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Hard Arteries Hard on the Aging Brain?

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stiff arteries may significantly raise the risk of dementia, researchers report. Investigators analyzed data from 356 elderly people (average age 78) in Pittsburgh who were followed for more than…

New Wrinkle in Heart Health: Furrowed Brows May Bode Ill

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A furrowed brow could be a red flag for your heart health, a new French study suggests. People who have more deep forehead wrinkles than is typical for their age might have a higher risk of dying…

Smoking Puts Blacks at Higher Risk for Heart Failure

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may significantly increase black Americans' risk of heart failure, a new study warns. The study included 4,129 black participants who were followed for a median of eight years. Half were…

U.S. Heart Disease Rates Falling, But Gains Vary by State

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The overall rate of heart disease in the United States has declined 38 percent since 1990, a new report shows. Not every state has benefited equally, however. Between 2010 and 2016, 12 states…

Exercise Cuts Heart Risks, Regardless of Your Genes

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Staying physically fit can help ward off heart trouble, even if your genetics put you at higher risk for clogged arteries, a new, large study suggests. The researchers looked at nearly 500,000 middle-aged…

Heart Disease Carries Huge Cost for Some Families

FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Having a chronic heart condition is stressful enough, but new research suggests the cost of caring for the condition is also a huge financial burden for poorer families in the United States. One in…

Immigrants Have Healthier Hearts Than Native-Born Americans

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who immigrate to the United States tend to suffer less heart disease and stroke than those who are born in America, a new study shows. However, that's not necessarily because U.S. residents…

Women May Dismiss Subtle Warning Signs of Heart Disease

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Warning signs of heart disease in women, such as fatigue, body aches and upset stomach, may be shrugged off as symptoms of stress or a hectic lifestyle. But heart disease is the No. 1 killer of…

No 'Obesity Paradox'? The Overweight May Not Live Longer

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's a myth that people with heart disease who are overweight or obese live longer than those who are normal weight, researchers report. Rather than living longer than normal-weight people, those…

How to Protect Against Heart Disease

SUNDAY, Feb. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, but there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself, a cardiologist says. "Heart disease kills hundreds of thousands of Americans…

Sauna Sessions May Be as Good as Exercise for the Heart

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Relaxing in a hot sauna may not only feel good -- it might affect your heart and blood vessels in ways that are similar to moderate exercise. That's the finding of a new study that tested the effects…

Sauna Sessions May Be as Good as Exercise for the Heart

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Relaxing in a hot sauna may not only feel good -- it might affect your heart and blood vessels in ways that are similar to moderate exercise. That's the finding of a new study that tested the effects…