Heart & Vascular


Roundup: Not Enough Exercise, Heart Disease Risk,...

Only 23% of U.S. Adults Get Enough Exercise, Reports CDC Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults meet the broadly accepted guidelines for regular aerobic and...

June 29, 2018 / 4 min read


Roundup: New EKG Guidelines, Common Meds’ Depression...

Electrocardiograms Not Recommended for Low-Risk Patients, New Guidelines Say An electrocardiogram — commonly known as an EKG or ECG — is a test that measures...

June 15, 2018 / 4 min read


Stroke vs. Aneurysm: Different Symptoms, Treatments (Video)

A stroke is a life-threatening medical emergency that can be triggered by two different events: ischemia, referring to an ischemic stroke which happens when a...

May 30, 2018 / 4 min read


Weight-Loss Surgery’s Vital Link to Diet, Nutrition

Obesity remains at epidemic levels among U.S. adults and it’s a growing concern with children as well. Since the early 1990s, weight-loss surgery — or...

May 29, 2018 / 2 min read


AFib and Strokes: You Could Be At...

A racing, pounding heartbeat that can hit for no apparent reason should never be ignored. And it can be especially serious when the accelerated or...

May 23, 2018 / 3 min read


New 24-Hour Stroke Protocol Treats More At-Risk...

A new protocol for treating patients with the most common type of stroke – the type triggered by a blood clot that reduces or stops...

May 21, 2018 / 3 min read


Roundup: Insect-Borne Disease, Living Longer and Depression

Diseases From Mosquito, Flea and Tick Bites Have Tripled in U.S., CDC Says Cases of diseases in the U.S. contracted by mosquito, tick or flea...

May 4, 2018 / 4 min read


‘White Coat Hypertension’ Should Be Taken More...

Do you get nervous when your blood pressure is taken at the doctor’s office? If you do and your blood pressure surges above a normal...

April 23, 2018 / 3 min read


Roundup: Diabetes Screening, Caffeine and Statin Use

Screening Guidelines May Miss Half of Diabetic, Prediabetic Patients, Study Says A national government panel of healthcare experts recommends that physicians screen patients for dysglycemia...

April 20, 2018 / 3 min read