Health News

What Some Doctors Aren't Telling Women
In a recent survey, nearly three quarters of women had at least one risk factor for heart disease. And only around 16 percent had heard from their doctors about the risks they faced.
The Latest on Heart Disease in Women
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in US women, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. With that in mind, the American Heart Association (AHA) annually publishes a special report focused solely on heart disease in women.
Moms-to-Be, How’s Your Heart?
Ask any mother — pregnancy isn’t all glowing skin and food cravings. It also includes its fair share of uncomfortable side effects and temporary health problems. And one of those health problems could indicate a larger issue.
How Walnuts Could Affect Weight Loss
Looking to lose weight? You may want to try going a little nuts.
Getting a Handle on Preeclampsia
Of all pregnancy-related complications, preeclampsia is probably the most difficult to detect. But there's some hopeful news on that front.
Heart Attack in Women: The New Findings
Women and men differ in many obvious ways. One not so obvious difference has to do with their hearts.
Women, Get Your Heartbeat Checked
Women's hearts are not the same as men's when it comes to a condition called atrial fibrillation (Afib).
A Potential New Use for Metformin
One common diabetes drug may soon have a new indication.
Blood Thinners, the Pill and HRT: The New Findings
Women with a history of blood clots are often advised to stop hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or using birth control pills — even if they are already on a blood thinner. But a new discovery could change that.
Gender Differences in Heart Attack Survivors
Heart attack survivors are routinely prescribed a cocktail of medications to prevent another cardiac event. But for young women, the situation may be a bit more complicated.