With A-Fib, Urban Hospitals May Be a Better Bet

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The chance of dying from a common heart rhythm disorder is higher for people treated at rural rather than urban hospitals, a new study finds.

Powerful Clot-Busting Drugs Not Useful After Leg Blockages: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a challenge to current medical practice, new research suggests the use of powerful clot-busting drugs in people with dangerous leg clots may not be routinely warranted.

Smoggy Streets May Make Daily Walk a Health Hazard

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's common doctors' advice to the elderly: Walk around the block each day to help stay fit.

Health Tip: Why Get a Cholesterol Test?

(HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol is a waxy, fatty blood substance that your body needs to keep cells healthy. It's produced by your liver and also is found in animal-based foods.

Report: Industry Hid Decades-Old Study Showing Sugar's Unhealthy Effects

TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Big Sugar seems to have copied the Big Tobacco playbook, a new report contends.

Male Triathletes May Be Harming Their Hearts

TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men who compete in triathlons could be putting their hearts at risk, a new study contends.

Quickly Treating Mini-Stroke Can Cut Risk for Future Stroke

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Prompt treatment of a mini-stroke could reduce the likelihood of having a full-blown stroke by roughly 80 percent, according to a new report.

Diabetes, High Blood Pressure While Pregnant Spells Trouble Later On

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you develop both diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy, you face a much higher risk of future trouble than women who only develop one of those conditions while pregnant, researchers report.

Hey, Single Folk: Adopting a Dog Could Lengthen Your Life

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Here's to keeping your health on a tight leash: New research suggests that having a dog might boost a single person's life span.

'Boomers' Doing Better at Avoiding Eye Disease of Aging

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Macular degeneration is a major cause of vision loss in older Americans. But new research shows that baby boomers are somehow avoiding the illness at higher rates than their parents did.