Sledding Source of Most Winter Sports Injuries: Report

SUNDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Sledding is the most common cause of injury among winter sports enthusiasts, according to an orthopedic surgeon who made a list of the top five injury-causing winter activities.

Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk

FRIDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in foods that are loaded with potassium can reduce your risk for a stroke by 21 percent and may also lower your risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.

To Eat More Fruit, Picture a Fruit Salad

SATURDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Creating a healthy eating action plan and visualizing yourself carrying it out may help improve the way you eat, researchers suggest.

Scientists Link 13 New Gene Regions to Heart Disease Risk

SUNDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- In what may be the largest global investigation of its kind, scientists have implicated 13 new gene regions in the onset of heart vessel plaque build-up, a condition that often leads to fatal heart attacks.

Noninvasive Test May Identify Down Syndrome Early On

SUNDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test may one day offer a safe way to detect Down syndrome during pregnancy, researchers say.