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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.
Please Don’t Pass the Salt
Salt and high blood pressure may go together like ham and eggs.
What's Good for Diabetes May Be Good for the Heart
For those with type 2 diabetes, keeping blood sugar levels under control can seem like walking a tightrope. But that delicate balancing act may benefit more than just blood sugar.
Blood Pressure After Heart Problems: New Treatment Guidelines
Keeping blood pressure in check is important for avoiding a heart attack — especially if you've already survived one. New guidelines could help doctors and patients keep blood pressure on track after heart problems.
Rates for Some Types of Heart Disease Deaths Dropped
In recent years, death rates from most types of heart disease dropped. But a few types saw an increase in the death rate.
Generic Statins May Be More Beneficial Than Brand Names
Generic statins may have more going for them than just being cheaper. Patients may be more likely to take them as directed, and they may keep patients healthier than brand names.
Diabetes May Affect Young and Old Differently
Diabetes affects millions in the US. But new research suggests that it may affect patients in different ways.
Heart Health Outcomes Improved
For years, heart disease and stroke have been among the two leading causes of death in the US. But new research suggests a more hopeful trend in cardiovascular health outcomes.
Jobs May Affect Heart Health
Factors like diet and exercise affect cardiovascular health. But where you work might also affect heart health.
Global Sodium Intake Exceeded Recommendations
Salt is a pantry staple and an ingredient present in many recipes. But too much of the seasoning can lead to high blood pressure and the potential for other serious heart conditions.