cardiology

Facebook launches new health tool

Facebook has launched a new feature to help track what preventive health screenings might be recommended for you based on your age and sex.

Florida school officials save student's life

M.J. Crumity was just an ordinary eighth-grade boy playing dodgeball in his gym class in Florida on October 1 when his pacemaker quit working. What happened next was extraordinary.

Arsenic in drinking water damages hearts of young adults, study says

Young adults free of diabetes and cardiovascular disease developed heart damage after only five years of exposure to low-to-moderate levels of arsenic commonly found in groundwater. This was the finding of a study published Tuesday in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Association journal.

Apple Watch app could save your life by detecting irregular heartbeat, study says

Has a new bar been set for wearable technologies? An Apple Watch may detect heart rate irregularities that subsequent medical tests confirm to be atrial fibrillation, according to preliminary findings from a new study. AFib is often undiagnosed since it might not cause noticeable symptoms, but it contributes to 130,000 deaths and 750,000 hospitalizations in the United States each yea