Heart & Vascular


Keep the Beat: Heart Health During the...

The number of heart-related deaths in the U.S. increases by 5 percent during the December and New Year holidays. With prevention and moderation, it’s possible...

December 17, 2014 / 3 min read


New 'Drug-Coated Balloon’ Treats Blocked Arteries

Only days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new device to help open blocked arteries — without the need for a stent...

November 28, 2014 / 3 min read


Top 5 Exercise Excuses (Plus Solutions)

Many people who need to start a program of aerobics or strength-training, or both, just don’t get around to it. Here are the top excuses,...

November 25, 2014 / 3 min read


Heart Health Risks Spur Stricter Rules for...

Now the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to impose stricter limitations on the testosterone drug industry at a time when such medications are...

November 10, 2014 / 2 min read


Blood Pressure vs. Heart Rate: Learn the...

There are many misconceptions regarding BP and heart rate readings, primarily because the two are usually taken simultaneously by most doctors and by self-monitoring devices...

October 20, 2014 / 3 min read


Broader Diabetes Screenings Urged, Post-Stroke Monitoring and...

Every American over the age of 45 should be screened for both type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, the common condition of having blood glucose levels...

October 10, 2014 / 2 min read


New Screening Guidelines for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Actor George C. Scott, French General Charles de Gaulle and physicist Albert Einstein – each renowned in his respective field – all taken down by...

October 7, 2014 / 2 min read


Leg Pain May Signal Vascular Disease

Atherosclerosis, plaque, hardening of the arteries, bypass surgery – people recognize these terms because they are usually part of a story about someone who had...

September 29, 2014 / 3 min read


Age and Calcium in Arteries Determine Heart...

Coronary artery calcium is best at predicting a lower risk of heart attacks, even in individuals who are considered to be at higher risk by...

September 22, 2014 / 2 min read


Heart, Brain Health Linked in Older Women

A recent study revealed that postmenopausal women with heart disease were at higher risk for dementia.

September 17, 2014 / 2 min read