By Susan Scutti | Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:13
People who have had shingles — a viral infection that causes a painful rash — face an increased risk of heart attack and stroke; could the shingles vaccination, then, help to prevent these heart-related illnesses?
By John Ericson | Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:24
The residents of the Cretan village of Anogia and its surrounding areas express a gene variation that appears to protect them from cardiovascular disease.
By Lizette Borreli | Thu, 12/19/2013 - 18:36
Anti-clotting drug, warfarin, doubles risk of stroke in the first week of use for A-Fib patients.
By John Ericson | Wed, 11/27/2013 - 18:02
The sodium in some types of medicine may increase a patient's risk of stroke by up to 16 percent.
By Justin Caba | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 13:27
Almost half of the U.S. population is living with at least one chronic disease, such as heart disease or cancer, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 11/18/2013 - 17:20
A new brain-computer interface, which allows stroke survivors to control a pair of virtual reality hands using only their thoughts, is supposed to help them recover their hand abilities.
By Lizette Borreli | Mon, 11/18/2013 - 16:36
Men who walk for eight hours a week can reduce their stroke risk by a third, according to a new study.
By Anthony Rivas | Tue, 11/05/2013 - 21:50
Older men who took testosterone had an increased risk for death, or heart attack or stroke, compared to men who didn't undergo the therapy.
By Lizette Borreli | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 14:12
Women who have high blood pressure during pregnancy are at an increased risk of a stroke in their lifetime.