Stretching Eases Pain of Vessel Disease in Legs

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Stretching can increase blood flow and reduce leg pain in people with peripheral artery disease, according to a small, new study.

Just a 'Social Smoker'? Toll on Your Health Still High

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you think that having an occasional cigarette in social settings is less dangerous for your heart than smoking a pack a day, think again.

Bystander CPR Not Only Saves Lives, It Lessens Disability: Study

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When someone goes into cardiac arrest, quick action from bystanders can have a long-lasting impact, researchers say.

Health Tip: Coping With Hardening of the Arteries

(HealthDay News) -- Hardening and narrowing of the arteries -- medically called atherosclerosis -- may require lifestyle changes to protect yourself from heart attack.

Gene Mutation May Speed Alzheimer's Decline

WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A gene mutation seems to speed up the loss of memory and thinking skills in people with Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.

Too Many People Still Ignore Heart Attack Risks: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sizable numbers of adults with risk factors for heart attack -- such as smoking, obesity or physical inactivity -- aren't inclined to do anything to improve their health, a large, new study finds.

Eating Gluten-Free Without a Medical Reason?

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Eating "gluten-free" when there's no medical need to do so won't boost your heart health -- and might even harm it, a new study warns.

Busiest Docs Get Best Results With Heart Valve Surgery

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who have heart valve surgery get better results and are more likely to survive if their surgeon does a lot of the operations, a new study.

'Silent' Seizures Tied to Alzheimer's Symptoms

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Undetected or "silent" seizures may contribute to some symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease, such as confusion, a small study suggests.

Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It may not come as a surprise, but a new study suggests that people who reach middle age in good heart health can look forward to a longer, healthier life.