ARCHIVE: April 2019

AHA News: With Humor -- and Brain-Shaped Jell-O -- This Doctor...

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- One of the most valuable lessons in pediatrician April Inniss' medical career came from an 8-year-old boy. Inniss was just out of...

Americans Sitting More Than Ever, and Tech Is to Blame

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- America's couch potatoes are becoming ever more deeply rooted, and computers are the reason why. The amount of time people spend sitting around has...

Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With growing concern about mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, it's easy to let down your guard when it comes to ticks. But Lyme disease is still a danger...

The Benefits of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The body's immune system is designed to fight off threats, like infection-causing germs, through a process called inflammation. But a steady state of...

Quick Test Helps Predict Hospital Readmission Risk After Heart...

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For elderly heart attack survivors, how well they perform on a simple mobility test could help predict whether they will be back in the hospital within a...

Veggies, Fruits and Grains Keep Your Heart Pumping

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As if you needed any more proof that fruits, vegetables and whole grains are good for you, a new study finds they may cut your chances of heart failure by...

Skipping Breakfast Could Be a Bad Move for Your Heart

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Think breakfast isn't the most important meal of the day? Think again, say researchers behind a new study that found the risk of heart-related death...

Many 'Gen Xers' Desolate as They Navigate Adulthood:...

MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Despair runs rampant through Generation X as these Americans struggle through middle age, a new study reports. So-called indicators of despair --...

You Can Cut Your Odds for an Aortic Aneurysm

MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People at risk for an aortic aneurysm should get screened for the life-threatening condition, an expert says. Aortic aneurysms are balloon-like bulges...

Could Diabetes Drug Metformin Help Keep People Slim?

MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests a first-line drug for treating type 2 diabetes -- metformin -- may help people with pre-diabetes maintain long-term weight loss....

How to Avoid Skin Problems When You Garden

MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As you dig into gardening this spring, be sure you don't plant the seeds of skin problems, an expert advises. "Adverse skin reactions from gardening are...

Preschool Is Prime Time to Teach Healthy Lifestyle Habits

MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Teaching preschoolers about healthy habits can reduce their risk of obesity and heart disease later in life, new research suggests. The New York City...

Sit All Day at Work? Exercise Can Counter That

MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If your job keeps you chained to a desk all day, you might be able to erase the ill effects with regular exercise, a large new study suggests. Research...

Many U.S. Kids Don't Drink Enough Water, and Obesity May Be...

MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- On any given day, 1 in 5 American youngsters don't drink any water at all, a new survey shows. And those who don't end up consuming almost twice as many...

AHA News: Evidence Grows for an HPV-Heart Disease Connection

MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the country. In several studies, it's also linked to...

How to Make Your Workplace a Healthier One

MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even if you love your job, your workspace might not love you back. Because people may spend 40 or more hours on the job, often at a desk, all that exposure...

Asparagus: A Tasty Spring Veggie That Boosts Gut Health

MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Asparagus is a great spring vegetable that can be a tasty side dish or the starring ingredient in a main course like risotto. And it's more than just...

Strict Blood Pressure Limits for Kids Tied to Heart Health Later

MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Tighter high blood pressure guidelines for children might better spot those at risk for heart disease in adulthood, a new study suggests. Compared to...

Medical Marijuana Use Rising Among Cancer Patients

MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with cancer are more likely to use marijuana and prescription opioids than those without cancer, and the use of medical marijuana by this group is...

Many Teens Don't Know They Are Vaping Nicotine

MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As e-cigarette use soars in high schools across America, new research shows many people don't understand the amount of addictive nicotine they're inhaling...

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