Carolyn Gretton

How much are those french fries hurting your heart?

A diet loaded with foods high in unhealthy fats can really hurt your heart health. And fried foods are one of the biggest culprits. Researchers are studying just how fried food affects heart disease risk, and so far what they’ve found is disturbing, including the damage a one-cup serving can do…

Carolyn Gretton

New early warning could save your heart years before signs of trouble

Given how deadly a heart attack or stroke can be, it helps to get as much advance warning as possible. But too often that’s not the case by the time the heart signals a problem. But there’s another part of the body where researchers have discovered a tell-tale sign that may save lives years in advance.

Joyce Hollman

COVID-19’s effect on the brain looks like stroke damage

COVID-19 is primarily a respiratory disease. But it presents odd neurological symptoms like cognitive dysfunction and the loss of taste and smell. Researchers looking at the brains of those worst hit saw a big clue to why: brain areas that appeared stroke damaged.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The urgent reason you should be checking blood pressure in both arms

Getting your blood pressure checked is simply a routine we’ve come to expect during checkups to make sure our healthy hearts are effortlessly pumping blood like they’re supposed to. But if your doctor is only checking one arm, you could be at higher risk for heart attack, stroke or sudden death and not even know. […]

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Why high blood sugar could lead to a heart attack or stroke

If you’re living with type 2 diabetes, you’re at risk for more than just nerve pain, kidney issues and poor wound healing. In fact, according to a brand-new cross-sectional study, the largest risk you face due to your blood sugar problems could be to your life itself. In fact, if you have type 2 diabetes, […]

Carolyn Gretton

Scientists look to rein in ‘calcium wave’ to reduce stroke damage

The damage caused by stroke can range from mild to life-threatening, depending on the severity and how quickly health care professionals intervene to stop it. Researchers are working overtime to find ways to combat stroke damage… One new way focuses on calcium’s confusing relationship with ischemic stroke.