It can be difficult to differentiate severe heartburn from a dangerous heart attack, even for professionally trained doctors. If you’re worried about unexplained sensations, learn how these two conditions differ and find out when to seek immediate help.
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Most pet owners agree that animal companions offer much-needed emotional comfort when life gets difficult. Now, a new study suggests they could do even more for people suffering from serious mental illnesses.
Published in the journal BMC Psychiatry, the study… Read more
About 25 million Americans endure wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and other symptoms associated with asthma. According to a new study, however, many of these people might enjoy reduced symptoms if they could get a little more shut-eye.
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Smartphones, tablets and computers have become a ubiquitous part of American culture. Unfortunately, they may be having a negative impact on the health of young people, who appear to be exchanging bad TV habits for time on these devices.
Troubling … Read more
While millions of Americans have taken steps to protect themselves against the influenza virus, experts say the numbers are still too low. If you haven’t been vaccinated against the seasonal flu, learn why you should make it a priority.
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A growing body of research suggests that yoga has the ability to ease chronic pain, alleviate anxiety and reduce depression. Now, a new study indicates that yoga may also be able to reduce high blood pressure in people with pre-hypertension.… Read more
Childhood cancer accounts for only 1 percent of all new cancer diagnoses in the United States. Unfortunately, this number has been rising of late, even as adult cancer rates have declined.
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), … Read more
As more and more studies link football to brain damage, professional and college organizations are taking steps to limit unnecessary collisions. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for many youth football programs, which are often led by parents that don’t … Read more
In October, the Obama administration acknowledged that health care premiums for plans created under Affordable Care Act would rise substantially in 2017. To better understand the reasons behind these increases, consider the following.
Increased Costs for Insurers
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A growing body of research has shown a symbiotic relationship between bacteria and human health. According to a new study, this relationship may extend to migraine headaches, especially in the presence of certain genetic traits.
Appearing in a … Read more