(Dean Mitchell/E+, Getty Images) People who watch less TV and are physically active live more years free of heart disease, according to a new study. Past research has shown people who are highly physically active tend to live more years free of cardiovascular disease. But researchers of a study published Monday in the Journal of…

(33ft/iStock, Getty Images Plus) Tim Tyrrell talks about football like a man who loved every minute of his six years in the NFL. He relishes stories of the devastating hits he leveled. He’s proud of the way he could get knocked out, shake it off and get right back into the game. He loved the…

(mrs/Moment, Getty Images) Traumatic childhood experiences among the poor and uninsured are associated with higher cardiovascular risk, according to new research. Experts have long known difficult childhoods are linked with a wide range of health risks later in life, including obesity, substance abuse and cardiovascular disease. They’re also alarmingly common: More than half of the…

(Chevanon Wonganuchitmetha/EyeEm, Getty Images) Type 2 diabetes frequently coexists with heart failure. And the combination of the two can lead to structural changes in the heart and an increased risk of death, according to a multi-country study in Asia. Diabetes, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and heart failure, when the heart isn’t pumping…

(Daniel Kaesler/EyeEm, Getty Images) Although frequently overshadowed by the opioid epidemic, surging methamphetamine use nationally and around the world has fueled a chilling crisis of its own, according to a new report. The result is a significant increase in meth-related deaths from unique cardiovascular consequences that researchers are trying to understand. Methamphetamines can cause blood…

(Shana Novak, Getty Images) Prescription omega-3 fatty acid medication can lower high triglyceride levels, but people should avoid unregulated supplements, a science advisory from the American Heart Association says. Triglycerides are fats that circulate in the blood. Some studies show elevated levels can lead to narrowing of the arteries, which increases the risk of heart…

(izusek, Getty Images) Fatigue is universal, a feeling that becomes increasingly familiar as people get older. But when you fatigue too easily, it may not just be related to age but a reflection of your chance of having a stroke or heart attack in the near future. A new study used a pair of formulas…

(FatCamera, Getty Images) Doctors diagnose heart attacks by looking for a specific protein the heart releases when damaged. Now, researchers have found higher levels of the same protein among some long-distance walkers – and they were more likely to die or to have a heart attack or stroke within the next few years. European researchers…

(urban_light, Depositphotos) Many men with prostate cancer rely on common testosterone-blocking drugs as a part of their treatment. But those so-called antiandrogens also might put them at risk for a deadly heart condition, according to new research. In a study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, researchers looked at how several testosterone-blocking…

zstockphotos Depositphotos With hurricane season in full swing, the constant counsel along the nation’s coastlines is to be prepared. But that means more than filling disaster kits with non-perishable food or planning out evacuation routes. Doctors who have helped in hurricanes say people also must plan to stay healthy before the storm – and in…