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17 Million U.S. Adults May Have Tough-to-Spot High Blood Pressure January 19, 2017

'Masked' hypertension doesn't show up in a doctor's office, so home monitoring is needed, researchers say

Higher Risk of Heart Disease for Blacks in Poorer Neighborhoods January 18, 2017

Preventive measures must address social policies, researcher says

Hispanics, Blacks Less Likely to Get High Blood Pressure Treatment: Study January 17, 2017

Less than half from any group had BP under good control

High Blood Pressure May Not Be All Bad in the Elderly: Study January 17, 2017

Developing it after 80 might help prevent mental decline, research suggests

Should More Kids Have Their Tonsils Out? January 17, 2017

Research suggests looser surgical guidelines might be warranted for sore throat, sleep problems

James Bond Has Kicked Butts, But His Co-Stars Haven't January 17, 2017

Smoking scenes still appear in nearly every '007' film, study finds

Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60 January 16, 2017

Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140

Most Smokers With Mental Illness Want to Kick the Habit January 16, 2017

But psychiatrists and caseworkers often don't recognize this need, survey finds

Can Coffee Perk Up Heart Health, Too? January 16, 2017

In lab tests, caffeine blocked inflammatory response, but did not prove cause-and-effect

Watching Others 'Vape' May Trigger Urge to Smoke January 13, 2017

Newer e-cigarettes boost same impulses as real cigarettes, researcher says

Cold-Weather Foot Care Key for Diabetics January 12, 2017

It's important to make sure feet stay as dry as possible, especially between the toes

Could Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Blood Pressure Predict Baby's Gender? January 12, 2017

Higher -- but still normal -- readings may mean a boy, study suggests

Pregnancy OK for Most Women With Congenital Heart Conditions: Report January 12, 2017

Preconception counseling helps moms-to-be understand potential risks, doctors say

Wearable Sensors May Spot Illness Before Symptoms Start January 12, 2017

New technology could help sense infections, type 2 diabetes and other conditions, scientists say

Rural Americans at Higher Risk of 5 Preventable Causes of Death: CDC January 12, 2017

More smoking, obesity and less use of seatbelts are some possible reasons why

'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks January 12, 2017

New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease

Protecting Ankles, Feet From Winter's Assaults January 11, 2017

Proper footwear a must, especially for people with nerve damage or extreme sensitivity to cold, foot surgeon says

High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated January 11, 2017

Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds

Blood Levels of Meat-Linked Chemical Tied to Odds of Heart Trouble January 11, 2017

Produced when meat, eggs and dairy are digested, TMAO may trigger plaque buildup in vessels, researchers explain

Migraine Linked to Higher Stroke Risk After Surgery January 11, 2017

The risk is small, but concerning, researchers say

Brisk Walk May Help Sidestep Heart Disease January 10, 2017

In just 10 weeks, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight improved among women in study

High Blood Pressure Increasing Worldwide January 10, 2017

And health risks may appear even at levels once considered safe, researchers contend

Native Americans Make Progress Against Diabetes Complication January 10, 2017

Kidney failure down by 54 percent over 2 decades, CDC report finds

High Health Care Deductibles Take Toll on Family Finances January 10, 2017

Studies suggest significant out-of-pocket costs may harm low-income and chronically ill patients

Tobacco Use Costs World 6 Million Lives, $1 Trillion Annually: Report January 10, 2017

Higher prices, taxes would deter smoking and generate income, WHO and others say

Common Virus May Have Ties to Type 1 Diabetes January 10, 2017

But enterovirus infections probably aren't the only culprit, researchers say

Kids' Asthma Flareups Fall Off After No-Smoking Laws January 09, 2017

Researchers reviewed ER visits in 20 metro areas of U.S.

More Americans Questioning Safety of E-Cigarettes January 09, 2017

Fewer people see these devices as safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, survey shows

Health Tip: Protecting Your Health January 09, 2017

Ways to remain healthy

Timely Tips for Safe Snow Removal January 07, 2017

The sedentary are most at risk for injury, doctors say

'You're Not My Wife, You're an Impostor' January 06, 2017

Brain imaging reveals clues to rare, puzzling delusions

Many Young Adults With High Cholesterol Not on Statins as Recommended January 04, 2017

Guidelines suggest the meds could help ward off heart trouble, but too many people are missing out, study finds

Poor Asthma Sufferers Often Stuck in Homes That Worsen Their Disease January 04, 2017

Study finds them living with smokers, mold, rodent and cockroach infestations, and few support systems

Routine Checkup Should Assess Fitness, Too January 03, 2017

Cardiorespiratory test would help gauge patients' heart disease risk, doctor says

Resolve to Reduce Your Cancer Risk This Year January 03, 2017

Healthy habits are key to preventing the disease, cancer experts say

Study Ties Alcohol Abuse to Increased Heart Risks January 03, 2017

Association similar to that from high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, researchers say

Metformin Still Best as First Type 2 Diabetes Treatment January 03, 2017

American College of Physicians updated diabetes guidelines, said second drug can be added

Sleep May Help People Process Traumatic Events January 02, 2017

Researchers find sleep weakens emotions stemming from disturbing events

Make a Healthy Lifestyle Your New Year's Resolution December 31, 2016

The American Medical Association offers seven goals to get you started

Debbie Reynold's Death Puts Spotlight on 'Broken Heart Syndrome' December 29, 2016

The actress, 84, died a day after daughter Carrie Fisher passed away; doctors say stress may have contributed

Men Don't Know About Risks to Fertility, Survey Finds December 28, 2016

It's not commonly known that factors such as obesity, laptop use on lap can affect sperm counts

Healthy Snacks Can Be Smart Part of a Diabetes Diet December 28, 2016

Specialists recommend low-carb energy sources between meals

Diabetes Takes Biggest Bite Out of U.S. Health Care Spending December 28, 2016

Top 5 diseases, conditions accounted for $437 billion in 2013

Why Acne Can Strike Women After the Teen Years December 28, 2016

Study suggests diet, stress and family history may play a role

Kids Landing in ERs After Drinking Parents' E-Cig Nicotine Liquid December 27, 2016

In one case, a 6-year-old wound up in intensive care

On Hospital Wards, Patient Crises May Have 'Domino Effect' December 27, 2016

When one patient has an emergency, the odds that a 2nd patient will face trouble also rises, study finds

Heart Failure Drug Shows Promise in First Human Trial December 27, 2016

Cimaglermin appears to strengthen cells and improve heart function, researchers report

Health Tip: Getting Through Diabetes Diagnosis December 27, 2016

Channel anger into becoming healthier

Does Santa's Diet, Lifestyle Earn Him a Stocking Full of Coal? December 25, 2016

But, kudos for kicking that pipe smoking habit, a doctor says

Managing Holiday Stress December 23, 2016

Focus on one thing at a time and try to give back when you can, experts advise

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