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Dropping Daily Aspirin May Endanger Your Heart
Quitting your daily aspirin therapy may raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a new study.
Why Some Stroke Survivors Skip Their Statins
Concerns over side effects may cause some stroke survivors to not take the statins they're prescribed, a new study found.
Why Some Stroke Survivors Ignore Rx Advice
Some stroke survivors may ignore their doctors' medication advice because they are experiencing side effects or are unaware that there are other medication options, a new study found.
Your Parents, Cholesterol and Your Heart
Genetically inherited high cholesterol may up your risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study found.
How We Eat: The Salty Truth
Are you eating too much salt? According to new evidence, it's very likely. {C}
Do You Know the Signs of Stroke?
A new national survey suggests the vast majority of young adults may not know the signs of a stroke.
FDA Warns Against Imported Dietary Supplements
Consumers, beware! Imported products marketed as "dietary supplements" or "herbal alternatives" to prescription drugs may do you more harm than good.
The Latest Skinny on Trans Fats
You likely know that a fatty diet is bad for you, but that may all depend on what kind of fats you're talking about.
A Hidden Risk of Depression
Depression may affect more than your brain and behavior — it may also affect your physical health. Depression may raise the risk of a life-threatening condition in older adults.
How to Choose an Anticoagulant
If you need to take an anticoagulant — popularly known as a blood thinner — you don’t want it to cause bleeding, but some might raise your bleeding risk.