After Heart Attack, New Threat: Heart Failure

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Risk of heart failure appears high within a few years of a first heart attack, a new study finds.

More Evidence That Smog a Heart Threat

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution can worsen heart disease risk factors, especially in people with diabetes, a new study suggests.

High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic kidney disease face higher odds of heart attack or stroke if they have high-salt diets, a new study suggests.

Updated Heart Failure Treatment Guidelines Issued

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An updated guideline adds two new types of drugs to the list of treatment options for heart failure.

Concussion Tied to More School Problems Than Other Sports Injuries

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Students who suffer a concussion may face more school difficulties than their peers with other sports-related injuries, a new study suggests.

Elderly Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Treatment

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive treatment of high blood pressure reduces older adults' risk of heart disease without increasing their risk of falls or other complications, a new study shows.

Aspirin After Mini-Stroke May Help Prevent Full-Blown Stroke

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin immediately after a mini-stroke significantly reduces the risk of a major stroke, a new study suggests.

Could Spuds Be Bad for Blood Pressure?

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Potatoes are a popular staple of the American diet, but eating too many -- whether boiled, baked, mashed or fried -- may raise the risk for high blood pressure, a new study suggests.

Keep Busy! Stay Sharp!

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although people complain when their schedule gets too busy, new research suggests that being overbooked might actually be good for the brain.

Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- After retiring from a long and illustrious pro football career that included four Super Bowl championships, quarterback Joe Montana abandoned his decades-long habit of daily exercise.