ARCHIVE: March 2019

AHA News: Belly Fat Ups Older Women's Heart Risks, Even...

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Bad news for women who carry fat around their waist rather than on their thighs: New research finds that postmenopausal women shaped like...

Healthy Diet While Young, Healthy Brain in Middle Age

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who eat a heart-healthy diet may also be protecting their brain in middle age, a new study suggests. It included more than 2,600 participants...

Heart Attacks Striking More Young Adults

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Although Americans are suffering fewer heart attacks, the rate is dramatically increasing among those under 40. In fact, 20 percent of people who have a...

AHA News: Opioid Crisis Brings Concerns About Heart Dangers

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Dan Willard doesn't remember a thing from those fateful 48 hours. Not what happened to the 32 pills of prescribed painkiller -- nor how...

An Afternoon Nap May Lower Your Blood Pressure

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Want a daytime pick-me-up that may also benefit your blood pressure? Take a nap, researchers suggest. "Midday sleep appears to lower blood pressure...

Even a Drink a Day Might Raise Your Blood Pressure

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Prior studies have suggested that a little drinking might help the heart. But rigorous new research suggests the opposite, finding that even a drink or two...

Hormone Therapy Linked to Slight Rise in Alzheimer's Risk

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many women turn to hormone therapy to ease some of the more troubling symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats. But new research...

First Steps After a Diabetes Diagnosis

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When you're diagnosed with diabetes, your doctor is likely to start you on a program to lower blood sugar and help insulin work more efficiently -- a...

How to Get Your Calcium If You're Lactose-Intolerant

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With research finding that the body prefers calcium from food, not supplements, it can be a challenge to meet daily requirements if you're lactose-...

Loose Gun Laws Tied to More Mass Shootings

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For those who think that tougher gun laws and fewer mass shootings aren't connected, new research begs to differ. The study found there are more mass...

High Testosterone Levels Are Bad News for the Heart

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- High testosterone levels can drastically increase a man's risk of heart failure and stroke-causing blood clots, a new study reports. Men with a genetic...

'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek Reveals He Has Pancreatic...

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a special announcement aired Wednesday on the "Jeopardy!" YouTube channel, long-time host Alex Trebek announced he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer, but...

AHA News: Can Social Connection Aid Heart Health in African-...

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- For black adults, connecting with neighbors could do much more than create a sense of community -- it also might be good for their heart...

Do Long Doctor Shifts Hurt Patients? Study Says No

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Despite years of worry over young doctors' grueling work hours, a new study finds that longer shifts do not jeopardize patients' safety. The trial is one...

When it Comes to Diet, Not All Plants Are Created Equal

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Want to take care of your heart and live longer? Adopt a plant-based diet with plenty of fruit, vegetables, whole grains and nuts. That's the key...

Pooch Peril: More Elderly Are Fracturing Bones While Dog Walking

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Walking the dog can be great exercise for seniors, but there could be one downside: bone fractures. Fractures suffered by elderly Americans while walking...

AHA News: Opioid Meds Pose Danger to Kidney Disease Patients

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Medication options can be limited for people with chronic kidney disease, which is why they often get prescribed opioids to help manage...

FDA Issues Asbestos Warning About Some Claire's Cosmetic...

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Consumers should avoid certain Claire's cosmetic products that may contain potentially cancer-causing asbestos because the company has refused to recall...

Heavier People May Be More Likely to Survive a Stroke

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- While it's long been understood that being overweight or obese raises the odds of stroke, new research indicates those carrying extra weight are far less...

Which Misused Prescription Meds Send Americans to the ER?

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most folks treated in a U.S. emergency room for misuse of prescription medications get into trouble because they mix different substances, a new study...

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