heart disease

Low Birth Weight, Poverty Mean Chronic Disease In Mid-Life

The seeds of vulnerability to asthma, heart disease and other chronic adult health problems are planted early in life, according to a study published last week in the American Journal of Public Health.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2011

Study: Hypertension In Teen Girls Linked To Prenatal Lead Exposure

It’s been long known that the prevalence of hypertension and heart disease differs between men and women, but scientists don’t know why.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/27/2011


Sources Claim Anti-Smoking Drug Increases Chance Of Heart Disease

Chantix is the most popular anti-smoking drug on the market, but it’s now being linked to a risk of heart disease.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/09/2011

American Heart Association's annual Heart Walk in Detroit

‘Heart Walkers’ Raise $1.2M For Cardiovascular Research

Over 20,000 people gathered at Ford Field for the American Heart Association’s annual Heart Walk.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/14/2011


Esperion Offers Results Of Five Studies Of Heart Drug

Plymouth-based Esperion Therapeutics Monday announced the results from a Phase 1 study and four preclinical studies for its heart disease drug candidate ETC-1002. Initial results look promising.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/02/2011


Photos Of Blood Vessels In Eye Link Air Pollution, Heart Disease

By digitally photographing the tiny, hair-like blood vessels in the back of our eyes, researchers can now look directly at how small blood vessels like those that bring blood to the heart respond to air pollution.



Wayne State Prof Gets $1M For Heart Study

Wayne State University physiology assistant professor Patrick J. Mueller has been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how alterations in the brain caused by inactivity may contribute to an individual’s risk of cardiovascular disease.


$3 Million Gift To Beaumont To Build Cardiovascular Center

Royal Oak-based Beaumont Hospitals has received a $3 million gift from Max and Debra Ernst and family to name the Ernst Cardiovascular Center in Memory of Ellen Ernst.  The gift will establish a dedicated center […]


UM-Led Research ID's 95 Genes At Work In Cholesterol

A global team of researchers co-led by the University of Michigan School of Public Health has discovered or confirmed 95 regions of the human genome where genetic variants are associated with blood cholesterol and triglyceride […]


Childhood Abuse Linked To Heart Trouble

Spanking certainly smarts – but could it cause a heart attack?  That’s what a provocative new study from Canada seems to suggest. It linked childhood physical abuse with a significantly higher risk for heart disease […]