Health News

Please Don’t Pass the Salt
Salt and high blood pressure may go together like ham and eggs.
Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the US, but watching for certain risk factors may help give your heart a chance.
Trauma Tough on Women’s Hearts
Traumatic events — such as assault and natural disasters — may exact more than just an emotional toll on many women.
In Young Adults, BP Could Signal Later Heart Health
Keeping it low is a good thing when it comes to blood pressure. That may be especially true for young adults.
Living up to Your Potential Life Span
No one lives forever. But you may be able to increase your life span.
After Surgery, Resuming This Rx Might Help Patients
When going under the knife, many patients may stop taking their normal medications to prepare for surgery. Getting back on one common type of medication as soon as possible, however, may be better for patients' health.
What's Good for Diabetes May Be Good for the Heart
For those with type 2 diabetes, keeping blood sugar levels under control can seem like walking a tightrope. But that delicate balancing act may benefit more than just blood sugar.
Depression Rx Might Pose Smaller Risk in Moms-to-Be
Many moms-to-be who take antidepressants may assume that weaning themselves off their meds is the safest thing for their baby, but the truth may not be so simple.
There's No Place Like Home — To Grow Old
For those in midlife, lifestyle choices made now may have a major impact on living long and staying independent later in life.
Metabolic Syndrome Rate Stabilizing
A cluster of health problems — collectively known as metabolic syndrome — puts many at possible risk for heart disease and stroke. The good news? Rates for this condition appear to be stabilizing in the US.