January 22, 2010 Government researchers say 20 percent of the nation's children have high cholesterol. Bad eating habits, lack of exercise and weight problems are largely to blame.
January 21, 2010 If everyone in the country ate just a half a teaspoon less salt each day, it could save the lives of between 44,000 and 92,000 people a year. The savings would come through the reduction of heart attacks and strokes.
January 13, 2010 People who tend to pack the pounds on around their bottoms are less likely to suffer from heart disease than those whose bellies get big.
December 29, 2009 An analysis of approvals for cardiovascular devices found shortcomings were common in the evidence relied upon by the Food and Drug Administration to make decisions. The researchers argue for higher standards.
December 21, 2009 Tanya Gill, a 39-year-old art instructor, suffered at stroke last Monday while shopping at Chicago department store. She got a clot-busting drug early on and has made a complete recovery.
December 14, 2009 Without warning a stroke left a middle-aged woman unable to speak and paralyzed on her right side. After a year of therapy and more hard work on her own, she can do almost everything she could do before the stroke.
December 14, 2009 Have questions about the latest medical treatments for stroke? Join us for a live chat with stroke expert Dr. Lee Schwamm, Monday at noon ET.
December 11, 2009 Worries about a stroke led a Connecticut doctor to keep a note on his bedside table asking for a clot-busting drug in case he was unable to ask for it himself. It came in handy.
December 11, 2009 People are fatalistic about strokes, assuming treatments are limited. But clot-busting medicine can aid some people, and rehabilitation can help survivors regain their lives.
November 17, 2009 X-ray scans of the arteries of Egyptian mummies show that hardening of the arteries wasn't uncommon among the upper classes in ancient times.
October 21, 2009 A cheap generic drug could improve the prospects for hospitalized heart failure patients, but doctors aren't prescribing it about two-thirds of the time.
October 20, 2009 Going without health insurance heightens the problems of chronic illnesses.
October 15, 2009 Secondhand smoke raises heart attack risks, and bans on public smoking lower them.
September 4, 2009 Grab your ten-gallon hat and a box of antacids before you head to the State Fair of Texas, showplace for some of the fattiest food on earth.
August 31, 2009 Cardiologists, not cancer doctors, can claim credit for big gains in life expectancy, a leading European heart specialist says.
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