Heart disease

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Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

What’s good for the heart? Marriage, researchers say. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart […]

03/28/2014

Wear Red Day (Photo: American Heart Assn.)

Wear Red Day on February 1

Every minute in the United States, a woman dies from heart disease, stroke or other form of cardiovascular disease. February 1 is National Wear Red Day. Click here for TONS more information and to hear an interview with a heart specialist at St. Johns.

01/31/2013

Blood clot diagram

A blood clot’s danger depends on where it is

(AP) – Blood clots like the one that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is being treated for following her recent concussion can occur for a host of reasons. How serious a clot is depends on where it is and why it formed, doctors say.

12/30/2012

Health effects of unemployment

CHICAGO (AP) – New research shows unemployment hurts more than your wallet; it may damage your heart. That’s according to a study linking joblessness with heart attacks in older workers. The increased odds weren’t huge, […]

11/19/2012

Looking old may be a sign of heart risks

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Want a clue to your risk of heart disease? Look in the mirror. New research suggests that people with certain signs of aging have a greater chance of developing heart disease […]

11/06/2012

Even fit baby boomers won't escape heart problems

CHICAGO (AP) – Here’s a reality check for health-conscious baby boomers: Even among those in good shape, at least 1 in 3 will eventually develop heart problems or have a stroke. The upside is that […]

11/05/2012

Surgery seems best for heart disease in diabetics

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — New research shows that people with diabetes and several clogged heart arteries fare better with bypass surgery instead of having stents placed to prop open their blood vessels. Doctors compared […]

11/05/2012

Cancer overtakes heart disease as top US killer

NEW YORK (AP) – Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the No. 1 killer among Hispanics in the U.S., and the rest of the country may be only a few years behind. The change is […]

09/17/2012

New study on fish oil supplements (audio)

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds fish oil supplements, widely touted for their ability to improve heart health, may not be as useful in protecting the heart as once […]

09/13/2012

Thousands of Elvis fans flock to Graceland vigil

(AP) – Elvis Presley fans have begun flocking together outside the walls of Graceland, set to pay their respects to the rock ‘n’ roll icon at a candlelight vigil marking the 35th anniversary of his […]

08/15/2012

What's your blood type? Might be a clue to heart disease risk

(AP) – Here’s another reason to know your blood type – it might be a clue to your risk of heart disease. New research shows people who have blood types A, B or AB have […]

08/14/2012