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Busting 4 Myths About Stem Cell Research

Tags: diabetes, heart disease, innovation, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, myths, Parkinson's Disease, research, stem cells, stroke

Stem cell research is alive, well and as full of possibilities as ever. Get the facts on this flourishing field.

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Concerns Raised About Testosterone Therapy

Tags: heart attack, heart disease, heart risks, replacement therapy, stroke, testosterone

A major new study links testosterone replacement therapy to increased risks of heart attack, stroke or death. Why this should be a warning to both patients and doctors.

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Can Push-Ups Take the Place of Pills? Not Yet

Tags: coronary artery disease, exercise, statins, stroke

Physical activity is potentially as effective as many drug interventions for patients with coronary heart disease and stroke, a recent analysis suggests. But don’t trade your medications for a new pair of cross-trainers yet.

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Stroke: 4 Things You Need to Know

Tags: atrial fibrillation, brain health, carotid artery, genetics, stenosis, stroke

When it comes to stroke, it’s important to understand your risk and to work closely with your doctor. It comes down to knowing your risk factors, experts say. Here are four things you need to know about stroke.


Women Now Have Their Own Stroke Risk Guidelines (Video)

Tags: cholesterol, high blood pressure, stroke, women's health

The first-ever guidelines for stroke prevention tailored specifically for women offer new strategies to reduce the risk of the third-leading cause of death for females.

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New Study Shows MRI May Improve Stroke Treatment

Tags: blood clot, brain health, MRI, stroke

A new study shows that magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, may allow for better treatment decisions when someone has a stroke – and ultimately, better outcomes.

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Heart Guidelines Urge Increased Statin Use (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, cholesterol, healthy diet, heart attack, LDL, obesity, statins, stroke, Trans fats, Type 2 diabetes

New heart guidelines take a dramatic turn, recommending greatly increased use of cholesterol-lowering statin medications.

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‘White Coat’ Syndrome Is Not Benign (Video)

Tags: heart attack, heart videos, Steven Nissen MD, stroke, video, white coat hypertension

Many people who have normal blood pressure at home may see an increase at the doctor’s office, a phenomenon known as “white coat syndrome.” Now, research is showing that this condition may not be as harmless as once believed.


New Drug May Work When Statins Don’t Or Can’t

Tags: cholesterol, Dr. Nissen, Dr. Rocco, genetics, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, PCSK9 inhibitors, research, statins, stroke

When statins don’t lower cholesterol enough or cause intolerable side effects, PCSK9 inhibitors promise to be an excellent alternative.


7 Heart-healthy Habits Linked to Cancer Prevention

Tags: cancer, exercise, healthy diet, heart disease, heart health, prevention, research, risk factors, stroke

People who are committed to keeping their hearts healthy have a good chance of staving off cancer, too, researchers say.