Heart Care

Heart surgery gets 100-year-old dancing again  Featured
Heart surgery gets 100-year-old dancing again
Doctors say Irene Vicich, a 100-year-old Chicago resident might be the “the oldest patient in the world” to undergo a new procedure to replace her aortic valve.
Heart attacks and stroke linked to “gut bugs” 
Heart attacks and stroke linked to “gut bugs”
New research shows that some heart attack and stroke cases are actually linked to bacteria and other microbes living in the human gut.
Costs of treating heart failure will likely double in 20 years 
Costs of treating heart failure will likely double in 20 years
As the U.S. population ages, so will the number of people with life threatening heart disease and the cost to treat it, a new report shows.
Fitness for baby boomers not one-size-fits-all 
Fitness for baby boomers not one-size-fits-all
As Americans celebrate more birthdays, tailor-made exercise routines are essential to staying healthy, experts say. So, what should fitness goals be for people 50 and older? Our fitness expert weighs in.
Time matters: What you should know about stroke 
Time matters: What you should know about stroke
The news of Margret Thatcher’s passing of stroke sheds light on the disease. Here’s what you should know.
Scientists name the best diet for your heart 
Scientists name the best diet for your heart
There are many different diets out there to choose from, but researchers just made it a little easier to select the best one for your ticker.
Stressed out? Read this  Featured
Stressed out? Read this
Life’s pressures can lead to stress. In the short term, stress might not be a bad thing, but chronic stress can be dangerous. Getting a handle on it is essential, physicians say.