Health News

Certain Regions of US Lacking CPR Training
People don't have to be medical professionals to help someone having a heart attack. To make a difference, though, non-medical bystanders must be trained in how to take fast emergency action.
Reminders for Sticking to Meds for Acute Coronary Syndrome
Patients are often prescribed several medications after being hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome. Some patients may find it hard to remember to take all those medications.
It Takes a Team to Beat High Blood Pressure
It's not always easy for people to control high blood pressure on their own. According to a new science advisory, a collaborative approach may lead to better blood pressure control.
38 Minutes to Cardiac Arrest Recovery
If someone goes into cardiac arrest, a bystander's knowledge of CPR could save their life. A new study addresses how to improve the chances of recovery.
Knowing Stroke Signs Can Save Lives
In the US, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. To lower that rate, the American Stroke Association is urging people to learn the stroke warning signs for World Stroke Day on October 29.
Changing Your Diet for Better Health
High blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, and extra weight all have one thing in common - they can raise a person's risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke. As it turns out, there is something else they have in common - they can be improved with diet.
Retired...From Taking Meds?
Retirement can be a liberating time for many people. But with this huge life transition, people's habits may change. They might even stop taking their medications as prescribed.
Surviving a Cardiac Arrest
For people who suffer from cardiac arrest, a stranger's knowledge may be one of the primary factors determining their chances of survival.
Preventable Deaths from Heart Disease
Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, claiming close to 800,000 lives each year. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that many of these deaths could be prevented.
Follow-up Key for Heart Failure Survival
Heart failure is one of the most common reasons for admission to the hospital. A visit to the doctor after a hospital stay for heart failure may reduce both the likelihood of readmission and the risk of early death.