High blood pressure treatment may slow cognitive decline

High blood pressure appears to accelerate cognitive decline among middle-aged and older adults, but treating high blood pressure may slow this down, according to a preliminary study presented by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions. “The findings are important Continue Reading

Screening for genetic high cholesterol could help patients and families avoid heart attack

Genetic high cholesterol is underdiagnosed and undertreated, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. Screening could identify patients and family members affected by the condition so that lifestyle changes and treatments can be started to prevent heart attack and stroke. Heterozygous Continue Reading

High-intensity step training boosts stroke survivors’ walking skills

High-intensity step training that mimics real-world conditions may better improve walking ability in stroke survivors compared to traditional, low-impact training, according to new research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. “People who suffer strokes often have difficulty walking and impaired balance. Rehabilitation after a stroke traditionally focuses on Continue Reading

Leading experts in high-risk pregnancies issue report on reproductive health services

Safe reproductive health services, including contraception and abortion, can be lifesaving for some women. However, accessing these services can be a challenge for many women in the United States, particularly low-income women of color. Restrictive state legislation, disparities in access to trained providers, and a lack of evidence-based, standardized guidelines Continue Reading