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Can You Be Obese But Heart-Healthy? Study Says No

FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new British study of nearly 300,000 people dismantles the "obesity paradox," a theory that claims being obese does not necessarily raise heart risks.

Dirty Air May Harm Blacks More Than Whites

THURSDAY, March, 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution takes a greater toll on the hearts of black Americans than whites, in part because they often live in poorer areas with more pollution, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Leafy Greens May Slow Cognitive Decline

(HealthDay News) -- Eating one serving of green leafy vegetables per day is associated with slower age-related cognitive decline, recent research suggests.

Jobs That Keep the Mind Sharp … Even Into Retirement

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're planning a career change or wondering if a challenging job could have positive effects, research might provide some intriguing answers.

Health Tip: Waist Size May Help Predict Heart Attack

(HealthDay News) -- Your waist size, especially if you're a woman, might predict your risk of a heart attack, the American Heart Association says.

Health Tip: Suggestions to Improve Your Cholesterol

(HealthDay News) -- You should check your cholesterol at least every five years, or more often if there's a problem, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) says.

Three-in-One Pill Shows Promise in Beating High Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A pill that combines three blood pressure-lowering drugs improves people's chances of lowering their high blood pressure, researchers report.

Heart Attack Survival Better When Specialists Are Out of Town

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Believe it or not, new research suggests that people hospitalized for a heart attack are more likely to survive when certain heart specialists are out of town.

Defibrillator-in-a-Vest May Help Heart Attack Survivors

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A wearable heart defibrillator reduces the overall risk of early death for heart attack survivors, but not the risk of sudden cardiac death, a new study finds.

Genetic Heart Defects Rarely the Cause of SIDS, Research Shows

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Heart diseases linked to genetic flaws cause far fewer sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) cases than once thought, a new study finds.

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