Any malfunction of this blood pump is known as heart disease, of which one of the most common types is coronary artery disease. It is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the United States killing more nearly half a million Americans each year.
A new U.S. study adds to growing evidence that nuts - once considered too fattening to be healthy - may in fact help keep weight down, in addition to offering other health benefits.
Source: PLOS ONE
An act recently signed by President Obama will make it easier to provide epinephrine to children with severe food allergies in schools, even without a prescription. Physicians hope the act will encourage the remaining 20 states to pass legislation.
Source: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of these birth defects by 30 percent to 50 percent. Both of which cause feeding problems, and may lead to ear infections, hearing problems, difficulty speaking and dental problems.
Source: U.S. Surgeon General
Thirty-five years ago, cardiologist Dean Ornish, M.D., made headlines with his claim that yoga and meditation, when combined with improvements in diet and exercise habits, could reverse heart disease.
Source: Amy Paturel, AARP The Magazine