The flu. That’s what Nicole Smith thought was bothering her. She figured she would visit the ER, get a prescription and head back to work. Doctors found something else: congestive heart failure and an enlarged heart(link opens in new window). Her cardiologist also mentioned she may need a heart transplant. “How long will that take”…

The flu. That’s what Nicole Smith thought was bothering her. She figured she would visit the ER, get a prescription and head back to work. Doctors found something else: congestive heart failure and an enlarged heart(link opens in new window). Her cardiologist also mentioned she may need a heart transplant. “How long will that take”…

A new study is raising questions about treatment guidelines proposed by a health panel last year that had recommended changing blood pressure targets for coronary artery disease patients age 60 and older. The study published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that patients who lowered their systolic blood pressure below…

A new study is raising questions about treatment guidelines proposed by a health panel last year that had recommended changing blood pressure targets for coronary artery disease patients age 60 and older. The study published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that patients who lowered their systolic blood pressure below…

Claudia Mason never imagined whipping her head around dancing could put her at risk of a stroke. But the neck soreness the New York-based model and actress experienced after a dance class during which she threw her head around “à la Beyoncé,” was actually a symptom of cervical dissection (CD), or a tear in her…