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A Potential New Use for Pioglitazone
Sometimes a medication used to treat one condition can also help with another. That might be the case with pioglitazone (brand name Actos).
Exercise — For Your Heart's Sake
There are many reasons not to be a couch potato, and here may be one more.
Heart Attack in Women: The New Findings
Women and men differ in many obvious ways. One not so obvious difference has to do with their hearts.
Heart Attack: Why You Should Act Early
New evidence suggests early care may help you survive a heart attack.
Common Rx Combo Tied to Serious Health Risk
The popular blood thinner warfarin is known for its potentially serious interactions with many drugs. And here may be another.
Heartburn Drugs: Why Less May Be More
When it comes to acid reflux, better care sometimes means less medication.
Widely Used Antibiotics Linked to Heart Risk
A popular class of antibiotics used to treat common infections may carry some serious heart risks.
Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
What Men Should Know About Testosterone Therapy
Less than a year after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted for stricter labeling of testosterone drugs, new evidence suggests these drugs may not be as bad for men's hearts as previously thought. {C}
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.