A hematologist-oncologist from the University of North Carolina has successfully treated a U.S. astronaut’s deep vein thrombosis in the longest telemedicine consultation to date, Forbes reported Jan. 5.

Researchers have developed a new stroke risk score that leverages genetic data to identify people at a particularly high risk of ischemic stroke.

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine last month found that direct oral anticoagulants were more effective in minimizing AFib patients’ risk of experiencing fracture than warfarin, supporting the theory that the blood thinner might be harmful to bone health.

Hepatitis C-positive donor hearts are a viable long-term option for patients in need of a heart transplant, researchers confirmed in JAMA Cardiology Dec. 18.

E-cigarettes significantly raise users’ risk of developing chronic lung disease, with dual e-cigarette and combustible cigarette use posing the greatest threat to smokers’ health, according to a first-of-its-kind study.

In today’s reality of fast-paced healthcare and over-the-counter self-medication, older patients could be taking a potentially dangerous cocktail of drugs every day.

Frailty and cognitive decline may cause geriatric patients to fare worse in a traditional cardiac ICU than expected, according to a Dec. 9 scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

Natural compounds mixed into THC vaping liquids could generate toxic chemicals when heated and inhaled, according to research out of Portland State University in Oregon.

Updated screening technologies and more widespread use of statins have rendered aspirin ineffective for the primary prevention of CVD, according to a study published in Family Practice.

Results from the National Youth Tobacco Survey, released Dec. 5 by the CDC, reveal that 6.2 million middle- and high-school students have used a tobacco product in the past month.

Smoking e-cigarettes could have potentially deleterious effects on a person’s mental health, according to a JAMA Network Open study that solidified a link between vaping and self-reported clinical depression.

Surgical candidates with active cannabis use disorders were nearly twice as likely as their non-user peers to suffer a heart attack after surgery, according to research published in Anesthesiology on Nov. 25.