Health News

Why Some Patients May Not Need Heart Screening
If you're worried about heart disease, at least you might be able to skip the fancy screening. Using high-tech diagnostic procedures for heart disease screening may be unnecessary for many patients.
This Vitamin May Not Lower Blood Pressure
Just because people with low vitamin D levels often have high blood pressure doesn't mean that more vitamin D will fix the problem.
For Your Heart’s Sake, Get out of Your Chair
Sitting may feel nice, especially after a long day. Too much of it, however, isn't doing your heart health any favors.
Smoking May Be Even Riskier Than Once Thought
Smokers, it’s never too late to quit — and there may now be even more good reasons to do so.
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.
Blood Pressure Guidelines Challenged
Stop the presses! New evidence has challenged a previous guideline for recommended blood pressure levels.
With Diabetes, Cutting Blood Pressure a Little May Go a Long Way
Having a normal blood pressure is good for overall health, but in diabetes patients, it may also be critical to preventing major heart problems.
New Blood Pressure Guidelines May Save Lives
New guidelines have raised blood pressure targets for some, but millions still have uncontrolled blood pressure. Increasing treatment to meet these new targets may save lives and money.
Can't Sleep and Can't Relax? The Heart Might Be at Risk
Struggling to fall asleep or relax may do more than cause damage at work or home — it could damage the heart.
Ovarian Problem May Have Other Health Effects
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and infertility have been well-known dance partners for many years. Now new evidence suggests that PCOS is also dancing with a lot of other chronic health issues.