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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}
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.
CDC Reports Americans Living Longer Than Ever
Americans may be living longer than ever before. In a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, measures of life span were up and rates of death were down.
Surprising Facts About the Flu
As the flu continues to change and new strains appear, it’s important to know how to lower flu risk for you and your family. Here are some facts about the flu that may surprise you.
Dangers of Smoking After Surgery
After surgery, the body needs to focus on healing. Smoking may interfere with this healing process. People who smoke after surgery could be putting their bodies at serious risk for complications.
Mortality Rates Up in Smaller Hospitals
Though hospitals are the place to receive care fast, smaller hospitals might not be keeping up with the bigger ones. It appears the quality of care delivered does vary between hospitals.
Macrolides and Heart Attacks
We think of antibiotics as something that will only bring us health – not harm. However a recent study is exploring a potential connection between a specific antibiotic and heart troubles.
Pneumonia Could Make Your Heart Skip a Beat
Being hospitalized for pneumonia can put patients on a fast track to heart disease. If that weren't bad enough, these patients may also be at risk of developing irregular heart beats.
Breathe In, Breathe Out
Cardiac surgery is a big deal. Perhaps preparing the body for recovery beforehand could be a good way to boost the body’s ability to repair itself afterwards.