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Report redefines overlapping risks of heart and kidney diseases

Citing the vast number of people affected and the serious health consequences, heart health experts are redefining the overlapping effects of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease and rethinking how they predict...

 

Smartphone-based tool helps detect irregular heartbeat in American Indians

A smartphone-based screening tool can accurately detect previously undiagnosed atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm that puts people at high risk for stroke, according to new research that shows it could help uncover the condition in...

 

After working late, teacher woke up in ICU four days later

Teacher Zach Nelson spent most of his Sunday preparing for the week ahead, working deep into the evening. He put his 5-year-old son to bed, then returned to his laptop to continue with his lesson plans. Zach felt tired, even dozing off a few times....

 

High-speed internet offers key connection to health, but millions lack it

If you live in the right neighborhood and can afford it, you might think of high-speed internet as a convenient way to connect to bingeworthy TV shows or the conference calls that let you work from home. You might take for granted that everyone has...

 

Heart risks of marijuana use need more research

Marijuana use could hurt the heart and blood vessels, according to a report that found no cardiovascular benefits to cannabis use and called for more research of the drug that is growing in popularity. Cannabis studies have been limited because it...

 

A silver lining for foster and adopted pets – and their people – during coronavirus pandemic

At a time when it's hard to be close to old friends, new furry ones are helping fill the gap. They also may be helping improve their humans' health. Amid COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, animal adoptions and foster care have skyrocketed, with shelters...

 

25 years after Oklahoma City bombing, victim's transformation offers hope during pandemic

Still in her desk chair, a window curtain somehow wrapped around her face, Amy Downs spent six hours in the rubble of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Even before the truck bomb detonated – ejecting her from a third-floor w...

 

Cut off from counseling during the coronavirus pandemic? There are options

Keeping away from one another is crucial for stopping the coronavirus. But that distancing also risks keeping people away from vital support. "It's a real danger," said Mike Marshall, executive director of Oregon Recovers, a coalition of addiction...

 

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