Death rates are 12 times higher for coronavirus patients with chronic illnesses than for others who become infected, a new U.S. government report says.
George Floyd had drugs in his system and severe heart disease when a Minneapolis police officer put a knee to his neck, but independent experts said the medical problems revealed in the full...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A medical examiner on Monday classified George Floyd’s death as a homicide, saying his heart stopped as police restrained him and compressed his neck, in a widely seen video...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The number of known deaths from the coronavirus in Oregon topped 100 on Wednesday.
The Oregon Health Authority reported 61 new cases of the coronavirus and two deaths,...
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Yazan, a 1-year-old Libyan boy, was born with congenital heart disease. With just one chamber, the organ pumped so little blood that when Yazan cried, his skin turned black....
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man serving more than 80 years in prison for two separate murder-for-hire plots died of natural causes, a Johnson County official said.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who lost consciousness after being taken into police custody on his 23rd birthday died from coronary artery disease and his death was natural, the state's...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Statistics released for 2018 show that heart disease was the leading cause of death in New Hampshire, the first time in over a decade that it surpassed cancer, state health...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia hospital has signed an affiliation agreement to provide some clinical services at two other medical centers.
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate unveiled a sweeping bill Thursday aimed at making good on the state's long-held pledge to provide mental health care on a par with care for physical ailments...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved expanded use of a fish oil-based drug for preventing serious heart complications in high-risk patients already taking cholesterol-lowering...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Teresa Price was 22 when became a table-games dealer in 1978 on the Las Vegas Strip. At that time, cigarette and cigar smoking was allowed nearly everywhere — offices,...
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University is retiring its 20-year-old golden eagle mascot two years after it was grounded from flying at football games because of heart disease.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a...
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials estimate that millions of cases of heart disease and other illnesses are linked to abuse and other physical and psychological harm suffered early in...
LONDON (AP) — A study of former professional soccer players in Scotland finds that they were less likely to die of common causes such as heart disease and cancer compared with the general...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack may need to rethink the pill-popping, Harvard researchers reported Monday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is getting a $1.5 million federal grant to help fight heart disease and diabetes.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said in a statement Thursday the funding...
WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarettes aren't considered as risky as regular cigarettes, but researchers have found a clue that their flavorings may be bad for the heart.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Young and the Restless" star Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, with excessive drinking at the time of his death a contributing factor, according to a coroner's...
The latest U.S. research on eggs won't go over easy for those who can't eat breakfast without them.
Adults who ate about 1 ½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than those...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — People in eastern Washington are more likely to die from cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and other common causes of death than people in the western part of the state, according to researchers at Washington State University's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.
Reasons may be about poverty and less access to health care, the report said.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 3,000 babies born in Indiana during the month of February will receive reds hats courtesy of the American Heart Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts" program.
Heart association staff is delivering the tiny hats to more than 30 hospitals across the state this week. The hats were knitted or crocheted by more than 200 volunteers.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An autopsy report says a 25-year-old Oklahoma man who died after being tased by police more than two dozen times likely died of cardiovascular disease that was made worse by drug use and exertion.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dozens of mayors and the country's top health official are gathering in South Carolina to make a stand against heart disease.
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin says mayors from four dozen cities are joining him Saturday to celebrate World Heart Day with a "Move with the Mayor " event. It's in partnership with the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners found that Vinnie Paul, the 54-year-old co-founder and drummer of the metal band Pantera, died of natural causes including heart disease.
Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg announced Monday that Paul, whose full name was Vincent Paul Abbott, died June 22 at home in Las Vegas from cardiomyopathy, or an enlarged heart.
Coronary artery disease was identified as a significant condition in his death.
In a story Aug. 26, The Associated Press erroneously summarized the results of medical studies on the use of daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. The studies suggest it's not worth the risks for people without known heart disease — not that risks don't outweigh benefits.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Aspirin disappoints for avoiding first heart attack, stroke
NEW YORK (AP) — If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run.
Compared with smokers, even the quitters who gained the most weight had at least a 50 percent lower risk of dying prematurely from heart disease and other causes, the Harvard-led study found.
WASHINGTON (AP) — You know your cholesterol, your blood pressure ... your heart gene score? Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic test data may one day help identify people at high risk of a youthful heart attack in time to help.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A county medical examiner says Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano died of heart disease.
The Hennepin County medical examiner's office said Monday that the 56-year-old Sparano died of arteriosclerotic heart disease, or hardening of the arteries. The manner of death is listed as natural.
CHICAGO (AP) — Northwestern Medicine has received a $25 million donation to develop artificial intelligence to treat heart disease.
The gift from the Bluhm (BLOOM) Family Charitable Foundation was announced Tuesday. The foundation was formed by Chicago philanthropist and real estate developer Neil Bluhm, who in 2005 donated funds to create the Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and recruit Dr. Patrick McCarthy as executive director.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma has high rates of death from heart disease, stroke, cancer and respiratory disease despite a decrease in smoking, according to a new report.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. death rate rose last year, and 2017 likely will mark the third straight year of decline in American life expectancy, according to preliminary data.
Death rates rose for Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, flu and pneumonia, and three other leading causes of death, according to numbers posted online Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
NEW YORK (AP) — The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out artery-clogging trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years.
The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now it's aiming to erase a hazard linked to chronic illness.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors in California and Florida sued on Wednesday to stop two companies from providing stem cell treatments, alleging the clinics marketed their procedures as remedies for ailments including cancer and heart disease without proof of safety and efficacy.
The firms put consumers at risk by promising benefits from treatments and products never approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the Justice Department alleged in court filings in both states.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Heart disease caused a longtime USA Hockey executive's death less than three weeks before the Pyeongchang Games.
An autopsy report released Tuesday by the El Paso County Coroner says that 53-year-old Jim Johannson's death was natural and caused by heart disease.
According to USA Hockey, Johannson died in his sleep on Jan. 21 at his home in Colorado Springs.
MONROE, La. (AP) — What do you want people to know about you the most?
"I usually start with 'I have heart disease,'" Emily Gober, 18, quipped.
The issue doesn't define her, but she's a strong advocate for people to understand congenital heart defects and the people who live with them.
Emily was born with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (VSD). The high school senior has been through five surgeries with a sixth scheduled for this summer.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — When Chris Donald and Dr. Brandon Lane Phillips were growing up, they had no idea that they'd find a friend, coworker and neighbor who shared not just similar interests but also survived the same ailment.
According to Phillips, they are one of the few — if not the only — physician-nurse teams caring for children with congenital heart disease who are CHD survivors themselves.
"No mom wants to hear that anything is wrong with their baby's heart," Phillips said.
CHICAGO (AP) — Babies born across the Chicago area are donning red caps knit by volunteers to raise awareness of heart disease.
The Daily Herald reports the hats are part of the American Heart Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts" campaign.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When Teresa Sumner was pregnant with son Rian, she and husband William were told he had congenital heart defects and Down syndrome.
When he was born in 2016, he had a hole in his heart, a collapsed lung and pulmonary hypertension, a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of the heart. Within hours he was placed on cardiac and respiratory life support.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Cancer and heart disease are more likely to kill Nevadans than any other causes, according to new data on 2016 deaths from the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A state medical examiner says the cause of death for a Bismarck jail inmate who died a week after having a siezure was heart disease.
The Bismarck Tribune reports that 47-year-old Mike Lang died in a hospital on Sept. 13. He had the siezure at the Burleigh Morton County Detention Center on Sept. 6 and went into a coma.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners in Las Vegas have determined that comic Ralphie May's death was from high blood pressure and heart disease.
Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg (FYOU'-den-berg) told The Associated Press on Wednesday the round-faced comedian whose body was found Oct. 6 at a home in Las Vegas died of heart failure due to hypertensive cardiovascular disease.