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Re-focusing on Getting Fit? Heart Experts Offer These Tips

Want to get rid of all that weight you put on during the pandemic? To help out, the American Heart Association (AHA) is launching an initiative called...

'Possible Link' Found Between AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine, Rare Blood Clots

There is a "possible link" between the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and rare blood clots, but the benefits of the vaccine still outweigh the risks, the...

Two Vaccines Show Effectiveness Against Emerging COVID Variants

Two COVID-19 vaccines appear to work well against a rapidly spreading coronavirus variant that arose in California, but less effective against a variant...

Scientists Find Clues to Why AstraZeneca's Vaccine May Cause Clots

Doctors might have figured out why AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine may cause life-threatening blood clots in very rare cases. The discovery, made in a...

You've Got Fungi in Your Lungs, and That's OK

There's more than one kind of fungus living among lung tissue, but people can breathe easy knowing these species are for the most part harmless, scientists...

Supply of J&J COVID Vaccine to Drop 86 Percent Next Week

In a setback to a national vaccination campaign that was finally gaining ground, the federal government said Thursday that Johnson & Johnson will allocate...

AHA News: Not Just Bad Shoes and Sore Muscles – She Had Peripheral Artery Disease

Abigail Dudek celebrated her 40th birthday in Las Vegas a few months ago, grateful to go hiking and cycling without pain for the first time in more than...

The Future of Cancer for Americans

At first glance, it appears that little will change between now and 2040 when it comes to the types of cancers that people develop and that kill them,...

COVID Cases Climb in the Midwest as British Variant Takes Hold in U.S.

As new coronavirus cases soared across the Upper Midwest on Wednesday, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that a...

NIH Starts Trial Looking at Rare Allergic Reactions to COVID Vaccines

A new clinical trial will investigate whether people who are highly allergic or have what's known as a mast cell disorder are at higher risk for a sudden...

Despite Pandemic's Toll, Many Older Adults Don't Have Living Wills

As the coronavirus pandemic continues in the United States, less than half of older Americans have legally stated their wishes should they become seriously...

Bright Side: Sunnier Areas Have Lower COVID-19 Death Rates

COVID-19 might have a tough new foe: The sun. New research shows that sunnier regions of the United States have lower COVID-19 death rates than cloudier...

AHA News: Flu May Play Part in Plaque-Rupturing Heart Attacks

Getting a flu vaccine can reduce the risk of a common type of heart attack in people 60 and older, according to new research that suggests the virus plays...

Health Highlights: April 8, 2021

  Special ACA Enrollment Window Brings Insurance to 500,000 Americans More than half a million people have gained health coverage under a special...

Assisted Living Centers Can Do More for Dementia Patients, Experts Say

U.S. assisted living facilities often have activities to keep seniors socially engaged -- but a new study says they need to ensure that residents with...

Health Highlights: April 9, 2021

  Prince Philip Dies At Age 99 Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died Friday at Windsor Castle in England at age 99, Buckingham Palace...

Not Just Keyboards: Many Types of Workers Can Develop Carpal Tunnel

In a discovery that shows carpal tunnel syndrome doesn't strike just office workers, researchers report that people who work in construction or manufacturing...

Black Women Are Dying of COVID at Much Higher Rates Than White Men

COVID-19 death rates are significantly higher among Black American women than among white men, according to a new study, suggesting that race is a factor...

Women More Prone to Concussion's Long-Term Harms: Study

After a concussion, women may be at heightened risk of lasting physical and mental symptoms, a new study finds. The study of 2,000 concussion sufferers...

College Can Really Ramp Up Stress for People With ADHD

College is far more stressful for undergrads with ADHD than for their classmates, but it doesn't have to defeat them. New research finds that resilience...

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