Heart Health

Paleo diet may be linked to heart disease

In a new study, researchers found people who follow the paleo diet have twice the amount of a key blood biomarker linked closely to...

Exercise caution outdoors in the summer heat

The higher the red line creeps up the thermometer gauge, the more red flags for outdoor exercise. Summer temperatures shouldn't stop you from jogging, hiking...

Your zip code may determine how many statin drugs you use

In a new study, researchers found geographic region is the strongest factor related to intensive statin use after a heart attack. This means large statin...

Here’s how many years you could gain by keeping heart disease at bay

Heart disease is the nation's No. 1 cause of death, killing about 650,000 people every year. Life expectancy is cut short by the disease and...

Half of U.S. adults need to monitor blood pressure at home

In a new study, researchers found that half of U.S. adults should monitor blood pressure at home. This is because blood pressure measured in the...

Where there’s wildfire smoke, there may be heart problems

When the Tubbs Fire swept through their neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California, in October 2017, there was little time for Richard Grundy and Jamei...

Antibiotic use linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke

In a new study, researchers found that using antibiotics over a long period of time is linked to an increased risk of heart attack...

Smoking strongly linked to this dangerous artery disease

In a new study, researchers found that cigarette smoking boosts the risk of peripheral artery disease, and this elevated risk can persist up to...

How to prevent heat-related injuries and stay cool in summer

Hot weather in summer is the perfect time to go swimming or relax in the shade. But it can easily lead to heat-related injuries, such...

Why only humans are prone to heart attacks

In a new study, researchers found out why only humans are prone to heart attacks. They say the loss of a single gene two to...

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