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Doctors have long known that obesity increases a person's risk of heart disease, but in recent years the picture has grown more complicated.

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Study: Anxiety in youth linked to heart attacks later onupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 04:37:00

Men diagnosed with anxiety in their late teens or early 20s are more than twice as likely to have heart disease or a heart attack later in life than their more laid-back peers, according to a new Swedish study.

Herbal remedies, heart drugs a dangerous comboupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 17:20:00

If you take heart medication, you may want to avoid some of the most popular over-the-counter herbal supplements on the market, including ginseng, saw palmetto, and echinacea. These herbal remedies -- and many others -- can cause potentially serious problems in people taking heart medications, a new report warns.

Stem cell therapies for hearts inching closer to wide useupdated: Mon Jan 18 2010 14:24:00

If you've just had your first heart attack, doctors may one day be able to reverse the damage done with stem cell therapy.

Cholesterol jumps with menopause, study showsupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 15:36:00

Doctors have known for years that a woman's risk of developing heart disease rises after menopause, but they weren't exactly sure why. It wasn't clear whether the increased risk is due to the hormonal changes associated with menopause, to aging itself, or to some combination of the two.

Anger, stress may be linked to heart problemsupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 10:24:00

When you get angry, the stress isn't restricted to your head. New research shows that anger actually triggers electrical changes in the heart, which can predict future arrhythmias in some patients.

Big drop in heart attacks after smoking bans, studies sayupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 16:08:00

The ban on smoking in public places, such as bars and restaurants, has been one of the greatest public health debates of the early 21st century. Now, two large studies suggest that communities that pass laws to curb secondhand smoke get a big payoff -- a drop in heart attacks.

Study finds heart guidelines often based on thin evidenceupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 14:43:00

Nearly half of the guidelines issued to cardiologists by the country's leading heart organizations are based on low levels of evidence, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Vitamin D may be essential for heart healthupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 12:13:00

Want to avoid a heart attack or stroke? In addition to well-known risk factors like diet and exercise, you may want to keep an eye on your vitamin D levels too.

Kids need more vitamin Dupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 12:13:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on new recommendations that say kids should double the amount of vitamin D they get.

Five tips for finding the best cardiologist for youupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 09:56:00

Most patients see a cardiologist for the first time after a referral from an internist or general practitioner.

Time.com: One Meal to Good (or Bad) Healthupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 11:00:00

Everyone knows a good diet is important for long-term well-being. But a new study shows that it's also crucial for good health today

Saving money on prescriptionsupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 10:18:00

Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about saving money on prescription drugs with Open House host Gerri Willis.

Breast cancer chemo raises heart risksupdated: Fri Oct 19 2007 15:55:00

New research shows the adage "what doesn't kill us makes us stronger" doesn't apply in treating breast cancer.

Breast Cancer/Heart Diseaseupdated: Fri Oct 19 2007 15:55:00

CNN's Judy Fortin discusses the relationship between breast cancer and heart disease in women.

The benefits of laughterupdated: Mon Jun 04 2007 07:10:00

Living on Bondi Beach last summer I used to walk past a strange group who gathered by the skateboard ramps each Saturday morning. They were in a semi circle -- bent double trying to quake with a weird, fake sounding laughter.

CNNMoney: Lilly cholesterol trial misses the markupdated: Sun Mar 25 2007 16:39:00

An extremely potent experimental cholesterol drug being developed by Eli Lilly and Co. failed to show an advantage over an existing treatment sold by Abbott Laboratories Inc. in a clinical trial that could determine the fate of the medicine.

Young athletes and health risksupdated: Fri Feb 27 2004 14:28:00

With the obesity epidemic on the rise, U.S. teenagers are encouraged to participate in sports, but a recent study reported in the American College of Cardiology says that for some teens, playing sports without proper medical screening can be deadly.

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