Health News

Sticking with Statins After Heart Attack
After a heart attack, many patients may have trouble sticking to their high-intensity statin regimen.
Common Antibiotic Not Tied to Heart Trouble
Some recent studies have linked a common antibiotic to a raised risk for a type of abnormal heartbeat, but a large new study suggests that may not be the case.
How Kidney Disease Might Affect Your Heart
Poor kidney function may have a big impact on heart-related deaths, a new study found.
A Shift in Stroke Demographics
Stroke rates appear to have increased in younger patients in recent years, according to a new study.
Why Some Stroke Survivors Ignore Rx Advice
Some stroke survivors may ignore their doctors' medication advice because they are experiencing side effects or are unaware that there are other medication options, a new study found.
Heart Failure: When Knowledge Can Save Lives
A new German study found that many adults were not as informed about heart health as they could be.
What Really Helps Older Patients with Heart Disease
For older adults with heart disease, physical activity is key to staying independent and promoting heart health, according to a statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).
AFib Rx Could Prevent More Strokes
More than 80 percent of people with atrial fibrillation (AFib) who had a stroke had not been prescribed adequate blood-thinning medication, a new study found.
Electronics May Zap Your Pacemaker
Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) from household appliances and electronic devices can interfere with pacemakers when used in close proximity to the body, a new study found.
How to Help Prevent Heart Failure
Lifestyle choices may help prevent heart failure, including a type that's usually resistant to available therapies, a new study found.