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Antibiotics and Aortic Aneurysm Risk
A common type of antibiotic may increase the risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection, according to a new study.
8 Top Health Questions Answered
One of the most common questions pharmacists receive is "Can I drink alcohol while taking my medication?" See what other questions made the list.
Macrolide Antibiotics: Safe for the Heart?
It was previously unknown whether macrolide antibiotics increased the risks of heart arrhythmia, a serious heart rhythm disturbance that can lead to death. New research is now bringing more clarity to this issue.
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.
Smoking: A Habit to Kick for Life
If you need another reason to quit smoking, keep reading. New evidence supports past findings that smokers face a raised risk for many health problems.
Smoking May Be Even Riskier Than Once Thought
Smokers, it’s never too late to quit — and there may now be even more good reasons to do so.
Hospitalized for Pneumonia? Watch Out for Your Heart
Heart risks can show up in some surprising places.
What a Daily Drink Might Do for Your Heart
That nightcap or glass of wine with dinner may be doing more than just relaxing you at the end of a long day. It could be boosting your heart health.
7 Ways to Boost Your Immune System
Flu season is upon us! Check out these tips to boost your immune system - before you get the sniffles!