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AHA News: 32-Year-Old Mom Faces ‘Widow Maker’

AHA News: 32-Year-Old Mom Faces ‘Widow Maker’

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Ever since Ashli Stewart was a kid, people have told her that she’s old at heart. Raised by a single mother, Stewart often made dinner and helped her little brother with his homework. Today, as a mother of three and an executive assistant […]

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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)

Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) facts When a coronary artery becomes blocked (usually by a blood clot), an area of heart tissue loses its blood supply. What is coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery? According to the American Heart Association, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgeries are among the most commonly performed major operations. CABG […]

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Have a Ball With These Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

Have a Ball With These Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

Latest Exercise & Fitness News By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Pilates is an excellent exercise discipline that develops strength and agility, and you don’t need to take formal classes or use Pilates machines to get its benefits. Using a stability ball with floor exercises is tailor made to target […]

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Don’t Believe Online Claims for Pot’s ‘Benefits’

Don’t Believe Online Claims for Pot’s ‘Benefits’

Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A lot of the dope you read online about the benefits of marijiuana is just hooey, but it can influence attitudes and actions, researchers say. Looking at tens of thousands of pot-related posts on Twitter, researchers saw a lot of bogus health claims that […]

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Gene Therapy May Be Long-Term Cure for Type of Hemophilia

Gene Therapy May Be Long-Term Cure for Type of Hemophilia

Latest Chronic Pain News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A new gene therapy appears to serve as a functional cure for the most common type of hemophilia, early clinical trial results indicate. Patients who received the one-time intravenous therapy continue to have a more than 90% decrease in bleeding […]

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Health Tip: Allergic Reaction First Aid

Latest Allergies News (HealthDay News) — Allergic reactions are sensitivities to allergens. From animal dander to foods, allergens may cause hives, itching, a rash and other symptoms. For a mild-to-moderate reaction, MedlinePlus mentions these first aid steps: Calm and reassure the person having the reaction. Try to identify the allergen and have the person avoid […]

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What to know about vasodilation

What to know about vasodilation

The term “vasodilation” refers to a widening of the blood vessels within the body. This occurs when the smooth muscles in the arteries and major veins relax. Vasodilation occurs naturally in response to low oxygen levels or increases in body temperature. Its purpose is to increase blood flow and oxygen delivery to parts of the […]

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How Does Missed Sleep Affect Your Appetite?

How Does Missed Sleep Affect Your Appetite?

Latest Sleep News By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If you need yet another health reason to get enough sleep, here’s one that may wake you up: Science shows that a loss of sleep can make you eat more. And that doesn’t mean healthful salads and green veggies. Studies have […]