American Heart Association

New evidence cuts through confusion about risks, benefits of hormone therapy


A major research study in 2002 caused a stir after finding that hormone therapy in older women was associated with elevated risks for heart attack, stroke, breast cancer and blood clots.

The result? Many women gave up the drugs, and some doctors stopped prescribing them.

But new […]

Moderate exercise cuts women’s stroke risk

SAN DIEGO — Women don’t need to run marathons or do intense aerobics to reduce their stroke risk. Moderate-intensity exercise — such as brisk walking or playing tennis — may do the trick, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014.

The study found that […]