Phosphates and Soda Linked to Hypertension

A diet high in phosphates causes the production of FGF23 to go into overdrive, producing more than the kidneys can handle; cardiovascular disease can soon follow. ... read more »

Doctors Call for Reduction in Consumption of High Fructose Corn Syrup

A team of doctors at the Mayo Clinic has published a statement on the dangers of HFCS consumption and called for restricting its consumption to an absolute minimum. ... read more »

High-Risk Pregnancy - Maternal

Maternal causes of a high-risk pregnancy ... read more »

New Heart Surgery Techniques for Infant Survival

Heart surgery is dangerous as any time of time, but it’s doubly so when performed on newborns. Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect seen in infants and every year about 1% of babies are born with under formed or malformed hearts. ... read more »

Greater Medical Awareness May Fight Heart Disease

Heart disease runs in my family and all of my sisters, as well as my mother and grandmother all have the same issues, but since we know we’re prone to heart disease, all of us girls were checked early. ... read more »

Treatment Needed for Congenital Heart Defects in Infants

Though heart disease is known to run in my family, it’s not congenital and usually it develops later in life. An increasingly common drug called Plavix has been used to help prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. ... read more »

Gestational Diabetes Invites Future Heart Disease

It seems gestational diabetes causes the carotid artery wall to thicken, a condition that may trigger heart disease. ... read more »

Risk of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator During Pregnancy

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) are implanted in the body when a patient is at increased risk of cardiac death. The ICD detects heart rhythm and sends a jolt of electricity to the heart when arrhythmia occurs. ... read more »

Nicotine Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Hypertension in Infants

More and more studies are being released connecting fetal habits with lifelong side effects in children. According to researchers nicotine increases fetal blood pressure, which could lead to increased risk for heart disease and high blood pressure later in life. ... read more »

Prematurity Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Premature delivery of a baby comes with a long list of potential complications, including prolonged hospital stays, difficulty breathing and difficulty maintaining proper body temperature due to low levels of fat on the neonatal body. ... read more »

Your ED May be Causing Heart Problems

There are many different kinds of fertility problems for men, including erectile dysfunction. If the penis will not reach or maintain full erection, ejaculation may not happen successfully. ... read more »

Women's Health Guide: Topics A-Z

This women's health guide covers just about everything affecting the health of women: mentally, emotionally, and physically. ... read more »

BPA Exposure Affects Behavior in Girls

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a plastic additive known to cause health problems in infants. ... read more »

Apolipoprotein A-1 (Serum) During Pregnancy

APOB, or Apolipoprotein B is associated with LDL or bad cholesterol. Apolipoprotein A-1, or APOA1, is just the opposite. APOA1 levels reflect the amount of HDL, high density lipoprotein, in the blood. ... read more »

Cholesterol - LDL (Plasma, Serum) During Pregnancy

LDL or low-density lipoprotein is the unhealthy cholesterol everyone is trying to avoid. Cholesterol is necessary for optimal body functioning, but there needs to be a balance between healthy and unhealthy cholesterol. ... read more »

Cholesterol - Total (Plasma, Serum) During Pregnancy

Cholesterol is found in every human blood sample. Our bodies produce about ¾ of the cholesterol measured on blood tests. The remaining ¼ is consumed in food. ... read more »

Fetus Predetermined to Suffer Obesity or Heart Disease

Researchers at the Warwick Medical School have revealed a connection between life in the womb and obesity after birth. Healthier eating habits and regular vitamin intake may help reduce the risk of obesity late in life, according to the study. ... read more »

Diabetes in Men

Many men wonder why they should even care about diabetes. There are multiple types of diabetes, including Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational. ... read more »

Men Without Children At Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Researchers recently revealed that having children decreases a man's risk of cardiovascular disease. ... read more »

Powerful Phytochemicals Can Maximize Health During Pregnancy

You're eating a balanced diet full of fruits and veggies, whole grains,low fat dairy, lean proteins, and healthy fats, but did you know thatyou can give your pregnancy a nutritional boost by including certain'super foods?' ... read more »

Hypertension and Peripheral Artery Disease Risk

Researchers in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the Mayo Clinic recently published a study into the long-term effects of pregnancy hypertension on risk of peripheral artery disease. ... read more »

Soluble TRAIL Reduced in Patients with Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a potentially life-threatening pregnancy complication that can lead to increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life. ... read more »

Age and BMI Help Determine Risk of Gestational Diabetes

In a huge study published in BJOG, researchers report that BMI and age during pregnancy may be a huge factor in determining the risk of gestational diabetes. Women of south Asian and African-American ethnicity were particularly at risk. ... read more »

Digoxin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Digoxin and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Fertility-Friendly Fats

Along with increasing risk of coronary artery disease, saturated fat has now been found to decrease fertility in men. The difference is significant. ... read more »

Cardiovascular Disease Linked to Pregnancy Complications?

If you develop pregnancy-related hypertension or diabetes, you could be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease later in life, according to a new study published by Circulation, a Journal of the American Heart Association publication. ... read more »

Starvation During Pregnancy Linked to Cardiac Side Effects

During World War II, Leningrad was seized by opposing forces in the war. Residents faced extreme starvation, including pregnant women, infants and children. Researchers studied the effects of extreme starvation in pregnancy and early childhood using this time frame. ... read more »

Heart Disease Not An Issue with Adequate Pregnancy Care

According to the registry, if women receive good prenatal care, counseling on their condition and adequate treatment, heart disease does not pose a threat to pregnancy outcome. ... read more »

2013's Best Rated Diet is Perfect for Pregnancy

The winner of this year'sUS News top overall diet is the dietitian-approvedDASH -DietaryApproachestoStopHypertension-eatingplan. TheDASH diet, which has snagged first place for a second year in a row, was praised by a panel of health experts. ... read more »

How to Find Out if You Are a High Risk Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Finding out if you have a high risk pregnancy is important. Having a high risk pregnancy means you have an increased risk of complications during pregnancy. ... read more »

Heart Disease Risk Increases With Small for Term Infant Births

When a pregnant woman gives birth to an infant that is small for gestational age, she is at increased risk of heart disease, according to new research published in PLoS One. ... read more »

Can Obesity Prevent Ovulation?

Can obesity prevent ovulation? The presence of adipose or fat tissue in obese women leads to a decrease of sex hormone binding globulin, and an increase in androgens (male hormones). ... read more »

Pacemaker Patients Are Healthy Enough for Baby

Thanks to advancements in medical technology and treatment, heart defects are no longer a reason for reduced lifespan and these children are growing into healthy adults with all the dreams and aspirations of other adults - including the dream of being a parent. ... read more »

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction, or ED, can be defined as an inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections. ... read more »

Jogging

I am 12 weeks pregnant, can I continue to jog? ... read more »

Diet Soft Drinks Linked to Diabetes, Heart Disease

Recent studies indicate that adults and teenagers who regularly drink diet beverages tend to be overweight and at increased risk for metabolic syndrome, a forerunner for heart disease and diabetes. ... read more »

Heart Disease

Heart disease, one of the leading causes of death in the United States, accounts for the death of one out of every four women. ... read more »

Does Birth Order Influence Adult Health?

The first-born male child may be more prone to disease later in life than his younger siblings. ... read more »

Saturated Fats Put Body Fat Where Heart, Diabetes Most Risky

Researchers in Sweden have discovered that some fats make us dangerously fat in the belly while another type is responsible for bulges elsewhere. ... read more »

Secondhand Smoke Adds Years to Kids’ Arteries

Most adults that smoke know it is bad for their health. What may be less widely understood is the harm the smoker does to the children he or she shares a home and an automobile with. ... read more »

Heart Disease and Pregnancy

Heart conditions are a leading cause of maternal death associated with pregnancy, and they are seen in up to one in 25-50 pregnant women. ... read more »

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy During and After Pregnancy

  Cardiomyopathy is a rare type of heart diseases usually associated with heart failure that occurs during or after pregnancy. The heart muscle is  weakkened preventing the heart from working properly and not being able to pump blood throughout the body.This happens in about 1 in 1,000 pregnancies. ... read more »

No increased heart risk to women who take Calcium

The calcium supplements widely prescribed for bone health in women did not appear to be associated with increased cardiovascular risk, researchers found. ... read more »

Pregnancy May Offer a Chance to Reveal Heart Disease Early

Researchers have recently found that pregnancy might be useful for diagnosing any heat disease that you might develop later in life. ... read more »

Children Who Struggle with Reading May be Omega-3 Deficient

A deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids has been linked to various medical and developmental issues throughout the years. ... read more »

How Dangerous is a Toddler Heart Murmur?

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She seems like such a strong, healthy child. The family did their best not to worry in between tests and appointments, but it wasn’t easy. ... read more »

Erection Problems Early Sign for Heart Disease or Death

A new Australian study published in PLoS Medicine claims even the slightest case of erectile dysfunction could be caused by an underlying heart condition that could increase risk of early death. ... read more »

Hypertension in Men

Hypertension is one of those conditions that men can live with for years without even knowing they have it, but just because the first few years are asymptomatic does not mean hypertension is not damaging overall health. ... read more »