Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many folks in their 30s and 40s chow down on burgers, fried chicken and other fatty foods without fear, figuring they have years before they need to worry about their cholesterol levels.

How Intense Efforts Boosted Heart Health for One Maine Community

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With heart health, sometimes it takes a village.

Cluster of Heart Risk Factors Tied to Uterine Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A collection of health risk factors known as the "metabolic syndrome" may boost older women's risk of endometrial cancer, even if they're not overweight or obese, a new study suggests.

Study Debunks Notion of 'Healthy Obesity'

MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The notion of potentially healthy obesity is a myth, with most obese people slipping into poor health and chronic illness over time, a new British study claims.

When Heart Docs Are Away, Their High-Risk Patients May Fare Better

TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you are a high-risk heart patient, you might be better off if you are not treated by a cardiologist, new research suggests.

Nearly All Diabetics Should Be on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Experts

TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) call for giving the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins to all people with diabetes to help prevent heart disease.

Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who take the antibiotic Biaxin (clarithromycin) along with certain types of cholesterol-lowering statins are at risk for drug interaction side effects that can lead to hospitalization or even death, a new study suggests.

Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga has long been believed to improve overall health, but a growing body of evidence shows the ancient practice may also help the heart, a new review finds.

Progress Still Needed on 'Race Gap' in Older Americans' Health

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older blacks are still faring worse than whites in the United States when it comes to managing heart disease and diabetes, a new study finds.

Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications

FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Text reminders improve the chances that patients will stick with their medication regimen, a new study finds.