Dr. Stacey Rosen is a COVID-19 survivor – and so are her husband, son and daughter. This is a cautionary tale. It’s the story of someone who should’ve known better not taking the coronavirus seriously enough. This is also a tale of discovery. It’s the story of someone forced to find new ways of doing…

(alvarez/E+, Getty Images) Some people with advanced heart failure live for a long time, while others don’t. That uncertain timeline poses challenges for doctors, their patients and families dealing with end-of-life care. “We’ve had quality indicators for cancer for many years, which have been used to make sure that end-of-life patients get high-quality care,” said…

(mixetto/E+, Getty Images) People taking part in a pharmacist-led telemonitoring program to control high blood pressure had about half as many cardiovascular events as those monitored through routine office visits, according to a new study. The research, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, used data from 450 people with uncontrolled high blood…

(Klaus Vedfelt/DigitalVision, Getty Images) For some parents and schools, education amid a pandemic will mean a focus on reading, writing and arithmetic. But brain experts say, don’t forget the singing, dancing and painting. Arts education often is seen as a frill. But research shows it boosts educational performance. Exposure to the arts can have direct…

Stroke and COVID-19 survivor Alvis Whitlow (right) with her daughter, Marranda Edwards. (Photo courtesy of Marranda Edwards) “Something’s not right,” Marranda Edwards told her aunt in San Antonio. “I’m coming there.” Edwards, who lives outside of Atlanta, had been worried for several days. Her mother, Alvis Whitlow, hadn’t been calling as often as usual, which…

(Bojan89/iStock, Getty Images) The warnings about vaping – inhaling the vapor of electronic cigarettes – tend to focus on the potential dangers to the heart and lungs. But an increasing amount of research shows the chemicals in e-cigarettes start to inflict damage right where they enter the body: your mouth. Because e-cigarettes are a recent…

(Marko Geber/DigitalVision, Getty Images) Nearly six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, two things have become clear: The virus profoundly impacts people with heart disease and disproportionately impacts Black people. But the many manifestations of these disparities remains unclear, particularly for one group regularly left out of medical research. “African American women are often at the…

(FreeSoulProduction/iStock, Getty Images) Pregnant women with preeclampsia are far more likely to develop heart failure later in life than those who don’t have blood pressure-related pregnancy complications, especially if it occurs during more than one pregnancy, new research finds. The study of more than half a million Norwegian women, published Monday in American Heart Association…

(Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/DigitalVision, Getty Images) Certain medications that lower blood pressure also might lower the risk of depression, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed data on more than 3.7 million adults in Denmark who took any of the 41 most commonly prescribed high blood pressure medications, including 37 medicines approved for use in the…

(Cristobal Marambio/Moment, Getty Images) COVID-19 launches a multipronged assault on the human body, causing complications that range from mild to deadly. The ultimate defense would be a vaccine, which could provide immunity to the coronavirus. But since no vaccine will be 100% effective, figuring out how to best treat COVID-19 is critical, especially in people…