Dallas, Texas - Type 2 diabetes (T2D) affects treatment options for patients who have both coronary artery disease (CAD) and T2D, according to a new American Heart Association Scientific Statement, published today in the Association’s flagship journal Circulation. The scientific statement provides an overview of the latest advances for treating people who have both CAD and T2D and details the complexities of care for these conditions together.

Dallas, Texas - One-year survival was similar for adults with severe heart failure who received a heart transplant from a donor with hepatitis C compared to those who received hearts from donors who did not have hepatitis C, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal of the American Heart Association.

Rochester, Minnesota - Soft tissue injuries in muscles, tendons and ligaments, and osteoarthritis, can make moving around painful and limit your physical activity. But Dr. James Presley, a Mayo Clinic physical medicine specialist, says two specialized treatments are growing more common and can help you heal faster.

Rochester, Minnesota - The seasonal flu virus has made a widespread appearance across the U.S., just in time for heavy holiday travel. Most flu illnesses are being caused by the influenza B virus, which is unusual for this time of year, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To date, more than 3.7 million illnesses and 1,800 deaths have been attributed to the flu this season.

Rochester, Minnesota - Are eggs and aspirin good or bad for your heart? Two recent studies may have prompted some people to wonder. One of the studies found that the more eggs you eat, the greater your risk of cardiovascular disease. The other study showed that elderly people should not take a daily dose of aspirin to reduce their risk of heart attack because the aspirin may increase their risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.

Rochester, Minnesota - Research shows that positivity is good for your heart health. Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, agrees. He says negative feelings that often happen as a result of too much stress may affect how your body functions. Dr. Kopecky has tips on how you can become more optimistic and decrease your risk of some heart-related illnesses.