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Winter Is the Season of Nosebleeds January 31, 2015

Expert offers tips for prevention and treatment

Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study January 30, 2015

These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says

Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds January 29, 2015

The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily

Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study January 29, 2015

Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says

Health Tip: Handling Your Child's Fears About Weight January 29, 2015

Suggestions for how to respond

Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment? January 28, 2015

Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says January 28, 2015

Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices

Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80 January 28, 2015

CDC study finds women more affected than men

Weight Gain or Loss Linked to Fracture Risk in Older Women January 28, 2015

Study found just a 5 percent change in weight may affect postmenopausal bone health

Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret January 27, 2015

But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another

Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study January 27, 2015

Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say

MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Biopsy Accuracy, Study Finds January 27, 2015

New technology spots more aggressive cancer, but fewer low-risk cases

Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk January 27, 2015

But study found overall rate was under 4 percent

Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study January 26, 2015

But finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study January 26, 2015

Even slightly higher levels took their toll, researchers note

ER Patients With Chest Pain May Not Always Need Heart Tests: Study January 26, 2015

Such screenings didn't predict who would have later heart trouble, researchers report

Stroke Survivors Who Live Alone Face Higher Risk of Early Death: Study January 23, 2015

Men were particularly vulnerable in 12-year follow-up

Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems January 23, 2015

Study finds higher risk of heart disease, stroke in people with the skin condition

Realistic Targets May Boost Exercise Rates, Experts Say January 22, 2015

For those who are inactive, any activity may be better than none

Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says January 21, 2015

Smoking still claims 500,000 lives a year in the United States

Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study January 20, 2015

Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

Walking Group a Step Toward Better Health, Researchers Say January 20, 2015

Your heart rate, cholesterol and even depression might improve, study suggests

Could a Drink a Day Lower Your Risk for Heart Failure? January 20, 2015

Study found an association for middle-aged people, but experts stress that heavy drinking is never healthy

Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors January 19, 2015

Study found more than a third of people over 65 reporting a fall over the past 2 years

A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults January 19, 2015

But experts say restricting intake is still advisable

Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds January 19, 2015

Children, teens consume more calories, fat and salt on days they eat this American staple

Weightlessness in Space May Lower Blood Pressure in Astronauts January 16, 2015

But shifting of blood to upper body may also strain heart, study shows

Scientists Spot Mutation Behind Genetic Form of Heart Failure January 14, 2015

Variant makes heart muscle less elastic, enlarges organ and impairs ability to pump blood

For Pastors, It's Easy to Pack on the Pounds January 14, 2015

Stress, long hours and low pay are a challenge to clergy members, study finds

Neck Artery Stents May Not Be Worthwhile in 'Real World' Setting January 14, 2015

Study found a third of older patients died within two years of procedure

How Intense Efforts Boosted Heart Health for One Maine Community January 13, 2015

Better screening, control of high cholesterol and blood pressure cut deaths and hospitalizations, study finds

An Optimistic Outlook May Be Good for Your Heart January 13, 2015

Study of more than 5,100 adults found a strong correlation between the two

Cluster of Heart Risk Factors Tied to Uterine Cancer Risk January 13, 2015

Excess weight likely a big factor, but other conditions also appear to matter

Health Tip: Trimming Calories From Your Dinner Plate January 13, 2015

Steam veggies instead of drowning them in butter

Happy Childhood May Be Good for Your Heart January 12, 2015

Study found those in safe, secure families were more likely to practice healthy habits

More Than 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately January 12, 2015

For many users, the odds of heart attack, stroke are lower than the risk of serious bleeding, study says

Autism Signs May Be Missed in Short Checkups January 12, 2015

Typical behaviors often exceed atypical ones and mislead clinicians in brief assessments, study finds

Blood-Thinning Drug Savaysa Approved January 09, 2015

Designed to treat dangerous clots and prevent stroke

FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Heart Rhythm Disorder January 09, 2015

Savaysa works like warfarin but carries less bleeding risk

Cooler Temps May Boost Calorie-Burning 'Brown Fat,' Mouse Study Suggests January 08, 2015

Human trials are needed, but study offers clues to potential method of weight control

Was Beethoven Composing From His Heart? January 08, 2015

Experts suspect cardiac arrhythmia may have influenced parts of his work

High Blood Pressure May Boost Glaucoma Risk January 07, 2015

Study finds blood vessel damage from elevated BP might make the eye disease more likely

Despite Resolutions, Food Bills Go <i>Up</i> After New Year's January 07, 2015

Consumers seem to stick with calorie-rich favorites from the holiday season, research shows

Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk January 07, 2015

Threat was highest first three months after diagnosis, researchers say

High Blood Sugar in Heart Failure Patients May Point to Risk of Early Death January 07, 2015

Even normal but slightly elevated levels can signal trouble, study notes

ICU Infections Among Elderly Tied to Higher Death Rates After Discharge January 06, 2015

Intravenous line infections and ventilator-related pneumonia among most common problems, study says

Rotating Night Shift Work May Raise Risks of Heart Disease, Lung Cancer: Study January 06, 2015

Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but does suggest a link

Influx of Trainee Docs in July Doesn't Affect Stroke Care: Study January 05, 2015

Deaths, disabilities don't increase with arrival of med school grads

Overweight Teens Who Lose Weight for Health More Likely to Succeed: Study January 05, 2015

Parents can help by modeling healthy behavior and providing healthier meals

Study Debunks Notion of 'Healthy Obesity' January 05, 2015

Very heavy people slip into poor health over time, researchers find

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