(simonkr/iStock, Getty Images) Blood pressure that goes down when you stand up is associated with frailty and falls in older people, according to a new study that advocates more testing. The research, published Monday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, delved into the relationship between geriatric patients and orthostatic hypotension – a type…

(nadia_bormotova/iStock, Getty Images) Heart attacks are misdiagnosed more often in young women than in men, and one key way to change that, researchers say, is to think differently about how symptoms can manifest. For decades, women have been evaluated by a protocol geared toward men. “The historic failings of cardiology to take a balanced approach…

(SDI Productions/E+, Getty Images) Taking an estrogen pill early in menopause could slow the progress of fatty buildups in the neck arteries, according to new research. The preliminary study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions in Phoenix, sheds new light on estrogen therapy’s possible impact on…