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Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Higher Cardiovascular Risk

Researchers report sulfonylurea and insulin drugs can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease compared to other drugs. Here’s what you need to know.

By Mary Shomon

Lymphoma Can Raise Your Heart Failure Risk

Having lymphoma or breast cancer was linked to a three-times higher risk of developing heart failure within five years of initial diagnosis.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Your Thyroid and the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

If you have high-normal levels of thyroid hormone within the reference range, research now confirms that you face an increased risk of atrial fibrillation.

By Mary Shomon

Long-term Stroke Recovery May Be Predictable With Simple Test

A 10-minute test taken within a week of a stroke may help predict how well people will recover up to three years later.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Hypertension and MS: What You Need to Know

Recent studies show that hypertension affects between 17 to 30 percent of people with MS. Find out more about the link between multiple sclerosis and high blood pressure.

By Lisa Emrich

Severe Eczema and Heart Health: What You Should Know

Eczema can affect more than your skin. Recent studies show a connection between severe eczema and heart problems. Find out what you can do to protect yourself.

By Eileen Bailey

No 'Fibs': Current Evidence About Atrial Fibrillation

Learn about atrial fibrillation risk factors and causes. Find out what research shows about the connection between depression and afib.

By Stephanie Stephens

Drop in Blood Pressure on Standing Linked to Heart Disease

A rapid drop in blood pressure when standing from a sitting or lying position – called orthostatic hypotension – may be related to undiagnosed cardiovascular disease, according to a study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

By Diane Domina

A Cancer Survivor's Guide to Heart Health

Cancer treatments can lead to heart problems or complications. Learn more about steps you can take to decrease your cardiac risks after treatment.

By Katherine Malmo

Safer Sex After Open Heart Surgery

When is the “right time” for intimacy after open heart surgery?

By Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD