Heart Disease

Hold your breath to protect your heart

Women who have breast cancer on their left side present a particular challenge to radiation oncologists. Studies have shown that the risk of heart disease is higher in this group of women after radiation treatment because ...

Jan 05, 2015
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Stroke falls to No. 5 cause of death in US

Stroke has dropped from the nation's fourth-leading cause of death to No. 5, according to new federal statistics. It is the second time since 2011 that stroke has dropped a spot in the mortality rankings.

Jan 05, 2015
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New food labels bring revised calorie information

If you are like most Americans, you eat one-third of your calories away from home. This includes meals at restaurants, snacks from vending machines, drinks at coffee shops and foods from convenience stores. With weight loss ...

Dec 30, 2014
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A key urban intersection

Is there a dose of nature that can help make city dwellers' lives healthier and more productive?

Dec 30, 2014
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