Can a 70-Year-Old Have the Arteries of a 20-Year-Old?

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine having the clear, supple, healthy blood vessels of a 20-year-old in your 70s. It's possible, but "challenging," a new study suggests.

New Cholesterol Fighting Meds Target Key Gene

THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New gene-based therapies appear to significantly decrease cholesterol levels in people, and could even cut down on arterial plaque, according to results from two early drug trials.

Anabolic Steroids May Tax the Heart

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of muscle-building anabolic steroids may take a toll on the heart, researchers say.

Many Under 40 May Not Need Regular Cholesterol Checks: Study

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many adults under 40 may not need to have routine cholesterol screenings, a new study suggests.

What Harms the Young Heart Also Hurts the Brain Later

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure, elevated cholesterol or a smoking habit early in life increases your odds for mental decline during middle age, a new study warns.

Just a 'Social Smoker'? Toll on Your Health Still High

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you think that having an occasional cigarette in social settings is less dangerous for your heart than smoking a pack a day, think again.

Busiest Docs Get Best Results With Heart Valve Surgery

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who have heart valve surgery get better results and are more likely to survive if their surgeon does a lot of the operations, a new study.

Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It may not come as a surprise, but a new study suggests that people who reach middle age in good heart health can look forward to a longer, healthier life.

Who You Are May Affect Your Diet More Than Where You Shop

FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new study challenges the view that building supermarkets in so-called "food deserts" will help more Americans eat healthier.

The Top 5 Conditions That Shorten Americans' Lives -- And Are Preventable

MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More bad news for plus-sized Americans: Obesity is the leading cause of preventable life-years lost in the nation, a new study finds.