Tag Archives: Heart

Statins Provide Heart Benefits Past Age 75

Statins are proven effective in reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease, but some studies suggests that after age 75, the risks outweigh the benefits. Now new research has found that stopping the drugs may be a bad idea. The retrospective study, published in the European Heart Journal, included 120,173 people who turned 75 while taking… Read More »

NIH Study Tracks Exercise with Mobile Apps to Improve Heart Health

Tiffany Powell-Wiley, M.D., M.P.H., is dedicated to making Americans healthier. She focuses on research related to heart health and the conditions that go with it. Those include obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. In 2013, Dr. Powell-Wiley and her team started research on how to lower rates of these chronic conditions among African Americans and… Read More »