Researchers at Stanford University have launched a new app that lets iPhone users measure the health of their hearts and could help scientists study ways to prevent and treat heart disease.
Breathing secondhand marijuana smoke may be just as bad for your heart as tobacco smoke, according to preliminary research from UCSF.
Heart disease and cancer rank as the number one and two, leading causes of death in America, but few people know that medical errors ranks third, killing up to 440,000 people a year.
Many companies have begun to allow pets into the workplace. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the San Francisco SPCA explains why she thinks this is a win-win policy.
On Sunday, a lot of eyes will be San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but in the Central Valley, a lot of hearts are already beating in appreciation.
The United States will spend roughly $2.5 trillion this year on health care. Almost three-quarters of that is spent treating chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. But now, just across state line in Reno, there is a new approach: the city is putting its money on prevention.
A new commentary published online in the Feb. 1 issue of Nature says sugar is just as “toxic” for people as the other two, so the government should step in to curb its consumption.
Many adults take aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke, but a new study now confirms it’s not for everyone.
Nearly 70 percent of California’s 5th, 7th and 9th graders could not pass the state Physical Fitness Test in 2011.
Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis died from a bad heart, according to his Alameda County death certificate which was obtained Friday by the celebrity news website TMZ.