| Nov 14, 2011
| 3:38 PM
ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Cardiologists are not ready to jump to any conclusions about a closely-watched group of new blood thinners and said serious questions about their safety still need to be addressed.
Three new medicines that offer potential...
| Nov 18, 2011
Dallas Fire Rescue was called to Sarah Zumwalt Middle School on November 7, 2011, when a teacher was having a heart attack.
Lt. Greg Henderson was one of the first responders to the scene.
"He was in cardiac arrest. He was in ventricular fibrillation,...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 5:19 AM
A 19-year-old football player at Oregon State University who collapsed while playing basketball died after suffering a cardiac arrhythmia despite having no known heart problems, officials said on Thursday.
Defensive tackle Fred Thompson, a freshman...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 7:24 AM
Orville and Wilbur Wright, of Dayton, Ohio, had been working on their flying machine for some time, but without visible success. Finally, in December of 1903 they were able to get the plane off the ground for an extended distance at Kitty Hawk. They wrote...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:59 AM
At some time in his life, nearly every man gets exercise out of sex. And as many men get older, they wonder if sex is a good form of exercise or if it's too strenuous for the heart. These questions may sound like locker room banter, but they are...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 11:17 AM
Between 200 and 300 young people die each year while playing sports. In many cases, the underlying health condition that led to death could have been identified by a pre-sports medical exam.
Some of the sudden deaths are caused by injury, heat stroke,...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 4:06 PM
We have all seen national headlines about childhood obesity, Type 2 diabetes in children and the overall health and social costs of U.S. obesity rates. Michelle Obama has been a champion of raising awareness of these critically important issues.
| Nov 5, 2011
Joy Spencer will never forget when she stepped on the scale and it registered a few ounces short of 200 pounds. The number gave the now 34-year-old Newport News mother of two young children the jolt she needed to start exercising — and to sustain...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 7:21 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Amid all the technology used in hospitals to keep critically ill people alive, doctors are looking at whether the low-tech step stool can make a meaningful difference.
When a hospital patient goes into cardiac arrest,...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:24 PM
In February, a study presented to the American Stroke Assn. in New Orleans revealed 44% of stroke victims do not go to the emergency room until after the time treatment would be safe and effective.
The study looked at 115,000 patients presenting to the...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 5:16 PM
When a person is coming to the end of life and is placed on hospice care, it is the goal of all involved to make their passing as dignified and painless as possible. For people with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, a peaceful passing can sometimes...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Red was a very popular color around the nation and West Michigan on Friday.
Men and women participated in the Go Red for Women day, which brings awareness to heart disease, the number one killer of women, according to the American Heart Association....