As in most things, family matters. Specifically, your family’s ethnicity could make a difference, at least when it comes to cholesterol and your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Could picking up some type of bug increase your chance of having a stroke or heart attack?
Detecting high blood pressure early — and treating it with diet, exercise and medication — is crucial, and eye doctors are on the front lines of the battle.
Rainy days may bring a lot more than spring flowers and relief from summer heat — they also are connected to better survival chances and overall outlook for stroke survivors, according to a new study.
Researchers may have developed a more reliable way to predict the risk of heart attack and stroke in astronauts — and the technique may eventually help gauge the same danger for regular folks on Earth, too.
Arterial stiffness among people with mild cognitive impairments could put them at higher risk for progressing to dementia, which may include Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study exploring the connection between the brain and vascular health.
People with high blood pressure are more inclined to take their medications correctly if an app on their smartphone reminds them, a new study suggests.
Using the latest guidelines on high blood pressure would result in nearly 950,000 more U.S. stroke survivors diagnosed with the disease and could reduce deaths among stroke survivors by nearly one-third, according to research.
Oily fish may not sound appetizing, but research on the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids from seafood reaffirms the health value of eating fish — particularly the oily kind — a couple times a week, according to an advisory from the American Heart Association.
Sickle cell disease increases the risk of stroke for African-Americans — but recent research shows carrying the genetic trait for sickle cell doesn’t.
People who learn they have an unruptured brain aneurysm typically have two options: surgery or watch and wait. Researchers hope to add a third alternative – drugs to lower the odds of the aneurysm rupturing.
Out-of-pocket costs for chronic heart disease and stroke cause significant financial strain for one in four low-income families, according to research.