People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won’t cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally funded study found.

Think about the last time you took your child or adolescent to the doctor. Do you recall the care provider discussing transition of care? The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that healthcare providers begin discussing the transition of healthcare with their patients around age 12.

Dogs are often considered “man’s best friend” for their loyal companionship. However, without the right care and caution, any interaction with a dog can quickly become dangerous and lead to injury and lasting physical and emotional damage.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center, 1901 Veterans Memorial Drive in Temple. Use the entrance on the valet side of the hospital and take the elevator to the fifth floor, conference room 5G31. NAMI …