Heart Health

Cardiovascular benefits continue five years after weight loss program

Cardiovascular benefits continue five years after weight loss program

Joslin Diabetes Center's intensive life-style intervention program for obese patients with diabetes continues to offer health benefits for participants five years after they begin...
Recreational, commuter biking linked to lower cardiovascular disease risk

Recreational, commuter biking linked to lower cardiovascular disease risk

People who bike regularly, either for pleasure or as a way to commute, appear to have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, according to...
Americans are advised by organizations such as the CDC and the AHA to consume more fruits and vegetables and less sodium and sugar.

Common foods that protect against heart disease

It is important to be informed on the most beneficial foods and nutrients to maintain a heart-healthy diet. According to the American Heart Association, heart...
Sleep apnea and irregular heart beat

Sleep apnea and irregular heart beat: how they’re connected

After diagnosing a patient with atrial fibrillation, a doctor might recommend testing for obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. The reason: “Obstructive sleep apnea is highly...
Most frequently asked questions about heart disease

Most frequently asked questions about heart disease

Recently, doctors at Baylor College of Medicine provide answers to some most commonly asked questions to help people have a healthy heart. Q: Is heart...
Why diabetes can increase heat attack risk

Why diabetes can increase heart attack risk

Diabetics have a significantly higher risk of suffering a heart attack. A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now identified one...
Heart health

To lower your dementia risk later in life, protect your heart in middle age

People who have heart disease risks in middle age - such as diabetes, high blood pressure or smoking - are at higher risk for...
Eating chocolate every day protects your heart and reduce diabetes risk

Eating chocolate every day can protect your heart and reduce diabetes risk

Including a small amount of chocolate in your daily diet might help prevent diabetes and insulin resistance—and, as a result, protect the heart, too. Researchers...
Hearts need proper care, maintenance — just like cars

Hearts need proper care, maintenance — just like cars

Timely car maintenance is usually high on people’s to-do lists; but proper heart maintenance often gets left off completely. Experts at Utah Valley Hospital want...
Why you should screen for heart disease

Why you should screen for heart disease

Through computed tomography (CT) images of the heart and other types of imaging, build-up of dangerous coronary plaques -- which restrict the flow of...