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Majority of U.S. Adults Have Poor Heart Health: Study

America's heart health went from bad to worse between 1988 and 2014, a new report warns. That means roughly 60 percent of whites, 75 percent of Mexican Americans and 85 percent of black Americans are going through life today with subpar heart health. At first glance, the study seems to offer some good news: A long-standing gap in heart health between...

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Booze Boosts Your Heart Rate

You might think that glass of wine or beer helps you relax at the end of a long day, but researchers report that it actually makes your heart race. And the more you drink, the faster your heart beats. To come to that conclusion, German doctors monitored the alcohol consumption and heart rates of more than 3,000 people (average age: 35) at the 2015...

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U.S. Drug Traffickers Could Face Death Penalty Under Trump Opioid Plan

Drug traffickers in the United States could face the death penalty under President Donald Trump's plan to tackle the nation's opioid addiction epidemic. The death penalty would be imposed where appropriate under current law, according to a top administration official, the Associated Press reported. Trump also wants to lower the amount of drugs required...

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Stem Cell Transplant for MS Shows Promise

A stem cell transplant may be an effective treatment for multiple sclerosis, an international study suggests. The treatment involves using cancer drugs to decimate a patient's immune system and then restarting it with a stem cell transplant, BBC News reported. The study included 100 patients in the United States, England, Sweden and Brazil with relapsing...

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Health Tip: What Could Be Behind Achilles Tendinitis

-- Achilles tendinitis, an inflammation of the tendon that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone, often develops from repetitive stress to the tendon when you work your body too hard. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons says specific causes of Achilles tendinitis include: Sudden increase in the amount or intensity of exercise. Tight calf...

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Health Tip: How You May Benefit From a Standing Desk

-- Standing desks are the fastest-growing employee benefit in the United States, recent research from the Society for Human Resource Management finds. A standing desk allows you to either stand up or sit while you work at your desk. It can be as simple and inexpensive as placing your computer monitor on top of a box or a stack of books, or it can be...

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A Surgery-Free Fix for Bad Knees?

Tiny pellets could treat arthritic knee pain, delaying the need for knee replacement surgery, a small study has found. Microparticles inserted into small blood vessels around the knee helped reduce the pain and improve function in eight arthritis sufferers, according to clinical trial results. The results were presented Monday at the Society of Interventional...

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A Husband's Housework May Bring Bedroom Benefits

Husbands who are less than satisfied with their sex lives might want to fire up the vacuum. Why? New research suggests that when partners in a marriage feel the division of housework is fair, sexual satisfaction improves for both. "Feelings of unfairness in housework and other aspects of your marriage can be corrosive to the relationship," said study...

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Women May Dismiss Subtle Warning Signs of Heart Disease

Warning signs of heart disease in women, such as fatigue, body aches and upset stomach, may be shrugged off as symptoms of stress or a hectic lifestyle. But heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women, so it's important to listen to your body, according to experts at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Heart disease develops...

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Health Highlights: March 20, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Mississippi Bans Abortions After 15 Weeks Gestation A federal judge has scheduled a Tuesday morning hearing to consider blocking new abortion restrictions approved by Mississippi on Monday. The state's only abortion clinic sued within six hours of...

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We are proud to announce that has been awarded a Silver Award for “Best Consumer General Health Site” in the 2017 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Jane Weber Brubaker, chair of the eHealthcare Leadership Awards, notes that “Winners range from small and large healthcare provider organizations, to business-to-business and medical device companies, but they share these […]

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REMS@FDA: An Upgraded Patient Safety Program

REMS Overview Fact: Prescription drugs are complicated, and they are getting more complicated every day. Issues with complex drugs and side effects is not just a concern for the healthcare provider, it directly impacts the patient and caregiver, too. We’ve all heard the long list of adverse effects and warnings that unfold during a primetime […]

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