Heart & Vascular


What is Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI)?

Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is an advanced form of peripheral artery disease that causes pain, ulcers or gangrene in the affected leg. It most commonly...

February 28, 2019 / 2 min read


Stroke Rate Rising Among Younger Adults (Video)

While the stroke rate continues to slide in people 55 and older, the opposite is occurring among younger adults starting in their mid-to-late 30s, according...

February 27, 2019 / 2 min read


Coronary Calcium Scores: Determining Your Risk to...

A heart scan, also known as a coronary calcium scan or cardiac CT for calcium scoring, is a non-invasive test that helps doctors detect a...

February 25, 2019 / 2 min read


Roundup: Heart Attacks in Young Women; Too...

Heart Attacks Increasing Among Young People, Ages 35 to 54, Especially Women, Study Finds The risk of having a heart attack seems to be on...

February 22, 2019 / 4 min read


‘Response Teams’ for Pulmonary Embolisms are Saving...

Imagine a medical “SWAT team” that mobilizes to help patients with a particular condition that can be life-threatening. That’s essentially the function of a Pulmonary...

February 20, 2019 / 3 min read


Diet Drinks Linked to Higher Stroke, Heart...

Researchers now say drinking two or more of any type of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes,...

February 18, 2019 / 3 min read


Vaping’s Impact on Young Brains; Flu Uptick;...

Vaping by children and teens surged 75 percent  in 2018, compared to 2017, according to a policy statement issued this week by the American Academy of...

February 1, 2019 / 4 min read


Top 10 Questions for ‘Dr. Google’ Answered

According to the top health-related searches on Google, people were most curious about the keto diet, ALS and endometriosis in 2018. That’s just a few...

January 3, 2019 / 4 min read


The Power of Exercise in Reducing High...

Another report has found that regular exercise can benefit one’s health. This time the focus is on individuals who take medications for high blood pressure....

December 27, 2018 / 2 min read