Health News

Stroke Risk Factors: A Growing Threat
In spite of stroke-prevention efforts in recent years, stroke risk factors appear to be becoming more common, according to a new study.
Healthy Fats and Your Cholesterol
Ditching the cheese and fatty meats for healthy fats like those that come from vegetable oils may have a positive effect on your cholesterol levels, according to a new scientific statement.
Vegetable Oils May Not Help You Live Longer
There's now reason to doubt the heart-health benefits of vegetable oils rich in linoleic acid, according to a new study.
How Walnuts Could Affect Weight Loss
Looking to lose weight? You may want to try going a little nuts.
Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
Atrial Fibrillation: What Women Need to Know
Heart rhythm disorders affect more than 2 million Americans. The most common of these disorders is atrial fibrillation (AFib) — and it may affect women differently than men.
Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the US, but watching for certain risk factors may help give your heart a chance.
Living up to Your Potential Life Span
No one lives forever. But you may be able to increase your life span.
How the Food on Your Plate Might Affect Your Heart
The healthy choices you make at breakfast, lunch and dinner don’t just make you feel better — they could be adding years to your life.
How a Healthy Heart May Keep You Mobile
A heart-friendly lifestyle is one of your best bets for preventing strokes and heart attacks, and it may help many stay mobile and independent for longer as they age.