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After Cancer, Higher Risk of Severe Heart Attack December 01, 2016

Cardiologists, oncologists must work together, researcher says

'Magic Mushroom' Chemical Eases Cancer Patients' Despair December 01, 2016

Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin relieved depression, anxiety quickly and lasted for months, studies found

Demi Lovato Wants to Change the Face of Mental Illness December 01, 2016

Pop star's own battle with bipolar disorder helped to inspire new photo campaign that seeks to alter stereotypes

Fewer Americans Struggle With Medical Bills: Report November 30, 2016

Researchers credit Obamacare, but difficulties persist for uninsured and people with high deductibles

Aerobic Exercise May Help Guard Against Dementia November 30, 2016

Study found seniors with mild cognitive impairment saw gains in thinking, memory skills after six months of workouts

It's Never Too Late to Stop Smoking November 30, 2016

Even quitting in your 60s can add years to your life, researchers find

Health Tip: When You're a Caregiver With a Full-Time Job November 30, 2016

Be realistic about what's possible

Having Trouble Hearing? Maybe It's Not Your Ears November 30, 2016

Part of the problem for seniors might lie in the brain, research suggests

Smoking Raises Heart Attack Risk 8-Fold in People Under 50 November 30, 2016

At all ages, the habit boosted odds for heart trouble, but younger people fared the worst, study found

Electronic In-Hospital Prescribing: Trouble for Older Adults? November 29, 2016

Study found 41 percent of meds that can increase drowsiness were set too high for seniors, linked to accidents

3 Keys to Cutting Your Risk of Heart Failure November 28, 2016

Guarding against obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes at middle age may slash risk, study finds

Alzheimer's Protein Plaques May Also Harm the Heart November 28, 2016

Deposits can cause patients' heart muscle to stiffen, keeping it from pumping properly, study suggests

Never Too Old for a Mammogram? November 28, 2016

Researchers find benefits for some women up to the age of 90

Pediatricians Can Help When Parents Divorce: Report November 28, 2016

More than 1 million kids a year affected in the U.S., and doctors can ease the transition, group says

Health Tip: Preparing for Your First 5k Run November 28, 2016

Prep work lays the groundwork for an enjoyable time

Elder Abuse Often Missed In ER November 25, 2016

Up to 1 in 10 seniors affected, but harm or neglect can be difficult to identify, geriatric specialist says

Rural Appalachia Faces Growing Cancer Crisis, Research Shows November 25, 2016

It's the only region in the U.S. that hasn't made big progress in fighting the disease

Health Tip: Why Arthritis and Fatigue Often Go Together November 25, 2016

One reason: pain can make quality sleep elusive

Strokes Decline in Older Americans, Rise in Young November 23, 2016

Every generation needs to watch their blood pressure, researchers say

Hearts of Healthy People With Gene Mutations May Be 'Primed to Fail' November 23, 2016

About 35 million people worldwide face heart failure risk from genetic flaws, researchers say

Cancer Can Devour Income of Medicare-Only Patients November 23, 2016

Without supplemental insurance, out-of-pocket costs average 25 percent of annual earnings, study finds

Palliative Care Raises Quality of Life, But Doesn't Extend It November 22, 2016

Researchers find value for extremely ill patients and their caregivers, but add that it doesn't affect survival

Can Occupational Therapy Slow Alzheimer's Decline? November 21, 2016

Patients, caregivers may reap some benefits, but study sees no effect on everyday functioning

Gender Gap in Life Expectancy Persists November 21, 2016

Genetics and riskier behaviors may help explain the difference, researchers say

Sexism Could Harm Men's Health: Study November 21, 2016

Playboy attitudes and power over women linked to higher risk of mental health woes

Drug Combo for Irregular Heartbeat Might Raise Bleeding Risk November 21, 2016

Study found heightened odds when blood thinner Pradaxa was taken with one of two statin drugs

Bonus From Your Blood Pressure Med: Fewer Fractures? November 21, 2016

In study, a certain class of medications was tied to more resilient bones for older patients

Fewer Americans Suffering From Dementia, Study Finds November 21, 2016

Rates have dropped over last decade, and better education might be one reason why

Depressed Women Less Likely to Get Best Breast Cancer Care: Study November 18, 2016

Researchers aren't sure why, but urge doctors to monitor these patients carefully

Neighborhoods May Be Key to Teens' Mental Well-Being November 18, 2016

When neighbors look out for others' kids, children have better emotional health, study finds

Do Women Who Have Kids Later Live Longer? November 17, 2016

Those who give birth at age 25 or older more likely to live to 90, study suggests

Moms' Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids November 16, 2016

Researcher stressed that most children born to women with the autoimmune condition not at risk for seizures

Device Shows Promise Against Tough-to-Treat Heart Failure November 16, 2016

After a year, patients reported fewer symptoms, better quality of life, study finds

Poor Sense of Smell May Signal Alzheimer's Risk November 16, 2016

Testing looks for decreased olfactory sense, combined with thinking, memory troubles

Having Rheumatoid Arthritis May Increase Heart Risk November 15, 2016

Treating inflammation linked to the joint disease might help lower the risk, researcher says

Prices of Generic Heart Failure Drugs Vary Widely November 15, 2016

Patients can spend from $12 to $400 a month to fill common prescriptions, study reveals

Heart Failure Hospitalizations on the Rise in U.S. November 15, 2016

But the length of stay is getting shorter and survival rates are going up, study finds

Sharp Drop in Blood Pressure After Rx May Be Risky for Some Heart Patients November 14, 2016

Early study suggests potential downside, but more research is needed, experts say

Some Elderly With Alzheimer's Brain Plaques Stay Sharp November 14, 2016

Study finding raises question of whether something protected their brains

Celebrex May Not Pose Bigger Heart Risk Than Similar Drugs: Study November 14, 2016

Researchers found more complications, such as bleeding, for the pain relievers ibuprofen and naproxen

Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Lower Heart Risks November 14, 2016

Patients were less likely to develop irregular heartbeat, diabetes, heart failure, study finds

Meat-Heavy Diets May Raise Older Women's Heart Risks November 14, 2016

Vegetable protein sources appear safer, study suggests

Device Plus 'Aggressive' Drug Strategy May Curb Severe Heart Failure November 14, 2016

Small study suggests real improvement for some patients, but more follow-up research is needed

Most Elderly Smokers Don't Use Anti-Smoking Meds After Heart Attack November 14, 2016

Some may need convincing of value of giving up the habit, one geriatrician said

Craving Salt? Your Genes May Be the Reason, Study Suggests November 14, 2016

Inherited distaste for bitterness could make people reach for the shaker, putting heart at risk

Statins May Boost Survival Odds After Cardiac Arrest November 12, 2016

Those already taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs were more likely to be alive one year later, study says

Trump Victory Won't Derail Obamacare Open Enrollment for 2017 November 11, 2016

Obama administration assures consumers that sign-ups will continue

Health Tip: Keep Psoriatic Arthritis Fatigue in Check November 11, 2016

Eat well, and exercise regularly

Discovery Speeds Creation of Healthy Heart Cells From Scar Tissue November 10, 2016

Mouse study findings might lead to better treatments for heart failure in humans

High-Dose Statins Boost Survival: Study November 09, 2016

Increased doses reduced death risk in those with existing heart disease

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