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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. […]
December 5, 2018

AHA: How to Stop Smoking … for Good

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Nobody knows who first said, “To succeed, you first have to fail.” But it’s a phrase many smokers […]
December 4, 2018

Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Takes Another Step Forward

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new gene therapy shows early promise against sickle cell anemia, researchers say. The therapy targets the genetic flaw […]
December 4, 2018

Mental Health and College Students

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There’s an adjustment period for almost every new college student — many young people have struggles balancing independence and […]