Posted 10:00 AM 5/17/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Management of heart disease risk factors -- such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and smoking -- varies significantly among outpatient practices in the United States, according to a new study.
Researchers found that among 18 primary care and (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/15/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- People who follow the ancient practice of yoga may be getting an added health boost, with a new study suggesting it can fight high blood pressure -- also known as hypertension.
"This study confirms many people's feelings that exercise may be useful in (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/14/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a hysterectomy are not in danger of increasing their risk of cardiovascular disease later in life, a new study says.
Although earlier research had found higher chances of cardiovascular disease in the years following a hysterectomy (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/9/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- That four-legged friend of yours may be more than a companion -- he also may be boosting your heart health, experts say.
An official statement released Thursday by the American Heart Association says there is evidence that having a pet, particularly a (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/8/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Although previous research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids may help those who have already had a heart attack or suffer from heart failure, a new study finds that the supplements do little to prevent cardiac trouble in people who have risk factors for heart (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/2/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- You can reduce your risk of potentially deadly blood clots by following seven simple lifestyle steps, a new study suggests.
The study included more than 30,000 people, aged 45 and older, who were followed for nearly five years. The participants' heart (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/1/2013 by By Karen Pallarito
WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- As states prepare to expand Medicaid in 2014, a new study provides insight into how that health insurance coverage might affect low-income adults and what it means for access to care and the cost of care.
The study found that having Medicaid -- the (More)
Posted 8:40 AM 4/30/2013 by Scott Roberts
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Kcentra (prothrombin complex concentrate, human) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat severe acute bleeding in adults after administration of the anti-clotting drug warfarin and similar products.
Blood plasma is the only (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 4/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are obese in their early 20s have a significantly increased risk of dying or of having serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease by the time they reach age 55, a new long-term study indicates.
Researchers tracked the health of (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 4/25/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- There are many potential causes for fainting, including having low blood pressure or standing up too quickly.
Any instance of passing out should be evaluated by your doctor.
While your doctor may not be able to always suggest a cause, the American Academy of (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/24/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test that assesses levels of a compound produced in the stomach appears to be a strong indicator of whether there will be heart trouble down the road, researchers report.
The higher the levels of the compound -- called trimethylamine-N-oxide (More)