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Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery
Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who are older than 65 who've had a stroke or heart valve surgery, or who have known blood vessel disease, have an increased risk of stroke...
Injuries on the Increase in High School Lacrosse, Study Shows
Injuries on the Increase in High School Lacrosse, Study Shows TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High school lacrosse players are facing an increasing number of injuries during practices as well as games, a new study finds. Although the most c...
Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes?
Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes? THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking caffeine may worsen the hot flashes and night sweats that affect roughly two-thirds of women as they go through menopause, new survey data suggests. "While th...
IRS Caps Fines on Uninsured Americans at $12K for Family of 5
IRS Caps Fines on Uninsured Americans at $12K for Family of 5 FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. taxpayers who go without health insurance this year will face fines of up to $2,448 per individual or $12,240 for a family of five, the Intern...
Inflammatory Muscle Disorder May Raise Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke
Inflammatory Muscle Disorder May Raise Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A common inflammatory muscle disorder that causes pain and stiffness in older people may increase the risk for heart attack and stroke, new ...
Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures?
Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures? WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While a host of cardiovascular ailments are associated with excess pounds, new research supports a puzzling "obesity paradox." It found that overweight heart ...
iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids
iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When an 11-year-old boy in San Diego developed a nasty skin allergy, doctors traced it to the nickel in his family's iPad. They also found a quick and easy solution -...
Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic: Study
Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic: Study TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of exercise -- and not a tendency to eat too much -- may explain why an increasing number of Americans are obese, a new study suggests. Researcher...
If You Can't Stand the Heat . . .
If You Can't Stand the Heat . . . WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Summer's heat puts everyone at potential risk for heat-related illness, but seniors and people with chronic health problems are especially vulnerable. Heat illnesses -- coll...
Insulin Pumps May Outperform Daily Injections for Type 2 Diabetes: Study
Insulin Pumps May Outperform Daily Injections for Type 2 Diabetes: Study WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Insulin pumps provide better blood sugar control for adults with diabetes than multiple daily insulin injections, a new study says. In...