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Before Cancer Surgery, Blood Thinners Appeared Safe
Cancer patients have enough to worry about — they shouldn't have to worry about the health effects of medications taken before cancer surgery. And new evidence suggests they may not have to.
Protecting the Heart During Chemo
Chemotherapy can greatly improve cancer patients' chances of survival. But with this treatment comes a serious and equally life-threatening risk: heart failure.
Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
FDA Warns Against Imported Dietary Supplements
Consumers, beware! Imported products marketed as "dietary supplements" or "herbal alternatives" to prescription drugs may do you more harm than good.
New Guidelines for Smokers' Health Care
Smoking has been tied to numerous health issues. Now an expert panel has made recommendations for doctors who care for adults and pregnant women who smoke.
The Burden of Alcohol Use
New strategies may be needed to curb harmful alcohol use, especially in low-income countries.
How Diet Could Affect Breast Cancer Risk
The Mediterranean diet has long been promoted as a heart-healthy way of eating. But, for women, there may now be another good reason to adopt this diet.
Global Health Affected by Unhealthy Habits
Many of the deaths that occur around the world today may be preventable.
A Heart Rx That Could Help Cancer Patients
Beta blockers are a class of heart medications that treat high blood pressure. But for some patients, they may have other lifesaving benefits.
Hold That Sugary Drink for Better Health
Sugary drinks may taste good, but they may also take a big toll on public health.