Researchers at LSU say they've solved the mystery of why dark chocolate is good for people.
A new report finds many women aren't aware of all of the signs of a stroke.
Abilene's First Responders get trained on how to treat a mechanical heart.
Hendrick Medical Center is encouraging their employees to practice what they preach when it comes to exercising.
New studies show that Mediterranean diets might not just be for older dieters.
A new study reveals blueberries may help prevent diseases caused by metabolic syndrome.
A Harvard study reveals older people exposed to aircraft noise are at an increased risk of being hospitalized for cardiovascular disease.
New research suggests programs to boost CPR awareness can save lives.
New research suggests exercise may be as effective as medication in treating certain common diseases.
Younger women are less likely than men to experience chest pain during a heart attack.
A positive attitude could be the key to living longer for people with heart disease.
Women who live in urban areas face an increased risk for postpartum depression in comparison to women who live in rural areas.
Former United States President George W. Bush is recovering from emergency heart surgery that took place early Tuesday morning.
A new study in the American Heart Association Journal "Circulation" found men who skip breakfast had a 27 percent greater risk of heart attack or death from coronary heart disease than men who eat a morning meal.
New research suggests air pollution may be a cause of lung cancer and could worsen cases of heart failure.
People in Abilene now have access to some of the most prestigious neurologists in the country, thanks to a new technology recently introduced at Abilene Regional Medical Center. KRBC's Nora Hartfeil has the details.
This week's Heartbeat Report encourages individuals to practice healthy lifestyle choices and stay smart in the summer heat to maintain heart health.
The foods preschool aged children eat could reveal their chances of developing heart disease later in life.
People with sleep apnea are more likely to die from sudden cardiac death than the general population.
Drugs used to treat early-stage Alzheimer's may also lower the risk for heart attack and death.
People who develop an irregular heart beat may be more likely to experience problems with their memory and thinking.
New research also shows having a pet could help cut your risk of heart disease!
New research reveals an unhealthy lifestyle combined with job stress can take its toll on your heart.
A study out of the Netherlands determined that hair samples could accurately predict a person's risk for heart disease.
Whether it's after a spicy meal or during the middle of the night, heartburn is a pain that affects about 15% of adults on a regular basis. Which is why one local doctor felt the need to bring an innovative procedure to Abilene to treat acid reflux problems. KRBC's Nora Hartfeil looked into the surgery for this week's edition of Nora's Heart Files.
It's something most people do everyday, and it's detrimental to many aspects of one's health--sitting.
In our first weekly edition of Nora's Heart Files, KRBC's Nora Hartfeil looked into one local woman's story.
Thanksgiving favorites like stuffing, sweet potatoes, and pies tend to fill up our plates around the holidays, and any sign of a diet goes right out the window. But can a couple days of binging really affect your health?
The age of a female's first menstrual period could predict her risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease later in life.
Teenagers who don't sleep well may be at risk for heart disease later in life.
A scan of the heart arteries is the best way for doctors to tell which patients will develop health problems in the future.
For patients with heart problems, trying to keep track of the medications they need can be a full time job!
A lonely heart could lead to a broken heart.
Patients with metabolic syndrome can lower their risk for heart problems by indulging in a piece of dark chocolate every day!
Grab a glass or o.j. for National Orange Juice Day... and because it's good for your heart!
Not smoking, exercising and eating right are all great ways to help prevent heart disease. Now doctors say there's something else you can do -- be happy!
This Wednesday marks the American Heart Association's "National Walking Day."
Ortiz Elementary School in Abilene hosted Jump Rope For Heart, a national fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Volunteers from Dyess Air Force Base were there to support the kids as they spent hours jumping rope and raising money.
Researchers say tracing a patient's family tree could help determine treatment for certain heart problems.
A new study of more than one million heart attack patients finds more women than men went to the hospital without chest pain or discomfort.
While heart disease is the number one killer of women in the US, men are just as capable of developing the life threatening condition.
Heart disease isn't just a man's problem -it's also the top killer of women over age 40. In Fact, women have a higher risk than men of dying from a heart attack.
Abilene's hospitals are using the latest procedures to defeat heart disease in Big Country patients.
A device is being tested that is supposed to alert people when they're about to have a heart attack.
Friday, February 3, 2012 is National Wear Red Day - a day when Americans nationwide will take women's health to heart by wearing red to show their support for women's heart disease awareness.
Dee Stewart's birthday is Friday, and she'll be wearing red to celebrate. It's not her favorite color, but it is for her favorite cause.
It's well documented that certain factors increase your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Most people know the big ones - high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking and diabetes. But age, gender and ethnicity also have been thought to play a role.
If you've recently had a heart attack or heart surgery, you might be concerned that revving up your pulse during a moment of passion could be dangerous. Rest assured: Resuming sexual activity is perfectly safe for most heart patients, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA).
Losing a loved one can bring overwhelming feelings of grief, depression, and anger. For some people, the shock and stress of bereavement may even bring on a heart attack.
Obese people who decide to undergo stomach surgery to speed weight loss may lower their risk of having -- and dying from -- a heart attack or stroke, according to new research.