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Checking pulse could help detect risk of a second stroke

Stroke patients and theirfamilies can be taught to monitor the patient's pulse and detectirregular heartbeats that might...

Hispanic Americans need tailored heart care: report

Hispanic Americans make up thefastest growing minority group in the U.S. and healthcareprofessionals need to better understand...

Probiotics might help lower blood pressure

Regularly consuming probiotics,or the "good" bacteria found in yogurt, milk and cheese, mayhelp control blood pressure, according...

Medication errors may be common after hospital discharge

More than half of heart patientsin a new U.S. study made mistakes taking their medications ormisunderstood instructions given...

Healthy living may slow early dementia: study

A program that emphasizeshealthy eating, brain and social engagement, physical activityand heart health may slow dementia...

U.S. strokes, stroke deaths decreased over past decades

The number of Americans havingstrokes and the number dying following strokes decreased overthe past 20 years, according to...

Gene therapy creates 'biological pacemaker' cells for the heart

Researchers have succeeded in turningordinary cardiac muscle cells into specialized ones that delivera steady heartbeat using...

Heart patients might go off medication after changes in pill appearance

People are more likely to stoptaking their medication after a heart attack if the appearanceof their pills suddenly changes...

Novartis and Google to develop 'smart' contact lens

Swiss drugmaker Novartis has struck anagreement with Google to develop "smart" contact lenses thatwould help diabetics track...

Negative emotions may raise stroke risk: study

People who suffer from highlevels of stress, hostility and depression may be more likely tohave strokes, suggests a new study....

Older adults and their children move closer together after health issues

Seniors who have a stroke orheart attack are more likely to end up living closer to theiradult children afterward, according...

Smoking cessation more effective with pills and patch: study

People trying to quit smokingmay be more likely to succeed if they combine the patch with apill, suggests a new study from...

Preventive services differ between primary care docs and OB/GYNs

The services women receiveduring annual preventive care visits may partially depend onwhat type of doctor they see, suggests...

Bone marrow transplant safe, effective for adult sickle cell patients: study

Bone marrow transplants, whichhave already been used to cure sickle cell disease in children,may also hold promise for adults,...

Too much TV tied to premature death

Not all sitting is the same,according to a new study from Spain that found adults who watchthree or more hours of TV per...

More evidence that moderate drinking may benefit the heart

Two large studies published inJune, one covering 52 countries around the globe and the otherfrom Scandinavia, link low-to-moderate...

Canola oil-enriched diet may benefit people with diabetes

Switching to a diet low insimple sugars and high in healthy fats, like the types found incanola oil, could help people with...

Treating gum disease linked to improvements in other conditions

People who were treated forperiodontal disease had lower healthcare costs and fewerhospitalizations for other medical conditions...

Quitting snus after a heart attack halves death risk: study

Heart attack survivors who stopusing snus, a Swedish smokeless tobacco, were half as likely todie in the next two years as...

High blood pressure tied to impaired color vision

Japanese men with higher bloodpressure were more likely to have impaired color vision, a newstudy has found. Researchers...

ADVISORY-Doc visits after high-risk surgery tied to fewer readmissions

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Doc visits after high-risk surgery tied to fewer readmissions

People who visit their primarycare doctors shortly after high-risk surgeries are less likelyto end up back in the hospital...

COLUMN-The state of senior health: It depends on your state

What are the best and worst places tostay healthy as you age? For answers, take out a map and followthe Mississippi River...

California's top court says Target not required to carry in-store defibrillators

California's top court on Mondayunanimously ruled that large retailers are not required toprovide automated external defibrillators...

Chest-pain follow-up linked to better survival, heart health

After an emergency-room visitfor chest pain, people who follow-up with a doctor are lesslikely than those who don't do so...

CORRECTED-Smoking, extra weight in pregnancy tied to obesity throughout childhood

Women who smoke during pregnancyand are overweight early in pregnancy are more likely to havechildren who become obese as...

FDA asks for wider warning on testosterone products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said alltestosterone products on the market should include in theirlabels a general...

COLUMN-China can learn from U.S. how to cut smog

New air pollution standards on emissionsof mercury and other heavy metals from coal-fired power plantswill avert up to 11,000...

For young women, depression tied to risk of heart problems

Women under age 55 withsuspected heart problems are twice as likely to have a heartattack, require artery-opening procedures...

Antidepressants in pregnancy pose little heart risk for fetus: study

Records from nearly a millionwomen and their newborn children offer new evidence that commonantidepressants taken during...

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