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Many U.S. Young Adults Not Aware of Stroke Symptoms

A considerable proportion of young adults are not aware of stroke symptoms, according to a study published online Oct. 26 in Stroke. Reed Mszar, M.P.H.,...

Lockdowns Can Widen Kids' Waistlines – Here's How to Curb That

Stuck at home, bored. Fiddling with their phone or playing video games. Munching on snack foods to while away the time. School-age children gaining excess...

AHA News: Heart Attacks Linked to Pregnancy on the Rise, Most Often in Women 30 and Older

By Maria Elena Fernandez American Heart Association News TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Pregnancy-related heart attacks...

Antifungal Meds Cut Risk for Death After Lung Transplant

Preventive antifungal medications cut the risk for death following a lung transplant by more than half, according to a study published online Sept. 23...

Spouses Share a Lot – Including Heart Health, Study Shows

Many married couples or domestic partners share a lot: the same house, bills, pets and maybe children. A new study found they often also share the same...

Patients With Worst COVID-19 May Be Best Plasma Donors: Study

Factors such as sex, age and severity of the disease may help identify COVID-19 survivors who have high levels of antibodies that can protect against the...

Will Expelled Droplets Spread COVID? Ventilation May Be Key

The tiny droplets that linger in the air after people talk, cough or sneeze aren't very efficient at spreading the new coronavirus, new research suggests. Using...

Health Highlights: Oct. 27, 2020

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Nurses at High Risk for COVID-19: CDC Among all...

Got Election Anxiety? Experts Have Coping Tips

It may be no surprise that this year's presidential election is taking a toll on the mental health of Americans. In a new Harris Poll survey, conducted...

Most Couples Concordant for Cardiovascular Risk

Most couples are concordant in cardiovascular risk factors, according to a study published online Oct. 26 in JAMA Network Open. Dov Shiffman, Ph.D., from...

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How has the Pandemic Affected the Epidemic?

Covid has changed our lives. Lockdowns, self-isolation, canceled events, and mask-wearing….could anyone have imagined this last Columbus day? Everyone is under stress. Some notably more than others. But perhaps those who have been destabilized the most are the ones who struggle with addiction disorders. Experts are predicting a record year for opioid-related overdosages, surpassing lasts […]

BPA – Still widespread and still a concern.

In 2008, the Washington Post made national headline news with its front-page news article about the dangers of BPA  (Bisphenol-A), a chemical used to make sealants and a hard clear plastic called polycarbonate.  The FDA investigated, but according to their most recent safety assessment in 2014, still considers BPA  safe at the current levels occurring […]

Feeling the heat? Maybe your medication is to blame.

With the weather heating up across the U.S. it seems good timing that most states are easing their lockdown restrictions. Escaping into the sun is something we are all looking forward to, especially after a winter of confinement at home. But did you know that heat-related deaths are one of the deadliest weather-related outcomes in […]

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