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Targeting 9 Risk Factors Could Prevent 1 in 3 Dementia Cases: Study July 20, 2017

Reducing mid-life hearing loss might make the biggest difference

As Your Weight Creeps Up, So Does Your Risk of Heart Failure July 19, 2017

But losing a few pounds might help decrease the damage, cardiologist suggests

Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s? July 19, 2017

Following lifestyle recommendations in young adulthood pays off later, study says

'Smart' Robot Technology Could Give Stroke Rehab a Boost July 19, 2017

State-of-the-art harness shows promise in early trials

Resisting the Seduction of a Buffet July 19, 2017

Tricks to keep from overindulging

Most Women Should Forgo Ovarian Cancer Screening: Panel July 18, 2017

Test isn't accurate enough to justify its use, experts say

More Evidence That Midlife Weight Gain Harms Your Health July 18, 2017

Risk of diabetes, heart disease rises when waistlines widen slowly, study finds

Reducing Repeat Hospitalizations Doesn't Harm Patients: Study July 18, 2017

Obamacare guidelines may mean better follow-up after discharge, researchers suggest

Women Driven to Be Thinner When Husband Is Hot July 18, 2017

But study finds the dynamic doesn't work the other way around

Special Training Plus Medication Might Help People With Advanced Alzheimer's July 18, 2017

Skills lost, such as dressing or bathing, can potentially be relearned, small study suggests

Not All Plant Foods Are Equal July 17, 2017

Analysis found that only healthy fruits, vegetables and grains guarded against heart disease

McCain's Recovery Time After Surgery Uncertain, Experts Say July 17, 2017

Fate of Affordable Care Act may depend on Senator's return to work

Impaired Eyesight May Be First Sign of Zika Damage in Babies July 17, 2017

All infants with prenatal exposure to the virus need a vision exam, researchers say

9/11 Survivors More Likely to Have Heart, Lung Diseases July 17, 2017

Study found those exposed to dust cloud also more prone to develop asthma

A Healthy Diet May Help Ward Off Dementia July 17, 2017

New studies suggest that, yes, eating right could boost your brain function

Timing Is Everything With Heart Attacks July 14, 2017

These crises tend to be more frequent on certain days, seasons, study finds

Working Too Much Might Tip Heart Into Irregular Rhythm July 14, 2017

Study shows a link between on-the-job hours and atrial fibrillation, but couldn't prove cause-and-effect

Study Spots Cause of Global Outbreak of Infections Tied to Heart Surgeries July 13, 2017

Bacteria traced to heating-cooling units used on operating rooms caused cases in multiple countries

Better Diet, Longer Life? July 12, 2017

A large study suggests you're never too old to benefit from a commitment to eating healthier

Fewer U.S. Dollars Spent on Cardiac Arrest Research: Study July 12, 2017

Other causes of death claim the lion's share of funding

CT Scans Might Help Gauge Heart Attack Risk July 12, 2017

Researchers aim to identify vulnerable patients before damage becomes irreversible

Taking the Stairs May Soon Get Easier July 12, 2017

New high-tech steps 'recycle' climbers' energy, making the ascent less tough, inventors say

New Test May Help Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early July 12, 2017

Low-cost blood screening could be key weapon against No. 4 cancer killer in U.S.

Weighing Portions Adds Up to Weight Loss July 12, 2017

Put an end to guesstimating calories with simple tools

Did Grandpa's Insomnia Serve an Evolutionary Purpose? July 12, 2017

Study suggests older tribe members may have pulled the 'night shift' to watch for danger

Docs Should Counsel Even Healthy People on Diet, Exercise, Experts Say July 11, 2017

Influential panel urges doctors to talk to low-risk adults about lifestyle

CPAP Mask Not a Prescription for Heart Troubles July 11, 2017

Device helped with sleep apnea, but didn't cut deaths from cardiovascular causes, study finds

Easier Colon Exam Boosts Screening, But Insurers May Not Pay July 11, 2017

People with coverage for virtual colonoscopy are more likely to get tested for colon cancer, study finds

Viagra Might Make for a Safer, More Effective Stent July 11, 2017

In animal study, coating the artery-opening devices with the drug kept vessels clear longer

Fatal First-Time Heart Attacks More Common in Blacks: Study July 10, 2017

Black men are twice as likely to die, so prevention is crucial, researcher says

Living With Purpose May Help Seniors Sleep Soundly July 10, 2017

Sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome are less common in those with a reason to get up in the morning, study finds

Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study July 10, 2017

Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up

Seniors' Lungs Can Tackle Exercise July 07, 2017

Researchers find older adults' respiratory systems keep up with demands of cycling regimen

2 of 3 Americans Don't Have 'Advance Directive' for End of Life July 07, 2017

Document lets family members know your wishes

Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports July 06, 2017

Agency head calls persistent geographic gap a 'significant public health problem'

Opioids a Threat to Seniors With COPD July 06, 2017

Odds of heart-related death increased in these patients after new painkiller use, researchers say

Fewer Heart Failure Patients Dying of Cardiac Arrest July 06, 2017

Researchers chock it up to better meds, as patients live longer and better

Exercise Can Keep Obese Seniors on the Go July 06, 2017

Study ties physical activity to ability to perform everyday tasks

Sleep Problems: An Early Warning Sign of Alzheimer's? July 05, 2017

Small study found an association but didn't prove link

'Simple 7' Steps Can Help Improve Blood Pressure in Blacks July 05, 2017

Adherence to the American Heart Association guidelines may help prevent stroke, study finds

Is Shingles Tied to Heart, Stroke Risk? July 05, 2017

More research is needed, but doctors should warn patients, researchers say

7 Ways to Cut 50 Calories Every Day July 04, 2017

Small adjustments can add up to diet success

Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don't Ask for Help June 30, 2017

Poll found roughly half didn't, but 67 percent who did received assistance from their doctor

Some Prostate Drugs May Do Harm June 29, 2017

Hormone-based meds linked to higher blood sugar and 'bad' cholesterol levels in small study

Depression May Worsen Health for Cancer Caregivers June 29, 2017

Identifying signs early on might help protect these loved ones, study suggests

Scientists Spot Genes Behind Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis June 29, 2017

Large study finds key mutations that may be tied to raised risk for inflammatory bowel disease

Melanoma Biopsy Results Can Differ, Worrying Patients June 29, 2017

Doctor discovers skin cancer evaluations aren't always as clear-cut as many might think

Slowed Walking, Shrinking Brain? June 29, 2017

Seniors whose pace dropped showed shrinkage in brain region linked to memory, spatial orientation

Even at Low Levels, Dirty Air Raises Death Risk for U.S. Seniors June 28, 2017

Research suggests blacks, men and the poor are especially vulnerable

Obamacare May Have Slashed Cardiac Arrest Rate in Oregon June 28, 2017

'Extraordinary reduction' seen among middle-aged adults after enactment of health care law

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