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CDC Investigates Mystery E. Coli Outbreak Affecting 5 States

CDC Investigates Mystery E. Coli Outbreak Affecting 5 States

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health officials say they are investigating an outbreak of E. coli gastrointestinal illness that’s already affected 72 people across five Eastern states. The origin of the foodborne illnesses remains unknown, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said late Friday. “The investigation […]

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Why Do Older Heart Attack Patients Get Worse Care?

Why Do Older Heart Attack Patients Get Worse Care?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News SATURDAY, April 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re over 65 and have a heart attack, your care may be compromised, a new study finds. In fact, you’re less apt than younger patients to receive a timely angioplasty to open blocked arteries. You’re also likely to have more […]

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Fashion Designer Betsey Johnson to Have Open Heart Surgery

Fashion Designer Betsey Johnson to Have Open Heart Surgery

Fashion designer Betsey Johnson has revealed that she’s going have open heart surgery. Latest Heart News Johnson, 76, said in a news story that she has an enlarged aorta that will be repaired with an accordion type device, according to the American Heart Association. The surgery is reportedly scheduled for Thursday in Los Angeles. The […]

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Heart Deaths Declined After Obamacare Began

Heart Deaths Declined After Obamacare Began

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Medicaid expansion under “Obamacare” may have quickly translated into fewer heart disease deaths among middle-aged Americans, a new study suggests. In 2014, many U.S. states began expanding their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — making more lower-income residents […]

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How to Start a Walking Group

How to Start a Walking Group

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You enjoy walking and even have an exercise buddy to keep you on track. But maybe your enthusiasm has started to wane. The answer? Expand your workout circle and form a walking group in your community. By planning walks […]

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Researchers Seek Firefighters for Data on Cancer Risk

Researchers Seek Firefighters for Data on Cancer Risk

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Learning more about firefighters’ increased risk for certain cancers is the aim of a voluntary registry being created by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). It’s seeking more than 1.1 million firefighters to participate in the National Firefighter Registry. “Firefighters put […]

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Even a low intake of red and processed meat may raise death risk

Even a low intake of red and processed meat may raise death risk

The connection between eating large amounts of red or processed meat and certain diseases is well-known, but a new study suggests that consuming even a small amount of these foods could be risky. New research suggests that eating red meat even occasionally may shorten life. The world is eating more meat. The global consumption of […]

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Alcohol use disorder: Brain damage may progress despite sobriety

Alcohol use disorder: Brain damage may progress despite sobriety

A new study goes against the grain of previous research by suggesting that alcohol-induced brain damage does not stop when alcohol use ends. Instead, the harmful effects of alcohol may continue during abstinence. The findings have important implications for the process of recovery from alcohol dependence. The effects of excessive alcohol use may last much […]