Ryan Jones with actor-patients Jim and Louise Malloy

UVA Medical Student Saves Patient-Actor From Life-Threatening Aneurysm

By | Mon, 01/06/2014 - 14:49

Ryan Jones, UVA medical student, saved Jim Malloy's life by detecting an abdominal aortic aneurysm during a training exercise.


Depression Linked To Irregular Heartbeat

By | Sun, 12/15/2013 - 14:40

Patients diagnosed with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation may have an elevated risk of developing depression.

Mexican Obesity Epidemic Stems From Poor Diet, Lack Of Exercise

Mexico's Obesity Epidemic Prompts Talk Of Mandatory Health Screenings For Everyone At Age 18

By | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 17:57

With the vast majority of Mexicans overweight or obese, health experts say the government should institute mandatory screenings for every man and woman at age 18.

visiting an online pharmacy

Diabetes Patients Using Mail-Order Pharmacy Less Likely To Visit ER

By | Fri, 11/22/2013 - 06:00

Diabetes patients who received prescribed heart medications from Kaiser Permanente's mail-order pharmacy were less likely to visit the emergency room. Are mail-order pharmacies a good thing?

cranberry sauce

The Health Benefits Of Cranberry Sauce

By | Mon, 11/18/2013 - 17:38

Cranberries contain a unique bioactive compound that may ward off infections, inflammations, and even heart disease.

People using electronic devices outside

Metal In Electronic Devices Linked To Stroke Risk

By | Wed, 11/13/2013 - 18:12

Tungsten, a metal used to produce electronic devices could double the risk of stroke when it seeps into water, soil, or air.


Noise Damages More Than Just The Ears

By | Sun, 11/03/2013 - 17:39

Noise affects more than just your hearing ability, according to a new study, which found that it was also linked to heart disease and sleep disorders.


Brushing Your Teeth Could Fend Off Heart Disease

By | Sun, 11/03/2013 - 17:30

Brushing your teeth can reduce artherosclerosis and cut your risk of heart disease, according to a new study.


Space's Microgravity Could Accelerate Cardiovascular Disease Among Astronauts

By | Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:16

The pressure that gravity exerts on the human body could be more beneficial than we expected, as a new study found that astronauts in the International Space Station could see the onset of cardiovascular disease sooner.

Medtronic, Inc

Medtronic Heart Valve Decreases Stroke And Death Rates

By | Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:13

Medtronic presented data from a clinical trial showing its 'CoreValve' heart valve implant system lowered death and stroke rates in high-risk patients.

Woman sitting

Sitting Too Much Could Increase Women's Risk Of Depression By Up To 47%

By | Tue, 09/10/2013 - 11:15

Australian researchers draw both surprising and expected conclusions when they investigate how sitting time affects the health of women.


How Music Strengthens The Heart

By | Mon, 09/02/2013 - 13:20

Listening to your favorite music for 30 minutes day may yield results comparable to aerobic exercise, a new study concludes.


7 Reasons to Avoid Red Meat

By | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 19:36

Is that hamburger really that bad for you? The following warnings have been issued, they amount to seven good reasons to avoid red meat, but in the end it’s up to you.

Maternal Obesity

Children Born To Obese Mothers Die Earlier, Are More Likely To Develop Cardiovascular Disease, Study Finds

By | Tue, 08/13/2013 - 20:55

For children born to obese mothers, the risk of dying from any cause is 33 percent higher than that of children born to normal-weight mothers, according to a survey of birth and mortality records.

Girl crying

Childhood Spanking May Lead To Adult Obesity And Other Diseases; Ways To Effectively Discipline A Child Without Spanking

By | Mon, 07/15/2013 - 15:52

Spanking in childhood is now linked to adult obesity and other diseases. Find out how to discipline your children effectively without compromising their health.