Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows.

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although it's extremely rare, colds, flu and other minor infections might trigger a strong but brief period of elevated risk for stroke in children, a new study suggests.

Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Raise Risk of Falls, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study found no evidence to support the widely held belief that intensive treatment for high blood pressure increases patients' risk of falls and broken bones.

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the widely used antibiotic clarithromycin may boost some patients' odds of dying from heart-related causes, a new study suggests.

Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having good neighbors may reduce your heart attack risk, new research suggests.

Implantable Heart Devices Work, Regardless of Race: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable heart devices are as effective in reducing the risk of death in minority patients with heart failure as in white patients, a new study says.

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths and hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke have dropped dramatically in the United States over the past decade, according to a large study of Medicare patients.

Study: Vigorous Exercise Seems Safe for Heart Transplant Recipients

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vigorous exercise appears to be safe and beneficial for heart transplant patients, according to new research.

Health Tip: Reducing Your Chances of Heart Disease if You Have Diabetes

(HealthDay News) -- Diabetics are at increased risk of developing heart disease, but there are lifestyle changes you can make to help lower the risk.

Severe Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds for Stubborn High Blood Pressure

FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Severe sleep apnea may raise the risk of high blood pressure that's resistant to drug treatment, a new study finds.