• Caribbean Nov 25, 2019

    Holland America Cruise Made Stroke Victim Wait 17 Hours For Help, Husband Claims

    A medical emergency ruined their vacation and now a suburban family is suing Holland America, claiming the cruise line waited too long to help.

  • Donald Trump Nov 17, 2019

    Trump Makes Unannounced Visit to Walter Reed; White House Says He Had ‘Quick Exam and Labs'

    President Donald Trump spent more than two hours at Walter Reed National Medical Center on Saturday for what the White House said were medical tests as part of his annual physical. The appointment wasn’t on Trump’s weekend public schedule, and his last physical was in February. Press secretary Stephanie Grisham said the 73-year-old president was “anticipating a very busy 2020”...

  • United States Aug 18, 2019

    Ditch the Switch? Call to Go on Permanent Daylight Saving Time Grows

    In the days after our chronically sleep-deprived country “springs forward,” costing us an hour of rest, disoriented Americans face a slightly greater risk of heart attack and stroke. There are more car crashes. Workplace accidents increase, too. For decades, most of the United States has observed daylight saving time, dutifully changing the clocks twice a year, NBC News reports. But...

  • food Aug 2, 2019

    Study Linking Paleo Diet to Increased Heart Disease Risk Strengthens Diet Industry Concerns

    A study released last month by Australian scientists linked an increased risk of heart disease to the paleo diet, but experts say that this study points to a larger issue about the direction of the diet industry. “I think the global science population would say this is an interesting observation, a preliminary analysis,” said Zachary Clayton, a postdoctoral researcher at...

  • Massachusetts Jul 30, 2019

    Massachusetts General Hospital is Country's Second Best Hospital: Report

    Boston’s own Massachusetts General Hospital was named the second best hospital in the U.S. for 2019-2020, according to a ranking made by U.S. News and World Report. MGH was second in the magazine’s Honor Roll out of nearly 5,000 medical centers considered nationally by U.S. News. Only 20 facilities are named on the elite list for exceptional...

  • Harvard Jul 22, 2019

    Study: Millions Should Stop Taking Aspirin for Heart Health

    Millions of people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack may need to rethink the pill-popping, Harvard researchers reported Monday. A daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for people who have already had a heart attack or stroke and for those diagnosed with heart disease. But for the otherwise healthy, that advice has been overturned. Guidelines released this year ruled...

  • NBC Jun 21, 2019

    Exercise: Why Summer Is the Perfect Time to Set a Fitness Routine

    Making time to exercise is not easy when you’re balancing work and a social life. Once you consider sweating, feeling sore, and running out of breath, working out may look less appealing. “There are all sorts of barriers to exercise, including expense, accessibility, and many jobs,” Dr. Lee Stoner, an assistant professor of exercise science at the University of North...

  • United States May 20, 2019

    Koepka Survives Bethpage Black to Win PGA Championship

    His place in PGA Championship history finally secure, Brooks Koepka draped both arms around the top of the Wanamaker Trophy and let out a deep sigh. The stress was more than he wanted. The satisfaction was more than he imagined. Koepka lost all but one shot of his record seven-shot lead Sunday. Then he lost the brutal Long Island crowd,...

  • director Apr 30, 2019

    Oscar-Nominated Director John Singleton Dead at 51 Following Stroke

    Director John Singleton, who made one of Hollywood’s most memorable debuts with the Oscar-nominated “Boyz N the Hood” and continued over the following decades to probe the lives of black communities in his native Los Angeles and beyond, has died. He was 51.

  • director Apr 29, 2019

    Director John Singleton Dead at 51

    Director John Singleton has died at the age of 51. Singleton was the youngest filmmaker to receive an Oscar nomination for best director and best original screenplay for his film “Boyz n the Hood”.

  • President Apr 17, 2019

    Zombie Pigs? Scientists Spur Some Activity in Brains of Slaughtered Hogs

    Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death. The brains could not think or sense anything, researchers stressed. By medical standards “this is not a living brain,” said Nenad Sestan of the Yale School of Medicine, one of the researchers...

  • Facebook Apr 11, 2019

    How Safe Is Running a Marathon? Heart Doctors Say It Depends

    It was the death heard ’round the running world. In July 1984, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while trotting along a country road in Vermont. Overnight, a nascent global movement of asphalt athletes got a gut check: Just because you run marathons doesn’t mean you’re safe from heart problems.

  • Facebook Apr 11, 2019

    How Safe Is Running a Marathon? Heart Doctors Say It Depends

    It was the death heard ’round the running world. In July 1984, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while trotting along a country road in Vermont. Overnight, a nascent global movement of asphalt athletes got a gut check: Just because you run marathons doesn’t mean you’re safe from heart problems. Fast-forward 35 years, and...

  • actress Mar 21, 2019

    Emilia Clarke Reveals She Survived 2 Life-Threatening Brain Aneurysms

    Emilia Clarke is opening up about her health journey. In an essay entitled “A Battle for My Life,” published on The New Yorker’s website on Thursday, the Game of Thrones star reveals that she almost died. Clarke begins the deeply personal piece in 2011, explaining that, to relieve the stress after filming the first season of the HBO series, she...

  • NBC News Mar 18, 2019

    Daily Aspirin No Longer Recommended to Prevent Heart Attacks for Healthy, Older Adults

    Taking a low-dose aspirin daily to prevent a heart attack or stroke is no longer recommended for adults age 70 or over, according to new guidelines released Sunday, NBC News reported. The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association reversed previous guidance that recommended adults over the age of 50 take a baby aspirin a day to prevent...

  • New Orleans Mar 16, 2019

    Apple Watch May Spot Heart Problem But More Research Needed

    A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really helps.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Mar 5, 2019

    10 Percent of Strokes Happen Between Ages of 18 and 50

    Actor Luke Perry’s death from a stroke was surprising to many because of his age, but experts say strokes are not uncommon with younger patients.

  • stroke Jan 31, 2019

    Nearly Half of US Adults Have Heart or Blood Vessel Disease

    A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that’s mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure. The American Heart Association said Thursday that more than 121 million adults had cardiovascular disease in 2016. Taking out those with only...

  • President Jan 7, 2019

    Gabon Government Thwarts Coup Attempt, 2 Plotters Dead

    The government of Gabon has put down an attempted coup early Monday and arrested the plotters who were junior army officers, the government spokesman told Radio France International. Authorities have regained control of the state broadcasting offices and a major thoroughfare in the capital, Libreville, which were the only areas taken by the plotters, spokesman Guy-Betrand Mapangou, told the French...

  • Texas Dec 6, 2018

    1st Baby Born Using Uterus Transplanted From Deceased Donor

    Brazilian doctors are reporting the world’s first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor. Eleven previous births have used a transplanted womb but from a living donor, usually a relative or friend. Experts said using uteruses from women who have died could make more transplants possible.

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