Posted 12:00 PM 12/21/2012 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term survival rates are similar for patients who undergo less-invasive or open surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a new study finds.
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of the part of the aorta -- the largest artery in (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/20/2012 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Some research has suggested that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can help prevent an irregular heart beat called atrial fibrillation. However, a new study finds these supplements have little effect on the condition once it develops.
Posted 10:00 AM 12/19/2012 by By Randy Dotinga
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Residents of several Southern states are among the most likely to have poor heart health in the United States, a new study finds.
But the country as a whole is having trouble. Only about 3 percent of U.S. adults surveyed who don't have heart problems (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/18/2012 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Giving the anti-clotting drug Plavix to patients before they undergo treatment to open narrowed heart arteries lowers their risk of heart attack but does not lower their overall risk of death, a new study finds.
Treatment with Plavix (clopidogrel) is (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 12/17/2012 by By Steven Reinberg
MONDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Fears that patients are being forced out of hospitals dangerously early may be unfounded, researchers report.
Shorter hospital stays don't increase readmissions or lead to more deaths, according to a study of Veterans Administration hospitals.(More)...
Posted 7:00 AM 12/16/2012 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SUNDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- As temperatures fall during the winter months, the risk for heart attacks rises for people with heart conditions and those engaging in rigorous physical activity.
"When the temperature outside drops, our blood vessels narrow to prevent our bodies from (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/14/2012 by By Steven Reinberg
FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized new standards, first proposed in June, to regulate soot and other fine-particle air pollution, officials announced Friday.
The new annual standards call for reducing fine-particle pollution to 12 (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/13/2012 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
THURSDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Stressed out? A new study suggests that learning to deal effectively with life's challenges may help you reduce your risk of stroke, especially as you age.
Researchers found that people over 65 with the highest levels of psychosocial distress -- (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/12/2012 by By Serena Gordon
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Although significant progress has been made in the United States in terms of decreasing smoking and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, a new report warns that cardiovascular disease -- including heart disease and stroke -- still causes the death (More)