By Christie Rizk | May 21, 2013 12:27 PM EDT
A new study funded by the National Confectioners Association claims frequent candy consumption isn't linked to obesity or heart problems.
By Christie Rizk | May 09, 2013 05:04 PM EDT
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association says people with pets might have a lower risk for heart disease.
By Christie Rizk | May 09, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
In a new study, researchers describe how a protein called GDF-11 rejuvenated the hearts of old mice.
By Makini Brice | Jan 23, 2013 09:19 AM EST
Playwright and poet William Congreve once said that "music has charms to soothe a savage beast".
By Makini Brice | Jan 15, 2013 02:02 PM EST
High blood pressure is caused by a variety of problems: poor nutrition, smoking and stress, just for starters.
By Genevra Pittman | Dec 28, 2012 04:11 PM EST
Just over one in 12 U.S. service members who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had plaque buildup in the arteries around their hearts.
By Makini Brice | Dec 19, 2012 04:55 PM EST
A study has found that stress can elevate your risk of a heart attack by 27 percent - the equivalent of smoking five cigarettes each day.
By Makini Brice | Dec 19, 2012 04:45 PM EST
A study conducted by the American Heart Association reveals that just three percent of Americans have optimum heart health.
By Makini Brice | Dec 14, 2012 05:37 PM EST
Research says regaining even some of the weight after losing weight can put women put at increased risk for diabetes and heart disease.
By Amber Moore | Nov 20, 2012 11:17 AM EST
Researchers say that losing a job or spending time unemployed may be as bad for your health as smoking or obesity.
By Makini Brice | Oct 10, 2012 11:38 AM EDT
Taking hormone replacement therapy shortly after the start of menopause could lower women's risk for heart failure, heart attacks or death.
By Makini Brice | Oct 08, 2012 12:16 PM EDT
It seems that the way into a man's heart is not through his stomach, but through a nail.
By Makini Brice | Oct 03, 2012 11:14 AM EDT
At $10 a month for a generic version, beta blockers are cheap and popular. A study suggests that the drug may be over-prescribed and that patients who take them are no less likely to die of their condition or to suffer from heart attacks or strokes.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 19, 2012 11:30 AM EDT
Extreme temperatures during heat waves and cold spells may significantly increase the risk of premature death from heart disease, according to a new study.
By Christine Hsu | Aug 30, 2012 02:30 PM EDT
Thinking about an excuse to eat that chocolate bar? You don't need one.