Health News

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.
Salt Wasn't So Serious for Blood Pressure
Many Americans eat more salt than dietary guidelines recommend. New evidence suggests that salt may not be as serious a threat to one group of patients' blood pressure as once thought.
The Risks of Youth E-Cig Use
Experimenting is often how kids and teens learn. Experimenting with electronic cigarettes, however, may be risky.
Using Food Labels to Cut Back on Salt
If you're at risk of high blood pressure, you've likely heard these words from your doctor: "Watch your salt intake!" But how many Americans are effectively using food labels to help them cut back on salty foods?
Heart Attack During Exercise: Not a Big Threat
Heart attacks can strike with no warning, even while exercising. However, middle-aged adults shouldn't be afraid to exercise, as the likelihood of sudden heart attacks may be low during vigorous activity.
How the Food on Your Plate Might Affect Your Heart
The healthy choices you make at breakfast, lunch and dinner don’t just make you feel better — they could be adding years to your life.
This Vitamin May Help Lower Stroke Risk
As stroke becomes an increasingly common health risk, researchers look for ways patients can lower their risk. And they might have found one.
This Vitamin May Not Lower Blood Pressure
Just because people with low vitamin D levels often have high blood pressure doesn't mean that more vitamin D will fix the problem.
Got Arthritis? Take Care of Your Teeth
If those aching joints are a result of rheumatoid arthritis, it may be a signal to take extra care of your teeth.
Teens, Go Nuts! It Might Boost Your Health
They say teens will eat anything that isn't nailed down. If that includes nuts, it could improve teens' health.