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Men in their 40s who can do more than 40 push-ups at a time have a 96 percent reduced risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease compared with men who did 10 or fewer.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 6:15 pm
Osteoporosis is a serious condition for men, too. After breaking a hip, the risk of illness and death is greater among men than women, researchers said.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 6:15 pm
Last year the 72-year-old, 6-foot 3-inch Trump weighed 239 pounds, but in a year he has gained 4 pounds and is now 243 pounds. That puts him at a body mass index of 30.4, which crosses the 30 BMI clinical threshold for obesity.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 3:21 pm
Among more than 700 infants in seven countries, the researchers didn't find any measurable neurodevelopmental or behavioral problems up to the age of 5.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 2:15 pm
The longer medical marijuana had been legal, the less likely teens were to use pot.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 1:33 am
You can have a heart attack even if your arteries don't have blockages, which is the case for at least a third of women who've had heart attacks, a cardiologist says.
Posted: February 14, 2019, 11:16 pm
What is it about winter and dry skin? A dermatologist explains and offers some tips and tricks to soothe winter dry skin.
Posted: February 14, 2019, 10:41 pm
Twenty years ago, weight loss surgery for teenagers was seen as a risky last resort. But today, many doctors say that for some, the benefits outweigh the risks.
Posted: February 14, 2019, 10:09 pm
How do you handle it when your millennial adult child wants to move back home? See what a psychologist has to say about house rules and boundaries.
Posted: February 14, 2019, 9:20 pm
This year's flu vaccine offers 47 percent protection against all circulating strains, according to researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Posted: February 14, 2019, 8:15 pm

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American Heart Association

Study Highlight: Removing iron and toxins from the body after a brain bleed had little effect on intracerebral hemorrhage stroke recovery at three months but might have potential benefits at six months.
Posted: February 8, 2019, 9:55 pm
Study Highlight: Rapidly lowering blood pressure beyond recommended targets safely reduced the risk of bleeding as a side effect in stroke patients but did not limit post-stroke disability.
Posted: February 7, 2019, 9:30 pm
Study Highlight: The blood thinner reversal agent – andexanet alfa –was effective at stopping acute major bleeding in patients taking factor Xa inhibitor blood thinners.  
Posted: February 7, 2019, 9:30 pm
Study Highlights: Patient outcomes with large core stroke damage are worse the larger the core volume and the longer the time lapse between stroke onset and treatment. Perfusion imaging may help identify large core stroke patients who are potential...
Posted: February 7, 2019, 9:30 pm
Study Highlight: MISTIE III trial finds surgery for brain bleeding may not be better than medical treatment in restoring function but was better at reducing the risk of death.
Posted: February 7, 2019, 9:00 pm
Study Highlight: The greater the volume of blood removed from the brain via minimally invasive surgery after a hemorrhagic stroke the greater the odds of better functional recovery.
Posted: February 7, 2019, 9:00 pm
Study Highlights: Infection with high-risk strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which have been linked to cancer, might increase the risk of heart and blood vessel or cardiovascular disease, especially among women with obesity or other cardiovascular risk factors. In a large study, Korean women with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) were 22 percent more likely than uninfected women to develop cardiovascular disease, after adjusting for other potential risk factors.
Posted: February 7, 2019, 10:00 am
Highlights: There was substantial further improvement in time to alteplase administration in GWTG-Stroke hospitals after implementation of Target: Stroke Phase II achieving door-to-needle times within 60 minutes for 75 percent or more of acute ischemic stroke patients. Target: Stroke Phase II was associated with improvements in clinical outcomes for patients with acute ischemic stroke.
Posted: February 7, 2019, 4:30 am
Highlights: The need for Thrombectomy-capable Stroke Centers (TSC) certification remains high as the study finds 64 percent of areas are classified as very high/high need areas due to a maximum drive time of 30 minutes.
Posted: February 7, 2019, 4:30 am
Study Highlight: The long-term combination of cilostazol with aspirin or clopidogrel resulted in fewer recurrent strokes than with aspirin or clopidogrel alone in high-risk patients.
Posted: February 6, 2019, 9:25 pm

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