Cardiology

Rethinking blood pressure readings

(HealthDay)—"140/90" had long been the line in the sand for getting high blood pressure under control. But in 2017, leading medical organizations lowered the definitions of normal, elevated and high blood pressure with ...

Cardiology

Pregnancy-related stroke more common among black women

The risk of pregnancy-related stroke is much higher among black women than among white women, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Connecting the dots between heartburn drugs and kidney damage

(HealthDay)—Just because a medication is available over the counter doesn't mean it won't have side effects or pose other dangers. One example is PPIs, a popular type of heartburn medication that can harm the kidneys, especially ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When to treat varicose veins

(HealthDay)—About half of the population will one day have a vein problem.

Oncology & Cancer

Make cancer prevention a priority in 2019

(HealthDay)—If one of your resolutions for 2019 is to improve your health, reducing your risk of cancer should be part of that goal, a cancer expert says.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are you sabotaging your sex life?

(HealthDay)—Research confirms that a good sex life is a key to strong feelings of intimacy and satisfaction for both partners in a relationship.

Cardiology

Fast facts for men (and women) about high cholesterol

(HealthDay)—High cholesterol, a serious risk factor for heart disease, can affect both men and women, and it's common for cholesterol levels to rise with age. But it's often a problem for men earlier in life than for women.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

How puzzles, games might help your aging brain

(HealthDay)—Those Sunday crossword puzzles may not prevent the aging brain from slowing down—but they might protect it in a different way, a new study suggests.

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