A recent study found there was significant variation in home-time among hospitals and certain characteristics in patients and hospitals determine how much time patients spend at home without further issues.

If the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) weighted 30-day readmissions and mortality equally, financial penalties in 2014 for U.S. hospitals would have substantially changed, according to an analysis of publicly available hospital data.

Healthy adults who have high levels of calcium intake are not at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.

A recent analysis of that study suggests that intensive blood pressure management may be cost-effective for adults who are at least 50 years old, have hypertension but do not have diabetes and are at high risk for cardiovascular disease.

A study presented today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress shows that low physical fitness—up to 20 percent below the average for healthy people—is sufficient to produce a preventative effect on most of the risk factors that affect people with cardiovascular disease.