Heart & Vascular


Updated Cholesterol Guidelines Stress Personalized Care, Healthier...

More “personalized” risk assessments and a stronger emphasis on a healthy lifestyle are part of the updated key recommendations in the 2018 cholesterol guidelines from...

November 19, 2018 / 3 min read


Roundup: High or Low BMIs are Unhealthy,...

Both Too High or Too Low BMI Levels Linked to Early Death From Range of Diseases, New Research Finds A higher risk of heart disease...

November 2, 2018 / 4 min read


Roundup: Adult Flu Vaccinations Decline; Oral Hygiene...

CDC: Last Season’s Adult Flu Vaccination Rate Was Lowest in Years Just over 37 percent of U.S. adults got their flu shot during the 2017–18...

October 26, 2018 / 4 min read


Roundup: Fast Food Habits, Raw Beef Recall,...

More Than One-Third of Americans Eat Fast Food on a Given Day, CDC Reports Previous studies have confirmed that fast food consumption in the United...

October 5, 2018 / 4 min read


Prescribed, Pure Omega-3 Fish Oil Lowers Heart...

A new, large clinical trial may be the first step in preventing heart attacks and strokes in some high-risk patients thanks to large doses of...

October 1, 2018 / 3 min read


Heart of the Matter: Advances in Aortic...

The importance of the aortic valve, one of four valves that regulate blood flow through the heart, cannot be overstated. The aortic valve separates the...

September 27, 2018 / 3 min read


Daily Aspirin Warning for Older Adults

While eating a healthy diet, exercising and staying mentally fit are factors proven to help you live longer, taking an aspirin every day does not,...

September 26, 2018 / 2 min read


Medical Clip Benefits Patients with Severe Heart...

A device called the MitraClip may introduce a life-saving new procedure for patients suffering from severe and difficult-to-treat heart failure, according to a promising new...

September 26, 2018 / 2 min read


Controlling Sodium: Ease Up on ‘Passing the...

Sodium is a mineral that’s key for maintaining a normal balance of fluid in the body. It is also found naturally in foods, and most...

September 25, 2018 / 3 min read