Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than half of middle-aged adults and seniors in the United States take aspirin daily to prevent heart attack, stroke or other serious illnesses, a new survey has found.

Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer abuse or neglect are at increased risk for high blood pressure when they're adults, new research suggests.

Smog May Be Harming Your Brain

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to tiny particles of air pollution may be linked to subtle changes in the brain that could lead to thinking and memory problems, a new study suggests.

Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Heart Association has issued its first-ever guidelines regarding life for patients older than 40 who were born with heart disease.

Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With Heart Rhythm Disorder

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with both atrial fibrillation and obstructive sleep apnea are less likely to have a recurrence of the heart rhythm disorder if they use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, a new report says.

Genes May Be Tied to Cardiac Arrest Risk in Dialysis Patients

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genes may play a role in cardiac arrest risk among kidney patients who are on dialysis, new research suggests.

Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Corlanor (ivabradine) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic heart failure, the agency said in a news release.

Divorce Tied to Higher Chance of Heart Attack in Study

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who divorce face a higher risk of suffering a heart attack than those who remain in wedded bliss, but remarriage may not be the remedy, at least not for women, a new study suggests.

To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests.

Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of older Americans are prescribed a blood thinner to help reduce the stroke risks associated with a dangerous irregular heart beat known as atrial fibrillation.