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Are You Worried About the Security of Your Personal Health Info?

When it comes to personal health information, hospitals, doctors’ offices, and insurance companies — not hackers — are responsible for most security breaches.

By Diane Domina

Certain Heart Attack Risk Factors Affect Women More Than Men

A study published in the BMJ suggests the effects of heart-related risk factors like hypertension, diabetes, and smoking differ between men and women.

By Diane Domina

Could MRI Scans Predict Dementia?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans could one day be used to predict whether older adults will develop dementia, suggests a small study.

By Diane Domina

Too Few Follow Up After Colonoscopy

If you're diagnosed with benign growths or polyps during a colonoscopy, be sure to follow up as recommended, or you could be at higher risk for colon cancer.

By Diane Domina

Depression Can Raise A-Fib Risk

Research suggests people with depression have an increased risk for atrial fibrillation or a-fib, a heart rhythm disorder puts you at higher risk for stroke.

By Diane Domina

Don't Gobble: Raw Turkey Products Recalled

The CDC, USDA, and public health officials in a number of states are investigating an outbreak of drug-resistant Salmonella linked to raw turkey products.

By Diane Domina

What Causes Age-Related Rises in Blood Pressure?

A Western diet of processed foods and added salt is a primary cause of the blood pressure increases typically seen with age in developed areas of the world.

By Diane Domina

FDA Approves New Med for Travelers' Diarrhea

The FDA approved rifamycin to treat travelers’ diarrhea, the most common travel-related illness that affects up to 40 percent of travelers worldwide each year.

By Diane Domina

Food Allergy Safety Tips for Dining Out

For people with food allergies, restaurant dining often means using a number of strategies to avoid a life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.

By Diane Domina

Cold, Dark Climates Raise Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Risk

People who live in colder areas of the world that get less sunlight tend to drink more alcohol and have a higher risk of alcohol-related liver diseases.

By Diane Domina