Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Months after infection, many COVID-19 patients can't shake illness

It was a Tuesday in late March when Julia Henry first felt the body aches and dry cough that signaled the start of her bout with COVID-19. By that weekend, her husband and three children also were sick. But the kids were ...

Cardiology

Accurately measuring blood pressure at home

High blood pressure is one of the top risk factors for heart attack and stroke. It's also common among people who develop severe COVID-19 symptoms.

Cardiology

Do you know your cardiorespiratory fitness level?

You might know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, but do you know your cardiorespiratory fitness level? Experts at the American Heart Association think this number may be an even better gauge of heart health.

Health

Slight increase in Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium

Medicare says its "Part B" premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year. That means retirees should be able to keep more of their recently-announced Social Security cost-of-living increase.

HIV & AIDS

Smartphone app can help improve outcomes with HIV

(HealthDay)—A smartphone app designed for people living with HIV increases users' consistency in doctor visits and improves their health outcomes, according to a study recently published in AIDS Patient Care and STDs.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

End of brutal flu season in sight

(HealthDay)—It's been a particularly tough flu season, but spring—and real relief—may be near, new numbers show.

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