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cardiovascular

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.

Behold the weekend warrior

Busy lifestyles force many to cram their fitness into the weekend—and it's much better than no exercise at all, researchers say.

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.

Master the brain, build the body

Want better results with health goals? Pin down the mental processes that put you in a fitness-minded mood.

The indiscriminate snore

Study: Women snore, too, and should take it seriously.

Could antibiotics up heart disease risk?

Researchers find women 60 and older are more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke if they used antibiotics for two months or longer.

Little steps, large gains

Even a modest increase in fitness level can improve longevity and quality of life.

Life in the fast lane

The speed of your strength-training workout is a strong indicator of your overall health—and could hint at your possible lifespan.

The power of a pack

If your enthusiasm for fitness is waning, a walking group could bring new energy—and accountability.

Growing threat for vets: Heart disease

A long-running CDC analysis has found veterans ages 35 to 70 suffer cardiovascular conditions at a greater rate than non-veterans.

Study: Cutting carbs may lead to a-fib

Electrolyte abnormalities, dehydration and inflammation are all potential side effects of low-carb diets—and they all create conditions that can lead to heart malfunctions.

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.