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Heart Disease

Heart disease remains a leading killer in America, but even if you have a family history, heart disease and heart attacks are not inevitable. A healthy diet, regular exercise, cholesterol-lowering drugs and lifesaving surgeries can reduce your risk of having—or dying from—a heart attack.

Heart Disease Journey

Journey to a Healthier Heart: Your First Step Begins Now

Whether you’re at risk for heart disease due to diabetes, a family history, excess weight, smoking, or high cholesterol, there are a lot of options and solutions available that can help you protect your heart.

Heart Disease News

  • Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two treatments that break up blood clots deep in the veins of the legs appear no different in terms of death risk. However, one results in a greater risk of bleeding and average hospitalization bills that are three times the cost of the other treatment, [...]

  • Scientists Discover New Way to Make Human Platelets

    MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists report they have discovered a new way to make fully functional human platelets, which are the blood cells that form clots. Using human stem cells and a device called a bioreactor, which mimics the body’s natural way of producing blood cells but on a larger scale, the researchers [...]

  • Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids’ Back Surgery

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most children who have spinal surgery don’t require anti-clotting drugs because blood clots occur so rarely in these procedures, a new study says. Instead of the risky and costly blood-thinning drugs, close monitoring after surgery is enough for most of these patients, according to the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center [...]

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Doesn’t Boost Clot Risk: Study

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Concerns that the human papillomavirus vaccine may increase the risk of serious blood clots seem unfounded, a new study says. The study of half a million Danish women who received the HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer and other health problems, found no link between [...]

  • Pros, Cons to Dissolving Lung Clots: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Drugs used to break up blood clots in the lungs may lower the risk of death, but they also increase the risk of bleeding, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from 16 trials involving use of clot-busting drugs called thrombolytics to treat life-threatening clots [...]

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