Jennette McCurdy, Bethany Mota Promote Women’s Heart Health

Jennette McCurdy of Nickelodeon’s Sam & Cat fame joined YouTube sensation Bethany Mota on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, promoting women’s heart health. It was Tuesday evening when both young ladies danced their way down the runway, all…

Vitamin D Deficiency May Cause Heart Disease

Vitamin D deficiency may not seem like a serious problem, but a new study shows that it could be linked to heart disease and other severe illnesses. Several studies have shown that Vitamin D deficiencies and heart problems may be…

Vitamin D Supplements May Help Prevent Heart Disease

Vitamin D is once again in the hot spot; for some reason the scientists have decided to pick on this vitamin recently. While studies have claimed that vitamin D is not all that great as people once thought was, there…

How Soda Can Seriously Harm Your Health

Most people are already aware that soda pop is not a health food and is probably not a good drink choice. Now, there is more proof that it isn’t – as a recent report by Food MythBusters has shown some…

New Statin Guidelines Drop Rigid Cholesterol Targets

A recent study from the combined efforts of the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology has many wondering whether it is time to consider taking statins on a regular basis to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol. The…

Thousands of Heart Disease Deaths Preventable, Says CDC

With obesity and its accompanying medical issues now declared an epidemic in the U.S., researchers have been scrambling to stem the tide and help save lives. Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided data showing that…

Cholesterol Drug Tredaptive Pulled Worldwide

Less than one month ago, Merck, a major U.S. pharmaceutical company, announced that its cholesterol drug Tredaptive failed a major clinical trial. The drug is meant to improve heart health by increasing levels of “good” cholesterol, but the trial found…

Heart Disease Risks Increased For Those Who See Relatives Die of Heart Trouble

A new study published in the European Heart Journal shows that the relatives of young people who die suddenly from heart-related causes are at increased risk for developing heart disease. Researchers looked at 470 victims of sudden cardiac death (SCD)…

Insulin Release-Improving Vitamin D Could Prevent Clogged Arteries in Diabetics

A new study shows that diabetics who get an adequate amount of vitamin D are less likely to have their blood vessels clog. Those who do not get enough vitamin D, however, have immune cells bind to blood vessels near…

Heart Disease Risks Higher, But Varied For Hispanics/Latinos

A new study shows that heart disease risk factors, such as high colesterol and obesity, are far higher for U.S. Hispanic/Latino adults than for the general U.S. population. However, the results also show that those risk factors vary greatly for…

Multivitamins Don’t Reduce Heart Disease Risk, Says Study

A new study has found that daily multivitamin use does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in men. The findings were presented this week at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012 and published in The Journal of the…

Heart Disease Patients With Diabetes Fare Better With Bypass Surgery, Shows Study

A new study today revealed that adult patients with diabetes and multi-vessel coronary heart disease who had cardiac bypass surgery fared better in overall heart-related outcomes than those who had a non-surgical procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PCI involves…

Heart Disease Risk Lowered by Flu Vaccine, Study Says

New studies show that the flu vaccine might play an important role in reducing the risk of heard disease, including the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Researchers from Toronto this week unveiled the research at the 2012 Canadian…

Heart Attack Risk Linked to Work Stress

A new study published today in The Lancet shows that people with “highly demanding” job or those with “little freedom” are more likely to have a heart attack. Specifically, they are 23% more likely to have a heart attack than…

Heart Disease: Z-Pak Linked to Heart Death

Heart disease sufferers, take note: Recent studies have shown that the antibotic azithromycin — which is also known as Z-Pak — has been linked to a few rare cases of heart death. For every million azithromycin treatments, there have only…

The Dangers of Red Meat & Pink Slime [Infographic]

Its pretty well known that red meat is bad for you. But with “pink slime” making headlines lately, people are more aware of the dangers and pitfalls of red meat more than ever. Even though a lot of major corporations…

Heart Disease Drug May Combat Racism

Researchers have submitted a study suggesting that a heart disease drug may work to combat implicit racial bias. The study was conducted at Oxford University and findings were published in the international medical journal of Psychopharmacology. Propranolol, the drug in…