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December 7, 2018

Too Much Salt Might Help Spur A-Fib

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A high-salt diet could raise your risk for a common heart rhythm disorder, new research suggests. Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) […]
December 7, 2018

Incontinence Drug May Cut Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Hot flashes, a common curse in menopause, can be especially bothersome after breast cancer. But a new study suggests […]
December 6, 2018

Millions of Americans Still Breathing Secondhand Smoke: Report

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Despite three decades of declines in secondhand smoke exposure, 58 million Americans — children included — are still breathing […]
December 6, 2018

AHA: 12-Year-Old Heart Defect Survivor Inspires NFL Player's Foundation

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Gavin Kuykendall’s life has been shaped by his fight against heart disease. Now almost 12, he recently expressed […]
December 6, 2018

Kidney Disease Claiming More Lives

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Although fewer Americans are dying from heart disease and cancer, deaths from chronic kidney disease are on the rise, […]
December 6, 2018

Another Plus to Cardiac Rehab: Better Sex

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Heart patients taking part in cardiac rehabilitation could receive a spicy side effect from the program — a boost […]
December 6, 2018

Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Targeted, 'Personalized' Medicine: Poll

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Medical science has made tremendous advances in “personalized medicine” — drugs that fight cancer and other diseases by boosting […]
December 5, 2018

Botox May Help Prevent Post-Op A-Fib

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Botox has other uses beyond enhancing lips and minimizing facial wrinkles. Scientists now say it may help prevent atrial […]
December 5, 2018

An App, Your Fingernail — and Anemia Screening Is Done

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Checking for low hemoglobin in the blood — otherwise known as anemia — usually means drawing blood for testing. […]