Obesity can lead to a host of health problems. Now, researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia have added another potential consequence--a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder that can help cause blood clots, stroke and heart failure. Learn more
Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.
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An article titled "Pop Goes the Café Coronary" in the June issue of Emergency Medicine magazine describes a procedure which the author, a Cincinnati doctor named Henry Heimlich, claims can save people choking on food. The story gets picked up by a nationally syndicated medical writer, and a few weeks later, a retired restaurateur who had read about the technique just the night before saves a neighbor choking on a piece of chicken. Get the full story.