General Health


Treating High Blood Pressure in Older Adults

New and stricter blood pressure guidelines may complicate treating older Americans for hypertension, experts have suggested. Most adults with measurements of 130 for the top...

February 22, 2018 / 3 min read


Roundup: Eating Slowly – and Not Too...

Take your time when eating, avoid after-dinner snacks and don’t eat shortly before bedtime. These three habits will help you lose weight, a new study...

February 16, 2018 / 3 min read


Flu Causing Heart Attack in Some Patients

Despite a difficult season, most people experiencing this year’s flu – body aches, cough, sore throat and congestion – feel better in a week or...

February 15, 2018 / 3 min read


Former ‘Mr. Churrasco’ Now Savors a Healthy...

Nelson Morales, who was once known as “Mr. Churrasco” to his friends, now calls himself “the luckiest man alive.” Mr. Morales (pictured above with his...

February 14, 2018 / 3 min read


Learn Not to Burn: Taking Stock of...

Cooking a pot of beans hardly seems like a hazardous activity. Neither does fixing your boat, grilling a burger, making a cup of tea, lighting...

February 6, 2018 / 4 min read


Top 5 Heart Disease Myths

Many people don’t realize they have accepted misconceptions or outright myths about heart disease. And that misinformation can pose a danger to a person’s health....

February 5, 2018 / 3 min read


Score a Healthy Super Bowl With These...

More food is eaten on Super Bowl Sunday than any other holiday or celebration during the year, with the exception of Thanksgiving. With the quantity...

February 2, 2018 / 3 min read


Roundup: Go Red for Heart Disease Awareness;...

Many Americans are wearing red today in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement, which is designed to spread awareness of...

February 2, 2018 / 4 min read


Understanding Cancer-Related Cognitive Dysfunction – ‘Chemo Brain’

Cancer-related cognitive dysfunction, frequently referred to as “chemo brain,” has been reported in as many as 75 percent of people receiving cancer treatment. Cancer care...

January 30, 2018 / 3 min read