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Work and family demands may impact women's heart health
Posted on Saturday October 19, 2019

A new Brazilian study has found that stress arising from balancing work and family life can detrimentally affect women’s cardiovascular health.

What is an echocardiogram?
Posted on Friday October 18, 2019

An echocardiogram is an ultrasound image of the heart. It can help doctors diagnose a range of heart problems. This article discusses the uses, types, and results of echocardiograms.

Atrial fibrillation: Daily alcoholic drink riskier than binge drinking
Posted on Friday October 18, 2019

New research finds that frequent low alcohol consumption, such as one daily drink, has a higher risk of atrial fibrillation than infrequent binge drinking.

Having a dog may boost survival after a heart attack or stroke
Posted on Wednesday October 09, 2019

Two new studies show that owning a dog significantly reduces people's risk of death following a heart attack or stroke, as well as death from any cause.

Drug that targets body clock may prevent heart attack damage
Posted on Thursday October 03, 2019

New research in mice shows that an innovative method targeting body clock mechanisms could promote better repair of the heart muscle after a heart attack.

Omega-3 fish oil supplements may lower heart attack risk
Posted on Thursday October 03, 2019

An updated, pooled analysis of trial data links daily omega-3 fish oil supplements to lower risk of heart attack and death from cardiovascular disease.

Sleep duration predicts death risk in diabetes and hypertension
Posted on Thursday October 03, 2019

An analysis of data from 1,654 people suggests that sleep duration may help predict early death risk in people with type 2 diabetes or hypertension.

Causes of high blood pressure and a low pulse
Posted on Wednesday September 18, 2019

High blood pressure with a low pulse has causes that include problems with heart circulation and some medicines. Treatment will depend on the reasons for this rare condition. Learn more here.

What ways are there to measure body fat?
Posted on Friday September 13, 2019

There are various ways to measure the percentage of body fat, and some are more high tech than others. In this article, we describe the range of methods, include those that a person can try at home.

Daytime napping 1–2 times a week may benefit heart health
Posted on Wednesday September 11, 2019

New research finds that napping during the day once or twice a week is associated with a much lower risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure.