James L. Weiss, M.D.

James L. Weiss, M.D., is the M.J. Cudahy Professor of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. He is also the director of the Heart Station, immediate past director of the cardiology fellowship and training program, and associate dean of admissions.

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When to Take Blood Pressure Drugs

Taking hypertension medication at the right time of day may lower your diabetes risk.

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Wearable Defibrillator Vest: Pros and Cons

A wearable cardioverter defibrillator vest can be a short-term solution to prevent sudden cardiac death. Find out if you might be a good candidate.

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10 Risk Factors for Stroke

Some stroke risks, such as your age, are out of your control. The good news is that 90 percent of the factors that cause strokes can be modified.

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Heart Tests: How to Minimize Your Risk

Heart screening tests can save lives. But experts are concerned about the potential cancer risks of some and the overuse of others. Here’s what to consider.

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8 Tips for Taking Daily Aspirin

A low-dose aspirin a day could very well keep heart disease and cancer away, research suggests. If you plan to start a daily aspirin regimen—or if you’re already on one—keep these eight safety tips in mind.