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heart disease

The kissing bug—cause for concern?

The insect carries parasites that cause Chagas disease, a flu-like illness that can be fatal. But it's most often contracted in Central and South America.

A blood test may reveal your heart health

Specific proteins released by a damaged heart may help doctors quickly identify patients at high risk of heart attack and stroke.

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.

Research links HPV to heart disease

Mounting evidence indicates the most common sexually transmitted virus is likely tied to a higher risk of stroke and heart problems.

Sodium stealth bombs

Suss out those sneaky salt sources by improving your label literacy and falling in love with home-cooked meals.

Sit less, live more

A long-running American Cancer Study study of 92,000 people reinforces the simple notion that a more active lifestyle can lead to a longer, healthier life.

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.

The pecking order to plants

Over time, consumption of high-quality, plant-based foods can lower the risk of death—as long as you also steer clear of animal-based meats and unhealthy treats.

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.

A heart for thrill-seeking

Science has yet to support the notion that adrenaline-pumping activities like sky diving or roller coasters will somehow trigger a heart problem.

Do heart attacks rise as we ‘spring ahead?’

Preventive and interventional cardiologists provide suggestions for how to take it easy on your ticker.

Night owl? Check the family tree

Researchers identify dozens of new gene regions linked to insomnia, paving the way for possible therapeutic targets.

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