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Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart

Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart

And exercise didn't seem to lessen the effect, new study shows. All those hours Americans spend in their office chairs or on their sofas may be packing on a particularly unhealthy form of fat around the heart, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Heart Failure Patients May Be at Higher Risk for Cancer

Heart Failure Patients May Be at Higher Risk for Cancer

But whether heart failure is the cause isn't clear, expert says. People suffering from heart failure may have a nearly 60 percent higher risk of developing cancer, a preliminary study suggests. continue reading »

Health Tip: Talking to Your Doctor About Weight

Health Tip: Talking to Your Doctor About Weight

Questions to focus on - It can be embarrassing to talk with your doctor about weight. But he or she can help you choose a weight-loss plan, including specifics on any diet or lifestyle changes you'll need to make. continue reading »

Health Tip: Exercise Isn’t Always Expensive

Health Tip: Exercise Isn’t Always Expensive

Here are less costly options - Exercise doesn't have to amount to a monthly pass to the neighborhood gym. The U.S. Weight-Control Information Network offers these in continue reading »

Help Kids Breathe Easier on Halloween

Help Kids Breathe Easier on Halloween

Doctor tells how to avoid allergy, asthma triggers. Allergy and asthma triggers lurk everywhere on Halloween, but some simple measures can keep children safe, an expert says. continue reading »

Tips on Keeping Food Safe When the Power Goes Out

Tips on Keeping Food Safe When the Power Goes Out

But when it doubt, throw it out, food safety experts warn. Power outages and flooding caused by "superstorm" Sandy could lead to food safety problem continue reading »

Forget Flu Shot Myths, Protect Yourself This Season

Forget Flu Shot Myths, Protect Yourself This Season

No, you won't catch the flu from being vaccinated, expert says. It's the time of year when you should be thinking about flu vaccinations for yourself and your family. continue reading »

Woman Misdiagnosed With Cancer After Docs See Fruit Pit in Her Lung - Inhaled in 1984

Woman Misdiagnosed With Cancer After Docs See Fruit Pit in Her Lung - Inhaled in 1984

For the last 28 years, Florida resident Blanca Riveron, 62, suffered through a debilitating and persistent cough. The Cuban-born mother simply suffered through it for ne continue reading »

STUDY:  Laughter, Music May Lower Blood Pressure

STUDY:  Laughter, Music May Lower Blood Pressure

Laughter and music not only lift the mood, they might also drop blood pressure among middle-aged adults, a new study suggests. Japanese researchers divided 79 adults, aged 40 to 74, into three groups, studying the effects of one-hour music sessions every two weeks on one group, laughter sessions on another group, and no intervention for the remaining participants (the control group). continue reading »

Moms’ Depression, Anger Stresses Kids

Even very young children can get stressed by depressed parents who display negative emotions toward them, researchers confirm. continue reading »

Better Benefits, Better Health for Women

Better Benefits, Better Health for Women

The Affordable Care Act is bringing much needed changes to the insurance market for women. For too long, too many women could not get the affordable, high quality coverage they deserved. continue reading »

Health Reform: A Phone Call from the President

Health Reform: A Phone Call from the President

One year ago Wednesday, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. It was a historic day, and the law is already making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans like Erick Moberg. continue reading »

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation May Improve Swallowing After Stroke

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation May Improve Swallowing After Stroke

Non-invasive electrical stimulation to the brain may improve swallowing ability among stroke survivors, which may help avoid life-threatening complications. continue reading »

Sleep Less, Eat More: Study

People of normal weight eat more when they sleep less, a small new study finds. Columbia University researchers discovered that sleep-deprived adults ate almost 300 calories more a day on average than those who got enough sleep continue reading »

Health Tip: Everyone Should Wear a Bike Helmet

Health Tip: Everyone Should Wear a Bike Helmet

There should be no debate or argument in your home when it comes to wearing a bicycle helmet, experts say. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to encourage children to wear a helmet, avoiding a big battle: continue reading »