The heart condition affects up to six million Americans, and raises the risk of stroke five-fold. One patient describes what it was like to learn she had atrial fibrillation—and the unexpected positive impact it has had on her life.
Cardiologist C. Michael Gibson is heading up a virtual research study that uses wearable technology and cutting-edge apps to help detect atrial fibrillation, one of the biggest risk factors for stroke. We dive into how the study will work.
Cancer. Alzheimer’s. Even suicide risk. The clues to preventing these and other conditions could be found in our DNA—and these scientists are at the forefront of promising new genetic data research to uncover them.
If getting healthy is one of your 2020 resolutions—and you’ve wondered about bariatric surgery—here are answers to some common questions, including what BMI you really need to have to qualify for the procedure and whether you can expect to gain any weight back.
It's one hard-working organ, pumping 1.5 gallons of blood every minute and beating around 100,000 times a day. In honor of American Heart Month, we sat down with a ticker expert to learn about things most people may not know about their hearts—and advances that could change cardiac care.
She was supposed to have a simple procedure to fix a small hole in her heart—then learned it was actually the size of an egg and required heart surgery. Cat Oyler, Vice President of Global Public Health, Johnson & Johnson, shares her story of recovery—and why she doesn't want to be called a survivor.
It's a complicated illness, with no exact cause—but there is still a lot we understand now about depression, thanks to the work of dedicated scientists. For Depression Awareness Month, we look at the facts, common misconceptions and research that's underway.