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Women With Grandkids May Leave Workforce Sooner April 18, 2015

Study also finds those with flexible work situations less likely to retire

Genes May Be Tied to Cardiac Arrest Risk in Dialysis Patients April 16, 2015

Study found those who are related faced greater chance of heart stopping than those who aren't

Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure April 16, 2015

When heart can't pump enough blood

Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds April 15, 2015

Costs for unnecessary blood work, urine tests and EKGs add up

Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles April 15, 2015

Treating sleep issues may delay mental decline in older adults, researchers say

Study Ties Divorce to Higher Chance of Heart Attack April 14, 2015

Remarriage, at least for women, did not lower risk

Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners April 14, 2015

In study, almost 30 percent of people with atrial fibrillation didn't use Pradaxa as instructed

To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise April 14, 2015

New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing

Blood Thinners Overprescribed for Low-Risk Irregular Heartbeat: Study April 14, 2015

Researchers say medications can cause bleeding, and may be unnecessary for those at low risk of stroke

Breath Test Might Spot Stomach Cancer Risk April 14, 2015

Compounds in breath may signal chances of developing deadly disease, researchers say

A Grateful Heart May Be a Healthy Heart April 13, 2015

Keeping a gratitude journal seems to reduce cardiac risk factors, study finds

Bone-Building Drug Strengthened Hips, Spines of Frail Women in Study April 13, 2015

But stronger bones did not translate into fewer fractures in this elderly, high-risk population

Many U.S. Shoppers Choose Low-Salt Fare April 09, 2015

Survey found about a third opt for healthier grocery items, although experts say labels could be improved

Migraine Drug May Up Risk of Eating Disorders in Some Teens April 09, 2015

Case reports don't prove the medicine caused problems, however

Arts, Crafts, Socializing May Buoy the Aging Brain April 09, 2015

Those participating in these activities or using computers half as likely to develop mild dementia, study found

Genes May Leave Short People Prone to Heart Disease April 08, 2015

Researchers suggest a link between stature and cardiovascular risk

Stroke Patients May Face Increased Risk of Suicide April 08, 2015

Danger is greatest in first two years after the brain attack, Swedish researchers say

Study Probes Use of MRI to Spot Pancreatic Cancer in High-Risk Patients April 08, 2015

Small trial suggests the scans might help, but experts aren't so sure

Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often April 07, 2015

Study findings suggest increasing social connections might reduce health costs

Pouch in Heart May Trigger Unexplained Strokes: Study April 07, 2015

Researchers suspect it may allow clots to form, then travel to the brain

Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic April 07, 2015

This type of screening seems as reliable as urine and toenail samples, study says

Are Heart Surgery Patients Losing Too Much Blood to Tests? April 07, 2015

Experts recommend limiting frequency of tests, using conservation measures

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Beat Other Commercial Diet Plans, Study Finds April 06, 2015

However, other programs haven't done long-term, randomized trials

Fit at 50? Cardiac Arrest During Exercise Unlikely, Study Finds April 06, 2015

Only 5 percent of attacks occurred during activities such as jogging or bicycling

Breast Cancer Patients Concerned About Genetic Risk, Survey Finds April 06, 2015

But almost half don't have conversation with doctor about potential for future problems

New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins April 06, 2015

Analysis finds 483,500 people aged 17 to 21 would get a cholesterol drug, based on NIH advisory

Cooling After Cardiac Arrest May Help Preserve Brain Function April 06, 2015

Study finds reducing body temperature slightly tied to good mental outcomes

Packaged Grocery Foods Often High in Salt, Study Finds April 02, 2015

Many cold cuts, pizza, packaged meals contain too much sodium to be labeled healthy

More People Dying of Heart Disease, Stroke Worldwide: Study April 02, 2015

Growing, and aging, population behind the trend, and death rate is actually dropping

Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance' April 01, 2015

But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines March 31, 2015

Aim is more flexibility for those with heart disease, doctors say

Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children March 31, 2015

Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off March 31, 2015

CDC study finds fewer patients treated in ERs for blood clots in the brain

FDA Expands Approval for 'Valve in Valve' Aortic Replacement March 31, 2015

Now includes people at risk for open-heart surgery complications

U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools March 30, 2015

Helping students avoid substance problems is preferred approach

Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows March 27, 2015

Better treatments, tighter management of disease may explain promising trend

Health Tip: Monitoring Your Weight March 27, 2015

Weigh yourself often

Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds March 26, 2015

Reducing pill burden improves quality of life

U.S. Deaths Due to High Blood Pressure Keep Rising: CDC March 26, 2015

Most marked increases seen in those aged 45 to 64 and those over 85

FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds March 25, 2015

Adding Harvoni or Sovaldi to amiodarone could cause dangerous slowing of heart rate, agency says

Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level? March 25, 2015

Possibly, one study suggests, while another links pollution to increased stroke risk

Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke May Actually Boost Risk March 24, 2015

Use of blood thinners appears safer for narrowed brain arteries, experts say

New Blood Pump System Approved March 24, 2015

Maintains circulation during riskier cardiac surgery

Latest Diabetes Care Guidelines Focus on Individual Approach March 23, 2015

Blood sugar goals higher for some; Asian-Americans need screening at lower weights; statins for those over 40

Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults March 23, 2015

Children of smokers nearly twice as likely to have plaque buildup in carotid arteries years later, study says

Exercise, But Not Vitamin D, Cuts Injuries From Falls in Older Women: Study March 23, 2015

Neither worked to cut odds for any type of falls, but exercise may help prevent injury if a tumble occurs

For Mexican-Americans, Heart Risks Can Rise Even If Not Obese March 20, 2015

High blood pressure, poor blood sugar levels common even in those of normal weight, research shows

Urine Test Shows Promise for Early Diagnosis of Kidney Cancer March 20, 2015

Simple screen used levels of two proteins to spot the disease with 95 percent accuracy, study found

Blood Fats Hold Vitamin E Captive, Study Shows March 20, 2015

Less than one-third of antioxidant makes it to where it's needed

Health Tip: Evaluating a Weight-Loss Program March 19, 2015

Ask these questions to be sure it's safe

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