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arteries

Can saliva foretell heart disease?

Study: People with clogged arteries often have a different type of bacteria in their spit.

Patient Story

Healthy and grateful

During a trip to her Michigan cottage, a burst aneurysm lands a Dallas woman in the emergency department. Two surgeries later and she's up and running.

Patient Story

Stroke rate keeps falling

Researchers are trying to understand the precise mix of factors that contribute to improved health outcomes.

The bottom line on blood pressure

The top number typically gets all the attention. A new study suggests it's time to give the bottom number its proper due.

Want optimal heart health? Start young

Young adults stand to benefit greatly in later years if they act now to combat high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels.

30 minutes to a healthier you

Study: Even a modest amount of exercise lowers the odds of dying from this deadly type of stroke.

For ailing arteries—a warm soak?

A lukewarm bath followed by light exercise could do just as well as heavy exercise when treating a cholesterol-related artery disease, researchers find.

Science probes mutant cholesterol gene

Researchers are beginning to pin down the underlying genetics of a hereditary heart disease that causes high levels of LDL.

Uncovering the sleep-stroke link

Hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol and smoking have long been seen as risk factors for stroke. A new report says it's time we add sleep disorders to the list.

The hidden fallout of stroke

The limited mobility of stroke survivors puts them at increased risk of osteoporosis, broken bones and falls—but most are never screened for these problems.

Safe travels for troubled tickers

Knowing where to seek medical help on vacation can make all the difference when heart attack symptoms are at play.

More breakfast, less TV

If it's a healthy heart you're after, cut out the screen time and make your morning a priority.

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