When it comes to stroke, every second counts. The time to medical treatment matters a lot. Knowing what to look for and when to call 911 could save someone’s life. Find out what you need to know.
Can pickle juice cure hangovers? Can honey heal wounds? Can turmeric ease arthritis? Discover how well 13 home remedies found in your kitchen cupboard really work.
When we talk about drugs for breast cancer, we often focus on medications used for treatment after a diagnosis. But medications can play a major role in prevention, too. There are more than 2 million postmenopausal women in this country who are healthy but who have an elevated risk of breast cancer. These women should … Read More
If you’re in an exercise rut, remember it’s not too late to start moving. Find five expert tips to getting started as well as insights about whether you’re experiencing normal soreness or possible injury.
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Each year, shoveling snow sends more than 11,000 people to the hospital. While most have orthopedic injuries, 7 percent have cardiac problems, and many of these are heart attacks. Doctors advise against shoveling if you are older, have heart disease or think you might. “Shoveling snow is hard work,” says Cleveland Clinic cardiovascular surgeon A. … Read More
Medicine changes so fast that doctors are hard-pressed to stay on top of the latest developments. That’s why they attend national medical meetings. At these meetings, they learn the latest information in their specialty. The annual meeting of the American Heart Association (AHA) is one of the largest in the world. From the thousands of … Read More
Research studies show that most adults gain some weight over the holidays. But don’t despair — this year can be different! Here are some great ways to enjoy the holidays without adding pounds. View our infographic and read about the tips in detail below. 1. Get moving Check with your doctor first, of course. But … Read More
Sellers of vitamin D claim the nutrient can lower your blood pressure. But don’t believe the hype. Despite claims from the nutrition industry and non-medical personnel about vitamin D’s ability to lower blood pressure, no quality scientific study can confirm these benefits. There are many other claims about the benefits of Vitamin D for heart … Read More
Women fare worse than men after a heart attack, with longer hospital stays and a greater likelihood of dying in the hospital afterward, a recent study says. The good news is that the death rates for women after a heart attack are declining significantly. The study, by researchers at Yale University, analyzed the largest hospital … Read More
A new study finds that running just a few minutes each day may significantly decrease your risk for heart disease. And you don’t have to run very far or very fast to improve your heart health. The researchers concluded that running even 5 to 10 minutes each day is good. It “is associated with markedly reduced risks … Read More