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The FDA warned on Thursday that taking widely used painkillers called NSAIDS -- which include Advil, Motrin, Aleve and Celebrex -- at 20 weeks or later in a pregnancy could raise the risk of complications.
Posted: October 16, 2020, 10:43 pm
Many Americans who get recommended colon cancer screening may end up with  "surprise" medical bills, a new study suggests.
Posted: October 16, 2020, 10:32 pm
Even though Pfizer could have preliminary data about the vaccine's effectiveness by the end of October, gathering safety and manufacturing data would take until at least the third week of November, Dr. Albert Bourla said in the statement.
Posted: October 16, 2020, 5:28 pm
By the 42nd day after vaccination, all had antibody responses to the virus, according to researchers.
Posted: October 16, 2020, 3:25 pm
Among the 43 adults and 10 children with a congenital heart defect who were infected with COVID-19, 58% had complex congenital anatomy, 15% had a genetic syndrome, 11% had pulmonary hypertension and 17% were obese.
Posted: October 16, 2020, 3:20 pm
Doctors have made big leaps in recent years to catch rheumatoid arthritis early. But diagnosis still takes too long, costing people valuable time to prevent long-term damage to their joints.
Posted: October 15, 2020, 10:01 pm
The nine-year study of more than 2,000 older adults -- average age 74 -- found that people with severe apathy (a lack of interest or concern) were 80% more likely to develop dementia during the study period than those with low apathy.
Posted: October 15, 2020, 8:35 pm
Offering fresh insight into the deep-seated roots of dementia, new research finds that diminished blood flow to the brain is tied to buildup a protein long associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Posted: October 15, 2020, 8:32 pm
The study found that folks drawn to conservative-leaning TV news were much less likely to follow COVID prevention guidelines.
Posted: October 15, 2020, 8:26 pm
Women had a 1.6-fold increased risk of dying from other causes during the follow-up, according to the study published Oct. 14 in the European Heart Journal.
Posted: October 15, 2020, 8:24 pm

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American Heart Association

DALLAS, October 14, 2020 — The American Heart Association’s school-based program, American Heart Challenge™, awarded nine high school juniors and seniors with $1,000 college scholarships recognizing their commitment to wellness and community health....
Posted: October 14, 2020, 5:00 pm
DALLAS, October 14, 2020 – As the nation continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, leading national public health organizations warn that this year’s influenza (flu) season amid the pandemic may pose a looming double threat for the health of...
Posted: October 14, 2020, 4:00 pm
World Hypertension Day, Saturday, Oct. 17   (CITY)(DATE) –Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure, and about 75% of those with high blood pressure don’t have it under control. High blood pressure is the leading cause of heart attack and...
Posted: October 14, 2020, 3:00 pm
DALLAS, Oct. 14, 2020 – Today, the American Heart Association and Laerdal Medical opened the next chapter in their mission-driven innovation story, announcing a collaborative relationship with Area9 Lyceum, a global leader in learning technology, for the...
Posted: October 14, 2020, 2:00 pm
AHA COVID-19 Newsroom   DALLAS, Oct. 14, 2020 — Results of a retrospective analysis suggest that people born with a heart defect who developed COVID-19 symptoms had a low risk of moderate or severe COVID-19 infection, according to a new article...
Posted: October 14, 2020, 9:00 am
DALLAS, Oct. 13, 2020 — Two leading women investigators are recipients of the first rounds of grant funding from Research Goes Red, an initiative by the American Heart Association's Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine to engage more women as...
Posted: October 13, 2020, 3:08 pm
Research Highlights: More than half of older patients hospitalized for heart failure are discharged with 10 or more prescriptions, and most are not medications to treat heart failure or other cardiovascular conditions. This is important because older...
Posted: October 13, 2020, 9:00 am
Statement Highlights: The majority of LGBTQ adults report experiencing discrimination from a health care professional. Compared to cisgender heterosexual adults, LGBTQ populations experience multi-level, psychological and social stressors, including ...
Posted: October 8, 2020, 9:00 am
Aspectos destacados de la declaración: La mayoría de los adultos LGBTQ informan que han sufrido discriminación por parte de un profesional de la salud. En comparación con los adultos heterosexuales cisgénero, las poblaciones LGBTQ experimentan...
Posted: October 8, 2020, 9:00 am

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