDL levels down

  • New Beta Blocker Drug Reduces Heart Risks
    (26-Feb-2007)
    Coreg cut heart attacks, strokes compared to older drug, company-funded study found

  • Common Painkillers May Cause Hypertension in Men
    (26-Feb-2007)
    Acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin might affect chemicals that help blood vessels relax

  • Low Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk in Kidney Patients
    (23-Feb-2007)
    Rate more than doubles when systolic reading falls below 120 mm Hg, study finds

  • Low Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk in Kidney Patients
    (23-Feb-2007)
    Rate more than doubles when systolic reading falls below 120 mm Hg, study finds

  • Kids of U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Prone to Stress
    (21-Feb-2007)
    These youngsters may need special monitoring and care, researchers say

  • Blood Pressure Numbers Warn of Heart Rhythm Risk
    (20-Feb-2007)
    Difference between high and low readings can point to abnormal heartbeat, research shows

  • High-Tech CT Scans Speed Diagnosis of Chest Pain
    (19-Feb-2007)
    Time and money was saved in 75% of ER cases, study finds

  • Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women
    (19-Feb-2007)
    American Heart Association recommendations now focus on a woman's lifetime risk

  • Experts Devise New Women's Heart Risk Predictor
    (16-Feb-2007)
    It will help more women get the help they need sooner, cardiologists say

  • Better Control of Diabetes Could Reduce Stroke
    (08-Feb-2007)
    Most patients didn't manage their symptoms before attack, study found

  • Majority of Americans Ignore Stroke Symptoms
    (08-Feb-2007)
    More than half of those affected didn't seek help, study finds

  • High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Boosts Lifetime Heart Risk
    (05-Feb-2007)
    It's linked to hardening of the arteries in later life, study finds

  • High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Boosts Lifetime Heart Risk
    (05-Feb-2007)
    It's linked to hardening of the arteries in later life, study finds

  • Gene Variant May Predict Heart Disease, Stroke
    (02-Feb-2007)
    Early signs of trouble seen in gene carriers

  • Chinese Herb May Lower High Blood Pressure
    (30-Jan-2007)
    Research with hamsters focuses on the active ingredient in danshen

  • Chinese Herb May Lower High Blood Pressure
    (30-Jan-2007)
    Research with hamsters focuses on the active ingredient in danshen

  • Calculator Helps Users Gauge Heart Attack Risk
    (27-Jan-2007)
    Online tool scores threat based on health, habits and lifestyle

  • U.S. Outperforms Europe in Managing High Blood Pressure
    (23-Jan-2007)
    American doctors treat earlier and switch drugs more often when needed, study finds

  • Metabolic Syndrome Predicts Heart Risk: Study
    (23-Jan-2007)
    The syndrome includes factors such as obesity and high blood pressure

  • Some Blood Pressure Drugs Boost Diabetes Risk
    (18-Jan-2007)
    Treatment should be tailored to individual patients, experts say

  • Health Tip: Children Can Have High Blood Pressure, Too
    (17-Jan-2007)
    Especially if it runs in the family

  • Health Tip: Measuring Waist Circumference
    (17-Jan-2007)
    It's a good indicator of a healthy body weight

  • Inflammatory Genes Linked to Salt-Sensitive Hypertension
    (12-Jan-2007)
    If sodium handling goes awry, study says blood pressure spike persists long after it should

  • Brain Bleeds From Blood Thinner on the Rise
    (08-Jan-2007)
    Doctors need to weigh the risk of stroke vs. bleeding before prescribing warfarin

  • Girls Most Likely to Gain Weight as Pre-Teens
    (08-Jan-2007)
    Report urges interventions before the age of 9 or 10

  • Early Blood Pressure Problems Signal Heart Trouble
    (08-Jan-2007)
    Study of young American Indians found hypertension raised risk for enlarged heart

  • Brain Bleeds From Blood Thinner on the Rise
    (08-Jan-2007)
    Doctors need to weigh the risk of stroke vs. bleeding before prescribing warfarin

  • Boost Your Health With Spices
    (06-Jan-2007)
    Substituting herbs for salts and fats contributes to a better diet, expert says

  • Moderate Drinking Cuts Heart Attack Risk in Hypertensive Men
    (02-Jan-2007)
    But the finding isn't a reason to boost drinking rates, researchers say

  • Heart Disease, Stroke Still Big Killers
    (28-Dec-2006)
    Latest U.S. statistics suggest obesity, smoking are largely to blame

  • Nitrates May Explain Success of Blood-Pressure Diet
    (27-Dec-2006)
    Small Swedish study suggests leafy vegetables could be source of nutrient

  • Nitrates May Explain Success of Blood-Pressure Diet
    (27-Dec-2006)
    Small Swedish study suggests leafy vegetables could be source of nutrient

  • Healthy Hearts Never Take a Holiday
    (23-Dec-2006)
    Expert suggests giving yourself a present by watching alcohol and food intake year-round

  • Traditional Heart Risk Factors Outdo Biomarkers
    (20-Dec-2006)
    Researcher says newer measures not ready for primetime

  • More Americans Have Their Blood Pressure Under Control
    (11-Dec-2006)
    Researchers say several factors behind encouraging trend

  • Blood Pressure Drug May Offset Alzheimer's Complication
    (06-Dec-2006)
    Anti-hypertensive appears to protect against cognitive decline, researcher says

  • Blood Pressure Often Higher in Boys Than Girls
    (04-Dec-2006)
    Finding might explain why men are more prone to hypertension, experts say

  • Blood Levels of Uric Acid Predict Hypertension in Blacks
    (01-Dec-2006)
    Finding points to possible test, treatments, researchers say

  • New Blood Thinner Offers Safer Heart Attack Care
    (22-Nov-2006)
    Bivalirudin cut down on bleeding episodes, researchers found

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Boosts Disease Risk Later in Life
    (17-Nov-2006)
    Threat of stroke, heart attack and midlife high blood pressure all increase, study finds

  • Higher Resting Heart Rate May Boost Death Risk
    (16-Nov-2006)
    Odds rose with more frequent beats per minute, study found

  • Diabetes Dragging Down America's Health: Reports
    (16-Nov-2006)
    Increasingly, young people are suffering from the obesity-linked illness

  • Migraines Linked to Heart Risk in Men
    (15-Nov-2006)
    Finding echoes prior study in women

  • Low-Carb Diet Can Be Heart-Healthy
    (13-Nov-2006)
    But get dietary fats from plant sources, not meat, experts say

  • Health Tip: Understanding Pulmonary Hypertension
    (10-Nov-2006)
    When lung arteries narrow

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Ward Off Kidney Disease
    (10-Nov-2006)
    ACE inhibitors help keep illness at bay, even in hypertensive patients

  • Cholesterol Control Boosts Lymphoma Survivors' Outcomes
    (09-Nov-2006)
    Cancer treatment leaves patients prone to heart disease, experts note

  • Malaria Drug May Fight Metabolic Syndrome
    (07-Nov-2006)
    Chloroquine is giving clues to the group of risk factors that harm the heart

  • Statins Could Aid Heart Failure Patients
    (31-Oct-2006)
    Findings suggest the cholesterol-lowering drugs improve survival

  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy May Hurt Critically Ill
    (25-Oct-2006)
    Remedy exposes smokers in intensive care to a higher risk of death

  • Kids' High Blood Pressure Linked to Sleep Problems
    (07-Oct-2006)
    Hypertension in pediatric population mimics obstructive sleep apnea in adults

  • Sleep Apnea, Hypertension Common in Chronic Kidney Disease
    (07-Oct-2006)
    Protein in urine a marker for body's ability to filter wastes

  • Research Offers Insights Into Liver's Role in Metabolic Syndrome
    (05-Oct-2006)
    The organ seems to influence blood pressure variation in Hispanic-Americans

  • Research Offers Insights Into Liver's Role in Metabolic Syndrome
    (05-Oct-2006)
    The organ seems to influence blood pressure variation in Hispanic-Americans

  • Blood Pressure Is Focus of New Web Site
    (30-Sep-2006)
    Advice for seniors details risk factors and prevention of the 'silent killer'

  • Poor Sleep Contributes to Health Problems
    (19-Sep-2006)
    They can include diabetes and high blood pressure, studies reveal

  • Heart Attack Patients Skipping Important Meds
    (18-Sep-2006)
    More than half don't take beta blockers as prescribed, study finds

  • Four Short Walks a Day Ease Blood Pressure
    (17-Sep-2006)
    A few 10-minute strolls are even healthier than one long walk, study shows

  • Health Tip: Reduce Salt in Your Diet
    (13-Sep-2006)
    It will help you avoid high blood pressure

  • Health Tip: Chronic Kidney Disease Can Damage Heart
    (31-Aug-2006)
    Early detection can help keep it under control

  • Race Plays Role in Stroke's Aftermath
    (31-Aug-2006)
    Minorities at higher risk for diminished quality of life, study finds

  • Long Work Days Linked to High Blood Pressure
    (28-Aug-2006)
    Risk is higher for those with little job control, study suggests

  • U.S. Adds TLC to New Cholesterol Guide
    (28-Aug-2006)
    80-page publication offers prescription for therapeutic lifestyle changes

  • Long Work Days Linked to High Blood Pressure
    (28-Aug-2006)
    Risk is higher for those with little job control, study suggests

  • Mexican-Americans at Higher Risk for Second Stroke
    (23-Aug-2006)
    And second strokes can be more deadly than the first, experts warn

  • Obesity Driving Medicare Costs Higher
    (22-Aug-2006)
    Spending soars as more people join up with diabetes, heart disease, experts say

  • Younger Patients Can Develop Poor Leg Circulation
    (21-Aug-2006)
    Certain risk factors put those under 60 in danger, experts say

  • Health Tip: Know Your Blood Pressure
    (21-Aug-2006)
    Are your pressure and cholesterol levels within normal range?

  • Accutane Shows Strong Link to Higher Cholesterol
    (21-Aug-2006)
    Four in 10 users of the acne drug had a rise in blood fats, study found

  • Lowering Blood Pressure Can Stop or Reverse Heart Disease
    (07-Aug-2006)
    Keeping hypertension at bay as important as reducing cholesterol, study suggests

  • Birth Weight's Link to Hypertension Varies by Race
    (26-Jul-2006)
    Black newborns, but not whites, face a higher risk if born heavy, study finds

  • Head Online for Advice on Heart Attack
    (22-Jul-2006)
    New U.S. National Institutes of Health Web site is aimed at seniors

  • Suction Technique Improves Arterial Surgery
    (21-Jul-2006)
    It removes plaque to free up blood flow to kidneys, researchers say

  • Immigrants Healthier Than Native New Yorkers
    (21-Jul-2006)
    But poor access to care means newcomers' health soon suffers, report finds

  • Alzheimer's 'Risk Score' Spots Those Most Vulnerable
    (17-Jul-2006)
    Other studies look at dementia's links to stroke, cholesterol

  • New Method Gauges Weight-Loss Surgery Risk
    (07-Jul-2006)
    Very obese, hypertensive males at greatest danger of fatal complications, experts say

  • Alonzo Mourning Plays Offense Against Kidney Disease
    (07-Jul-2006)
    Returning from kidney failure and transplant, NBA star pushes for early detection

  • Daily Activity Helps Fight PAD
    (05-Jul-2006)
    About 8 million Americans suffer from debilitating peripheral arterial disease

  • Five Steps Help Men Live Longer
    (04-Jul-2006)
    Exercise, healthy diet, no smoking, staying trim and moderate drinking are key, study finds

  • New Guide May Help Lower Blood Pressure
    (03-Jul-2006)
    Government health experts offering up revised DASH diet booklet

  • Nighttime Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Failure
    (27-Jun-2006)
    Absence of normal drop more than doubles the risk, study finds

  • Nighttime Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Failure
    (27-Jun-2006)
    Absence of normal drop more than doubles the risk, study finds

  • May Fight High Blood Pressure
    (26-Jun-2006)
    The more consumed, the bigger the benefit, study finds

  • May Fight High Blood Pressure
    (26-Jun-2006)
    The more consumed, the bigger the benefit, study finds

  • Blood Pressure Woes Start Earlier Than You Think
    (23-Jun-2006)
    59 million Americans have prehypertension, a condition with serious health risks

  • Blood Pressure Woes Start Earlier Than You Think
    (23-Jun-2006)
    59 million Americans have prehypertension, a condition with serious health risks

  • Do-It-Yourself Medicine Makes Inroads
    (22-Jun-2006)
    New tests enhance self-screening, improve management of chronic conditions

  • Salt Initiative Backed by Health Professionals
    (14-Jun-2006)
    But call for warning labels on high-salt foods draws fire from food industry

  • Chant 'Om' for Better Heart Health
    (13-Jun-2006)
    Transcendental meditation lowers insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome risk, study finds

  • Major Changes Could Reduce Diabetes Death Toll
    (11-Jun-2006)
    American Diabetes Association warns 62 million could die in next 30 years

  • Kitchen Cupboard or Medicine Cabinet?
    (09-Jun-2006)
    There's a harvest of healing in everyday foods, experts say

  • Blood-Pressure Drugs Linked to Birth Defects
    (07-Jun-2006)
    Risk tripled for women on ACE inhibitors during first trimester, study finds

  • Blood-Pressure Drugs Linked to Birth Defects
    (07-Jun-2006)
    Risk tripled for women on ACE inhibitors during first trimester, study finds

  • Researchers Spot Earliest Signs of Heart Disease
    (05-Jun-2006)
    PET scans detected arterial damage long before symptoms arose

  • Diabetes, Smoking Are Risk Factors for Leg Artery Problems
    (30-May-2006)
    Study finds differences in difficulties with small and large arteries

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Arteries Healthy
    (23-May-2006)
    Prevent atherosclerosis

  • Drug Combos Best for Controlling Blood Pressure
    (20-May-2006)
    Lowering cholesterol also offers benefits, studies find

  • Drug Combos Best for Controlling Blood Pressure
    (20-May-2006)
    Lowering cholesterol also offers benefits, studies find

  • Early Treatment Helps People With Prehypertension
    (19-May-2006)
    Medication slowed progression to hypertension, researchers say

  • Study Puts Focus on American Indians' Hypertension
    (19-May-2006)
    Differences are emerging between the sexes, and tribes

  • Hypertension in Teens Predicts Adult Heart Woes
    (19-May-2006)
    Left unchecked, blood pressure rises 7 percent per year, study finds

  • Many Docs Fail to Manage Patients' Hypertension
    (19-May-2006)
    Spanish study finds a third don't change treatment even when blood pressure is uncontrolled

  • Spirituality May Help Lower Blood Pressure
    (18-May-2006)
    Church-going U.S. blacks had better BP, even with standard risk factors

  • Elderly Brains Benefit From Stable Blood Pressure
    (17-May-2006)
    Study suggests treatment should be more aggressive in very old

  • New Once-a-Day Blood Pressure Drug Effective
    (17-May-2006)
    Aliskiren is first new type of antihypertensive in a decade

  • U.S. Experts Issue New Heart Disease Treatment Guidelines
    (15-May-2006)
    Among the changes: a lower recommended dose of daily aspirin, and more exercise

  • Women Benefiting Less From Improved Heart Disease Care
    (09-May-2006)
    Cardiovascular death rate falling faster for men, study shows

  • Experts Issue New Stroke-Prevention Guidelines
    (05-May-2006)
    Bottom line for patients: Stay healthy, get checked often

  • Heart Drug Side Effects More Common in Minority Patients
    (05-May-2006)
    But experts say race may not necessarily be to blame

  • Cheaper Diuretics Best Bet for Preventing Heart Failure
    (03-May-2006)
    They beat out ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, study found

  • School Soda Ban Called Good First Step
    (03-May-2006)
    But more needs to be done to combat childhood obesity epidemic, experts say

  • Health Tip: If Your Blood Pressure is Even a Little High
    (02-May-2006)
    Take steps to avoid future problems

  • Relaxation Gives Truer Blood Pressure Reading
    (30-Apr-2006)
    Nurses' study advises 5-minute de-stress period before BP taken

  • Moms Most Likely to Pass Heart Disease on to Kids
    (28-Apr-2006)
    People whose mothers got the illness early should get checked, researchers say

  • Treatment Team Lowers Heart Risk for Obese Patients
    (28-Apr-2006)
    Battling the 'metabolic syndrome' on multiple fronts works, they say

  • New Hope for Patients With Kidney Disease
    (28-Apr-2006)
    One promising breakthrough -- dialysis while you sleep

  • Triple Drug Regimen Can Reduce Stroke Damage
    (24-Apr-2006)
    Study finds quicker recovery, less loss of function

  • Drug May Fight Metabolic Syndrome
    (24-Apr-2006)
    Etanercept could help lower inflammation linked to heart risk factors

  • Half of Older Diabetics Go Without Key Heart Drugs
    (18-Apr-2006)
    Guidelines urge use of ACE inhibitors, ARBs, but only 43 percent get them

  • Kidney Stone Shock Wave Treatment Boosts Diabetes, Hypertension Risk
    (12-Apr-2006)
    Study suggests link, but doctors say it's too early to abandon this therapy

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Help Prevent Stroke, Heart Attack
    (11-Apr-2006)
    Review of the data suggests ACE inhibitors are lifesavers

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Help Older Minds Stay Young
    (06-Apr-2006)
    Ongoing treatment kept dementia at bay, researchers say

  • Antihypertensive Drug Could Treat Inherited Heart Disorder
    (06-Apr-2006)
    Mouse study suggests patients with Marfan syndrome may have a new option

  • Multiple Lifestyle Changes Help Lower Blood Pressure
    (03-Apr-2006)
    Measures include counseling on nutrition and exercise, study reports

  • High-Dose Vitamins Don't Head Off Preeclampsia
    (29-Mar-2006)
    Therapy might increase risk of low birth-weight babies, study says

  • Loneliness Boosts Blood Pressure in Older Adults
    (28-Mar-2006)
    It may equal obesity as a risk factor for hypertension, researchers say

  • Blood Pressure, Hemorrhage Killing Pregnant Women in Developing World
    (28-Mar-2006)
    Abortion complications also threaten poor women's lives, study finds

  • Experts Note Need for More Studies on ADHD Drug Use in Adults
    (24-Mar-2006)
    Most research on safety issues has been conducted in children, they note

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Not Without Risks
    (22-Mar-2006)
    Age and type of surgery seem to be the key factors, study finds

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Keep Hypertension in Check
    (14-Mar-2006)
    Patients using angiotensin receptor blocker postponed progression to hypertension, study finds

  • Blood-Pressure Drugs May Lower Alzheimer's Risk
    (13-Mar-2006)
    Diuretics might have the largest effect, researchers report

  • Calcium Cuts Pregnancy Complications
    (10-Mar-2006)
    Supplements eased preeclampsia-linked trouble but not its incidence, study found

  • More Than Immobility Triggers In-Flight Clots
    (10-Mar-2006)
    Low cabin pressure might also be to blame, but more study is needed, experts say

  • Common Test May Spot Sickle-Cell Complications
    (10-Mar-2006)
    High enzyme levels indicate greater risks, study says

  • Blood Pressure Dropping Globally
    (09-Mar-2006)
    Better diets, not antihypertensive medications, may be the reason, experts say

  • Health Tip: Why Some Feel Dizzy When They Stand Up Quickly
    (08-Mar-2006)
    It may be a sudden drop in blood pressure

  • Health Tip: High Blood Pressure, a Silent Killer
    (07-Mar-2006)
    Some people may not know they have it

  • Healthy Lifestyle May Fight Impotence
    (03-Mar-2006)
    Diet, exercise battle both erectile dysfunction and heart disease, study suggests

  • Vascular Abnormalities in Brain Linked to Shorter Life Span
    (02-Mar-2006)
    Excess amounts of white matter may be sign of high blood pressure, study says

  • Statin Drugs Might Help Fight Impotence
    (02-Mar-2006)
    For some, Lipitor plus Viagra worked better than Viagra alone, study found

  • Hispanics Benefit from Cholesterol-Lowering Statins
    (02-Mar-2006)
    Crestor, Lipitor reduce heart disease risk factors, study finds

  • Vascular Abnormalities in Brain Linked to Shorter Life Span
    (02-Mar-2006)
    Excess amounts of white matter may be sign of high blood pressure, study says

  • Chocolate Does a Man's Heart Good
    (27-Feb-2006)
    Dark variety seems to lower older men's risk of death, study finds

  • Grapefruit May Sweeten Way to Lower Cholesterol
    (21-Feb-2006)
    Study finds the red variety, especially, may fight heart disease

  • Two Drug-Coated Stents Perform Equally Well
    (21-Feb-2006)
    Head-to-head trial of the artery-opening devices found little difference

  • Statins, Beta Blockers Help Block First Heart Attack
    (20-Feb-2006)
    These drugs do more than just reduce cardiovascular disease, study suggests

  • Let Dark Chocolate Be Your Valentine
    (13-Feb-2006)
    Small amounts do a heart good, South Beach Diet doc says

  • Heart Failure Rising In Older Americans
    (06-Feb-2006)
    But more are surviving longer with the disease, report finds

  • Stroke Survivors in Danger of Another Attack
    (05-Feb-2006)
    New expert guidelines say equal attention must be paid to full and 'mini' stroke

  • Protein Linked to Pregnancy Complication
    (02-Feb-2006)
    Elevated levels of HtrA1 may warn of pending preeclampsia

  • Obstetric Troubles Raise Kidney-Disease Risks
    (02-Feb-2006)
    Pregnancy-linked blood pressure complication could cause problems in later life, study found

  • Blood Thinner Boosts Elderly Fracture Risk
    (02-Feb-2006)
    Long-term warfarin use increased the odds by 25 percent,study found

  • Protein Linked to Pregnancy Complication
    (02-Feb-2006)
    Elevated levels of HtrA1 may warn of pending preeclampsia

  • Study Looks at Hispanic Hypertension 'Race Gap'
    (25-Jan-2006)
    Black Hispanics more likely to have high blood pressure than white Hispanics

  • Widening Waist a Heart Risk Factor for Women
    (23-Jan-2006)
    Waistlines over 35 inches are a matter of concern, study finds

  • Heart Tests, Treatments May Be Overused
    (23-Jan-2006)
    Use of expensive interventions far exceeds rise in disease incidence, studies find

  • Impotence Drugs Linked Again to Vision Problems
    (18-Jan-2006)
    Small study suggests users with previous heart attack history may be at risk

  • Cutting Drug Co-Pays Lowers Costs for Insurers
    (11-Jan-2006)
    Cheaper meds for patients mean fewer pricey hospitalizations, study finds

  • Vegetable Protein Linked to Lower Blood Pressure
    (10-Jan-2006)
    Study finding reinforces existing dietary recommendations

  • Vegetable Protein Linked to Lower Blood Pressure
    (10-Jan-2006)
    Study finding reinforces existing dietary recommendations

  • Electrocardiograms Help Predict Heart Failure
    (09-Jan-2006)
    Study finding based on people with high blood pressure

  • Electrocardiograms Help Predict Heart Failure
    (09-Jan-2006)
    Study finding based on people with high blood pressure

  • Hot Weather Heats Up Blood Pressure
    (29-Dec-2005)
    For elderly, rising temperatures means rising hypertension, early study suggests

  • Taste for Salt May Be Linked to Birth Weight
    (13-Dec-2005)
    Finding could offer insights into blood-pressure treatment, researchers say

  • Heart Attack Gives Most Survivors a 'Second Chance'
    (09-Dec-2005)
    Yet many surveyed say they aren't doing enough to prevent a recurrence

  • Expensive Blood Pressure Meds No Better for Kidneys
    (09-Dec-2005)
    Large review of the literature refutes conventional wisdom

  • Obesity, Blood Pressure Woes Haunt Aging Boomers
    (08-Dec-2005)
    But life expectancy has hit an all-time high, annual U.S. health report finds

  • Expert Disputes 'Healthy Drinking' Theory
    (01-Dec-2005)
    There's no real proof moderate drinking protects heart, scientist says

  • Health Tip: Be Careful Shoveling Snow
    (28-Nov-2005)
    It can be dangerous for some people

  • Hectic Holidays Bring Health Hazards
    (24-Nov-2005)
    Here's some trouble to look out for -- and ways to avoid it

  • Study Compares Use of Anti-Clotting Drugs for Heart Patients
    (22-Nov-2005)
    Researchers found little difference between two forms of heparin

  • Male Preemie Babies at Higher Risk for Hypertension As Adults
    (21-Nov-2005)
    Odds are doubled for males born very early, study found

  • Placenta Problems Predict Early Heart Trouble
    (17-Nov-2005)
    Obesity may help trigger pregnancy complications and later cardiovascular woes, study finds

  • Fewer Carbs Boost DASH Diet's Heart Benefits
    (16-Nov-2005)
    Replacing carbohydrates with protein or monosaturated fats checked blood pressure

  • Gene Combo May Cut Statin Drugs' Effectiveness
    (14-Nov-2005)
    The mutations also occur more in blacks than whites, researchers say

  • Eating Out Poses Health Risks for Kids
    (14-Nov-2005)
    They're prone to high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease, study finds

  • ts Mississippi Blacks Hard
    (13-Nov-2005)
    Jackson Heart Study found 37% of those studied had cluster of risk factors

  • Measuring Blood Pressure Near Heart May Be Key
    (13-Nov-2005)
    Arm-based readings may not give the full picture of a medicine's effectiveness, study finds

  • High Nighttime Blood Pressure May Mean Low Daytime Performance
    (11-Nov-2005)
    Finding supports the use of 24-hour blood pressure monitoring, experts say

  • Java Won't Get Blood Pressure Jumping
    (08-Nov-2005)
    Coffee may even protect women from hypertension, but colas may encourage it, new study finds

  • For Joe Montana, Managing High Blood Pressure Is a Family Affair
    (28-Oct-2005)
    Healthy lifestyle, proper meds and family support can control this dangerous disease

  • For Joe Montana, Managing High Blood Pressure Is a Family Affair
    (28-Oct-2005)
    Healthy lifestyle, proper meds and family support can control this dangerous disease

  • Diuretics Can Help Control Blood Pressure
    (20-Oct-2005)
    Study finds they aid patients who don't respond to standard medications

  • Diuretics Can Help Control Blood Pressure
    (20-Oct-2005)
    Study finds they aid patients who don't respond to standard medications

  • Beta Blockers Less Effective Against High Blood Pressure
    (18-Oct-2005)
    But don't stop taking them, experts say

  • Rates of Kidney Failure Stabilize
    (11-Oct-2005)
    But government report notes racial disparities persist

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Prevent Some Headaches
    (10-Oct-2005)
    Finding adds to research that hypertension may contribute to headache

  • High Blood Pressure Can Be Lethal in Overweight
    (29-Sep-2005)
    It's the prime factor raising their cardiovascular risk, study finds

  • Cancer Drug Might Fight Lethal Lung Hypertension
    (28-Sep-2005)
    Gleevec, so successful against leukemia, may also fight arterial disease

  • On-the-Job Stress May Boost Inflammation
    (28-Sep-2005)
    Lack of control over workday could harm arteries, study finds

  • Beta-Blocker Drugs May Pose Dangers for Some
    (27-Sep-2005)
    Patients with specific genes may be at higher risk, study suggests

  • Lead Exposure Plus Hypertension May Cause Cognitive Decline
    (25-Sep-2005)
    While preliminary, finding highlights need to limit lead in environment, experts say

  • When Job Ups Blood Pressure, Spouse Can Help
    (25-Sep-2005)
    Loving support helps beat stress-linked hypertension, study finds

  • Lead Exposure Plus Hypertension May Cause Cognitive Decline
    (25-Sep-2005)
    While preliminary, finding highlights need to limit lead in environment, experts say

  • Menopause May Boost Salt-Linked Hypertension
    (23-Sep-2005)
    Hormonal changes can make women more sensitive to salt, raising blood pressure over time, study finds

  • Genes May Sway Blood Pressure Drugs' Effectiveness
    (23-Sep-2005)
    Finding could lead to more tailored antihypertensive drug treatment

  • Genes May Predispose Some Men to High Blood Pressure
    (22-Sep-2005)
    Blacks seem to be especially susceptible, a new study suggests

  • 'Designer' Rats Yield Clues to Hypertension
    (22-Sep-2005)
    The rodents should reveal much about links to menopause, salt sensitivity

  • Genes May Predispose Some Men to High Blood Pressure
    (22-Sep-2005)
    Blacks seem to be especially susceptible, a new study suggests

  • Being Overweight Hurts Kids' Arteries
    (19-Sep-2005)
    Extra pounds weaken vessel walls, even at ages as young as 9, study finds

  • Father's Genes Can Trigger Preeclampsia
    (15-Sep-2005)
    Raised risk for pregnancy complication uncovered in Norwegian study

  • Aspirin Might Counter Side Effects of Cox-2 Painkillers
    (13-Sep-2005)
    But researchers add new drugs may need to be developed to achieve same effect

  • Painkillers Don't Boost Blood Pressure in Healthy Men
    (12-Sep-2005)
    But study authors say more research needed to examine potential risks

  • Painkillers Don't Boost Blood Pressure in Healthy Men
    (12-Sep-2005)
    But study authors say more research needed to examine potential risks

  • Housework Helps Sweep Hypertension Away
    (11-Sep-2005)
    Daily clean-ups encourage clean bill of health, study finds

  • Lower Blood Pressure Reduces Brain Damage After Stroke
    (07-Sep-2005)
    French study finds less loss of nerve cells, preserving mental function

  • Lower Blood Pressure Reduces Brain Damage After Stroke
    (07-Sep-2005)
    French study finds less loss of nerve cells, preserving mental function

  • Health Tip: Remembering Your Medicine
    (06-Sep-2005)
    So you don't forget an important dose

  • Pressure Drugs Beat Back Heart Attack
    (04-Sep-2005)
    Modern meds like ACE inhibitors protect better than older agents, study finds

  • Blood Pressure Drug Cuts Arrythmia Stroke Risk
    (01-Sep-2005)
    Perindropil boosted protection over and above anti-clotting meds, study found

  • Poor Brain Blood Flow Raises Dementia Risk
    (30-Aug-2005)
    Blood pressure and heart disease may play key roles, study shows

  • Obesity in America Continues to Expand
    (23-Aug-2005)
    Government programs are failing to meet the challenge, report says

  • How Garlic Works Its Cardiovascular Magic
    (16-Aug-2005)
    Study uncovers mechanism by which the herb does some damage to do some benefit

  • OTC Painkillers Boost Blood Pressure in Women
    (15-Aug-2005)
    Study found significant increase in those who take daily doses

  • OTC Painkillers Boost Blood Pressure in Women
    (15-Aug-2005)
    Study found significant increase in those who take daily doses

  • Slightly Elevated Blood Pressure Raises Risk for Heart Disease
    (04-Aug-2005)
    'Prehypertensive' people three times more likely to have heart attack, study finds

  • New Uses for Blood Pressure Drug Approved
    (04-Aug-2005)
    To improve chances for high-risk heart attack survivors

  • Hypertension Undertreated in Elderly
    (27-Jul-2005)
    Yet they're at highest risk of heart attack and stroke, study says

  • Hypertension Undertreated in Elderly
    (27-Jul-2005)
    Yet they're at highest risk of heart attack and stroke, study says

  • Cardio Drugs May Prevent Surgery-Linked Heart Attack
    (27-Jul-2005)
    Beta blockers seem to shield high-risk patients, but more study needed

  • New Hope for Those With High Blood Pressure
    (23-Jul-2005)
    Novel drugs and devices promise to improve hypertension management

  • New Hope for Those With High Blood Pressure
    (23-Jul-2005)
    Novel drugs and devices promise to improve hypertension management

  • Cardiovascular Dangers Cut Across Race, Gender
    (18-Jul-2005)
    High cholesterol plus hypertension a killer combo for everyone, experts say

  • Teen Girls Have Edge on Blood Pressure
    (18-Jul-2005)
    Study shows a healthier cardiovascular stress response

  • Dark Chocolate May Sweeten the Way to Health
    (18-Jul-2005)
    Daily dose lowered blood pressure, improved insulin sensitivity, study showed

  • New Hypertension Drug Works Well in Blacks
    (18-Jul-2005)
    Nebivolol lowers pressure better than other beta blockers, researcher says

  • Soy May Fight High Blood Pressure
    (06-JUL-2005)
    But don't change your diet just yet, experts say

  • Symptomless Hypertension Too Often Ignored
    (28-JUN-2005)
    Other conditions divert patient attention from dangerous high blood pressure

  • Middle-Age Hypertension Cuts Five Years Off Life
    (27-JUN-2005)
    Findings are another reason to reduce high blood pressure early, experts say

  • Obesity Sends Health Costs Soaring
    (27-JUN-2005)
    Study pegs weight gain as major factor behind U.S. spending

  • Diuretics Best Option For Diabetics With High Blood Pressure
    (27-JUN-2005)
    Large study finds they work as well as more expensive drugs

  • Study Points to Heart Disease Marker's Dark Side
    (25-JUN-2005)
    Is blood protein CRP a sign of vessel damage, or a cause?

  • Heavy Drinking Linked to Variety of Health Woes
    (14-JUN-2005)
    Injury, hypertension, depression and lung disorders all common, study found

  • Viagra Treats Children's Lethal Hypertension
    (13-JUN-2005)
    The impotence drug relaxes lung arteries, extending survival

  • Heart Patients at High Post-Hospital Stroke Risk
    (13-JUN-2005)
    Study suggests more aggressive therapies are warranted

  • Salt Aggravates High Blood Pressure
    (11-JUN-2005)
    And the mineral is hidden in many foods, experts say

  • Salt Aggravates High Blood Pressure
    (11-JUN-2005)
    And the mineral is hidden in many foods, experts say

  • Viagra Ingredient Helps Blood Pressure Disorder
    (08-JUN-2005)
    Rare condition can destroy heart

  • Blacks at Increased Risk for Enlarged Heart
    (06-JUN-2005)
    Finding spurs call for better blood pressure control

  • New Test Could Speed Cardiac Care
    (06-JUN-2005)
    Blood screen quickly identifies heart failure type

  • Obesity, Diabetes Raise Joint Replacement Risks
    (01-JUN-2005)
    Study finds more complications in hypertensive patients, too

  • Key Factors Raise Clogged Artery Risk
    (31-MAY-2005)
    Metabolic syndrome plus vascular calcium greatly boost the odds, study finds

  • Too Few At-Risk Heart Patients Offered Statins
    (31-MAY-2005)
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs discussed in fewer than half of doctor's visits

  • Many Heart Attack Patients Have Metabolic Syndrome
    (25-MAY-2005)
    Risk factors include wide waistlines, hypertension and high blood sugar, study finds

  • Why Patients Fail to Take Their Medicines
    (24-MAY-2005)
    Age, gender and number of prescriptions are key, heart study finds

  • Homeless People's Heart Problems Going Untreated
    (19-MAY-2005)
    Study finds many suffer from hypertension, diabetes

  • Metabolic Syndrome Plagues Some Who Survive Testicular Cancer
    (14-MAY-2005)
    Researcher suggests chemotherapy may contribute to complication

  • Three-Drug Combo May Best Protect Heart
    (05-MAY-2005)
    Aspirin, statin and beta-blocker trio beats any one drug alone

  • Father's Longevity Linked to Your Blood Pressure
    (03-MAY-2005)
    French researchers find hypertension higher in those whose fathers died young

  • Health Tip: Lowering Blood Pressure
    (03-MAY-2005)
    Maintaining healthy habits is key

  • Depression Raises Men's Heart Risks
    (03-MAY-2005)
    Blue moods bring cardiovascular system down, too, study finds

  • Acid in Animal Fats May Increase Blood Pressure
    (02-MAY-2005)
    Study pinpoints lower arachidonic acid intake as dietary modification

  • Meditation Study Shows Life Gains
    (02-MAY-2005)
    Researchers say long-term study found those who practice TM live longer

  • Alcohol a Strong Risk Factor for Hypertension in China
    (22-APR-2005)
    Frequent drinkers double their risk of high blood pressure, study finds

  • Beer, Red Wine Both Boost Blood Pressure
    (21-APR-2005)
    But red wine's other effects may still make it heart-healthy

  • Obesity Not as Life Threatening as Thought
    (19-APR-2005)
    Many cardiovascular risk factors among obese are declining, researchers find

  • Obesity: Bad For Men, Women and Kids
    (18-APR-2005)
    Being overweight is hard on everyone's hearts, new studies find

  • New Clues to Killer Heart Failure
    (13-APR-2005)
    Underlying health problems may be best treatment target, researchers say

  • Exercise Isn't Always Enough to Lower Blood Pressure
    (11-APR-2005)
    Older people with the condition may need to lose weight, start medications earlier

  • Exercise Isn't Always Enough to Lower Blood Pressure
    (11-APR-2005)
    Older people with the condition may need to lose weight, start medications earlier

  • Electroacupuncture May Ease Blood Pressure
    (08-APR-2005)
    In rats, needles with mild current cut hypertension in half

  • Diuretics Best for High Blood Pressure
    (05-APR-2005)
    Large study found they beat out newer drugs when treating blacks and whites alike

  • Pregnancy Complication Linked to Hypertension in Kids
    (04-APR-2005)
    Maternal high blood pressure disorder, preeclampsia, may pass on risk

  • High Blood Pressure: An Elusive Threat
    (19-MAR-2005)
    25 percent of Americans get inadequate therapy for hypertension, experts say

  • Aspirin May Help Prevent Pregnancy Complication
    (17-MAR-2005)
    Mouse study suggests low doses of the drug can protect against preeclampsia

  • Laughter is Ha-Ha-Heart Healthy
    (07-MAR-2005)
    Blood flow increases when folks watch funny movies, study finds

  • Dietary Fiber Fights High Blood Pressure
    (04-MAR-2005)
    A review of studies supports intake of fruits, grains and vegetables

  • Meditate, and Feel Blood Pressure Fall
    (04-MAR-2005)
    Two 15-minute sessions daily greatly relaxed blood vessels, researchers say

  • New Treatment for Heart Failure
    (23-FEB-2005)
    Blood pressure drug assumes dual role

  • Diabetes Boosts Heart Disease Risk in Women
    (21-FEB-2005)
    Increase is worse than it is for men, study finds

  • Heart Disease Risks Common in Migraine Sufferers
    (21-FEB-2005)
    Hypertension, high cholesterol common in people with migraine

  • Cox-2 Drugs Boost Blood Pressure: Study
    (14-FEB-2005)
    Other research finds more evidence of heart attack, stroke risk

  • Meditation Calms Blood Pressure, Too
    (09-FEB-2005)
    Transcendental method can reduce need for medication, study finds

  • Southern Blacks More Prone to Die From Stroke
    (02-FEB-2005)
    Reasons for regional disparity unclear

  • Viagra Protects Against Pulmonary Problems
    (01-FEB-2005)
    Helps with altitude-induced hypertension, researchers say

  • New Tool Gauges Heart Failure Death Risk
    (01-FEB-2005)
    Simple test identifies patients in greatest danger

  • Women Missing Out on Heart Disease Diagnoses, Treatments
    (01-FEB-2005)
    Studies say many aren't getting lifesaving drugs, screening tests

  • Seeds of Dementia Sown in Midlife
    (24-JAN-2005)
    y says

  • Veggie Diet May Lower High Blood Pressure
    (21-JAN-2005)
    Blood thickness and body weight improve on plant-based regimen, study finds

  • Folate May Prevent Hypertension in Women
    (18-JAN-2005)
    Higher levels of the B vitamin could cut risk by almost half, study finds

  • High Blood Pressure: The New Childhood Scourge
    (14-JAN-2005)
    Overweight kids face risk of heart disease as adults

  • High Blood Pressure: The New Childhood Scourge
    (14-JAN-2005)
    Overweight kids face risk of heart disease as adults

  • High Blood Pressure a Worldwide Problem
    (13-JAN-2005)
    Big increase predicted in less developed countries

  • High Blood Pressure a Worldwide Problem
    (13-JAN-2005)
    Big increase predicted in less developed countries

  • Study Links Protein to Preeclampsia
    (04-JAN-2005)
    Finding could lead to test for potentially risky pregnancy complication

  • Study Unlikely to Change Use of Hypertension Drugs
    (04-JAN-2005)
    Experts say diuretics safe enough, but alternatives do exist

  • More Kids at Risk for Future Heart Trouble
    (30-DEC-2004)
    Experts warn many already showing signs

  • Exercise Cuts Heart, Diabetes Risk Factors
    (29-DEC-2004)
    Program reduces incidence of metabolic syndrome

  • Home Blood Pressure Monitors Are Valuable Tools
    (20-DEC-2004)
    They may better reflect daily hypertension readings, heart experts say

  • More Evidence of Inflammation's Role in Heart Disease
    (15-DEC-2004)
    Even infection can have inflammatory effect on blood vessels, research finds

  • A Puzzling Blood Pressure Drug Finding
    (14-DEC-2004)
    Supposed danger of calcium channel blockers requires further study, experts say

  • Blood Pressure Drug Study Halts on Good News
    (10-DEC-2004)
    Newer treatment combo outperformed older regimen, researchers say

  • Water Helps Those With Low Blood Pressure
    (06-DEC-2004)
    Buoys health of people who can faint while standing

  • Obese Kids Prone to Enlarged Hearts as Adults
    (24-NOV-2004)
    Added weight puts strain on developing heart muscle, study finds

  • System That Regulates Blood Pressure May Also Affect Aging
    (22-NOV-2004)
    Studies find it influences mental function, how body responds to exercise

  • Looking at Blood Pressure Drug Use in Kids
    (22-NOV-2004)
    Safety trial will examine whether sodium nitroprusside is safe

  • Joe Montana Leads Fight Against High Blood Pressure
    (20-NOV-2004)
    Football great urges people to get checked for hypertension

  • Experts Urge Widening Key Test for Diabetics
    (12-NOV-2004)
    Screen could find heart, kidney problems in nondiabetics, too

  • Hypertension Control Can Save a Diabetic's Sight
    (11-NOV-2004)
    Can lead to fewer vision problems for these patients

  • Unsound Bodies Lead to Unsound Minds
    (10-NOV-2004)
    Study ties couch potato lifestyle to dementia in elderly

  • Hypertension Drugs Serve Another Role
    (09-NOV-2004)
    Save lives in those with heart disease and normal blood pressure

  • Heart Health Tied to Social, Psychological Factors
    (08-NOV-2004)
    Studies find several factors outside the body

  • Study Faults Popular Hypertension Drug
    (05-NOV-2004)
    Atenolol doesn't prevent heart deaths, Swedish researchers say

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Protect Diabetics' Kidneys
    (31-OCT-2004)
    One drug prevents early problems, the other halts progression of disease

  • While-You-Sleep Dialysis Proving Successful
    (29-OCT-2004)
    Improved artery health compared to daytime dialysis

  • Obesity Linked to Higher Stroke Risk
    (28-OCT-2004)
    Extra pounds in middle age double incidence, study says

  • Gene Passed by Mom Tied to Metabolic Syndrome
    (21-OCT-2004)
    Cells' energy factories raise blood pressure, cholesterol

  • Waiting to Cut Umbilical Cord May Improve Preemies' Health
    (18-OCT-2004)
    Doing so avoids risk of some complications, such as anemia

  • Common Heart Drugs May Slow Alzheimer's
    (13-OCT-2004)
    Experts caution larger trial needed on ACE inhibitors

  • Parents Affect Kids' Heart Disease Risk
    (12-OCT-2004)
    Maternal smoking, lack of exercise just two of the factors

  • Obesity Surgery Sharply Improves Related Problems
    (12-OCT-2004)
    Substantial gains seen in hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol

  • Insulin Resistance May Be Early Sign of Cardiovascular Disease
    (11-OCT-2004)
    Teens with it could face high blood pressure as adults

  • Folate Lowers High Blood Pressure Risk for Women
    (11-OCT-2004)
    Taking 800 micrograms daily cut chances for women young and old

  • High Blood Pressure Hurts Sex Life
    (08-OCT-2004)
    Experts say medications not always at fault

  • Hypertension Hurts Brain Function in Young
    (05-OCT-2004)
    Study finds it erodes cognitive ability in those of all ages

  • Heart-Healthy Lifestyle in Youth Pays Off Later
    (05-OCT-2004)
    Study finds women less likely to die of any cause as they age

  • Heart Drugs May Also Strengthen Bone
    (14-SEP-2004)
    Beta blockers associated with lower fracture risk

  • Diabetes Dangerous in Women With Heart Disease
    (08-SEP-2004)
    Combination triples risk of heart failure, study finds

  • High Blood Pressure Dulls Emotions
    (06-SEP-2004)
    Elevated levels smooth out highs and lows, study says

  • High Blood Pressure Treatment on the Rise
    (01-SEP-2004)
    Dramatic increase in renal artery interventional procedures found

  • Older Americans Aren't Being Treated for High Blood Pressure
    (31-AUG-2004)
    A systolic reading of 160 or higher is dangerous, study says

  • Two Signs of Heart Trouble
    (30-AUG-2004)
    High blood pressure and elevated LDL cholesterol add up to danger

  • High Blood Pressure Up 30% in U.S.
    (23-AUG-2004)
    65 million adults have it, government report says

  • Metabolic Syndrome Hikes Heart Risk
    (23-AUG-2004)
    Traits like belly fat, high blood pressure are part of the syndrome

  • 1 in 4 U.S. Adults Could Develop Irregular Heartbeat
    (16-AUG-2004)
    Atrial fibrillation increases stroke risk

  • The Eyes Are the Window to Hypertension
    (10-AUG-2004)
    Narrowed vessels can warn of high blood pressure later

  • Blood Pressure Drug Shows Side Effects
    (09-AUG-2004)
    ACE inhibitors can cause mouth and lip swelling, breathing problems

  • Docs Need to Focus on Kids' Obesity, Hypertension
    (02-AUG-2004)
    Researchers urge pediatricians to recognize, treat growing problem

  • Blacks Hard Hit by Kidney Disease
    (31-JUL-2004)
    New campaign urges awareness, testing

  • Drug Cuts Death Risk for Heart Patients
    (27-JUL-2004)
    Clonidine helps when given before non-cardiac surgery

  • Many Stroke Patients Get Wrong Therapy in Hospitals
    (26-JUL-2004)
    65% treated for hypertension in days after attack, despite dangerous side effects

  • Migraine Drug Users Don't Need Cardiac Stress Test
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