Heart Health

7 habits make for a healthy heart — and brain, too

There’s plenty of evidence showing that eating right, exercising and other good habits make for a healthy heart. Those behaviors help keep our brains...

Statin side effects may mean your ‘bad’ cholesterol is out of control

In a recent study, researchers from Drammen Hospital, Norway found that statin side effects can predict the failure to meet LDL cholesterol (‘bad’ cholesterol)...
New Apple Watch can help doctors monitor your heart in real time

New Apple Watch can help doctors monitor your heart in real time

There will soon be another way to monitor your heart from your wrist. The Apple Watch 4 that was unveiled Wednesday will include electrocardiogram testing. Often...

Your psychological well-being plays a key role in heart health

In a new study, researchers find that maintaining positive thoughts and feelings can help people achieve better cardiovascular health. The research focuses on whether psychological...
Why you should be cautious about heartburn drugs

Why you should be cautious about heartburn drugs

More than 15 million Americans suffering from heartburn, ulcers, and acid reflux have prescriptions for proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). The drugs can bring relief by...

New way uses stem cells to treat heart attack

Myocardial infarction – commonly known as a heart attack – is still one of the main causes of death. According to the Federal Statistical...

Training muscle strength could boost your heart health

A new study shows that regular physical exercise and muscle strength training could improve cardiovascular health. The finding is published recently in the scientific journal...

How your heart rate responds to exercise is determined by your genes

Your genes can determine how your heart rate and blood pressure respond to exercise. They may act as an early warning of future problems with...

Chest pain drug may not reduce irregular heart beat

While a drug commonly used to treat chest pain is safe for people with certain implantable defibrillators, it doesn’t decrease the first occurrence of...

Walking could boost women’s heart health

Walking significantly lowers the risk of heart failure in older women, a new study shows. The study of more than 137,000 postmenopausal women aged 50...