Health News

What Really Helps Older Patients with Heart Disease
For older adults with heart disease, physical activity is key to staying independent and promoting heart health, according to a statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).
AFib Rx Could Prevent More Strokes
More than 80 percent of people with atrial fibrillation (AFib) who had a stroke had not been prescribed adequate blood-thinning medication, a new study found.
Electronics May Zap Your Pacemaker
Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) from household appliances and electronic devices can interfere with pacemakers when used in close proximity to the body, a new study found.
How to Help Prevent Heart Failure
Lifestyle choices may help prevent heart failure, including a type that's usually resistant to available therapies, a new study found.
Testosterone Therapy: The Ups and Downs
Older men who received testosterone therapy saw some good outcomes and some that weren't so good, according to new research.
Salt and Blood Pressure in Kidney Disease
If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), limiting your salt intake could help lower your blood pressure, a new study found.
What Belly Fat May Mean for Your Health
If having a high waist-to-hip ratio is in your genetics, you may also have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, according to a new study.
Meal Planning and Your Heart
When and how often you eat might have an effect on your risk for heart problems and stroke, according to a new scientific statement.
Can Cholesterol Be Too Low?
Lowering bad (LDL) cholesterol reduces the risk of heart disease. But some have expressed concerns over the health effects of lowering LDL cholesterol too much.
When Women Should Check Their Hearts
Many women in a recent survey didn't know the age when they should begin getting regular heart screenings.