The Benefits of Walking
Walking for exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, and certain cancers.
Infant Heart Defect May Be Linked to Pre-Diabetic Sugar Levels in Pregnancy
High blood sugar levels during pregnancy may increase a baby's risk of a heart defect, even among women without diabetes, a new study suggests.
Study Refutes Notion That Obese Fare Better Against Chronic Ills
Scientific debate continues to simmer over the so-called "obesity paradox" -- the apparent ability of obese or overweight people to better withstand chronic illnesses, such as diabetes or heart disease, and outlive thinner people with those same maladies.
Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery, Study Finds
Married people who have cardiac surgery may fare better after the operation than those who are divorced, separated or widowed, according to new research.
People With Schizophrenia Face Much Higher Risk of Early Death
American adults with schizophrenia face a much higher risk of an early death, particularly from heart and lung diseases associated with smoking, a new study finds.
Health Tip: Potassium is an Essential Mineral
Potassium is an essential dietary mineral, offering benefit to your heart, muscles, kidneys and nervous system.
It's Easy to Master the Art of Napping
Our bodies crave naps for a reason. Studies show that following a toddler's lead and taking even just a twelve-minute mini-slumber makes us smarter, more creative, and bolsters our memories. Naps increase mental well-being, lower blood pressure, and significantly reduce heart disease risk as well.
'Walkable' Neighborhoods Boost Heart Health, Studies Find
Your heart health may depend, at least in part, on the sidewalks and public transportation available in the community where you live, two new studies suggest.
Heavy Drinking May Strain the Heart
Heavy drinking may dramatically increase a person's risk of heart failure, even if they're young and healthy, a new study suggests.
Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says
Long periods of exposure to air pollution -- including dust and car exhaust -- heightens heart risks for women with diabetes, a large, new study indicates.