Novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
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.
New guidance on concussions shows there isn’t enough solid evidence to answer some of parents’ most burning questions about contact sports. That includes what age is safest to start playing them.
Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious illness that can start like the sniffles but quickly paralyze children.
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.
Feeling sick? There is an app for that. Chat diagnosis programs are becoming more popular and some experts say these programs help improve access to care.
Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak? A team of international researchers says probably not, contradicting established advice.
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.
Americans’ diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there’s still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a recent study suggests.
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 …
Our community is not exempt from the growing problem of children and gun violence. Witnessing gun violence or knowing a gunshot victim who has died significantly impacts children and their well-being.
Child abuse and neglect is hard to recognize and is difficult for victims to talk about. We cannot turn a blind eye to child abuse and neglect. If anyone suspects child abuse, do not hesitate to report it.