Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines

TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Three leading groups of heart experts have issued updated guidelines that set blood pressure goals for people with heart disease.

New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off

TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer people are being treated in U.S. emergency rooms for strokes caused by blood clots in the brain, which experts read as a sign that current stroke prevention methods are working.

FDA Expands Approval for 'Valve in Valve' Aortic Replacement

TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that use of the CoreValve "valve-in-valve" aortic replacement has been expanded to include people at extreme risk for serious complications of traditional open-heart surgery.

Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains, Study Finds

MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A single serving of leafy green vegetables each day may help keep dementia away, new research suggests.

Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New statistics suggest that kidney patients on dialysis are surviving longer.

Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've developed an anti-Alzheimer's diet.

Brains of Those With Anorexia React Differently to Hunger Signals

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with anorexia nervosa have an abnormal brain response to hunger signals, a new study finds.

Smell Test Helps Spot Brain Trauma in Combat Zones, Study Says

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Testing soldiers' sense of smell can help diagnose those with traumatic brain injury, a new study shows.

U.S. Deaths Due to High Blood Pressure Keep Rising: CDC

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overall death rate from high blood pressure in the United States has increased 23 percent since 2000, even as the death rate from all other causes has dropped 21 percent, health officials reported Thursday.

FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially life-threatening slowing of the heart can occur when the common heart drug amiodarone is taken with new hepatitis C medications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.