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To drink or not to drink: Should you raise a glass to your health?updated: Tue Apr 21 2009 09:23:00

Moderate drinking can be good for your heart. But for women, drinking alcohol raises the risks of breast cancer.

India heart diseaseupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 08:33:00

Research has highlighted why the Indian sub-continent has the highest risk for heart disease worldwide.

Heart disease on the rise in Indiaupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 08:33:00

Hindu priest Pandjitee is not overweight, does not smoke or drink and follows a strict vegetarian diet. Yet three years ago he was suddenly struck by a heart attack.

One third of Americans have high triglyceridesupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 14:49:00

What the heck are triglycerides? If you don't know, you have plenty of company. Robin Williams's Heart Surgery Called a Successupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 16:48:00

"A couple hours after surgery, he was entertaining the medical team," says his surgeon

More patients tackling heart issues earlierupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 14:44:00

Ordinarily, walking on a treadmill is no big deal for Carol Elam -- except when she's dressed in a hospital gown and attached to a heart monitor.

Stress testupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 14:44:00

Some people are starting to get the message about preventing heart disease as CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

Cholesterol checkupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 09:22:00

Cholesterol tests aren't just for adults as Judy Fortin reports.

Kids and cholesterol: What to do when the numbers are highupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 09:22:00

Ask third-graders what cholesterol means and they will probably just shrug their shoulders, but not Maddie Zacks.

What should we eat to improve HDL, LDL, triglycerides?updated: Fri Mar 06 2009 09:48:00

What should we include in our diet to increase HDL and lower LDL and triglycerides? Robin Williams to Undergo Heart Surgeryupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 05:51:00

The comic, in the midst of a concert tour, was experiencing shortness of breath

Does coenzyme Q help people taking statins?updated: Wed Feb 04 2009 09:17:00

Is CoQ10 beneficial for people taking statins?

Tell me more about the cholesterol diet you mentioned on TVupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 10:22:00

What is the name of the new diet to lower cholesterol that Dr. Sanjay Gupta talked about on "House Call" on CNN?

Empowered Patientupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 10:11:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at a new study on 911 calls and gender.

Five ways to get ambulance workers to take you seriouslyupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 10:11:00

Five days after giving birth to her daughter, Rhonda Monroe laid Dominique back in her crib after nursing, sat down and had a heart attack.

Are cardiac tests equally effective in men and women?updated: Wed Jan 14 2009 09:21:00

Are cardiac tests such as the stress echo as effective at diagnosing blockages and arrhythmia in women as they are in men? Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell's Son Diagnosed with Artery Diseaseupdated: Tue Dec 23 2008 07:59:00

The musician reveals his son has atypical Kawasaki Disease – and was released from the hospital

Statins not a wonder drug for Alzheimer'supdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:55:00

Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins are often hailed as "wonder drugs." But a study published in the January 2008 issue of the journal Neurology says they don't protect the brain against Alzheimer's disease.

Fosamax may increase risk of irregular heartbeatupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:52:00

Women who have used the bone-building drug Fosamax are nearly twice as likely to develop the most common kind of chronically irregular heartbeat as those who have never used it. Patients, especially those with family history of heart problems, should talk to their doctor about whether the drug is the appropriate option for them. The study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine in April 2008.

Why the day after Christmas is a health hazardupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 22:16:00

December 26 could be one of the most dangerous days of the year for people vulnerable to cardiac problems, including heart attacks, arrhythmias, and heart failure. And many of these so-called Merry Christmas coronaries will hit people who didn't even realize they were at risk when they unwrapped their gifts the night before.

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.

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.

Newer heart test may not be betterupdated: Thu Nov 27 2008 09:35:00

An expensive CT scan that uses multiple X-rays to produce spectacular 3-D images of the heart can't replace tried-and-true coronary angiography for finding blocked blood vessels in chest-pain patients, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

French scientist unveils artificial heartupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 11:39:00

French scientists have unveiled a working prototype of a fully artificial heart which is based on the technology of satellites and airplanes. French Try Plane Technology in Artificial Heartupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 18:15:00

In the race to build a better artificial heart, French scientists have turned to technology from satellites and airplanes to create a heart that they say responds better to the human body

Hunters' hazardsupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 10:15:00

The risk of a hunter having a heart attack is greater than getting hit by a stray bullet. CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

The cholesterol-inflammation connectionupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 14:25:00

Cholesterol has long been seen as the key culprit in cardiovascular disease. But nearly half of all heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol levels, which suggests that another factor is at work.

How to lower your cholesterol with better eatingupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 16:43:00

About one in two American adults has borderline or high cholesterol levels, which increase one's risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease. Preventing Heart Failure: Fish Oil?updated: Sun Aug 31 2008 14:00:00

Fish oil supplements may work slightly better than a popular cholesterol-reducing drug to help patients with chronic heart failure

UGA footballers' hearts get special attentionupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 09:24:00

Makiri Pugh is not your typical college freshman. At age 18, he knows more than most young adults about the structure and health of his heart, and it's not because he's sick.

Protecting an athlete's heartupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 09:24:00

A special program is screening college athletes for heart trouble, as CNN's Judy Fortin reports in this Health Minute.

How I survived a heart attack at age 43updated: Mon Aug 04 2008 17:38:00

When I had my heart attack at 43, all my doctors were really surprised. I was young, I'm not overweight, and I don't eat a lot of fatty foods. Statin Study Could Yield Gene Variant Testupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 21:00:00

Scientists may have found a way to test for and possibly avoid the most serious side effect of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, one of the top-selling medicines in the world When Are You Most Likely to Have a Heart Attack?updated: Tue Jul 22 2008 14:00:00

Our circadian rhythm plays a crucial but little-known role in heart attack risk. The most dangerous time of day for your heart may surprise you

Fast facts on fats: What to eat, what to avoidupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 08:24:00

From curbside snack carts to four-star restaurants, New York City chefs have until next summer to rid their kitchens of trans fat. It's a bold move, but a necessary one, according to city health officials.

How to slash your heart disease risk by 83 percentupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 16:50:00

Your genes don't ordain heart disease. Researchers are learning more about the lifestyle factors that predict heart health, and these are in your hands. Merck to Fund Vioxx Settlement in Augustupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 15:00:00

Drugmaker Merck & Co. will start cutting checks for former users of its withdrawn painkiller Vioxx next month The Kiddie Cholesterol Debateupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 01:00:00

Should cholesterol drugs be given to children? New guidelines have caused a stir among doctors and parents Man Faked Heart Attack to Avoid Bill?updated: Sat Jul 05 2008 15:00:00

A 52-year-old Milwaukee-area man has been accused of faking heart attacks to avoid paying restaurant bills

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.

Larry King Live: heart healthupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 18:22:00

Larry talks with his panel about whether Tim Russert's death was preventable given the facts now known about his attack.

Russert's doctor: Medics tried to revive NBC anchorupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 18:22:00

Tim Russert's personal physician says medics tried to save the NBC anchor shortly after he collapsed at work. Tim Russert: His Sudden Death Explainedupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 08:15:00

Despite passing a stress test on April 29, the newsman's personal doctor says he died of a heart attack Merck Ends Cholesterol Drug Studyupdated: Wed May 21 2008 18:00:00

Merck & Co. has halted a study of an experimental drug it had touted as key to energizing its sagging cholesterol franchise, barely three weeks after U.S. regulators refused to allow sales of the drug

What puts you at risk for high cholesterol?updated: Mon May 19 2008 08:57:00

Blood cholesterol is a risk factor for coronary artery disease and heart attack, so reducing your risk of high cholesterol is a worthy goal.

Fake blood?updated: Mon Apr 28 2008 19:29:00

CNN Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen talks about the possibility of fake blood going mainstream.

Blood substitutes tied to higher risk of heart attack, deathupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 19:29:00

A government researcher said Monday that experimental blood substitutes are linked to an increased risk of heart attack and death, and suggested that studies on people should be halted.

ADHD kids need heart testsupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 10:55:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at links between kids with ADHD and heart problems. Kids Need EKGs Before ADHD Drugsupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 18:00:00

Children should be screened for heart problems with an electrocardiogram before getting drugs like Ritalin to treat hyperactivity and attention-deficit disorder, the American Heart Association recommends

CNNMoney: Merck profit strong, sales weakupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 13:33:00

Merck said Monday its first-quarter earnings jumped due to income from a partnership, but the drugmaker's sales showed just a slight gain.

Half avoid rotavirus vaccineupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 13:33:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the CDC's recommendation that parents vaccinate for rotavirus. Diet Reduces Heart Attacks, Strokesupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 20:00:00

A large study offers the strongest evidence yet that a diet the government recommends for lowering blood pressure can save people from heart attack and stroke

CNNMoney: Schering stock jumps on job cutsupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 12:44:00

Schering-Plough's stock jumped Thursday, after the drugmaker's chief executive announced he would cut 10% of its staff.

Cardiac-arrest victims' parents push for school defibrillatorsupdated: Tue Mar 04 2008 16:46:00

Joshua Miller trotted off the football field after making a special-teams play and headed to the bench.

Pig heart transplants?updated: Mon Mar 03 2008 12:57:00

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are doing promising research building animal organs from the ground up.

New hope may lie in lab-created heartupdated: Mon Mar 03 2008 12:57:00

Creating a replacement heart for some of the sickest patients may be one step closer, if new research in rats pans out in humans. Nighttime Noise and Blood Pressureupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 16:40:00

Whether it's a partner's snore or an airplane's roar, noises can affect you even if they fail to rouse you from sleep. A new study tries to figure out why

CNNMoney: Schering stock jumps on earnings winupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 12:00:00

Schering-Plough may have lost billions of dollars in the fourth quarter from an acquisition, but its stock jumped Tuesday as the drugmaker's earnings without charges beat expectations.

Fortune: Schering CEO in the hot seatupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 14:00:00

As Schering-Plough unveils full-year financial results for 2007 tomorrow, CEO Fred Hassan is likely to be peppered with questions about how he managed a recently released study of embattled cholesterol drug, Vytorin.

Understanding the cholesterol numbers gameupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 11:45:00

Lets face it: All the information around cholesterol makes it something of a confusing topic. Not only do we make our own cholesterol, but we also must have it to produce other important body assets, such as cell membranes and certain types of hormones.

Fortune: Cholesterol skeptics have their dayupdated: Wed Feb 06 2008 16:46:00

Is low cholesterol the pathway to a healthier heart? That's certainly what most medical experts - and their patients - have assumed for the last 30 years or so. But a recently-released study of Merck and Schering-Plough's cholesterol-lowering drug, Vytorin, is giving new voice to medical critics who have groused for decades about the questionable benefit of using medications to lower cholesterol and thereby prevent heart disease.

Big game hard on your heart?updated: Fri Feb 01 2008 10:09:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at the adrenaline rush that sporting events provide and whether it's bad for your heart.

CNNMoney: Merck's earnings pop, but shares slumpupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 11:45:00

Merck & Co. reported a surge in fourth-quarter operating earnings Wednesday that exceeded analysts' estimates, but shares slumped in early trading.

Marijuana vending machinesupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 16:29:00

A herbal nutrition center will allow patients to get prescription marijuana from a vending machine. Affiliate KCAL reports.

CNNMoney: Big Pharma: back from a rough yearupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 16:29:00

More big drugmakers are on tap this week to report strong 2007 earnings, but that's because 2006 was an easy act to follow.

Can surgery cure diabetes?updated: Fri Jan 25 2008 17:08:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta examines recent studies that show Type 2 diabetes could vanish after bariatric surgery.

CNNMoney: FDA scrutinizes Vytorinupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 17:08:00

Government regulators said Friday they are analyzing recent study results regarding cholesterol drug Vytorin, but that it's too early to tell whether it will take any regulatory action.

Critical things to know about your cholesterol updated: Wed Jan 23 2008 10:16:00

How's your cholesterol? Here's a guess: If you're healthy, you probably have no idea. New surveys show women tend to be clueless about their risks of heart disease, especially when it comes to managing their cholesterol.

CNNMoney: Schering stock nearly crawls out of its holeupdated: Wed Jan 16 2008 17:27:00

Schering-Plough's stock almost crawled out of its hole Wednesday after a two-day lashing sparked by the results of a cholesterol drug trial, but the shares fell just before the market's close.

Cholesterol drug in doubtupdated: Wed Jan 16 2008 17:27:00

A study suggests the cholesterol drug Vytorin may not help arteries more than a generic. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports. Is Vytorin a Failure?updated: Tue Jan 15 2008 18:00:00

Surprising study results show that the popular heart drug doesn't live up to its claims -- and three new trials are now under way

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. A Link Between Anxiety and Heart Attacksupdated: Tue Jan 08 2008 11:00:00

Anger, depression and stress can all raise the risk of heart disease -- but a new study shows that chronic anxiety may be even more harmful

Talking dietupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 11:00:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the latest developments in diet pills, as well as bad foods that can be good for you.

CNNMoney: Drugmakers' blockbuster hopesupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 11:00:00

The drugmakers Merck and Lilly are the biggest players in Big Pharma's late-stage pipeline, with three possible new blockbusters expected in the coming months. Jeopardy's Alex Trebek Suffers Minor Heart Attackupdated: Tue Dec 11 2007 20:04:00

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek was hospitalized Tuesday after suffering a minor heart attack.

CNNMoney: Merck to seek OK for 2 new drugsupdated: Tue Dec 11 2007 12:36:00

The drugmaker Merck & Co. said Tuesday that it will seek federal approval for two new experimental drugs next year, adding that it's on track to meet its sales targets.

Cardiac lessonsupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 11:03:00

A special class teaches cardiac patients how to maintain a healthy heart. CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

'Heart School' puts patients' tickers on trackupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 11:03:00

It's been a long time since 66-year-old Judy Borgula has seen the inside of a classroom, but a near-death experience forced her back to school -- "Heart School."

CNNMoney: Merck settles Vioxx suits for $4.85Bupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 13:29:00

Merck & Co. announced Friday that it will pay $4.85 billion to settle as claims by as many as 47,000 groups of plaintiffs over injuries linked to its blockbuster Vioxx painkiller.

Heart disease fact checkupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 13:29:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses the risk of future heart disease in children, as well as signs of a heart attack.

CNNMoney: Heart devices zapped by patient studiesupdated: Tue Nov 06 2007 20:51:00

The cause of implantable heart defibrillators took a hit Tuesday when researchers reported the results of two studies that failed to reach their objectives.

AstraZeneca earning worriesupdated: Mon Nov 05 2007 16:58:00

UK drugmaker AstraZeneca suffers a drop in earnings. CNN's Charles Hodson speaks with CEO David Brennan.

CNNMoney: Dangerous Pfizer drug effective: researcherupdated: Mon Nov 05 2007 16:58:00

A researcher unveiled on Monday the results of a failed Pfizer Inc. study showing that an experimental but dangerous cholesterol drug offers medical benefits too significant to be ignored.

CNNMoney: Lilly heart drug effective, but has risksupdated: Sun Nov 04 2007 17:38:00

Eli Lilly revealed positive findings from a late-stage trial of its experimental heart drug prasugrel, but a side effect might prevent it from becoming the potential blockbuster that the company had hoped.

CNNMoney: Abbott lifts curtain on cholesterol-cutterupdated: Sun Nov 04 2007 09:00:00

Abbott Laboratories unveiled significant test results Sunday for an experimental cholesterol treatment that could go on sale as soon as next year.

Twins share one heartupdated: Sun Nov 04 2007 09:00:00

Conjoined twins were born to a Rhode Island woman this week. WJAR's Michelle Brown reports.

Diabetes and heart disease: A fatal linkupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 15:54:00

Diabetes is the fifth-leading killer of Americans, according to the American Diabetes Association. A sobering two out of three people with type I or type II diabetes will die from a heart attack or stroke -- the combined leading causes of death among diabetics.

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. Heart Drugs May Help Lungs Tooupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 14:00:00

Cholesterol-lowering statins may help stave off lung deterioration in the elderly, and even in patients with emphysema and COPD How Stress Harms the Heartupdated: Tue Oct 09 2007 17:00:00

Studies show that chronic stress contributes to heart attacks and other disease, and researchers think it's time to make stress reduction a medical priority

Stop snoring!updated: Tue Oct 02 2007 14:12:00

England's government is set to pay for pressurized air masks that combat sleep apnea. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

CNNMoney: Schering pushing hard to diversifyupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 14:12:00

Drugmaker Schering-Plough is a favorite of analysts and investors these days. It's no wonder: The company's flagship product, the cholesterol-fighting Vytorin, is breaking sales records and faces relatively little risk from cheaper generic versions from rivals. David Beckham's Father Suffers Heart Attackupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 19:05:00

David Beckham flew back to the U.K. Thursday after his father, Ted Beckham, suffered a heart attack.

CNNMoney: Study: Mixed results on diabetes drug safetyupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 00:58:00

Actos and Avandia have entered the spotlight again, as studies published in a leading medical journal pit the two diabetes drugs against each other by comparing their cardiovascular risks.

CNNMoney: Lipitor safer than Zocor - Pfizer studyupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 00:10:00

Patients who switched from the cholesterol-cutting drug Lipitor to the competitor simvastatin increased their risk of suffering heart attacks and strokes, according to a study that Pfizer unveiled on Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Lipitor beats Zocor, says Pfizerupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 21:45:00

Patients who switched from the cholesterol-cutting drug Lipitor to the competitor simvastatin increased their risk of suffering heart attacks and strokes, according to a study that Pfizer unveiled on Wednesday. A Heart Drug May Hold Off Alzheimer's updated: Mon Aug 27 2007 18:00:00

A new study suggests that popular cholesterol-lowering drugs like Lipitor may help not just the heart, but the brain as well

Deer hunting may put men's hearts at riskupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 03:45:00

Deer hunting could be a dangerous endeavor for men with heart disease or risk factors for it, research findings suggest.

CNNMoney: Pfizer loses latest round in Lipitor fightupdated: Thu Aug 16 2007 23:42:00

Pfizer lost the latest round in a patent battle over the declining blockbuster Lipitor that could be worth $6 billion to the pharma giant.

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