Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Want to lower your risk of a first-time stroke? New guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association reinforce the idea that a healthy lifestyle is crucial.

Health Tip: Change Your Diet to Help Lower Blood Pressure

(HealthDay News) -- Diet plays a big role in managing hypertension, and a few simple changes can help improve your blood pressure.

Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Occasionally Miss the Mark

TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A small new study raises more questions about the accuracy of home blood-pressure monitoring devices.

Metformin Beats Other Type 2 Diabetes Drugs for First Treatment: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes who are initially given the drug metformin are less likely to eventually need other drugs to control their blood sugar, a new study suggests.

Colleges Could Do More for Students With Chronic Ills, Study Finds

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many college health centers may lack the resources to fully care for students with chronic health conditions, a new study suggests.

Type 1 Diabetes Increasing Among White American Kids

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of type 1 diabetes has increased substantially among elementary school-age white children in the United States, a new study shows.

Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Interrupting blood supply to an arm or a leg before heart surgery may help reduce the risks associated with the surgery, according to a new study.

Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes while pregnant may be at increased risk for being obese later in childhood, a new study suggests.

Mutations Linked to Blood Cancers Rise With Age, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Blood cell mutations linked to the blood cancers leukemia and lymphoma increase as people get older, according to a new study.

Health Tip: Breast-feeding With Diabetes

(HealthDay News) -- Diabetic moms, after talking with their doctors, should still try to breast-feed their babies, some experts say.