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blood vessels

Want to gain years? Master blood pressure

Study: A typical 50-year-old with hypertension could gain three extra years of life by aggressively treating the condition.

Once-a-day polypill—smarter heart care?

Among at-risk populations, there's improved compliance rates with a combo medication aimed at heart and blood vessel health.

Scientists eye mechanisms in obesity, heart health

Study: Body fat around the arteries secretes a protein that becomes toxic to blood vessels.

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.

Tobacco’s latest casualty: Vision

Research shows that smoking can damage perception of color and contrast, with heavy smokers suffering the most severe deficits.

Energy drinks: High risk, low reward?

Research suggests some workout-boosting beverages may restrict blood flow and oxygen delivery, which would make the heart work harder.

Eyes could be the window to predicting Alzheimer’s

Plaques accumulate in the brain two decades before symptoms appear, so scientists are trying to find ways to detect the disease earlier.

Marathon runs won’t harm your arteries

Distance runners can take comfort in new research that suggests age, not mileage, predicts hardening of vessels.

Study links thyroid hormone to stiff arteries

Patients with higher levels of key hormone may face greater risk of plaque buildup and heart disease complications.

Vascular surgery expertise shines

Surgeon talks about exciting ways he gets to help patients.

Kidney stones sufferers might have calcium buildup in blood vessels

These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says.

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