June 15-21, 2015 - Original Health Articles

Is it Allergies or a Summer Cold?

The sun is out and the temperature has climbed, but instead of enjoying all that the season has to offer, you’re sniffling, sneezing, and rubbing your eyes. Are you suffering from a summer cold or do you have allergies? It’s not always easy to tell: According to doctors, there’s a lot of overlap in the symptoms.

Atrial Fibrillation Update for Women

Are you one of the 2.7 million people in the U.S. with atrial fibrillation (also known as AFib)? This irregular heartbeat can lead to serious complications like stroke, heart failure, and blood clots. To treat this potentially life-threatening condition, many people take anticoagulants, or blood thinners.

Common Cancer Screening Techniques

The earlier a cancer is diagnosed, the better the patient’s chances of survival. For instance, a woman whose breast cancer is diagnosed an early stage has a 93-100% chance of surviving five years, according to the American Cancer Society. However, someone diagnosed with a very advanced case has just a 22% chance of surviving the same amount of time.

Heart Attacks in Women Are More Likely to Be Deadly

Here's a grim statistic: Among people hospitalized for a heart attack, 12 percent of women—but just 6 percent of men—die in the hospital, according to new research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 64th Annual Scientific Session.

The Facts About 4 Common Cancers

What makes a cancer "common"? According to the National Cancer Institute, a common cancer has an estimated annual incidence of at least 40,000 cases. Here we look at the facts and stats surrouding four of the most common cancers in the United States—cancers that affect the breasts, prostate, colon, and lungs.

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