Health News

Women, Get Your Heartbeat Checked
Women's hearts are not the same as men's when it comes to a condition called atrial fibrillation (Afib).
A Potential New Use for Metformin
One common diabetes drug may soon have a new indication.
Blood Thinners, the Pill and HRT: The New Findings
Women with a history of blood clots are often advised to stop hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or using birth control pills — even if they are already on a blood thinner. But a new discovery could change that.
Gender Differences in Heart Attack Survivors
Heart attack survivors are routinely prescribed a cocktail of medications to prevent another cardiac event. But for young women, the situation may be a bit more complicated.
Hormone Therapy for Women: Timing Matters
Hormone therapy for menopause has been a controversial subject for some time, primarily because of its link to heart disease risk.
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.
How Heart Attacks Affect Life Expectancy
After a heart attack, life expectancy can depend on many factors. Now new evidence suggests that even a patient's sex and skin color may play a role.
Depression Rx Might Pose Smaller Risk in Moms-to-Be
Many moms-to-be who take antidepressants may assume that weaning themselves off their meds is the safest thing for their baby, but the truth may not be so simple.
Empowering Women to Fight Heart Disease
Heart disease in the No. 1 killer of women — causing more deaths than all forms of cancer combined. That's why the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement is coming to cities across the US.
This Rx Combo Might Protect Hearts After Menopause
Women have a higher risk of heart disease after menopause, but a combination therapy may reduce that risk.