Health News

Sitting Can Kill: Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure
While sitting may not seem harmful, a sedentary lifestyle may raise the risk of heart disease and premature death. Inactivity may also increase the chances of heart failure in men.
The Heart Can Heal After Quitting Smoking
For years, healthcare professionals have known that quitting smoking can improve heart health. It may be that the heart can heal even faster than previously thought.
Breast Cancer Rx Linked to Heart Failure
Roughly one in four breast cancers has too much of a protein called HER2, which makes the cancer grow faster. The medication Herceptin (trastuzumab) targets the HER2 protein to help breast cancer patients live longer. But this medication may be linked to heart problems.
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.
Avoiding That Next Trip to the Hospital
With heart failure, the heart is not pumping as well as it should. The condition often requires a hospital visit, but repeat visits can be avoided if certain steps are followed.
Country Music Star Randy Travis has Brain Surgery for Stroke
Randy Travis, 54, remains in critical condition after surgery on Wednesday night to relieve pressure on his brain following a stroke.
Cancer Succeeds After Heart Fails
Thanks to advances in medicine, heart failure patients are living longer than ever before. Scientists are now seeing that these survivors need to be especially careful to keep an eye on their overall health.
After Hospital Discharge, Risks Still High
Many heart attack and heart failure patients think they’re out of the woods after they’ve left the hospital for a month or more. But readmission rates are still high.
Middle Age: Not Too Late for Fitness
If you’re middle-aged and feeling unfit, you can still benefit from exercise. The American Heart Association says if you get moving at 40 or older, you can reduce heart failure risk.
Safety of Heart Rx Digoxin Debated
While digoxin helps the heart beat stronger, its safety has been debated. One study found the medication to be linked to higher mortality, but re-analysis of the data found no such connection.