Heart screenings could prevent triathlon deaths
A new study finds almost half of triathletes who died suddenly had underlying heart problems.
Foot pain can trigger problems elsewhere
New study finds people with foot pain often have knee or hip pain too.
Sleep positioners for infants are dangerous, FDA warns
FDA has been warning about infant sleep positioners since 2010. But these devices are still available for purchase.
Seniors with type 2 diabetes have higher fracture risk
Even if seniors with type 2 diabetes have normal or high bone density, their fracture risk is increased.
Did you know? 5 breast cancer facts
Breast cancer is a disease that should be on every woman's radar. Here are some key facts to know.
Why your drugs need a checkup
The more medicines you take, the greater your risk for harmful interactions.
Stopping daily aspirin can be risky for the heart, study says
If you're taking aspirin daily, quitting could have risks. Your doctor can help you understand the pros and cons.
Rural Americans more likely to die in car crashes
See who's less likely to buckle up and why.
Weight-loss surgery works long-term
More than a decade after having gastric bypass surgery, many people stayed slimmer. And they reaped other important health benefits, a new study shows.
Study: Gun violence in movies leads to more violent playtime
Kids who see guns in films are more likely to shoot guns when playing with their friends.
Only you can prevent portable oxygen fires
National Fire Prevention Week is a good time to learn how you can safely use your medical oxygen without increasing the risk of fire.
Domestic violence remains a life-threatening issue
CDC reports high homicide rates at the hands of current and former partners. Take these steps to stay safe.
6 tips to use prescription opioids safely
Limit these painkillers to the first few hours or days after an injury or surgery.
Why you shouldn't toss your sleep apnea treatment
A new sleep study suggests that not using your CPAP device could boost diabetes and heart risks.
Diet changes might nix the need for reflux meds
Switching to a plant-based diet yields the same benefits as medications without any of the unpleasant side effects, a new study found.
Expensive oral chemo drug goes generic, but the price stays high
Generic drugs should lower health costs, but this oral chemotherapy drug is still unexpectedly expensive.
Off-road vehicle law has reduced injuries in kids, study suggests
Children lack the coordination, reflexes and judgment to steer clear of crashes when driving an off-road vehicle, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Fight depression during Mental Illness Awareness Week
Depression is common and treatable. Learn the symptoms and find out how you and others can overcome this form of mental illness.
Winterization 101: Top tips to keep your home safe and warm
Taking time to prepare your home for winter can help save you money and keep you safe.
FDA approves new peanut allergy claim on food labels
The new label was approved after a study found that eating peanut products might help prevent allergies in some kids.
Study lends support to prostate cancer screening
Researchers took a new look at previous studies and came to a different conclusion.
Not enough young cancer survivors get the HPV vaccine
Young people who've had cancer are less likely to get the HPV vaccine than those who haven't had cancer, according to a study.
Study: Seniors near end of life should start hospice sooner
Earlier, longer hospice stays may improve the quality of life for terminally ill older adults and their caregivers.
Progress preventing stroke deaths stalls
The decline in stroke death rates slows in three out of four states.
Take time to talk to teens about alcohol before homecoming
A talk with your teen can go a long way toward keeping him or her safe.