April 14, 2014: Taking Blood Thinners With Certain Painkillers May Raise Bleeding Risk
People using warfarin or Xarelto should avoid aspirin, ibuprofen and other NSAIDs, study finds

April 02, 2014: More Doctors Than Consumers Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana: Survey
Cancer and blood specialists most likely to support drug's use for health problems

March 31, 2014: Aspirin May Not Protect Heart After Non-Cardiac Surgeries: Study
Just as many heart attacks, more serious bleeding seen if patients took aspirin around time of operation

March 21, 2014: Gut Bacteria in Preemies Could Lead to Life-Threatening Infections
Study looked for alternate sources of sepsis, a bloodstream infection sometimes linked to hospital care

March 12, 2014: Health Tip: After Donating Blood
Take it easy

March 04, 2014: Warfarin Safe for Kidney Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study
Use of the blood thinner may safely ease stroke risk linked to atrial fibrillation, Swedish research finds

March 03, 2014: Nearly 3 Million Americans Living With Hepatitis C
Many aren't aware they carry the liver-destroying virus, experts say

February 25, 2014: Transfusions Risky During Certain Heart Procedures, Study Finds
Angioplasty patients run the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death, researchers say

February 21, 2014: Blood Sample Might Predict MS Long Before Symptoms Start
Preliminary research suggests potential for earlier diagnosis

February 12, 2014: Newsman Tom Brokaw Battling Blood Cancer
Veteran TV journalist has multiple myeloma, which attacks white blood cells in bone marrow

February 05, 2014: Early Promise for a Blood Thinner Without the Bleeding Risk
Animal study suggests an antibody might provide safer protection against clots

February 03, 2014: Body's Immune System Destroys Would-Be Cancer Cells Daily: Study
Researchers tracked the quick elimination of mutant cells that can cause blood tumors

January 24, 2014: Health Tip: Before You Donate Blood
Prepare your body

January 20, 2014: No Proof That 'Blood-Type' Diets Work: Study
Matching food choices to your blood type won't make you healthier, research suggests

December 23, 2013: Tretten Approved for Genetic Clotting Disorder
Rare condition could be life threatening

December 04, 2013: Healthy Blood Flow Seen a Year After Face Transplants
Study of three patients found 'excellent' circulation in transplanted tissue

November 25, 2013: FDA Approves New Treatment for Hepatitis C Infection
Olysio may cut down on side effects while achieving good responses in patients, experts say

November 19, 2013: Studies Suggest Better Approaches to Staying Clot-Free
One trial found gene tests help with standby med warfarin, another shows promise for newer drug

November 18, 2013: Antidote Might Reverse Complication From Blood Thinner Pradaxa
In early tests, new drug allowed blood to clot again with no apparent side effects

November 18, 2013: Transfusions During Hospital Transport May Help Trauma Patients Survive
Study compared short-term survival in severely injured patients

October 24, 2013: Stem Cell Transplants May Harm Recipient's Sex Life
Doctors and patients need to talk more about this potential problem, researchers say

October 23, 2013: Lower Blood Sugar Levels May Aid Memory, Study Suggests
Blood glucose levels on the higher end of the normal range linked to poorer results on memory test

September 16, 2013: Sickle Cell Drug Reduces Symptoms, Health Costs Alike, Study Finds
More docs should include hydroxyurea in patients' treatment plans, researchers say

August 09, 2013: Migraines Linked to Artery Networks in Brain
Imaging showed sufferers had differences in the structure of their blood vessels

August 07, 2013: High Blood Sugar Levels Tied to Small Increases in Dementia Risk
Elevated blood glucose may harm the brain, even in people without diabetes, researchers say

August 07, 2013: Could Hot Cocoa Improve Brainpower in Seniors?
Small early study hints it might help, but author says it's too soon to recommend nightly cup

July 16, 2013: Sickle Cell Anemia on Rise in Newborns Worldwide
More than 400,000 cases annually expected by 2050, study shows

July 15, 2013: Scientists Create Blood Vessels in Mice Using Human Stem Cells
They say research could lead to advances in treatment of cardiovascular disease

July 10, 2013: Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations
Start of summer meant big dip in donor activity in June, group says

July 02, 2013: Home Treadmills May Help People With Poor Leg Circulation
Doctors urged to recommend this activity to arterial disease patients who can't get to the gym

July 01, 2013: Pricey New Blood Thinner Might Be Safer for Leg Clots
In trial, Eliquis worked as well as warfarin but with less risk of bleeding

June 24, 2013: Blood Transfusions May Mean Fewer Strokes in Kids With Sickle Cell Disease
Study found the practice, first widely initiated in 1998, is reaping benefits for young patients

June 21, 2013: Iron Supplements May Prevent Anemia During Pregnancy
The benefits also include improved birth weights, analysis shows

June 19, 2013: Character Counts When It Comes to Organ, Blood Donations
Patients prefer getting both from people with personality, behavior traits similar to their own, study finds

June 11, 2013: Blood Tests May Predict COPD Flare-Ups
Signs of chronic inflammation in the blood linked to faster deterioration of lung function

June 05, 2013: Blacks With Certain Gene Need Lower Doses of Warfarin: Study
More than 40 percent have the variation, which affects their response to the common blood thinner

May 29, 2013: Blood-Tracking Device Uses New Technology
Memory chips help prevent release of unwanted products

May 14, 2013: CDC Guidelines Could Cut Bloodstream Infections From Dialysis
Since 1993, hospitalization rates have increased 51 percent for these patients, researchers say

May 02, 2013: Heart-Healthy Lifestyle May Also Prevent Lethal Blood Clots
Large U.S. study followed people nearly 5 years to gauge their risk

April 30, 2013: Kcentra Approved to Stop Severe Bleeding in Heart Patients
Can be given faster than plasma

April 24, 2013: 'Gut Reaction' May Predict Cardiovascular Risk
Higher levels of stomach substance called TMAO linked to heart attack, stroke, study suggests

April 24, 2013: Blood Test May Catch Deadly Fungal Infection Quickly
Test for Candida in bloodstream is not yet on market

April 24, 2013: 'Off-the-Shelf' Artificial Blood Vessels Show Promise
They might be helpful for kidney failure patients on dialysis, animal study suggests

April 23, 2013: Common Heart Meds May Boost Recovery From Non-Cardiac Surgeries
Large study looked at possible protective effect of beta-blockers

April 10, 2013: New Strategy Helps Young Lymphoma Patients Avoid Radiation Treatment
Approach resulted in high remission rates without the risks tied to radiotherapy, researchers say

April 04, 2013: Despite Big Progress, Many Kids Have High Lead Levels in Blood
Mineral has been linked to learning and behavioral problems, CDC says

April 03, 2013: Health Tip: Slumping Iron?
Learn the warning signs of iron deficiency anemia

April 02, 2013: Study Pinpoints Women at Risk for Blood Clots From Pregnancy
Factors include age, disease history and weight

March 13, 2013: Scientists Report Clues to Flu Shot's Effectiveness
When people fail to make enough white blood cells the vaccine is less protective, study finds

March 12, 2013: Blood Test Plus Targeted Care May Stop Heart Failure Before It Starts
Coordination between primary care docs and cardiologists is key to prevention, study suggests