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U.S. Hospitals Still Prescribe Too Many Antibiotics: Study

June 15, 2017. 9:00 AM EST. 1 in 5 patients experiences side effects from the drugs, which often aren't necessary Read article


Iron Pills No Help for Certain Type of Heart Failure

May 16, 2017 High-dose supplements failed to improve exercise capacity, study says

Blood Thinners May Prevent Dementia in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

May 12, 2017 Even people with a low risk of stroke could benefit, researchers say

Common Food Nutrient Tied to Risky Blood Clotting

April 24, 2017 Gut bacteria reacts to compound in eggs and meat to produce chemical that ups heart disease risk, study says

For Firefighters, Another Danger: The Heart

April 03, 2017 Exposure to high heat and physical exertion may increase risk of heart attacks, study says

Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor

March 24, 2017 Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease

Blood Test May Spot Lung Cancer’s Return, Even Before Scans

March 20, 2017 Small study finds the new technique beats CT and PET scans by around 6 months

Stent Patients Face Higher Risk of Death After Bleeding, Clots

March 15, 2017 Prolonged treatment to prevent clots may increase bleeding risk in some patients, researchers warn

Many With Irregular Heartbeat Not on Meds They Need: Study

March 14, 2017 More than 80 percent of patients who suffered a stroke weren't getting adequate anti-clotting therapy

Sickle Cell Trait Tied to Higher Kidney Failure Risk for Blacks

March 09, 2017 Doctors should screen earlier for signs of trouble in people with this gene variant, researcher suggests

Gene Therapy: A Breakthrough for Sickle Cell Anemia?

March 01, 2017 But treatment has only been given to one patient so far

Study Tracks Bleeding Risk From Common Blood Thinners

February 28, 2017 Research looked specifically at bleeds inside the skull and near the brain

More Evidence Ties Gum Health to Stroke Risk

February 23, 2017 Study shows increasing risk of brain blockage with more severe gum disease

Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too

February 21, 2017 While trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen

Student-Athletes Don’t Have to Be Hit By Injuries

February 15, 2017 Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

Sickle Cell Trait in Blacks Can Skew Diabetes Test Results

February 07, 2017 Inaccurate reading may affect diagnosis and treatment of the blood sugar disease, study says