STEMI stands for ST segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. This heart attack is caused by a prolonged period of blocked blood supply and it affects a large area of the heart muscle.
Even the question, “Can anxiety age you?” strikes a chord of terror in one’s heart, mind… or more specifically one’s telomeres. It is true; the mental effects of anxiety translate to physical effects which include changes at the molecular and genetic level.
The best time of year to take a vacation also happens to be the best time to catch a big whiff of pollen and get sidelined with a super-sized sneezing fit. If you have allergies, it’s a good idea to work them into your trip preparations so you’re not caught unaware.
Every second counts when it comes to treating heart attacks. Steve Nissen, MD, explains what you should do and why.
We’re tackling the top 6 diet myths of 2012. This week's question: When it comes to the vitamins and nutrients our bodies need to thrive, can a pill beat what nature provides?
A study finds reusable bags can harbor multiple bacteria, including E.coli. An expert offers tips to avoid contamination.
An expert chimes in with good stuff to know so you’ll use insect repellents effectively and safely this summer.
Nobody believed that cheeseburgers could kill you. Irvine Page, MD., and Helen Brown, PhD, changed all that.
Dana Kachurchak faced tough decisions about her risk for ovarian cancer and breast cancer. With family history, genetic testing and personal advice, she didn't have to make those decisions alone.
Ask questions and get answers about childhood obesity from Naim Alkhouri, MD, and his colleagues Gordon Blackburn, Ph.D., and dietitian Jula Zumpano during a live Twitter chat Monday at noon EST.