The 10-year heart attack and stroke risk assessment calculator published by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology accurately predicts risk and does a good job at ranking people most likely to have future cardiovascular events, according to a new analysis published in the Journal of the […]
Being heart healthy as a young adult may increase your chance of staying mentally sharp in mid-life, according to new research released Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
In a 25-year study on 3,381 people, 18- to 30-years-old, those with blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels slightly […]
During a pleasant weekend visit with her mother, Amy Edmunds asked a question.
Then she asked it again. And again.
The repetition was so bizarre that Amy’s mom called 9-1-1. Before help arrived, Amy had another frightening problem: she couldn’t see.
But by the time the EMS crew arrived, everything was back […]
About 12.8 million more adults eligible for discussions with their physicians to determine if statins are appropriate treatment
About 12.8 million more adults would be eligible for statin drugs under new guidelines designed to help doctors prescribe the cholesterol-lowering therapies, which should lead to risk discussions with their physicians to determine if it is an appropriate treatment, say guideline writers and the American Heart Association.
The 12.8 million […]
Jacob Sternfeld started smoking when he was 12 and by age 50 had hardly ever stopped. He was burning through 30 cigarettes a day, practically two for every waking hour.
“My wife said it was like a secret mistress, because I’d leave dinner to smoke,” he said.
In March 2009, Jacob […]
Elise Beaulieu was a little annoyed as she left work following a conversation with a co-worker. She felt a little tired and a little strange, and her neck felt oddly tight.
As she walked a quarter-mile to her car in the parking garage, she debated going to the hospital to […]
Family medical history — before The Biggest Loser, I was running from mine.
Heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, strokes — throw in Type 2 diabetes and you’re looking at my family history. And that was just my parents and my only brother. I was obese, on medication for […]
Overweight or obese middle-aged women who lost and maintained a moderate amount of weight for two years reduced their risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to a new study.
Researchers studied 417 women participating in weight loss programs for up to two years. Those who sustained a loss of […]
More than anything, Melissa Blount wanted to give her daughter Safiya a sibling.
She built her life around her quest for another child. In her late 30s, this meant refusing to take medicine to lower her high cholesterol. While this raised her chance of heart disease, she didn’t worry about […]