(DrAfter123/DigitalVision Vectors, Getty Images) Lea en español Two years into the pandemic, researchers have learned a lot about how COVID-19 affects people with heart disease and stroke survivors. But like the coronavirus itself, what everyone needs to know keeps evolving. “You can’t assume that what was true three months ago is true now,” said Dr….

(CSA-Printstock/DigitalVision Vectors, Getty Images) Last week, surgeons successfully transplanted a genetically modified pig’s heart into a man with life-threatening heart failure. It’s a medical first that is raising hopes of a new, viable alternative for people at risk of dying before limited human cadaver hearts become available and for those too sick or ineligible for…

(tvirbickis/iStock, Getty Images) Lea en español For thousands of years, people have picked up chile peppers to provide their diets with pizazz. There’s no doubt chile peppers are packed with flavor. They also provide a little fiber without salt, sugar, saturated fat or many calories, said professor Linda Van Horn, chief of the nutrition division…

Leukemia and stroke survivor Olivia Story. (Photo by Julie O’Neill Photography) “Mommy, I’m tired” became a common refrain from usually peppy 7-year-old Olivia Story to her mother, Jennifer. Olivia also wasn’t eating as much as usual. And she often had a low-grade fever. The family was about to head from their home in Chino Hills,…

(Vaselena/iStock, Getty Images) Lea en español Anyone who has put on a few too many pounds knows they can slow you down. Over time, if those pounds grow into obesity, they may do serious harm, putting you at risk for a wide range of illnesses. But too much weight on the body also can harm…

(PeopleImages/iStock, Getty Images) Pregnant women in the U.S. who face adverse social conditions where they live, work, learn and play are at higher risk for poor heart health, a new study suggests. That can lead to early cardiovascular disease and death – and it can affect their children’s health, said senior study author Dr. Khurram…

(FatCamera/E+, Getty Images) Breastfeeding could help women reduce their chances of having a stroke and of developing and dying of heart disease, according to an analysis of data from studies around the world. The paper was published Tuesday in a special edition focusing on pregnancy in the Journal of the American Heart Association. It pooled…

Heart failure survivor Jeff Russ (right) with his wife, Christina, and dog, Lacey. (Photo courtesy of the Russ family) Jeff and Christina Russ – and their beagle mix, Lacey – were walking their regular 2-mile loop through their neighborhood in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, when Jeff began to feel winded. It was a warm Sunday evening…

(Rolf Bruderer, Getty Images) Most people who have Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. aren’t managing risk factors for heart disease, according to a new analysis aimed at guiding doctors and patients on the latest methods to help. Fewer than 1 in 5 adults with Type 2 diabetes who are not diagnosed with heart disease…

After spending 10 days in intensive care recovering from a stroke at age 32, Kelly Fucheck overhauled her life. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Fucheck) Kelly Fucheck woke up one summer Sunday ready to spend a quiet morning at home with her husband, Glen. Their toddler, Tomas, had spent the night at grandma’s house. She picked…